Game Engines ? New word right. Well don’t worry i am going to clearly explain with examples and types what are game engines, what are best game engine. You might have played video games and have seen many graphics effects, textures, character , how player interact, animated thing etc. These things are possible due to game engines. Now let me tell you what is game engine.
According to Wikipedia
Or we can say Game engine is ” Design or architecture that developer use to run the game.
Now you might have an idea about Game engine. Well developer need these things to make a game complete user friendly. Without these engines games like PUBG, Minecraft and Call of Duty wouldn’t be possible.
Here are the things that game engine provides to developers.
- Input given by user
- Character Modeling
- collision detection
- artificial intelligence for different purposes
Because Game engines provide complete framework to game so they are important. Without the using of game engines building a complete and professional is not possible and it may take users years for building a game.
Some big companies creates their game engines while some use available. The use application interfaces like Directx, Open GL, and XNA.
Best Game Engines
Below i am going to mention few engines. There are plenty of Game engines but i am going to sort them on the basis of popularity.
Unity Game Engine
Unity game engine is most popular used. It is multi-platform which you can use to create interactive 2D or 3D game.
This engine is amazing you can try on your PC. Even you can use it for free and can buy professional edition , then you will you have to pay monthly. Most developer prefer to use this game engine as this is easy to use, good quality and many more features.
Like Unity it is also most used game engine. It was first released in 1998 and still used today. It is also one of the most popular and widely used engine. It was developed by Epic.
If you don’t know coding this game engine is best for you because you can use this game without any coding background. It just allows drag and drop for building and modeling and doing other task. It was developed for those who don’t know about coding so they can design the games.
Blender is also most commonly used game engine. It is free and open source game engine for making interactive 2D and 3d games. It was developed by Blender Foundation. This game engine was written in C++ and for support features some python libraries are also included.
CryEngine is also a game engine free to use for creating 2D and 3D animated video games. You can use this game engine for different platforms.
- PlayStation 4
- Windows PC
So this was the list of few popular game engines and little introduction about Game Engines. I hope this article was interesting and helpful . Checkout our interesting article about gaming, mobile games , gaming tool and tech. I am a game lover and programmer. Don’t forget to tell me your favorite game engine in comment section. Thanks