Unity  Game Engine

There are many great Game Engines out there that can be used to create many great games but one of the best and easy to use Game Engine is Unity. It is Cross-Platform game engine supporting almost all the major platforms out there including IOS, Android and Windows.

Unity was first released in the year of 2005 and over the years unity has included thousands of great features and tools that make things very easy even for a new game developer and once you have made your game you don’t have to worry about having to make changes to build the game for multiple platforms you have to just finish your game once and the rest is upto unity.

Here is the list of all platforms currently supported by unity :

  • Windows
  • Linux
  • IOS
  • Android
  • Tizen
  • Gear VR
  • Mac OS
  • Web GL
  • Play Station 4
  • Play Station Vita
  • Play Station VR
  • DayDream
  • Android TV
  • Steam VR
  • Oculus Rift
  • Xbox One
  • Vuforia
  • Facebook Gameroom
  • Samsung Smart TV

For any Game Developer trying to make games across multiple platforms, Unity engine is the best option to go for.

Unity Supports all kinds of games like 3D, 2D, 2.5D, AR and VR and pretty much any game that you can think of. It comes with many packages right out of the box that can help you with all your game development needs like Creating Animations for 2D or 3D characters, Model 3D models inside the Game Engine itself, Create Cool Visual Effects with Visual Effects Graph and many more tools that will save you time.

  • Unity Asset Store

Unity also has its own Asset store with thousands of great assets that you can buy or get for free to use them in your own projects, they include variety of assets all categorized in their respective category from 3D Models to Environmental Assets including 2D assets. Additionally, if you are good at what you make you can sell your own assets on asset store too.

For a beginner asset store can be a great help in finding the perfect assets for your project whether you are learning or even creating your own commercial projects, As an indie game developer it gets very hard to manage every aspect of game development yourself, so if you are not a good artist you can find tons of great assets 3D or 2D that fits your need and get started with them right away.

  •  Unity Learn

For any new Game developer trying to get familiar with everything inside of a game engine, it could get a bit time consuming and frustrating without the right guidance. Unity however provides all the tutorials from basic to advance via Unity Learn which over time has included tons of great learning material that you can utilize to get started with making your own games although most of the lessons are free however there are many lessons which requires you to spend some money.

But luckily Unity has a massive circle of game developers on youtube that provides in-depth tutorials about variety of topics for free. So there are a lot of ways that you can start learning unity.

  • Unity Services

Every Game developer needs to implement some sort of post-Development features inside the game like Ads, to earn revenue from their game or analytics to get the game statistics once its out there available for the public. These integrated services provided by Unity can help you keep track of your app and your audience to further improve your app or game according to the given data.

Unity provides many of these services out-of-the-box with a few clicks to implement them. These are the services currently provided by Unity.

Unity Monetization

As a game developer, we spend months or even years on developing a game and spend hundreds and thousands of dollars on it, in return every game developer wants to generate some revenue. Hence monetization is one of most important process in game development and Luckily, Unity provides integrated monetization service to generate ad revenue from our game.

Unity In-App-Purchases

Although, Ad revenue is great source of earning from games but not all game devs want to show ads in their game because they can be annoying for many players and therefore for the sake experience In-App purchases (IAP) are used which is also a great way to earn money in exchange for some in-game goods or currency.

Unity Analytics

Publishing your game is only half part of the whole game dev journey as there are lot of post development processes that needs to be followed like Game Marketing, players feedback and beta testing to name a few. So Unity provides its own Analytics service that lets you collect the post-publishing data from your app so that you can further improve your game’s performance.

Unity Multiplayer

Multiplayer Games have been growing up very quickly in the game industry like PUBG and Fortnite, with millions of active players playing the game at all time. Unity Provides its own Multiplayer framework Called Unet or Unity Networking that makes the the job very easy for any game developer with some experience in making single player games.

  •  Made with Unity

Over the years, Many big game studios and indie game developers have developed many great games with unity, and many of the games have grown a large fan-bases of their own.

Here are some of the awesome game titles developed with Unity.            

Cup Head

CupHead is one of the best examples of game made with unity. It is based on the story of two brothers CupHead and MugMan, who had a deal with the devil himself and now embarked on a very dangerous journey fighting bosses and playing through run and gun levels to pay their debt.

CupHead is a great combination of Art style and Retro-Platformer game mechanics. Over the years CupHead has sold over 7 million copies worldwide.

Inside

When it comes to 2.5D games Inside by PlayDead is on top of the list which is also developed in Unity Engine. It is also a Platformer game based on the story of a boy trying to escape a dark world full of dangers, the whole game is based on puzzles that the boy has to solve to keep moving save his life.

Inside is a great example of game where the graphics doesn’t play much of an important role but the story and gameplay that has earned this game millions of players.

Ori and the Blind forest

Ori and the blind forest is another awesome platformer game developed by moon studios with Unity Engine. The player has to control a white spirit, Ori and the Sein in the spirit forest and solve puzzles throughout the forest.

Players can also upgrade the abilities of Ori using the ability system in the game also there are many saving points within the forest called “soul links” where players can save their level progress. It combines Magical Art style with great gameplay and puzzle-solving that makes the game fun to play.

Shadow Gun DeadZone

Shadowgun Deadzone by Madfinger is one of the best Third Person Shooter (TPS) multiplayer game where players can play against each other in Death Match or in teams with the Zone Control Mode where both teams have to control more zones out of the total 5 zones.

 It is one of the great examples of highly optimized games using different optimization tools in unity. It is also available for android and IOS for free with thousands of players from around the globe.

These are just some of the many great games developed with Unity engine. Many of the Big Game Studios and Indie Game Devs are moving to Unity because of its capabilities that lets you create games from very basic 2D side scrollers to high-end AAA games.

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