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Mobile Game Design Essentials by David Nolte, Dr. Claudio Scolastici

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Game engines

Generally speaking, each engine can serve several purposes with regard to game genre and no engine can be described as a single-gameplay-style-oriented one. But it is also true that each engine has its own weaknesses and strengths, which make it more or less fit for a specific game genre, a technology, or gameplay styles. In the following sections, we are going to provide a selection of different game engines, mentioning useful information on their strengths and weaknesses, and analyze which purposes each one serves the best. Our selection won't obviously include all game engines available as we write, we will only focus on the most popular, with regard to their features, target platforms, and professional versus educational purposes. ...

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