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Top 8 Programming Languages For Game Developers

Game Developers use Programming Languages to create a game's settings and mechanics. The Choice of Programming Languages depends on factors including the game type-console, computer game or mobile game and extent of interactivity.

Below is the list of top eight programming languages for game development:

1. C++

C++ is one of the popular and commonly used programming language for game designer. It offers high abstraction level for both object-oriented programming and generic programming, providing direct control over hardware and graphical processes. It also allow the optimization of special parts to high level.

It is also used to build big console and windows games Counter-Strike, Football Pro, StarCraft, Master of Orion lll are some of the games with C++.

2. Java

It is used to build indie and mobile games . It offers Easy writing, Debugging, Learning and Compiling. It can write range of reusable system-agnostic Code.

Mission Impossible lll, Minecraft, FIFA ll and Ferrari GT 3 are some of the games created using Java

3. HTML5

HTML5 is used to build cross-platform and cross-browser apps and games. It can also be interchangeably used with JavaScript. HTML5 is widely preferred for game development for its ultimate gaming engines. Game Frameworks including Construct 2, ImpactJS, Phaser, Turbulenz and Booty5 have taken the responsibility of the HTML5 Game Development process.

Cookie Clicker, God will be Watching are some of the games build using HTML5

4. JavaScript

It is integrated with web technologies including CSS and HTML, allowing the development of cross-platform mobile games. JavaScript is used with HTML5 since the latter cannot create animation or interactivity. JavaScript is used in gaming because of its online community and large number of framework.

Hangman, HexHI, Little Alchemy, Swoop and Ploycraft are some of the game build using JavaScript.

5. Python

Python is also used of the development of game. Its PyGame Library is developer-friendly, easy to use for building game and enables developers to prototype games quickly. It also runs on OOP principles. Its simple learning curve makes python go-to option for many game developers.

Battlefield 2, Disney's Toontown Online , Eve online are some of the games build using Python.

6. UnrealScript

UnrealScript or UScript is object-oriented without multiple inheritance. Major gaming platforms are Microsoft Windows, Android, Linux and PlayStation are UnrealScript.

Advent Rising, America's Army, The Wheel of Time are some of the Games build using UnrealScript.

7. Lua

Lua is Light Weight, High Level and Multi-Platform Programming Language which is easy to run and making it efficient to be used for video games development. It is designed to embed into many applications, making it convenient for developers and players to alter the game.

Age of Conan, American Girl, Angry Bird are some of the games build using Lua

8. C#

C# is powerful language. Its XNA framework makes it prefect for building games on windows and Xbox. C#'s game engine Unity3D and Xamarin enables developers to build games on all platforms including IOS, Android, PlayStation and Windows. Its efficiency and Scalability makes C# popular in gaming industry.

Pokémon Go and Super Mario run are some of the games build using C#.

Resource: Analyticsindiamag, Wikipedia

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