The gaming industry has only flourished in the last few years. For all good reasons, with the escalating technologies and skilled gaming app developers, we expect to see a lot of innovations in the coming times as well. However, if you are looking to be on the other side, that is, want to build the latest gaming app then you have landed on the right page with us.
If you are determined to start working with an iPhone game development company or are looking to build an app of your own, then here are the pro tips to go ahead.
Developing an iPhone game may not be the easiest job. However, you can do thorough planning and ideation that will make it a lot easier. You must be clear about the game and the app’s concept. It will help you decide the game mechanics and content. Mechanics will be the same from one location to the other whereas content will vary.
Use timer provided by your game engine
Update Loop is the method by which your game’s actions remain organised. It functions as a timer that decides how often the game is rendered to the screen. Generally, mobile games are rendered 60 frames per second. However, you can set your timers for specific actions. You need to take care that the global rendering speed should not slow down. It might happen when your game is complex or if the iPhone is overloaded. So, to avoid this, use the timer your game engine provides and not your own.
Focus on memory consumption
An ideal gaming app should use just a sufficient amount of space on the device it is being installed. So, you must focus on the memory your gaming app will consume. You can avoid using the png loading function of Apple’s GLSprite Demo. You can also practice cropping the sprites tightly and accurately when drawing them. You can even choose the textures that help enhance the app’s rendering performance.
Avoid third-party libraries
You may end up choosing third-party libraries instead of finding your own solutions. Apple restricts the use of third-party apps into games that are meant to be used on iPads and iPhones. You can sometimes make use of it, but it would be safe to avoid using such sources especially when you wish to see your gaming app on the App Store.
Take help of useful tools
You do not necessarily have to do the hard work. You can make use of game engines, frameworks, and various tools to make the task easier. Even if you are working at an iPhone game development company, you can still use this technique. The end result and your users’ satisfaction matters the most. So, go ahead and try using Unity Mobile (game engine), Unreal Development Kit (game engine), etcetera.