Top 5 game developing engine

frostbite_engine.0.jpgWith the rapid proliferation of mobile gaming and gaming consoles in all directions, choosing the right game engine often seems confusing enough. Obviously, game engines with proven track records of developing an array of successful and popular games remain top choices for many developers. But as far as the changing environment of consoles and mobile devices are concerned, we must take a closer look at various aspects including the pros and cons of these game engines. Here are the top 5 game engines you should know about.

 

Unity 3d

Unity is widely regarded as the most popular game engine with most versatile gaming effects and wide ranging capabilities for creating high end to simple games. A recent survey indicated that a majority of game developers around the world have at least gone through or undergoing some projects with Unity game engines playing at the heart. Unity supports both 3D and 2D game development and offers the broadest cross platform support for a wide variety of gaming features. Here below we mention some pros and cons of Unity game engine.

Pros:

Unity is widely regarded as the most popular game engine with most versatile gaming effects and wide ranging capabilities for creating high end to simple games. A recent survey indicated that a majority of game developers around the world have at least gone through or undergoing some projects with Unity game engines playing at the heart. Unity supports both 3D and 2D game development and offers the broadest cross platform support for a wide variety of gaming features. Here below we mention some pros and cons of Unity game engine.

cons:

Collaboration of developer teams is perceived as difficult with this game engine. The server product that offers a better collaboration platform is too expensive by other game engine standard.
It has not been fully optimized for mobile devices until very recently till the latest Unity 5 came into picture.
The source code of the engine is not available for the developers. Naturally for bug fixes and similar issues you have o wait till the issue is addressed by the company.unity-5-2-930x519.jpg

Unreal Game Engine

Unreal is one of the game engines that can be credited for an array of high end games with exceptional feature set and graphic output. Having an array of blockbuster games to its credit the engine is preferred by the developers because of its low learning curve as well. Here below we mention some pros and cons of this hugely popular game engine.

Pros

Very large community support.
Great support and update mechanism guarantees constant care.
Wide array of easily maneuverable tools that can even be managed by a non-professional.
Fits perfectly into all major operating platforms.

Cons

Compared to some other top game engines with most natural looking visual output, it looks a bit old fashioned in terms of visual output.
There are few complicated tools that makes gives it a hard time for the learner.
Pricing model is considered as expensive by many developers.
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CryEngine

It is one of the most powerful game engines to this date. It is mainly praised by the developers for great visual and graphic output and an array of advanced gaming features. Here below we mention some of the pros and cons of this game engine.

Pros

You can make the game ambience pretty with artist level programming tool such as Flowgraph.
Fmod, most powerful audio tool is packed within it.
For a new game developer there are some handy tools and UI scale.

Cons

There is no proper support for the free version of the engine.
The engine is relatively new and consequently still lacks a big community.

Most game engines are evolving with the new gaming consoles and mobile platforms claiming the scene with new feature set and demanding gaming environments. In this context choosing the perfect game engine for a better cross platform gaming experience is really crucial.cry-engine-3-screen-4.jpg


 

hero engine

This game engine has earned wide acclaim in massive multiplayer and online game circles — you can see its results in Star Wars: The Old Republic. The licensing terms seems a bit heavy for new developers and startups, but it’s worth considering if you have a really ambitious project in hand. Here below are the pros and cons to remember when considering  for your next project.

Pros:

It offers several open-world maps and lively instances. It also offers a seamless transition between them.
Offers fairly robust A.I.s Easy and handy mapping tools and integrated tool set,The scripting is powerful enough to help you develop complex missions, crafting, and gathering resources.Cloud support for client server with HeroCloud.

Cons:

Scripting engine is powerful but nonintuitive. HeroEngine together with HeroCloud is expensive for a new developer or startups.Higher learning curve for a new developer.ss_718e8ebc654bcbacf384fad997b298e5a488cc57.1920x1080.jpg


Cocos 2D

Cocos 2D is a game engine for developing 2D games. With too many popular 2D games up its sleeve it is considered one of the most popular and developer friendly open source game engines to this date. Different versions of this game engine are available supporting an array of programming languages including C++, C#, Java, JavaScript and Ruby. Here below we are going to mention some notable pros and cons of this game engine.

Pros

An array of platforms including most mobile platforms are supported by this game engine
It is absolutely free and open source under the MIT license
Wide variety of tools and extensions.
Great performance and graphic output.
Great support community.

Cons

Absence of any commercially motivated support for regular bug fixes and other issues.
As accused by developers it does not offer good coding structure and APIs are said to be less orthodox than other comparable 2D game engines236473-bd1.jpg.

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