'Dig That Gold' Mobile Game News and Updates: Creator Interests Virtual Miners for a Real 24k Gold Bar

By Cores Grace Malaay , Updated Oct 26, 2016 08:00 AM EDT

Mobile gaming has been the newest craze in the recent years. Smartphone users have been the interest of the entrepreneurs and investors as they can make billions of revenue in creating and developing mobile games.

According to Newzoo's latest Global Games Market Report, a total of $99.6 billion in revenues is generated by gamers worldwide in 2016 from which $36.9 billion is coming from mobile gamers. This means that in terms of market share, PC gaming would be an understatement if mobile gaming is in the loop.

Sean McNicholas, creator of the game "Dig That Gold", a game that gives rewards in the form of real 24k gold bars, is one of the entrepreneurs who invested in the world of mobile gaming. His game design studio Project M has interesting plans for mobile gaming.

"From looking at the global success of games such as Angry Birds in 2012, I started researching the market and was intrigued by how many people are playing these games. I also believed the market would grow fast due to the growth and improvement of mobile devices, connectivity and the quality of graphics and gameplay, and decided to get involved. However, I thought that whatever I created had to be very disruptive if it was to have any chance of breaking into the industry." He said in an interview with Forbes.

Angry Birds and Candy Crush Saga are just two of the popular games that earned billions of revenues from around the globe. These are one of the mobile games that inspired the British entrepreneur to create the gold-digger game.

In an 1849 Californian gold rush era setting, players mine for virtual gold. They save and bank the virtual gold and once it's enough, a door-to-door delivery of real 24k gold bars is awarded to the player courtesy of Project M's gold partner Baird & Co.

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