So you want to get into metaverse game development — but the metaverse isn’t here yet. It is still being built in pieces. Some say Web3/NFT/blockchain companies like Sandbox or Decentraland are leading the way. Others say that Meta is leading the way with its immersive VR Horizon World metaverse. But what about Epic Games and their deep investment into the underlying infrastructure? And what about the creative and educational side with Minecraft and Roblox?
One of the great features that made Unity popular is its ability to provide builds for multiple platforms out of the box. But there may be scenarios in which you would like Unity to comprise just a part of your application, while the rest is written with some other framework. A typical use case is using Unity’s functionality inside a Flutter application.
With more than a billion players worldwide, online games are a significant cultural, social, and economic phenomenon. And while innovative gameplay gets people through the door, it’s the social aspect of online gaming that keeps them playing. That puts social functionality front and center when it comes to the difference between an ongoing hit and an expensive flash in the pan. And players are quite particular about how they want to engage with others.
One of the most convenient tools for beginners is the Unity engine, which is easy and understandable, and conditionally free. In addition, it allows you to create high-quality products such as games and simulations without limiting the developer’s freedom.
Game engines are an essential part of the game development process. But which one should you use? Here, we cover what the most popular game engines are and how to use them. Follow along or jump to the section that interests you the most. ➡️ Essential Game Dev Software — Free
To aid in the development of Unreal Engine 4 and Unreal Engine 5, Epic developed UnrealGameSync (UGS) to interact with Perforce Helix Core. While UnrealGameSync has many features in addition to p4v, the primary use is to distribute internal engine and project builds. Here we explain what is UnrealGameSync, its benefits, and how to install and set it up.
Game development constantly changes. New game development trends emerge every year. And technology advances, bringing opportunities for game development studios to innovate. There’s so much for game development studios to consider if they want to produce their next hit game. That’s why we recently surveyed hundreds of game development professionals to get their take on the biggest challenges, trends, and opportunities facing the industry today.