Unity 3D is a truly affordable option for a game developer, and it has some unmatched merits that other engines don’t. Most important, you have to pay for the license once, and no matter how popular your game becomes, you do not need to pay again. That surely sounds like a smart financial move, particularly for startups and new developers. Here are Unity’s pros and cons.
- Best licensing terms in the game industry.
- Easy to use and compatible with every game platform.
- Great community support.
- Low learning curve.
- Popular option among developers.
- Limited tools, so you frequently have to create some tools of your own.
- Time-consuming for making games with complex and diverse effects.
Unreal is one of the most popular game engines to develop high-end triple-A titles for years now. Gears of War, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Mass Effect, and many other blockbuster games were developed with this engine. Here are its pros and cons.
- With so many developers using it, Unreal offers the largest community support. Several lifetime hours of video tutorials and assets are available.
- Best support and update mechanism of all engines, with a new tool introduced with each new update.
- There is widest range of easy to maneuver tools up under its sleeve. There are few tools that can be maneuvered even by a school kid.
- Compatible with diverse operating platforms including iOS, Android, Linux, Mac, Windows, and most game consoles.
- The new licensing terms of $19 a month and a 5 percent royalty only if your game makes over $5,000 make Unreal Engine 4 much more competitive than it had been in the past.
- Some developers complain a lot about the unfriendly tools that involve a bit of a higher learning curve.
This game engine has received praise for beautiful graphics output. If you have a knack for pretty game visuals, this can be the ideal game engine for you. But this powerful game engine has its problems, too.
- CryEngine 3 makes the game ambience pretty with its artist-level programming capability in its Flowgraph tool.
- It has the most powerful audio tool, Fmod, inside it, so sound designers love this engine as well as programmers.
- The game engine also offers the easiest A.l. coding of any tech on the market.
- For a beginning developer, UI scale form comes handy.
- The free version of the game engine lacks proper customer support.
- Being relatively new to the industry, the engine is yet to find a robust community.
- Learning curve is pretty challenging for a starter.