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How to Choose the Tools for Your Next Mobile Game Development Project?

01 March 2017  |  4321 views  |  1

The mobile game is a multi-billion dollar business but in spite of this tremendous revenue potential mobile games are increasingly becoming easier to double up. Precisely this is the reason why we have seen too many indie game developers making the success stories these days. Thanks to A whole array of developer friendly quick to build tools mobile game development at least for the core part is no longer a job with a high learning curve. For making the perfect game for your target game playing audience you need to be selective about the tools. Here we are going to explain few effective tips and principles in regard to choosing the development tools for your next game.

Be wise in choosing the type of game

First of all, you need to have a clear idea about the kind of game you want to develop. Over the years games continued to spread across different genres and types. From the traditional action games to the latest strategy games to a wide variety of simple games like puzzle, wild play, board game, dice game, casino game, card game, racing game, et cetera. Such a broad spectrum of mobile games further spread across other genres like celebrity games, simulation games and high-tech games built on the latest technology like augmented reality and virtual reality.
 
Choosing the genre and the type of the game can be a challenging task because you also need to figure out the challenges involved, the investment needed and infrastructure required for the project. For a new mobile game development company, it is advisable to target the simple ones rather than investment savvy hi-tech games requiring too much expertise and experience

Unique and actionable game idea

Once you have selected down the genre of your game, it is time to come with a unique idea that can as well be actionable by the developers within your budget. A game idea involves three specific attributes respectively as game logic, game playing challenges and rewards for the players. The best way to come with an excellent game plan is to play a lot of games from the similar niche. From different game ideas and how they implement the concept to the game playing experience, you can come across some unique elements for your still to materialize game idea. A winning game idea does not come overnight just in a dream. The creative focus coupled with a lot of exposure to various types of games and the game playing experiences ultimately lead to a breakthrough game idea.
 
Now when you have the game idea decided for your next game development project, it is time to look after the required tool set. The best way to do this is to analyze what kind of tools is utilized for similar kind of games developed by other mobile game development companies. This is the way to have a positive idea about the tools and their respective pros and cons for different game functions and gaming experiences.
 
Offer cutting edge experience with Unity

Unity is truly a cutting edge game development engine that became popular with hundreds of successful mobile games for both 2-D and 3-D niches.  Unity beside the high-quality graphic capability and most sophisticated functionalities can allow deploying across multiple mobile platforms. With unity, you can even build its state of the art games incorporating augmented reality and virtual reality. The free version of this globally popular game engine offers fairly enough for a new game developer to create immersive game playing experience.
 
Unleash the graphic power of Unreal Engine 4
 
Unreal Engine 4 created by Epic Games is another sophisticated and widely popular high graphic game engine. This robust tool developed originally for creating standout graphical output in complex games quickly became popular with the mobile game developer community as well. Flappy Bird a popular game developed by Dong Nguyen is a clear proof of the graphic power of this advanced game engine.
 
Drag and drop ease of Gamesalad
 
For a new mobile game developer, there is nothing like the exceptional is provided by a drag and drop game development tool like Gamesalad. Through a simple visual editor, you can create crisp, beautiful and simple mobile games by just dragging and dropping your game resources. Gamesalad is widely used as a popular prototyping tool by the game development companies worldwide. This cheap and simple but hugely effective development tool can make your job easier.
 
Cross platform power of Corona SDK
 
More than 300,000 game developers across the mobile game niches have embraced Corona SDK for cross-platform development. It is one of the most popular game development tools till date for 2D games and a few other types of mobile apps. With more than 500 different useful APIs it can make the job of developers easier for every different aspect including creating the animation to networking functionality within the game.
 
Do not mess with game assets
 
The last and most obvious area of focus is obviously the game assets. Game assets referring to all the graphic elements that make up the game playing environment requires creativity more than anything else. From the characters in the game to the types of equipment they are going to handle and the background they will be moving in, requires detailed consideration. The look and feel of your game mostly depend on these assets. Over the web, you can find too many resources to select your required game assets. These assets ranging from the free ones to the premium allow you are building your game environment just the way you have always imagined it to be. Do you want to make your game assets to deliver a custom look and feel for your game? Well, you can always do that. For creating your game assets, you can use simple and widely available to the graphic tools such as Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator or else you can go for more high-tech and 3D design tools like Maya. There are plenty of others to choose from.

When it comes to choosing tools for mobile game development, you needed to be selective and focused on the usability and their effect on the overall game environment and game playing experience.

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Bhavik Sarkhedi
Bhavik Sarkhedi - Write Right - Ahmedabad | 01 March, 2017, 09:14

Wonderful article about the mobile game development project. Keep sharing the similar insights. It is helpful

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