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Cheatsheet: How to choose game development company

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The most frequent mistakes that customers may admit when they choose a mobile game development company

The wrong contractor for game development is a big waste of time and money. With 10+ years of experience in the mobile gaming market, we understand how to avoid it.

Our cheatsheet will tell you how to choose a contractor for the development of the game, what are the main mistakes, and how not to get to a company that has little or irrelevant experience.

Low cost ≠ good choice. You can lose money due to the low quality

Low cost remains the biggest argument for the majority of customers. And it’s ok to look for the cheapest option, but when you choose low-cost mobile game development you always have to keep in mind that it will cost you the quality of your app or time that will be lost to develop it.

We don’t suggest you will find suitable only high-priced services. But by focusing only on the lowest price, be prepared to receive a product of similar quality. The company that puts the price below the market average is not good Samaritans, but it’s most likely people who will provide you with less than you expect.

In the best-case scenario, you will get a half-working app, waste your nerves, and finish it at another game development studio. We don’t think it is what you want, so our recommendation is not to pay attention only to the price.

Let developers work at their normal pace

Game development is known for delays. App development is not a task for one person, but for a whole team with well-defined processes.  If you receive an offer with really short development terms, we advise you to take a closer look at it. Otherwise, you run the risk of getting a product that lacks the functionality, or even worse, an application built in a constructor.

Check the quality of the product not the quantity

Also, when choosing a mobile game development studio, you should pay great attention to their previous work. You shouldn’t focus only on the number of products created for one at least one reason — it can be 100 second-rate mobile games.

We would advise you to pay attention to quality. It is advisable to try the games on your own, read product reviews, try to contact past customers. And based on this, make a decision.

Clear communication and understanding of what you need

One of the most important factors is communication. We advise to make sure that the contractor fully understands your requirements and can fulfill them.

Every good company is interested in a new project, and you will see it immediately. You should also pay attention to such small things as punctuation and literacy because this also shows how professional the company is.

It is worth paying attention to how well the development company is at management, you can learn these things from past clients.

Conclusion

The wrong contractor for game development is a big waste of time and money. With 10+ years of experience in the mobile gaming market, we understand how to avoid it.

Our cheatsheet will tell you how to choose a contractor for the development of the game, what are the main mistakes, and how not to get to a company that has little or irrelevant experience.

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Andrii Titov
Technical lead and video game enthusiast. CTO at Stepico
January 19, 2021
Choose Stepico and step into the future!
Andrii Titov
Technical lead and video game enthusiast. CTO at Stepico

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