2018 is coming to an end - it feels like only yesterday we were writing about our favourite games and events of 2017. Time really does fly. Especially in the mobile gaming world, which is why we've rounded up what we think are the five most important things that happened in mobile gaming this year.

Some of them accounted for a seismic shift in the way we play, some of them mark the end of an era, and others give us a glimpse as to what we might see coming to iOS and Android over the next few months. One of them is just to boost our own egos a bit - hey, we're only human as well.

There are plenty of other moments we could have included, but we think the ones we've chosen really give you a feel for how the hobby we love has changed over the past year. We haven't focused on releases or new hardware - instead we've looked at the overall narrative of mobile gaming this year and chosen events that have pushed that story in the direction of its conclusion.

If you've got your own ideas about the key events in mobile gaming in 2018 then please do let us know in the comments at the bottom of the article. And make sure you check out our list of the best games of the year by clicking this link - like we said, this has been an amazing year, and we'd hate for you to miss out on any of the brilliant games we've loved over the past twelve months.

That'll about do it from us this year, but make sure you keep checking back in 2019, because we reckon it's going to be every bit as exciting, fun, and enjoyable as 2018 was. Don't sue us if it isn't though, we're just being uncharacteristically jolly right now.