Hello to all new developers,
I just wanted to share the truth about the market so you might save your time and money. All this market for games is just a hype.
Nokia is encouraging developing games for mobile devices as it supposedly is lucrative business. You can read success cases and other documents that has nice financial calculations about expected profits that work only in theory. You wont find any statistics about real life there.
So you will spend $$$ developing a new game for a few months then you spend another 400$ for Nokia OK certification (for a game that will never sell) and will submit your brand new game to Nokia marketplace or Handango.
Then in 99% cases you will sell less than 10 copies in a month. Nice profit? You can check statistics for games on Handango site.
Only established companies that work with network operators have some returns but I doubt if even them are making real profits right now.
Unfortunately this is the truth that small companies and single developers will only loose money on this.
Also keep in mind that when you release your game in most cases Digital Rights Management won't be used. Distributors do not care to protect your game against piracy even if the technology exist. So the game will be shortly accessible for free on multiple pirate sites and discussion boards.
Hope this helps some,
Any commets are welcome.