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Preferred Game Engine?

01-29-2013, 10:48 PM
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Preferred Game Engine?

Mine is Unity, just because so many fantastic and varied games have been made with it, great performance, fantastic visuals.

UE3 games tend to have a sort of similar color scheme, I don't know how to describe it. They also tend to have more performance issues.

What game engines are you a fan of and which ones do you dislike?
01-30-2013, 12:31 AM
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Originally Posted by JBRUU View Post
Mine is Unity, just because so many fantastic and varied games have been made with it, great performance, fantastic visuals.

UE3 games tend to have a sort of similar color scheme, I don't know how to describe it. They also tend to have more performance issues.

What game engines are you a fan of and which ones do you dislike?
UE3.

Most Unity games unfortunately come out looking like crap. Shame that such a good engine went to waste.

01-30-2013, 12:45 AM
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Jbruu can you make a quick list of the engines and a couple of games and maybe a poll?
01-30-2013, 01:16 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JBRUU View Post
Mine is Unity, just because so many fantastic and varied games have been made with it, great performance, fantastic visuals.

UE3 games tend to have a sort of similar color scheme, I don't know how to describe it. They also tend to have more performance issues.

What game engines are you a fan of and which ones do you dislike?
I think UE3 games having similar colour schemes is down to how well it does detailed, realistic-looking textures, prompting developers to go as realistic as possible and all opt for similar palettes. The likes of Enslaved and DmC on consoles show off more vibrant variations.

I can't say I hate Unity, but something about it always strikes me as cheap. Unless I'm forgetting something I'd say my favourite is probably Cocos2D/Box2D. I'm still a believer of most 3D engines being properly at home on PCs and consoles, despite the great 3D mobile games I've played.
01-30-2013, 04:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Soarel View Post
UE3.

Most Unity games unfortunately come out looking like crap. Shame that such a good engine went to waste.
They CAN look good; it depends on how talented the folks are making the game. Not just on iOS, but also browser based games that use the Unity plug-in.

Unity games do have the nasty habit of bleeding my batteries dry though.
01-30-2013, 04:39 AM
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While look is generally dictated by the developers themselves, I do find top tier Unity games to look crisper and having better contrast. But this again is developer driven.
01-30-2013, 08:39 AM
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UE3, waiting for UE4.

im a rpg loving kind of guy
01-30-2013, 09:36 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JBRUU View Post
Mine is Unity, just because so many fantastic and varied games have been made with it, great performance, fantastic visuals.

UE3 games tend to have a sort of similar color scheme, I don't know how to describe it. They also tend to have more performance issues.


This. I agree 110%.
01-30-2013, 10:26 AM
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3D engines - Unity3D and IronMonkey engine (Dead Space)

2D engine - Corona SDK

My dream is Indigo Prophecy (Fahrenheit) for iOS...

Last edited by Whiteplayer3d; 01-30-2013 at 10:40 AM.
01-31-2013, 03:54 AM
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I prefer Unreal just because there are more gamees i love that's made with it than unity... But of course both are good engines and at the top of their league right now.

Some Unreal games i can remember...

Brandnew Boy
EPOCH.
Infinity Blade 1, 2 & Dungeons
Dark Meadow
Horn
ARC Squadron
Lili
Last Knight
Demons Score
Karateka
Wild Blood
Amazing Runner
Darkness Rush

Some great Unity games i can recall:

Infinite Warrior
Ravensword 2
Dead Trigger 1 & 2
Shadowgun & S: Deadzone
Bladeslinger
Temple Run 2
ORC: Vengeance
Momonga Pinball

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword