Top 5 Ads for Mobile Strategy Games on iOS and Android

Top 5 Ads for Strategy Games

Mobile Strategy Games: How to Attract Users

In the highly competitive world of mobile gaming, effective advertising plays a vital role in attracting and engaging players. Strategy games, in particular, require compelling ads that capture the essence of the gameplay while enticing potential users.

In this episode of Mobile Ad Eaterswe delve into the top-performing ads for mobile strategy games and gain valuable insights from the creative experts at Gameloft. All of the ads featured in this episode were selected from the Apptica ad intelligence platform, guaranteeing an insightful glimpse into the world of mobile gaming advertisements.

Ranking five of the best ads for Mobile strategy games

5. Warhammer Chaos & Conquest:

This cinematic ad employs the drama of a classic movie trailer, effectively introducing core gameplay mechanics while piquing viewer curiosity. Through a combination of stunning visuals, gripping music, and impactful narration, the ad creates an immersive experience that captures the essence of the game. It highlights the process of building fortresses, gathering resources, and assembling invincible armies to conquer enemies.

4. Doomsday: Last Survivors

Clear visuals establish the game’s formidable antagonists and the mission at hand, tantalizing viewers with a glimpse into a world filled with epic battles and high-stakes challenges. The ad takes viewers on a thrilling journey through a variety of diverse boss battles. From treacherous deserts to perilous rainforests, this ad offers tantalizing glimpses of the intriguing locations players will explore in the game.

3. World of War Machines

Taking viewers on a straightforward visual journey, this ad expertly immerses them in the heart-pounding action as they find themselves placed firmly in the driver’s seat of epic fight scenes. From the very beginning, the ad captivates audiences by offering a glimpse into the game’s immersive world, where they are instantly thrust into the midst of intense battles and adrenaline-fueled confrontations.

2. Clash of Clans

Less is more in this Clash of Clans ad produced by AppAgent’s Creative Team. With a concise yet powerful one-word call-to-action, this concept cuts through the noise and captures the attention of viewers with its sheer impact. While the ad may be minimalist in its approach, the polished gameplay visuals it presents are anything but. 

1. Marvel Snap

Marvel fans are in for a treat with this ad, which promises a unique gaming experience that combines the power of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with super fun card games. What truly sets this talking head-style ad apart is the personal touch and palpable pride exuded by the developer. 

“There’s never been a game like Marvel Snap” is a strong promise that clearly underscores the game’s Unique Selling Point –  it not only promises Marvel fans an unparalleled gaming experience, but it also pays homage to the rich legacy of the MCU.

Insights from Gameloft's User Acquisition Experts

An interview with Gameloft’s Slavi Georgiev, Senior User Acquisition Manager, and Erwann Perez, User Acquisition Manager, sheds light on both their strategies and successes. The marketing experts discuss their best-performing creatives for “Sniper Champions” and “March of Empires,” emphasizing the importance of a delicate balance between actual gameplay and appealing visuals.

The Latest Trends in User Acquisition

In their analysis, Slavi and Erwann explore the ever-evolving landscape of UA in the gaming industry, touching upon the latest trends that are reshaping the way developers attract and retain players.

One trend that stands out prominently is the growing popularity of mini-games as a powerful tool for user engagement. Mini-games have emerged as a dynamic and interactive means of capturing players’ attention and drawing them into the gaming experience. With their bite-sized nature and often addictive gameplay mechanics, these mini-games offer a refreshing break from the main gameplay while still keeping players connected to the core game. They provide a delightful diversion and inject a sense of novelty and variety into the overall gaming experience.

In addition to the rise of mini-games, Slavi and Erwann also emphasize the growing integration of user-generated content (UGC) as a significant trend in user acquisition. By incorporating UGC, developers tap into the creativity and enthusiasm of their player base, enabling them to express their individuality and showcase their talents.

The Fine Line Between Inspiration and Plagiarism

Slavi and Erwann also delve into the intricate balance between originality and inspiration in the realm of advertising strategies. They acknowledge the importance of studying and understanding the successful elements of competitors’ ads, while simultaneously emphasizing the need for a unique creative approach.

While it is tempting to imitate the strategies that have proven effective for others, Slavi and Erwann highlight the dangers of outright copying. They argue that simply replicating the exact elements of a competitor’s ad may result in a lack of authenticity and fail to resonate with the target audience. Instead, they advocate for building upon existing concepts and pushing the boundaries to create something distinct and memorable.

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