How the Internet of Things impacts game development?

June 29, 2022
4
min read
How the Internet of Things impacts game development?
Louis Sawyer
by
Louis Sawyer

Most web designers around the world are increasingly faced with the rapid transition of the gaming industry to the world of the Internet of Things. In recent years, the main engine in the development of the gaming industry are concepts such as virtual reality or augmented reality. The main features of such systems are ideal network connection, synchronization of any updates, as well as the most advanced levels of automation and animation, and graphics when equipping the entourage of any game, regardless of genre, which, of course, attracts users.

The concept of IoT and how it relates to the gaming industry

The Internet of Things is such a special technology that involves the implementation of the exchange of text, graphics, or other data over a network in real-time. In other words, everything that surrounds us can be equipped with sensors that scan the actual state of things and some situations - a change in temperature, a violation, the appearance of new things, or the onset of darkness. The information is analyzed by the sensors, compared with the boundary conditions and, if they are exceeded, the signal is sent wirelessly for processing by the actuator to take certain actions.

The Internet of Things in the gaming industry is also developing at a tremendous pace, and today virtual reality has long captured the hearts of most advanced gamers.

This technology involves the use of the following techniques:
- The presence of scanners and sensitive sensors on the fingers, on the feet, or on the head of the player when he moves in space with special equipment, and the picture on the screen completely duplicate his actions.
- Modern adaptive technologies allow not only to move a person's limbs so that the picture on the screen reacts but also to raise or lower the head with fixed sensors to change the appearance of 3D graphics or animation.
- One of the main advantages of IoT in the gaming industry is the ability to share information with other players over the network. The number of players, however, is not limited, as decentralized technologies provide uninterrupted real-time communication with any user from anywhere in the world.
- In addition to sensors that are attached to the fingers, high-tech improvised swords, pistols or other devices can also be used as scanning devices, each of which sets a list of commands for the main character in the game, personified by the player.

The Internet of Things has long improved the technology of the gaming industry, and today the most popular products from world-famous developers no longer do without such adaptations, since users simply do not perceive hopelessly outdated versions of their favorite games.

The Internet of Things has revolutionized the gaming industry

It is known that the Internet of Things (IoT is an abbreviation for this term) fundamentally changes the principle of any game, and developers are constantly introducing new algorithms, such as:
- The ability to use conventional mobile phones instead of expensive game consoles and set-top boxes, which almost every average person has today. Stores for Apple or Android allow you to download almost any interesting game that allows you to achieve realistic graphics, network communication, and complete immersion in virtual reality.
- In recent years, more and more various adaptive sensors and sensors have appeared on the market that can connect to mobile devices via BlueTooth local wireless communication, which allows you to use all the possibilities of IoT. Thus, users no longer have to buy an Xbox or PSP, which can significantly hit a person's pocket.
- Many modern game developers rarely charge players themselves, as they only consider revenue from interested advertisers. This fact also significantly affects the popularization of such intellectual products. At the same time, users often pay money for extra lives or secret weapons that need to be earned or purchased instantly, without spending time.
- The entire gaming industry based on the technology of the Internet of Things has undergone major changes in recent years, and today almost no developer who wants to win his position in the market can do without such software products.
- Users have long forgotten what 2D graphics, 8-bit, 16-bit, or other outdated technologies are. The game turns out to be so realistic that the characters on the screen no longer repeat a set of primitive commands, but act like real living people who control them through sensors.
- Modern games based on IoT technology ensure the multifaceted development of the younger generation and instill in their strategic thinking and other important functions, which also ensures the progress of society.

Thus, virtual reality and augmented reality, which do not involve the use of complex technical means and significant material costs, have long brought the gaming industry to a fundamentally new level, and today such reality is available to every user, almost regardless of their financial capabilities. It should be noted that the most popular games are released in new versions every year, thanks to the constant work of the creators. This is ensured by the competitive struggle between the most famous developers with a worldwide reputation in the gaming industry, as well as the growing needs of advanced users who require something new every year.

About the author:

Louis Sawyer is a professional writer, editor and a web design expert. She loves writing about technology trends, web development, mobile games and business issues. Also, Louis works as a proofreader at Computools. Follow Louis on Twitter.

Ready to take charge of your dev career?

Join Europe's leading job platform for software developers!

Register for free

Read more like this