Saving costs, access to experts in the field, and adhering to development timelines all contribute to why outsourcing is a commonly used solution in the game development industry!
It’s no secret that game projects take years and require a lot of different resources to develop. Studios of all sizes outsource, and many great game studios started out outsourcing game development services to fund their games, such as Larian Studios.
What’s the appeal of outsourcing game development?
As a game studio that provides game development services, we can help answer that question! While outsourcing is not for everyone, it definitely is more cost-effective and enables access to specialized experts in many fields. Let’s say you needed an expert for an extremely niche but important task. In that case, it makes more sense for you to outsource the task rather than hire the expert full-time. That is still true for many things in game development, such as adding a feature in the game, handling a part of the project, and even taking over the entire game creation process.
Is it cheaper to outsource game development?
The costs of outsourcing game development services vary drastically and while there are many reasons for that such as team experience, quality of service, cost of operations, and in most cases outsourcing is all over the world so the living cost of the country plays a drastic role in the overhead costs. However, According to a recent study, outsourcing game development can save businesses up to 40% of their development costs, making it a very cost-effective choice.
What kind of game development services can you outsource?
Everything and anything, but let’s take a closer look at using the services our studio, Golden Eagle Technologies, provides!
Full-Cycle Game Development
One of the things we often do at our studio is provide full-cycle game development services, which is where clients, studios, or publishers approach us with a game idea and want it done from scratch. This solution is perfect for those who don’t want to get into the nitty-gritty of development and simply want to be an overseeing and financial contributor to the project. Our team of designers, programmers, and quality assurance testers work together to bring the client’s vision to life.
The most commonly used game development service is co-development. Ideal for studios who need extra hands on deck for a specific project or simply want to collaborate with another team to achieve their game goals. This allows for a partnership where the client has direct input and control over the development process, while still benefiting from the teams expertise.
According to a survey by Deloitte, 53% of companies that outsource their development needs to do so to gain access to specialized skills and expertise.
NFT/Metaverse Game Development
As the world of gaming continues to evolve, we stay ahead of the curve by offering NFT/Metaverse game development services. Our team has the expertise and knowledge to create immersive gaming experiences that take advantage of the latest technology.
Our game porting service allows clients to bring their existing games to new platforms. It’s important to offer your game on multiple platforms to maximize reach and profit. This service is perfect for game developers who want to expand their audience and reach new players.
For example, mobile games are a huge market and many games originally made for PC and other consoles are being ported to mobile. According to a report by Statista, the mobile gaming market is projected to reach $90 billion by 2023, making it an attractive platform for game developers to target.
Cross-Platform Game Development
With our cross-platform game development service, clients can create games that are accessible on multiple platforms, including mobile, PC, and console.
According to a survey by Unity Technologies, 86% of game developers are planning to create cross-platform games in the future, indicating a growing trend in the gaming industry.
Our localization service allows clients to make their game accessible to players in different languages, including Arabic and English. This service is ideal for game developers who want to expand their reach and attract players from different regions.
According to a report by App Annie, the Middle East and North Africa region is expected to see a 25% increase in mobile game downloads by 2022. This is partially due to an increase in Arabic localization in existing mobile games.
Why choose Golden Eagle Technologies?
According to a report by Newzoo, the global gaming market is expected to reach $218.72 billion by 2023, making it an attractive industry to invest in and be a part of its latest developments. The MENA market is a huge part of that with many opportunities, as a game studio based in Bahrain offering game development services we provide an edge with our knowledge of the local market. Our team put together has over 10 years of experience and has worked on many successful projects that have brought in over $1 Million in revenue.