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       Some Popular Mac Game Development Engines and Tools

Mac is one of the most popular and desired operating system offering extraordinary gaming
experience in the current industry of mobile games. Mac features a delicate but user-friendly
operating system, extremely clear screens, cutting edge graphics, and quality audio. There are
several popular mac games out there in the market drawing users and catapulting demand of mac

To address this growing demand, Mac game makers create custom mac games based on the users
needs. Mac game development is somewhat tough as Mac OS X is not having a set of libraries
similar to Microsoft’s DirectX, particularly for scripting games. For developing games, developers
rely on development tools or engines to incorporate advance features into the games. Some of the
necessary and popular engines and tools for Mac game application development include:

Unity Game Engine
It is an ecosystem for game development packed with a
complete suite of intuitive tools to craft interactive 3D
content and easy cross platform publishing. It allows you
to keep your codes working in multiple platforms and can
be used to deliver reliable performance offering smooth
frame rate. The first version was launched in 2005 and
since then two more versions have been released in 2010
and 2012 respectively. Mecanim being its animation
technology Unity strive for democratize the distribution of


                       It is an open source application used to create mid sized polygon 3D
                       models. It provides with a great range of modeling tools, supports for
                       material and lights, customizable interface, and inbuilt autoUV mapping
                       provision. It can be used along with other software and have cross platform
                       operating system like Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. Written in Erlang
                       programming language, it is free and anyone can use it both for
                       commercial or personal projects.

        Some Popular Mac Game Development Engines and Tools
                                                                        Author : Ryan Lawrence

Torque Game Engine
TGB is game engine equipped with complete suite of tools enabling
developers to produce high quality simulations and games. It is
packed with the flexibility of live material updating facility. This
engine has COLLADA Support, which acts as a direct channel to get
content into torque 3D. It is equipped with scripting, networking
code, GUI creation and in-engine editing features.
Over time several derivative engines were created as an expansion,
which include Torque3D, TGE Advanced, Torque Game Builder,
Torque Lighting Kit, and Torque X.

                          It is a creative graphic and art editor conceptualized for Mac OS X to
                          work at pixel level. It displays an interface identical to Adobe
                          Photoshop. It is equipped with pencil, eraser, eyedropper, Magic Wand,
                          Ellipse, Rectangle, Lasso, Move, Fill etc tools. Using this editor,
                          developers can create and organize frames in a panorama view to piece
                          together animations. It also allows preview while editing and its color
                          palettes add and manage common color into palettes. Pixel is most
                          important if you are working at high zoom factors with some small art.

These are some of the most popular and widely used tools and engines that are used by majority
of developer to craft and develop unique and use-friendly Mac Games. There are many more Mac
Game Development apps and tools for the mac game developer, which are used by worldwide

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        Some Popular Mac Game Development Engines and Tools

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