** This article appears in the March issue of PLAYED, our monthly gaming newsletter. Download the entire issue here. **
By many accounts, it’s been “the year of mobile” in one form or another for the past ten years. However, if the latest trend in the space holds true, mobile’s decade of dominance may really just be beginning. Alongside a surge of gaming innovation for the smaller screen, the “moving to mobile” trend, is seeing some of gaming’s best and brightest abandon the AAA, multi-million dollar production budget game development space in favor of creating for the “second screen”, gaming’s ubiquitous console.