What Makes Unity 3D Ideal For Developing Mobile Games

Posted By : Anirudh Bhardwaj | 10-Jun-2020

What Makes Unity 3D Ideal For Developing Mobile Games


Developing a gaming app is a great way to engage your audience and build a global community of users. It gives you the opportunity to reach your target audience and promote your content in an interactive and engaging manner. The growing popularity of social gaming has paved  the way for mobile gaming, unlocking pools of opportunities for indie developers and established brands. Mobile game app development has become an effective way to promote and monetize your content in the most amazing way. That being said, the Unity 3D engine is a great tool for prototyping and building different types of games for mobile platforms.


At Oodles Technologies, we have gained vast experience in Unity-based mobile application development. We provide 360-degree AR app development services to clients using Unity 3D engine. Based on our experience in Unity-based mobile app development services, we provide compelling reasons for choosing Unity to build mobile gaming apps.


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More About Unity 

Unity is a popular game engine that lets you build cross-platform gaming applications with rich graphics and interactive features like augmented reality and virtual reality. It is an extensively used toolset that enables developers to build games and interactive AR/VR applications for platforms like Android, iOS, macOS, Playstation, Xbox, and more. 


Several gaming companies have adopted the Unity 3D engine to build graphic-rich 2D/3D games that deliver immersive gaming experiences across devices. Having said that, many non-gaming companies also use Unity for entertainment purposes such as producing 3D/IMAX movies, short animated films, AR/VR-based commercials, and more.

Benefits of Unity 3D In Mobile Game Development

The choice of tools or frameworks is a major factor that contributes to the success of a gaming application. Likewise, in mobile games, the development framework plays a vital role in extrapolating the fate of the application, based on its target audience. Unity game engine provides a great flexibility for building high-quality mobile gaming apps that are easy to scale, improve, and modify. Given below are the main benefits of using the Unity 3D Engine for mobile game app development.


Community Support

Unity is an open-source game engine that doesn’t require an additional operating license. Besides, Unity enjoys a robust support from a global community of game coders having considerable experience in Unity app development. Above all, it offers a well-organized and extremely useful documentation that is easy-to-understand, even for novice developers. As a result, it provides a hassle-free development experience, not to mention the intuitive coding interface to accelerate the development process. 


Multi-platform Support

Another significant benefit of adopting Unity 3D engine is the extended support for up to 27 different platforms. It facilitates cross-platform development where developers can use the same codebase to build a feature-rich gaming app for multiple platforms. That being said, the apps developed using Unity are flexible enough to be shared across multiple platforms like web, mobile, and PC.


High-quality Graphics

Unity game engine renders support for high-quality graphics and audio/video content, making it an ideal choice for mobile game development. The graphics are adaptable across a number of screens and devices with minimal distortion or quality-lag.  


Easy Debugging

Unity engine offers a simple and intuitive coding interface with easy debugging and tweaking to accelerate the development of gaming apps. With Unity 3D engine, developers can perform easy debugging directly in the runtime environment. 


All-in-One Editor

Unity game engine offers an intuitive and feature-rich editor that is highly flexible and versatile. As a matter of fact, the Unity 3D engine offers a complete package for developing high-quality gaming apps for multiple platforms. In addition, you get access to a variety of unique features including play mode, retargetable animations, timeline storytelling tools, and real-time global illumination powered by Enlighten to name a few. The editor ensures that you have all necessary tools that are required to build an interactive gaming app at your disposal.   


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Closing Thoughts

These were some of the main benefits of using Unity 3D engine for building mobile gaming apps. The engine proves equally good in developing games for other platforms as well. Previously, developers would often face issues while debugging the code but the last release from Unity focused on mitigating these issues. However, it hogs in more memory due to which developers and users may face OOM errors on mobile devices. Besides, there are some other challenges that mainly arise while building a heavy graphic gaming app. The engine, however, is great for building small-medium sized gaming applications for mobile devices with engaging features like 2D/3D effects, AR/VR support, and more. 


Key Takeaways

  • Accelerated development for cross-platform mobile game apps
  • Supports up to 27 different platforms including web, mobile, PC, Playstation, Xbox, and more
  • Availability of an all-in-one editor with custom features for faster development and deployment
  • Scripting support for popular languages such as JavaScript and C#
  • Best suited for building small-to-medium sized gaming applications for mobile devices


Avail Our Unity Development Services To Build a High-quality Mobile Gaming App

We, at Oodles, are experienced in building high-quality mobile gaming applications using Unity 3D game engine. We have a dedicated team of Unity developers that are skilled at building cross-platform Unity-based games and applications for multiple platforms. We also have our expertise in AR and VR app development services. Our Unity app development services include UI/UX design, development, deployment, scaling, and QA testing to ensure that your Unity app performs seamlessly across devices.

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Anirudh Bhardwaj

Anirudh is a Content Strategist and Marketing Specialist who possess strong analytical skills and problem solving capabilities to tackle complex project tasks. Having considerable experience in the technology industry, he produces and proofreads insightful content on next-gen technologies like AI, blockchain, ERP, big data, IoT, and immersive AR/VR technologies. In addition to formulating content strategies for successful project execution, he has got ample experience in handling WordPress/PHP-based projects (delivering from scratch with UI/UX design, content, SEO, and quality assurance). Anirudh is proficient at using popular website tools like GTmetrix, Pagespeed Insights, ahrefs, GA3/GA4, Google Search Console, ChatGPT, Jira, Trello, Postman (API testing), and many more. Talking about the professional experience, he has worked on a range of projects including Wethio Blockchain, BlocEdu, NowCast, IT Savanna, Canine Concepts UK, and more.

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