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Top 13 Tips To Make Virtual Reality Games & Apps

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                 Virtual reality (VR) has well and truly emerged as a booming sub-sector in the domain of mobile app development. In 2016, the total downloads of VR apps and games witnessed a 276% increase over the previous year (the download count being more than 225 million). In terms of revenues too, the recent performance… Read More »

Mobile Game Development – Top 15 Tools & Resources

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                 Making games for the mobile platform is clearly on the upswing. According to official download figures (from statista.com), games are by far the most popular category of apps on iOS, with a 23.55% download-share in June. Revenues from mobile games went past the $30 billion mark at the end of last year –… Read More »

Are You A Unity Developer? Be Wary Of These Mistakes!

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                 With nearly 46% market share and 48% developer share worldwide, Unity is by far the most popular game development engine at present. While Cocos and Unreal Engine have their own sets of fans, it is tough to argue with the leadership position of Unity in this domain – particularly when the latter has… Read More »

AppBoard Tuesday – The Recipe For Making Highly Addictive Mobile Games

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              For a couple of days last week, the internet connection at our office was – let’s put it this way – rather shaky. Things were slow, and whenever the net was taking one of its (frustratingly frequent!) breathers, most of our in-house developers and testers got busy with their phones – catching up with the… Read More »

Unreal Engine 4 vs Unity 5: Which Game Engine Is Better?

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                 March was an exciting month for game developers. The latest version of Unreal Engine – UE 4.11 – was released on the 15th, only to be followed by the launch of Unity 5.3.4 on the 31st. While Unity continues to hold a healthy lead as far as the most popular game engine (48%… Read More »

The Rise And Rise Of Mobile Gaming In Southeast Asia: Facts & Figures

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              $7 billion. That’s what the value of the mobile gaming industry in Southeast Asia is expected to be around (according to a recent Frost & Sullivan report) by the end of 2019. The $1 billion mark has already been breached, and at present, over 50% of the total number of apps downloaded by smartphone-users here… Read More »

15+1 Useful Tips For Mobile Game Developers

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              With over 10.4% share in total downloads, business apps were the second-most popular category (in terms of downloads) at the Apple App Store in September. Mobile educational apps for kids came in a close third. And which category occupied the top spot? You guessed it…mobile games, and that too with a 22.2% share of the… Read More »

Xcode 7 for iOS App Developers: What’s New?

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                 Within a month of its release, the latest iteration of Apple’s integrated development environment – Xcode 7 – has received the thumbs-up from mobile software and app developers worldwide. Last week, Xcode 7.1 was made available (after 6 beta releases), with extended support for tvOS. In what follows, we will highlight some of… Read More »

Working With Metal On iOS 8: Know The Basics

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              Metal is a high-end accelerated graphics rendering API, used by many iOS developers worldwide. On the iOS 8 platform, some of the key features and advantages of Metal have been highlighted here.     Till last year, iOS game developers had to be overly reliant on OpenGL ES – which served as a virtual linking… Read More »

Are You Aware Of These New SpriteKit Features In iOS 8?

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              When the iOS 8 platform was launched by Apple, the SpriteKit framework received quite a few new features – geared to make the tool more developer-friendly. In what follows, some of these new SpriteKit features have been listed.   Released with iOS 7, SpriteKit has fast become the preferred mobile game development tool for many… Read More »