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Making a game is a form of art and just like any other piece of art, you need tools to make it. And when it comes to game development, there are quite a ton of ways to go about making your first game, and to be honest, it will give you a hard time figuring out which way you should lean if you want to create a game as a beginner.

And quite frankly, you will end up finding that Game Engines are probably the best way to create a game as a beginner. But there are a lot of game engines out there, and it can be hard to choose the one that is best for you. So, in this blog post, we will go over some of the pros and cons of each engine so that you can make an informed decision about which one is right for your project.

Because there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the best engine for you will depend on your specific needs and experience level. However, we will go over some of the most popular engines and discuss how they can be helpful for a beginner like you.

Unity

When it comes to game development, there are some questions that you need to ask yourself, like what type of game you want to make, is it a 2D game, a 3D game, or a combination of both, which is called a 2.5D game. Once you have got that figured out, you can start looking for a game engine that is best for the type of game you want to make.

As for Unity, the best thing about this game engine is you can create pretty much any type of game that you want. Unity comes packed with so many high-end tools that you will find yourself in a rather comfortable position when developing your first game. And there are a LOT of tutorials out there in case you find yourself in a tough spot.

I highly recommend Unity as it is easy to start with and once you get the hang of it, I am sure you will be able to create some great games, maybe not like GTA 5 account in the first one but still good enough.

Unreal Engine

The next one on this list is definitely the Unreal Engine, just like Unity this game engine has a huge following a ton of tools at your disposal to help you get the hang of game development in an easy way. Although mostly used for 3D games, the thing that I love the most about Unreal Engine is that you can use its visual scripting tools to create games without having to code.

It is a bit expensive overall but it also has a HUGE library of free assets that you can use to create your games from scratch. Definitely a great choice for game developers who are more into 3D gaming.

CryEngine

Onto a more sophisticated game engine, coming from Crytek, CryEngine uses its own programming language called C++ (similar to Unity and Unreal), which is great in terms of coding. But the problem with CryEngine is that there are not many people out there using CryEngine, for many reasons.

But the lack of community also means there aren’t many tutorials out there to back this game engine, which in turn makes it hard for beginners to learn how to make games using CryEngine.

GameMaker Studio

Last but definitely not least, we have the GameMaker Studio, which is personally my favorite game engine for developing mobile games as beginners. GameMaker Studio has dedicated tools and features that make it super easy for the newcomer to create 2D mobile games with ease. I am sure you all would have spent hours grinding to make your Clash of Clan account better than others, why not create something like that?

GameMaker Studio also offers a code-free experience that is even better for people who rely on visual coding rather than the traditional one. So if you just want to start out with something that’s easy and lightweight, I definitely recommend you go with GameMaker Studio.

Verdict

Choosing the right game engine is an important decision, and it can be difficult to decide which one is best for you without knowing the pros and cons of each of the game engines. And now that you know which game engine is good for what, you can make an educated decision of what game engine would suit you the best as per your own skills.