Rohit Kalyania

Rohit Kalyania


These 5 Mobile Game Engines Can Give You a Head Start

Today, most mobile game developers turn to game engines to help them create stunning games with blazing efficiency.

The game development industry is one of the fastest-paced and most rapidly evolving fields in software development. So is the ecosystem of tools that surrounds it.

Building a game from scratch requires deep knowledge and technical expertise in graphics, animation, and programming. To help save time and resources, the game developer community has built and leveraged countless tools to help them create stunning games with increasing efficiency. Today, most developers turn to game engines to streamline the entire process.

Game engines help developers add things such as input, physics, rendering, scripting, collision detection, artificial intelligence, and so much more without having to program them explicitly. Basically, they’re designed to help you build games without having to reinvent the wheel.

Even better, many of these tools are cross-platform, so they support other system types and versions. The phrase “Build one, use everywhere” applies here.

There are plenty of game engines to choose from, and thet best option is not always obvious, especially if you’re new to the field. In this guide, we’ll focus on some of the best and most popular game engines for mobile game development, breaking down pros, cons, and common use cases for each.

  1. Unity
  2. Unreal Engine
  3. Solar2D
  4. SpriteKit
  5. Marmalade SDK

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These 5 Mobile Game Engines Can Give You a Head Start

Top Mobile Game Engines & Development Platforms

Mobile game development companies should have a thorough knowledge of the platform on which they are planning to develop the game. Factors like having a large developer community, easy to code, working on both the OS platforms (Android and iOS) must be some of the key features that should be looked at. Moreover, the platform should be such that it should support native as well as cross-platform mobile gaming apps.

Keeping all these in mind, we have prepared a full-throttle list of mobile game development platforms that are in trend and can help you in developing the best gaming product for the targeted audience.

Take a look at the Game Developers’ most preferred Platform & Engines.

#Mobile Game Development Companies #Cross Platform Mobile Gaming Apps #Mobile Game Development Platforms #Mobile Game Development Engines #Game Developers

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The NineHertz


How to Hire Mobile Game Developer? Cost, Hiring & Technologies

Gaming and specifically mobile gaming is continuing to revolutionize the entire entertainment industry. Every year there is a significant rise in the number of people playing mobile games as they are looking forward to spending their time in some fun way that gaming provides. Covid-19 is playing a part in accelerating this upward trajectory.

Statistics of the Mobile Gaming Industry

  • As per GameAnalytics, in the first quarter of 2020, the number of mobile gamers grew from 1.2 billion to 1.75 billion per month showing a massive increase of 46%.

  • Newzoo predicted that in 2020, the number of mobile gamers will shoot up at 2.6 billion of which 38% will pay for the games and the prediction stood true majorly.

  • In the second quarter of 2020, the consumers spent over $19 billion on mobile phone games which in itself was a record according to App Annie.

  • 25% of iOS and 21% of Android apps downloaded are games globally.

How to Hire a Mobile Game Developer?

Earlier, it was quite a challenging task to hire to find a game developer. However, thanks to online portals and various communities that have made it accessible to find the game developers in this technologically driven scenario. But finding a suitable game developer can prove to be a tricky task as there are a lot of newbies in the market and it is very easy to deceive with a little touch-up. Therefore, you need to be very specific and alert while finding the right developer to do your job.

When we talk about game development, the Asian market, especially the Indian market is turning out to be a promising hub for this domain. Indian market is enriched with talented and experienced mobile game developers who are well versed in their field of developing gaming apps.

Here are the Top Online Portals Where You Can Hire Game Developers:

  • Toptal
  • Unity Connect
  • Upwork
  • Hired
  • PeoplePerHour

Cost to Hire a Game Developer

In the gaming industry, the cost solely depends upon the standards of the industry. However, the same also depends upon the individual skillset. Say for example, in case you are a fresher in the industry, you will be provided with a standard salary as per the company norms. After getting significant experience, you can do wonders and get a tremendous leap in your professional career. Talking in numbers, generally, iOS game developer’s standard cost is greater than Android game developers. Generally, the hourly cost to hire a game app developer is between $20 to $30 depending upon the project’s specification and complexity. The same may vary depending upon the policies of the employment.

Technologies Involved in Mobile Game Development

Here we are going to talk about the technologies prevailing in the mobile gaming market. Efficient tools and frameworks are required to build a high-quality mobile game. Although there are plenty of game engines and technologies that but here we will be discussing the most popular ones. You might also like to know about mobile game development tools. Hence, please read the rest of the blog to get complete knowledge:

*** Unity**
*** Marmalade**
*** Unreal Engine**
*** Game Maker**

Click here to read complete blog post: How to hire mobile game developers

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Autumn  Blick

Autumn Blick


Game Development with .NET

We’ve launched a new Game Development with .NET section on our site. It’s designed for current .NET developers to explore all the choices available to them when developing games. It’s also designed for new developers trying to learn how to use .NET by making games. We’ve also launched a new game development Learn portal for .NET filled with tutorials, videos, and documentation provided by Microsoft and others in the .NET game development community. Finally, we launched a step-by-step Unity get-started tutorial that will get you started with Unity and writing C## scripts for it in no time. We are excited to show you what .NET has to offer to you when making games. .NET is also part of Microsoft Game Stack, a comprehensive suite of tools and services just for game development.

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.NET for game developers

.NET is cross-platform. With .NET you can target over 25+ different platforms with a single code base. You can make games for, but not limited to, Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo, and mixed reality devices.

C## is the most popular programming language in game development. The wider .NET community is also big. There is no lack of expertise and support you can find from individuals and user groups, locally or online.

