Since the development of mobile devices, and more specifically, the iPhone, gaming culture has changed significantly. People that used to call themselves “gamers” were a very small and passionate community that dedicated much of their waking hours playing video games.
With the popularity of mobile games, so came the popularity of casual games. In turn, many, many more people associated themselves with the gamer community.
When the iPad first launched, it was also considered to be little more than a mobile device dedicated to casual games. However, since the launch of the iPad Air and its 64-bit architecture, tablet games have really begun to push the boundaries of what is possible on mobile devices and gamer games are becoming popular again.