Unity is one of the most popular third-party game engines today. In fact, it is the go-to game development solution of about 45% of the world’s developers. It was also used in creating 34% of the top 1,000 free mobile games. So, what makes Unity the most used game engine? Read on to find out.
Coding a game is generally challenging and time-consuming. Unity, however, makes it less complex and laborious. By using the high-level programming language C#, even the most novice of game developers can code in Unity with ease. Most of the complex and boring details are taken care of and all you need to do is focus on programming.
When coding on native environments, developers must use low-level or several different languages to port a game to other platforms. This often results in creating longer development cycles. But with Unity’s cross-platform integration, you can save time and lessen the complexity in your code. The engine will practically do the work for you and automate most of the complicated expressions. The code you developed can then be ported to different platforms, including iOS, Android, Windows, the Web, and game consoles, with minimal adjustments.
Improved User Experience
Unity engine offers a range of 2D and 3D tool sets that allow developers to create engaging features and better game designs. It has more than 15,000 free and paid-for 3D models, scripts, shaders, materials, audio, and other elements you can easily add to your game. Since you don’t have to spend so much time on coding, you can focus more on providing users with immersive playing experience using these tools.
Unity is indeed a powerful game engine. It is also very easy to learn and as a bonus, its free version offers a lot of great features that are especially useful for students and independent developers. And if the current version, Unity 5, isn’t user-friendly enough, Unity Technologies is about to launch a new one designed with non-programmers in mind.
At NarraSoft, we have senior-level programmers who expertly use Unity to build games for various devices, including the iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy, and other mobile products. Get in touch with us today if you need help with mobile app and game development.