The development of a mobile game is more complex than that of a classic application. To succeed, you have to be both an excellent programmer and a very good graphic designer. Fortunately, there are specialized development environments in game creation. The question only arises as to which to choose for your project.
The tools of creation of games for the beginners.
Stencyl is a tool for creating 2D games for Linux, OS X and Windows, including mobile platforms. It allows to create simple games by dragging and dropping different blocks, each with an associated function. So, to create a game with Stencyl, you do not need programming skills. More experienced users can still write their own code to modify the options offered by the tool.
Available in open source, GDevelop can be used for the development of 2D and 3D games that run on Windows, Linux and on the web. Like Stencyl, GDevelop has a very easy to use drag-and-drop interface, but what gives this tool a certain advantage is the ability to place events without having to write a single line of code. For those of you who do not know this concept, “events” allow you to repeat the conditions and actions for the specified objects.
This is a pretty nice multimedia library that can be used to create a game or another program. In order to fully enjoy it, you need to have more programming skills than with Stencyl and GDevelop, but some Python databases are enough to get you started.
Unity 3D is considered by many developers to be the best cross-platform development tool, allowing you to create a 3D or 2D game for Xbox, PlayStation, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android, BlackBerry, connected TV and finally the web. What makes this game engine so powerful is probably the C # language integration.
One of the main competitors of Unity 3D, Unreal Engine uses an object-oriented design, which makes it an extremely modular tool. Developers can use it for free, but starting at $ 3,000 in sales, they have to pay a fee at the Epic Games studio.
Does that name tell you anything? It was with CryEngine that the famous Crysis saga was created, while the first version of the software was used for the design of Far Cry. CryEngine is especially suitable for first-person shooters.