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Top 5 Mobile Game Development Tools 2018

Use one of these development tools to build your mobile gaming app

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The mobile gaming industry is undoubtedly one of the most potent sectors that are growing with blazing speed. The evolution of mobile technology has open many new doors for the gaming industry.

As of 2017, the gaming market has generated a total $100 billion in revenue, and this shows how much influence this sector holds in the market.

Over the last few years, the industry has taken over many limitations and came up with unrealistic results. This sudden boost has encouraged many people to move towards the mobile game development sector and make a great hit.

According to a survey, the mobile gaming industry is expected to be valued at $128.5 billion by 2020. This prediction proves that how big this sector will going to be in the coming time and investing in mobile game development is a profitable move.

Besides, the latest technology support like Artificial Intelligence, VR and AR have made the gaming more interesting. For those who are planning to step into the sector, we have the best compilation of game developing tools for you

Mobile Game Development Tools

Best Mobile Game Development Tools

1. Unreal Engine

Unreal Engine is one of the most used development tools among the game developers. Unreal Engine 4 is the latest version of the kit released for next-generation development by the Epic Games. The development kit comprises a number features and options to develop PC, console or mobile games.

Besides, with UE4, you will be getting an advanced graphics system including advanced dynamic lighting and a new particle system that is capable of handling 100 million particles in a scene. This feature comes as a boon for the developers looking to develop a 3D game. However, this benefit increases the size of the game and requires the high-end devices to run the game.

Unreal Engine

2. Marmalade SDK

Marmalade SDK is the best platform if you are looking for the tool that can develop the game for different platforms at once. The development platform also is known as ‘write once and run anywhere’ SDK where you just need code only once, and the game can be run on different platforms.

While using Marmalade SDK, you don't need to write code for each platform. Besides, your game will get the exposure to various app stores. Along with this the SDK also lets you use different libraries, samples, tools, documentation while developing a game. It results in saving a significant amount of time, efforts and resources while mobile game development.

Marmalade SDK

3. Unity

Currently, more than 34 percent of the top 1000 free games are built with the help of the Unity game engine. The developers, designers, and animators collaborate to use the Unity for developing an intuitive game. The mobile game development tool comes with various features for 2D and 3D game development.

The cross-platform development SDK is very easy to handle and understand. The developers can easily deploy the game on Android, iOS, Windows and other mobile gaming platforms.  Where Unreal Engine is famous among the PC game developers, Unity is the first choice for the mobile game developers. The gaming tool is also compatible with the VR options.

Interestingly, almost 90 percent of the Samsung Gear VR games and 53 percent of the Oculus Rift VR games are based on Unity.

Unity

4. Corona SDK
 

Corona SDK is among the few development tools that use Lua as its scripting language, which is preferred by the developers due to its easy learning curves. The SDK is used to develop the games for the mobile platform, Apple TV, and Android TV.

The gaming SDK comes with more than 500 APIs covering the range of functions from networking to animation, and the real-time testing makes its simple to ideate, code and validates in a single go.

Corona SDK

5. Cocos2d-x

Cocos2d is gaming SDK for developing 2D games using the vast number of tools. The development SDK is used for developing mobile games for the platforms including Android, iOS, Linux, OS X and more.

Cocos2d is an open source gaming tool comes with a lot of detailed documentation and supported by a vast community. The 2D gaming SDK is efficient in developing a game with small size as 1.3MB.

The tool has evolved so much over the short period and is used by many big developers. Some of the popular games developed using Cocos2d are Clash of Kings, Hardest Game Ever 2 and Badland.

Cocos2d-x

 

The UpShot

Developing  a mobile game from struct is a typical and effort taking task. With the best set of tools, will help to simpler the steps with new generations assistance. Before jumping into the development, you must be aware of the best mobile game development tools available in the market.

I hope the game development SDKs mentioned above and details about them will help you in choosing the perfect mobile game development tool for your project. For any other assistance in the app or game development, comment below and we will be assisting you in every way.

Vikram Khajuria
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