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Some popular mac game development engines and tools


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Some popular mac game development engines and tools

  1. 1. Author : Ryan Lawrence Some Popular Mac Game Development Engines and ToolsMac is one of the most popular and desired operating system offering extraordinary gamingexperience in the current industry of mobile games. Mac features a delicate but user-friendlyoperating system, extremely clear screens, cutting edge graphics, and quality audio. There areseveral popular mac games out there in the market drawing users and catapulting demand of macgames.To address this growing demand, Mac game makers create custom mac games based on the usersneeds. Mac game development is somewhat tough as Mac OS X is not having a set of librariessimilar to Microsoft’s DirectX, particularly for scripting games. For developing games, developersrely on development tools or engines to incorporate advance features into the games. Some of thenecessary and popular engines and tools for Mac game application development include:Unity Game EngineIt is an ecosystem for game development packed with acomplete suite of intuitive tools to craft interactive 3Dcontent and easy cross platform publishing. It allows youto keep your codes working in multiple platforms and canbe used to deliver reliable performance offering smoothframe rate. The first version was launched in 2005 andsince then two more versions have been released in 2010and 2012 respectively. Mecanim being its animationtechnology Unity strive for democratize the distribution ofgames.Wings3D It is an open source application used to create mid sized polygon 3D models. It provides with a great range of modeling tools, supports for material and lights, customizable interface, and inbuilt autoUV mapping provision. It can be used along with other software and have cross platform operating system like Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. Written in Erlang programming language, it is free and anyone can use it both for commercial or personal projects. Some Popular Mac Game Development Engines and Tools
  2. 2. Author : Ryan LawrenceTorque Game EngineTGB is game engine equipped with complete suite of tools enablingdevelopers to produce high quality simulations and games. It ispacked with the flexibility of live material updating facility. Thisengine has COLLADA Support, which acts as a direct channel to getcontent into torque 3D. It is equipped with scripting, networkingcode, GUI creation and in-engine editing features.Over time several derivative engines were created as an expansion,which include Torque3D, TGE Advanced, Torque Game Builder,Torque Lighting Kit, and Torque X.Pixen It is a creative graphic and art editor conceptualized for Mac OS X to work at pixel level. It displays an interface identical to Adobe Photoshop. It is equipped with pencil, eraser, eyedropper, Magic Wand, Ellipse, Rectangle, Lasso, Move, Fill etc tools. Using this editor, developers can create and organize frames in a panorama view to piece together animations. It also allows preview while editing and its color palettes add and manage common color into palettes. Pixel is most important if you are working at high zoom factors with some small art.SynopsisThese are some of the most popular and widely used tools and engines that are used by majorityof developer to craft and develop unique and use-friendly Mac Games. There are many more MacGame Development apps and tools for the mac game developer, which are used by worldwidedevelopers.To know more mac game development tools and engine and experience the latest games byclicking Some Popular Mac Game Development Engines and Tools