5 programs every game developer should know
Staff Writer By: Rachel Stinson, columnist
Game development is not about entertainment and fun; it's a serious job for some.
Professional game developers around the world develop robust and interactive games for computers and mobile platforms. Some years back, computer games were more popular than mobiles games, but these days mobile games are in level with computer games. With 3D graphics (spy pen camera) and multiplayer making their way into the mobile gaming industry, they have become very popular.
Many outsource to offshore development centers around the world for custom game development. At these centers, professional game developers use the latest technology and game development platforms.
But if you don't have the capital or just want to DIY a game, here are five software programs every game developer must know:
1. Construct 2 - Construct 2 is the best option if you have never written a line of code in your life. This software for game developers fully focuses on the graphical interface, that is, its drag-and-drop. Game logics and variables are implemented using the design features provided by the application itself. Unfortunately, the code is available even if you want to write code.
Construct 2 has some of the best and most complete documentation I've ever seen for the game developers. Also, there are hundreds of tutorials that will help you understand the basic concepts to be advanced, and the community forum is extremely active if you need help.
2. GameMaker: Studio - Like Construct 2, GM: S allows you to create a game with nothing more than its drag-and-drop interface for variables and game logic. Unlike Construct 2, GM: S approved more power. Through its Game Maker language, which is a C-like scripting language with a lot of flexibility?
GM: S is great for game developers because it supports a lot of quality features right out of the box, such as the ability to add a request to buy your game, real-time analytics on how users play your game, multiplayer networking, and extensibility through third party extensions. It also has a built-in editor for images, Wi-Fi hidden camera, animations, and shades.
3. Unity - Unity does not come with component body design, but it had a great hand in popularization. In short, everything in the game is an object and `you can attach different components to each object, where each component controls some aspect of the object's behavior and logic.
The device started as a 3D engine but eventually added the official 2D support. Though it is perfectly capable of creating a 2D game, you can run into occasional bug or glitch because the Unity 2D system is tacked onto its core 3D system.
4. Adobe Flash - This software has made online game revolution among masses. Small interactive games are all developed in Flash and of late it is being used for development of RIA (Rich Internet Applications). What makes this flash powerful is the ActionScript, which is an object-oriented language.
5. 3Ds Max - Another gem from Autodesk 3D Max is a set of modeling, animation, and rendering. Modeling features include a flexible architecture plug-in and can be used on a Microsoft Windows platform. Video game developers use this for commercial television studios and architectural visualization studios.
About The Author
Rachel Stinson has always had a knack for writing, food, fashion, and places. Blogging has combined all four for her with an added bonus of enthusiastic audiences. She expertly analyzes real estates, restaurants and electronics stores with respect to pricing and people involved and can express her opinions in an unhesitant, engaging manner for all matters.