Have you considered building games for Amazon Fire?
Minecraft and Fez are extremely popular indie games that make tons of money. So what do they have in common and how did they become so successful?
Both games focus on gameplay, creativity, and strategy over graphics and music.
They are independently developed without the help of any professional studio.
They thrive in niche markets and neither was initially released on any of the major gaming consoles.
Sure, Minecraft did end up on the Xbox, but that was only after it was already hugely successful on it’s own.
The moral of the story…
You don’t have to buy expensive developer kits or have years of experience to become a successful video game developer. Gaming systems like the Amazon Fire offer excellent low-cost-to-entry opportunities for developers.
Get the Amazon Fire TV Gaming Edition
The Amazon Fire TV Gaming Edition includes Fire TV, the Fire Game Controller, a 32 GB microSD card, and two popular games: Shovel Knight and Disney’s Ducktales.
This is the type of system that can out-compete the big gaming console systems because there is a smaller, less professional game library for your to compete against and there is a huge audience of users.
Amazon Fire is an easy-to-use, affordable, HD gaming and home entertainment system that puts everything you and your players need in one box.
Amazon Fire is built on Android, so it’s easy to port existing Android games over to Fire TV using native or cross-platform frameworks.
Monetize Your Apps and Games
When customers buy Fire TV devices and register with their Amazon accounts, they are already set up with their Amazon payment profiles, and are ready to purchase apps or in-app items with no further effort.
You can use the Amazon In-App-Purchasing API to offer your players in-game items or subscriptions.
By building game for Amazon Fire, you get the huge advantage that your customers already have Amazon accounts, they have already made purchases from Amazon, and they trust and recognize the Amazon brand. You don’t have to worry about building trust and loyalty, your players are already comfortable making purchases through Amazon.
Gamers Love Indie Developers
As a software engineer, you already know game development is a constantly growing market with a lot of career opportunities.
If you want to be your own boss, the Amazon Fire TV Gaming Edition is the solution.
Amazon Fire is the perfect environment to discover the next big thing. Not because it’s inexpensive, or running Android per say, but because it’s an environment designed to help indie developers flourish.
Indie games are not all cookie cutter sequels or shooters. Many explore new concepts with new ideas, strange worlds, or unique gameplay.
Amazon Fire is where you will discover games that are fun to play. Games that are not the same old thing the mainstream gaming community has been shoveling down your throats for years because they follow and repeat the same recipe that they know is safe and will make money.