Unity Game Development Agency
What is Unity?
Unity is a robust cross-platform IDE for developers and a 3D/2D game engine.
Unity is able to offer many of the most crucial built-in elements that are necessary for a game to function, since it is a real game engine. That includes features like collision detection, 3D rendering, and physics.
This means that there is no need to reinvent the wheel from the standpoint of a game developer. Instead of beginning a new game development project by building a new physics engine from scratch and computing each material’s tiniest movement or the way light should reflect off various surfaces they can dive right in and, knowing they are working within one of the most popular gaming engines in the world, start developing the unique game your vision demands.
Why Choose Unity Game Development?
Unity offers game developers a robust and extensive platform to create on, making this a playing field leveling utility for indie game developers who just don’t have the budget that a big game studio has. But the fact that Unity also has a growing “Asset Store” gives it even more power. In essence, this is a platform where developers can post their works and make them accessible to the public and for developers to source from.
As a result, the game developer is free to concentrate on creating a distinctive and rewarding gaming experience while only developing the features specific to that vision.
As a full service game development team our game developers are more than qualified to build a game from the ground up without these resources, but if the budget does not allow for that, the Unity Asset Store can ensure a game looks a lot more expensive than it really was to develop!
What is Unity IDE?
Unity is both an IDE and a game engine. The term “integrated development environment,” or IDE, refers to a user interface that provides access to all the programming tools you need in one location. Creators can easily drag and drop items into scenes with the Unity software’s visual editor, and then adjust their settings.
Other helpful features and tools offered by the Unity software include the ability to browse project directories and the ability to use a timeline tool to generate animations. This not only speeds up game development but, from our point of view as a game development agency, makes it much easier and more efficient to share our progress with the client.
Unity Vs. Other Game Engines
Unity is not the only game in town when it comes to game development, and Unity development is far from the only option that Pearl Lemon Games offers. The Unity game engine faces serious ongoing competition from the likes of Unreal Engine and Cryengine and our game development agency has experience with game development for them all.
So who is Unity game development the best option for, versus the other game engines, or a game coded and created from the ground up?
As a general game development option, Unity is a solid choice. But mobile gaming is, without a doubt, where Unity really shines. The program, which was formerly known as “Unity 3D,” has evolved to be just as effective as a 2D programming tool.
Additionally, it is incredibly simple to move experiences to hardware with less processing power thanks to the way visuals are handled. And that applies to smartphones and tablets across the board, making your newly developed, newly launched mobile game accessible to a huge audience immediately.
Unity Game Development and Cross-Platform Gaming
Mobile gaming is the space that a LOT of Pearl Lemon Games clients venture into first. Which makes sense. It’s a lower cost option, and the market for mobile games, which while already very healthy exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic and yet is showing no signs of slowing as that wanes, is a potentially hugely lucrative one.
However, if and when you want to move on to cross-platform gaming, or want to head in that direction from the start, Unity is a great option in this respect too.
But because Unity is natively a cross-platform game development option, making games for iOS, PC, or even gaming consoles one instance of the game is just as simple to develop and deploy as the next.
Some of the biggest games in general right now – think Fortnite – owe a huge amount of their success to their cross-platform nature, and the desire to be able to play the same game across a range of their devices is one that’s increasing all the time across the gaming community.
Unity Game Development for VR
For developers interested in creating VR content for the Oculus Quest or HTC Vive, Unity also provides outstanding VR game development support.
There is a reason that Mark Zuckerberg is sinking so much of his fortune into VR and the Metaverse. It’s where gaming is headed.
VR got off to a slower start than some expected, but now the adoption rates are climbing all the time, the Metaverse is both a valid gaming space and a bold new marketing option for businesses and getting a game onto the Oculus Quest might put you way ahead of others. Not to mention the fact that both Sony and Apple have their own next gen VR headsets on the near horizon, and that will bring a slew of new gamers into the space, all of whom will be hungry for new content.
This does mean that business gamification in the VR space is taking center stage. There are already a growing number of big corporations introducing gamified marketing into the metaverse and other VR spaces. The millions of new PlayStation and iOS gamers that will be heading into the world of virtual reality soon means that will only increase.
Working with us as your Unity game developers will allow you to get your game into this exciting new space ahead of your competition and at a price point you can realistically afford. And as Unity is such an effective cross-platform game development option, who knows how far your game could go across every platform?
Ready to discuss Unity game development? Contact us today and let’s get that exciting conversation started.