Temple Run, Candy Crush etc. are some popular mobile games that got millions and billions of users worldwide. Today, when the mobile technology and app development technologies are constantly progressing, undoubtedly, the rate of using smartphones is also increasing in an exponential way. People use such smart devices not only to do different tasks effortlessly and to meet personal needs but for entertainment purposes as well. Thus, mobile games are becoming so popular!
Developing a mobile game does not take years of timeframe like console games and pc games. Today's market is full of handful options of tools for game development. Using these effective tools, crafting an interesting game is not only easy but time-efficient as well. Read on to know why most of the game app developers trust these tools a lot!
# 1 Unity
This tool supports UnityScript, own language of Unity and C #. This cross-platform development tool has built-in editor using which you can easily edit and organize different animations and images. It has a special feature to easily view all the components of the tool. The built-in camera of Unity helps to navigate smoothly.
Moreover, using the Unity editor, you can design any particular system. The asset store offered by this tool is a place from where you can buy different game assets. More interestingly, both professional edition and free version of Unity is available.
# 2 Corona SDK
This software development kit uses the scripting language Lua and is available for both OS X and Windows version. Using Corona, you can devise games without spending a single penny. However, to integrate games with elaborated features, you have to use the enterprise model. This tool comes with a Text plugin and Corona Editor making the game development process easier.
For developing a cross-platform game, Corona SDK is a perfect choice. Moreover, the transition library and the built-in scene management would help you to adjust the graphical qualities of the game.
# 3 Marmalade
This award winning tool is immensely popular among the worldwide game developers as it helps to develop games for both desktop and mobile. Another popular tool is Marmalade Juice that supports effortless porting of any iOS game to the Android ecosystem.
# 4 Cocos2D
Game developers use this open-source framework to build games for free. Cocos2D works smoothly with both Objective-C and Swift. You can do the scene management using the CCTransition class and CCDirector class. Other than these, for animation, you would have CCAnimation class, for actions such as rotate, move, scale etc.
Even if you code in Objective-C language, the Android plug-in Spritebuilder would help you to get an Android environment where you can build games.
Well, other than all the above-mentioned game development tools, SpriteKit, CryEngine, Haxe, NextPeer, Titanium etc. are some other popular tools that are trending in the market.