.NET does not just cover building your game. You can also use it to build your game’s website with ASP.NET, your mobile app using Xamarin, and even do remote rendering with Microsoft Azure. Your skills will transfer across the entire game development pipeline.

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Available game engines

The first step to developing games in .NET is to choose a game engine. You can think of engines as the frameworks and tools you use for developing your game. There are many game engines that use .NET and they differ widely. Some of the engines are commercial and some are completely royalty free and open source. I am excited to see some of them planning to adopt .NET 5 soon. Just choose the engine that better works for you and your game. Would you like to read a blog post to help you learn about .NET game engines, and which one would be best for you? core #azure #c# #game development #azure #cryengine #game developers #game development #game development with .net #game engines #games #monogame #playfab #stride #unity #visual studio #waveengine

Carmen  Grimes

Carmen Grimes


Creating a side-scroller mobile game with Unreal Engine 4 (Part 7)

In the final part of our series (we’ve arrived!) we’ll add some polish to our game. To do this, we’ll refine our level by adding a menu system (main and pause menus), which is a necessary part of any game. We will also add background sound to our game.

Before proceeding forward, a quick recap. We started by learning Unreal basics—how to navigate and create a HUD (heads up display). We also created some enemy AI and winning and losing mechanisms. We even tested the game on an Android device. These are core components of any mobile side-scroller game. In this final part we’ll polish our game so that it can be presentable.

You can find the other parts of the series here.

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Main Menu

Open the content browser and navigate to the maps folder. The idea behind creating a main menu is pretty similar to creating a level/map. If you think about it, a main-menu is also a type of level/map. The function of the menu is to list options and load our gameplay levels.

Go to the content browser panel and navigate to the Maps folder (Content->SideScrollerBp->Maps). Right click on the Maps folder, click “Level”, and name it “MainMenu”. Open it by pressing Enter.

When you open the level you will see a black screen in viewport (that’s normal). This level is empty it has nothing inside it. That’s exactly what we want for our menu. We only want to display buttons that can perform some action or another.

Switch over to the Blueprints folder (Content->SideScrollerBP->Blueprints) and create a new widget blueprint and name it “Menu”. Double click to open it.

If you remember from previous articles, we used widget blueprints to display information such as time, coins, and health. We can also create buttons that can perform various actions.

Add 2 buttons and 2 text fields on the canvas. You can probably see where this is going…

We’re aiming for a quite simple main menu that has only 2 buttons: “Play” and “Quit”.

Change the text to “Play” for first button and “Quit” for the second button. Change their properties, as shown below (both buttons should have the same properties, except for their texts). You can change the font to your personal preference, but keep in mind it should not overflow the button.

Highlight the “Play” button and add an “on clicked” property. The “on clicked” property is used to perform an action when a button is clicked. This action can be anything—in our case, we want to open a level.

Drag a node from the button and type “open level”.

Type the level name — “SideScrollerExampleMap”. Hit compile and save.

Here, we’re specifying which level well be opened when the “Play” button is clicked—hence the name “SideScrollerExampleMap”. If you go into the Maps folder, you’ll find your level names there.

You can change the name of the level by pressing F2. (If you change the level/map name make sure to change it in “open level”, too)

Now click on “Quit” button and select add another “on clicked” event. This time we want to exit our game.

Bring out the node from the button and type “Quit game”.

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Juanb Court

Juanb Court


Hire Best Mobile Game Developers | Mobile Game Development Companies

It's often said that mobile gaming is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, and with more than 2 billion devices worldwide in use, it's no wonder. In fact, there are now so many opportunities available for those who want to get into the mobile game development industry that it can be difficult to choose which company to work for. That's why we've put together this list of our top 10 companies to hire Mobile game developers!

The main idea is that by applying online today, you're putting yourself ahead of the competition and securing your place as a successful developer. We want you not only to feel good about making an application for any one of these highly-paid companies but also aspire for them as well. We all need a little gaming break once in a while, and, thankfully, mobile games are ubiquitous. In the past few years alone, they have evolved from simple puzzle puzzles to immersive world-building simulations.

Game development is a booming industry it was valued at over $100 billion annually - and there are plenty of companies who are looking for sharp developers. Here's our list of the top 10 companies to hire mobile game developers:

List of Top 10 Mobile Game Development Companies:

  1. Auxano Global Services
  2. Intermediait
  3. Game Taiko
  4. True Agency
  5. Toexa Inc.
  6. Bright Inventions
  7. Parabeac
  8. CactusSoft
  9. Flow Studio
  10. Zefre Media Türkiye

1.Auxano Global Services

Auxano Global Services is one of the top mobile game companies in the USA and India, offering mobile game development services to clients. We have expertise in developing games across all genres for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. We use Unity, Cocos2D, PlayCanvas, Cocos-JS, Pixi.Js, and many other industry-leading tools to create the best games and experiences for mobile platforms.

2. Intermedia

Intermedia is an Argentinian company that offers high quality software development services, providing extra value at every step of the way. The company is committed to continuous improvement through different angles, not only by offering technological innovations, but also highlighting the human aspect. Over the last nine years the company has built a strong  portfolio of software solutions and have worked with global startups and corporations along with the most important Argentine companies.

3. Gametaiko

Game Taiko is a global company on a mission to create world-class entertainment experiences with our games, virtual reality, augmented reality, hologram, licensing and other businesses. The company’s games business has developed dozens of titles since its founding as a grant winner IPCC Malaysia in 2007 and Cradle in 2010, including Bob The Plumber, Zombie Rescue, and uh, something to do with big truck, shooting and offroad racing game. What was that one called again?

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