There are literally thousands of video games, each of which is powered by a specific game engine. The following report scrutinizes the global video game engine and where it's headed.
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To say video games are popular would be an understatement. Statistics show that video game sales reached over $43 billion last year -- a number that market experts predict will grow even higher in the months and years to come.
For video game development companies to capitalize on this trend, though, they must invest in a game engine.
What is a video game engine? Also known simply as a game engine, a video game engine is the software used to code a video game.
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Whether it's a video game for PC, Mac, Android, iPhone, Xbox, PlayStation 4, Wii U or any other system, it's powered by a specific video game engine. The game engine allows video game development companies to create their own video games.
Using the engine, developers can create unique video games that are distinguished from their competitors'.
With that said, there are many different components of a typical video game engine. The rendering engine, for example, is a component that's used to render the visual graphics of a video game.
It translates the code created by developers into images that are displayed on screen. Without a rendering engine, video games wouldn't produce images and other visual graphics.
Another key component of a video game engine is the audio engine. As the name suggests, the audio engine is responsible for creating sound in a video game.
Like the rendering engine, it uses an algorithm to translate code. While the rendering video translates code into visual images, though, the audio engine translates code into sound.
In addition to the rendering engine and audio engine, other components of a video game engine include the physics engine, artificial intelligence (AI) and main game program. When all of these components are used together, the software allows development companies to create their own video games.
As a result, video game engines are essential to the overall video game market. Both small and large video game development companies alike use them to create the products that they sell.
The Video Game Engine Market to 2027 - Global Analysis and Forecasts by Rendering Type (2D, 2.5D, and 3D); Game Type (PC Games, Mobile Games, Console Games, and Others) report by The Insight Partners is a comprehensive study of the global video game engine market.
Some of the key video game engine vendors profiled in this report include CHUKONG TECHNOLOGIES, CRYTEK GMBH, EPIC GAMES INC, HEROENGINE, LEADWERKS SOFTWARE, SCIRRA LTD., THE GAME CREATORS LTD., UNITY TECHNOLOGIES, VALVE CORPORATION and YOYO GAMES.