Mobile games are an addictive stuff, they keep the user glued to the screen and are the most demanded software. According to trade experts, gaming industry would generate a massive revenue of $128.5 billion by 2020 and half of it would be contributed by mobile gaming. This enormous figure points out the popularity of games on the mobile consoles.
As the demand of these handy games keep on rising, people with innovative gaming concepts search for the best game development company that uses innovative technology to create never-seen-before games. Even Motorsports giants like MotoGP is going to use Blockchain technology for its new mobile game design to be launched by the beginning of their 2020 racing season.
Mobile gaming industry is climbing the success ladder at the fastest rate and shows an annual growth rate of 17% from year 2017 to 2021. Innovative technologies and gaming engines are enveloping the mobile game development market like never before.
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The latest news in the mobile gaming industry is that the Motorsports giant MotoGP, which has an audience of 400 million on the global scale is forming partnership with ace mobile game developer company Animoca. MotoGP is a revered name for producing the most techno savvy racing motorcycles in the world.
To add a feather to their cap and to capture a wide spread mobile audience, they are designing game with Blockchain technology. Experts predict it would create a stir in the mobile gaming industry. More of such technology and tools are being used by mobile game developers to offer highest gaming experience to their users. Let us glance through some of the most preferred mobile game development tools.
Buzz is that Motorsport giant MotoGP is launching its own mobile game of racing motorcycles by using Blockchain technology. Expected to be launched before the start of its 2020 racing season, this game is supposed to offer one of a kind experience to mobile gamers.
Top 5 mobile game development tools of 2019:
Considered as one of the most popular game development technologies, Unity has always ruled the gaming market. It covers nearly 45% of the game development market as nearly one-third of best mobile games are using this engine. By offering a huge range of features for 2D and 3D game design, this game development engine has created a loyal fan following.
It is an ideal platform for designing cross platform gaming applications. As Unity offers game development for all major operating systems like iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry etc., it is actually an asset for developers. Moreover, it goes fine with UI/UX technologies like Maya, Softimage, Blender etc.
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With the launch of its new version i.e. Unity 4.3, added functionality are expected from this gaming engine. However, the flip side is that Unity proves a little heavy on the pocket. Having said that, it is matchless in terms of quality of game design and development. Companies can choose or reject Unity as per their gaming concept and budget. One of the most popular Unity games is Pokemon Go which has more than 800 million downloads to its credit.
This one is ideal for 2D game development and comes at an easy price. Talking about the plus side, this game development platform works well for cross platform mobile games. It also creates amazing games for operating systems like Windows, Mac as well as Apple TV and Android TV. The basic version of the software is available for free while enterprise solution costs around $79/month. They also offer higher version which is priced at $199/month. The only but major flip side of Corona SDK is that it is only available for 2D game development with no functionality for Augmented Reality of Virtual Reality. Therefore, choose wisely as these limitations may not go well with modern day mobile gamer, who expect high tech games.
Unreal Engine 4
Considered as the most successful gaming engine, Unreal has many AAA class games to its credit. Its success can be gauged by the fact that it has been awarded with Guinness World record for being the most successful gaming engine. Now dawned into its fourth version, Unreal has C++ as the scripting language. Some of the best benefits of using Unreal Engine 4 are its advanced AI tailor made to suit custom needs, hot reload function, instant preview etc.
It is an ideal engine for developing 3D games and is often touted as a developer’s delight. In addition, it is absolutely free for designing small games and thus, fits into small budget game design. Until now, it has been primarily used for PC and console game development but is slowly gaining popularity for creating iOS and Android. In addition, its owner Epic Games is adding Augment Reality and Virtual Reality features into this engine to make it match the standard of mobile gaming market.
Lumberyard Beta 1.21 comes with an array of new features which are nearly 70 in number. Now ready to download, this improved version includes fixes like Emotion FX, Animation editor, Script Canvas and more.
Originated from tech giant Amazon, Lumberyard is again a popular game development tool, which has proven its success in AAA class games. Its beta 1.21 version has 70 new features that can take gaming to another level. This one is useful in designing games that work on cross platform environment including Android, iOS as well as suits PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Most importantly, this CryEngine based gaming tool is free and hence, ideal for game design on a tight budget. The added advantage of this tool is that it can be integrated with Amazon Web services and streamed live through Twitch, a chat software from Amazon. Twitch has a 100 million users making it easy to invite players to play games developed in Lumberyard. As there is no license fee, the game development company can save a huge deal of development cost.
Cocos2D-x is being eyed by major investors like Binance Labs, NEO Global Capital, and other Startups. As of now, this blockchain game development platform has gathered $40 million for stretching its market and improve its technical aspects.
This open source game development kit compatible with Objective C and Swift. It is highly famous for designing and developing 2D games for all major operating systems like iOS, Android, Blackberry, Linux and OSX. The best part is that it works best even if its about creating small games of the size of 1.5MB. It serves best quality of 2D graphics with the use of OpenGL and hence, offer stunning games for mobile phones. Some of the most popular games designing in Cocos2D-x are Angry Birds, Badland, Clash of Kings, Hardest Game Ever 2 and more. In a nut shell, it is best for small and medium sized 2D game development. Companies like Binance Labs, NEO Global Capital and more are investing to this technology, which has already gathered a fund of $40 million as of now. The down sized is that is has limited avenues for 3D game design.
These are the top game development tools and technologies used for designing 2D and 3D games. If you have a concept and are searching for the best game development company then form an association with SysBunny. We have the infrastructure, resources, developers and teams that can convert any concept into a zooming mobile game. Feel free to Share Your Concept with us. We will deliver the best mobile game within an affordable price range.
Unity, Cocos2D-x, Amazon Lumberyard, Unreal Engine 4 and Corona SDK are top five most popular game development technologies and platforms reigning the market in 2019. These tools are developing high revenue earning 2D and 3D games for iOS, Android, PC and XBox.
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