Most of the video game journalism out there is focused on console or PC gamers — which makes sense, because those are huge markets. But what if you mainly (or only) play games on your phone? Or your handheld gaming device? What’s out there for mobile gamers?
These 12 Twitter accounts are a great place to start when you’re looking for what’s new in the world of mobile games.
— Pocket Gamer (@PocketGamer) September 29, 2016
With game reviews for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Nintendo 3DS, and Playstation Vita, you can get your mobile gaming fix here no matter which platform you use. You’ll find game reviews, tips, news updates, giveaways, and everything else you could want for your mobile gaming habit. This is a must-follow for any gamer who likes to play on the go.
— AppSpy (@appspy) September 29, 2016
AppSpy is the video section of PocketGamer, so you’ll be getting a lot of the same type of content. While it’s a bit light on reviews, you’ll get interesting information on upcoming handheld consoles, mobile games, guides, and events. Each article is text-based, but includes a number of videos, letting you get your mobile-game fix without having to read too much.
— TouchArcade (@toucharcade) September 30, 2016
They call themselves “The #1 iOS Games Site,” and with over 123,000 followers, TouchArcade has a good argument. This feed is filled with reviews, sales, and release updates. You also get a good dose of weird and hilarious games, like Run-a-Whale, the game in which you ride a whale like a skateboard.
— Pocket Tactics (@PocketTactics) September 14, 2016
While their Twitter posts aren’t exactly exciting, Pocket Tactics specializes in publishing insightful, thorough reviews for iOS and Android games, with an emphasis on strategy games . They also publish a weekly “Out Now” post that discusses new releases, which is a great way to find out about new games that might interest you.
— App Store Games (@AppStoreGames) September 29, 2016
The official Twitter feed of the App Store games editors, this account highlights great games that stand out from the rest, app sales, free games, and new releases. It’s all stuff that you could probably find pretty easily if you open the App Store, but why not just get it in your Twitter feed?
— iOS Board Games (@iosboardgames) September 22, 2016
If you’re a fan of mobile board games on your iPhone or iPad (and if you’re not, you should be!), this is a great account to follow. Get the low-down on releases, reviews, sales, and lots of live streaming of released and soon-to-be-released digital board games. This account also reposts interesting articles from other sites (like BoardGameGeek), so you get even more great updates.
— Sean Young (@SeanYoungSG) October 1, 2016
Sean Young is a mobile game developer, and if you’ve ever wondered how a mobile game (or any digital game, really) comes together, you should definitely give him a follow. He posts lots of updates on his upcoming games, including design, art, and gameplay mockups. There are a lot of game developers on Twitter, but Young is one of the most interesting to follow, regardless of whether you want to design your own games.
— GameRefinery (@GameRefinery) October 3, 2016
This Twitter account covers the business side of mobile gaming, and posts a lot of articles that will be of interest if you’re a game developer or aspiring to be one . It also gives you some really good insights into why mobile games perform well, and how companies can better develop and market their games. It’s not for everyone, but if you like this kind of information, it’s tough to beat.
If you still haven’t had enough game reviews, check out Game Mob. Much like the other options, you’ll get reviews, previews, release lists, screenshots, and occasional news items. While it doesn’t have quite the reputation of a number of other mobile-gaming sites, the Twitter account has over 54,000 followers, so they’re definitely doing something right.
— IGV (@igvgaming) August 31, 2016
Prefer to get your mobile-gaming-related updates via video, instead of reading a lengthy article? IGV posts regular gameplay trailers and release announcements that you can watch right from Twitter. Prepare to get sucked into a black hole of trailer-watching.
— Humble Mobile Bundle (@humblemobile) October 3, 2016
The Humble Bundle is one of the best ways to get great games on the cheap — and you get to support a charity while you’re at it. What more could you ask for? The official Twitter feed of the mobile Bundle will keep you up to date on which DRM-free Android games are available for purchase through this cool program.
The International Mobile Gaming Awards recognize innovative and outstanding mobile games, and their Twitter feed is full of articles on the world of mobile gaming. There are a lot of great interviews with developers that will give you insight into the world of game developing and what makes a mobile game great.
These 12 mobile-gaming-related Twitter accounts will get you all the gaming-on-the-go information you want, from reviews to insightful commentary on the industry. But there are certainly other great accounts out there for mobile fans to follow, and we want to hear your recommendations.
Where do you get your mobile-gaming information on Twitter? Share your favorites sources of previews, reviews, news, and streaming in the comments below!