Since 1973, mobile phones have come a long way, and today besides being used in making calls, these technological marvels are being increasingly used to play high-end games. With mobile game development's rapid increment, the mobile gaming industry has begun to gain a foothold. Mobile game development is increasing at an incredible rate, while the growth of the console gaming is stagnating.
Global successes of Candy Crush Saga, Clash of Clans and Puzzle & Dragons have helped to push gaming even further into the mainstream. To create successful games, you will need the right game development tools besides the concept and creativity. These tools are the right engines &software development kits that help developers to focus on the elements of game design such as lighting, sound, and multiplayer communication that make their games unique.
While you can find hundreds of very useful tools for building mobile games, we bring you five most popular ones.
Company name: Unity Technology
From 2D games to complex 3D action games, Unity game engine continues to be a favorite among developers for its accessibility, dependability and cross-platform capabilities. For mobile, Unity's integrated development environment allows developers to port between all the leading mobile platforms. Unity now also offers a growing selection of services making it a one-stop shop for all your games development needs.
Used in: Super Mario Run, Lara Croft, Monument Valley, Angry Birds 2, Temple Run, Bad Piggies, etc.
Company name: Chukong Technologies
Used in: General Robot Kids Puzzle, Age of Ottoman, Blot: The Rising, etc.
Company name: Epic Games
Since 1998 Unreal Engine has come a long way and it has been used in many Windows, consoles and video games. In last few years Unreal Engine has also been adapted for mobile development. Unreal Engine can be utilized for a variety of genres including stealth, MMORPGs, and other RPGs. It includes an integrated Unreal Editor suite, C++ source code as well as direct support from the company's engineering team.
Used in: O.N.E for Kakao, ARC Squadron Redux, Relics of Gods, Floopy Frog etc.
Company name: HTML
Used in: HexGL, CrossCode, Sketchout, etc.
Company name: Google
Used in: 2048 game, Sliding Puzzle, Connect4, etc.
Please let us know which is your favorite tool among the above or do you use something else?