Does Relying On Stable Platforms To Develop Games Make Any Sense?

Mar 28, 2019

Developing games can be considered an art in and of itself. Whether we're talking about creating online casino games or video games, there are many aspects that come into play. From being able to transfer your ideas into a real, playable game to executing the right programming language. Stable platforms are another piece of the game development puzzle, but do you need to rely on them?

In short, you can definitely use the help of such platforms and software toolsets. They can help you in expanding your game in terms of functionality, as well as giving it more oomph graphics-wise. And on top of that, there are literally boatloads of stable platforms i.e. game engines that you can try.

There are also quite a few variations in terms of the programming languages that were used for creating these platforms. For instance, Blender (an open-source software platforms) was written with C++ and Python, while Microsoft's Visual Studio is built on C# and C++. And of course, certain benefits associated with stable platforms or game engines simply cannot be overlooked, such as:

Debugging Made Simple

No matter how good of a developer you are, games and bugs just go hand in hand. Every now and then, a bug is inevitably going to appear here or there. Thus, in order to be prepared, you can rely on a particular game engine to help you out with that. Highly versatile platforms like Unity come with certain tools to help with debugging.

You can utilize such debugging features in various ways - on Windows, on different code editors or you can even do live debugging. Regardless, the main idea is to able to check the source code while your creation (game, app etc.) is operating. As for the code editors that are supposed by Unity's C# debugger, you may choose between Visual Studio Code, Microsoft Visual Studio, Jetbrains Rider or the Mac Visual Studio (for Mac users).

Cross-Platform Compatibility

Apart from the obvious and well-known names like the aforementioned Unity engine or their Unreal counterpart, certain programming languages have picked up speed as of recently in the stable platform realm. Subsequently, HTML5 game engines like ImpactJS, PixiJS and Construct 2 have appeared on the scene, bringing HTML5's versatility and functionality to the table.

In this regard, the cross-platform compatibility offered by HTML5 platforms deserved a mention. What this means is that devs nowadays can adapt their products to all kinds of aspect ratios, screen sizes, resolutions etc. And since HTML (and Java to some extent) have replaced Flash, games created using this more modern markup language are accessible through various devices, from your regular PC to smartphones and tablets.

Conclusion

Apparently, stable platforms are here to stay and they definitely have their use. And as a developer, you can always benefit from the use of certain software tools or game engines.

When it comes to cutting edge, premium HTML5-powered game development platforms though, you'll want to use only the best of the best. Something that's custom-tailored to your specific needs and that's based on the latest in the software development field. Thankfully, such exclusive, proprietary game development framework that's based on the latest HTML5 tech exists and it's called the SpigoBUILDER!


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