Games were originally made to entertain and build social connections. It is a formalized version of play that has been integral to various cultures. In the 1950s, the first video game was created by physicist, William Higinbotham called Tennis for Two. It was a tennis game similar to Pong and was developed by technician Robert Dvorak.
Today, the video game market industry is estimated to earn $203bn by end of 2022. This includes console titles and PC gaming. The MMO (Massive Multiplayer Online) games are expected to grow by $21.25bn. The pandemic has definitely accelerated the growth rate and the release of new franchises and titles has cemented the video gaming industry. According to Statista, there were more than 18,000 video game software development businesses and 1,530 video game publishers in the United States alone.
With the creator economy on the continued rise, we see Gen Z getting more into game development since no-code development has allowed citizen development of apps, websites, software, and even games. This opens the door to many possibilities for anyone who has an idea.
We discuss today the importance of game development and why a no-code generation of game developers is on its way.
Some people might see game development as pure child’s play. Since it became mainstream in the 80s, it has become a high-earning industry evolving along with the internet and gadgets. There had been successful video game franchises that crossed over into other realms of entertainment like movies, merchandise, and even a TV series.
Aside from entertainment though, video game development was found to have a number of health benefits such as:
Video games also gave birth to gamification. It is a marketing activity that includes video games for its consumers. It is said to improve business by:
Aside from this, we can also see video games developed for training and educational purposes. Video game simulation tools have been in medical and aviation schools to prepare them for live application. In primary and secondary schools, video games are utilized to make learning fun for children. Aside from developing cognitive skills and eye-hand coordination, lessons are absorbed easier because it was more engaging.
Video games can be useful in different ways for each industry. We see its flexibility and the potential it has to be maximized. This is where no-code comes in and helps build the new phase of game development.
No-code development has been growing in the past years, especially during the pandemic. This tool allows anyone to build and develop their own app, website, software, and even video games. It created citizen developers or people who have no technical background to create no-code projects. The drag-and-drop options and other easy features let anyone create their own games even without intensive technical knowledge. Some platforms also allow customization so they can enhance what they can build.
No-code video game development is growing in popularity already. There are already a number of no-code game builder platforms allowing citizen developers to build in 2D or 3D. You can also build a game from their templates so you can start somewhere or even play around while you learn.
Here are the top platforms if you want to try no-code game development
Unity has been in the business since 2004. It has grown to be a real-time gaming development platform that has tools and services that allow incredible possibilities for game developers and creators. It is a multi-platform no-code game development tool, designed with an all-in-one editor and capable of 2D and 3D game development.
Gamemaker has a built-in scripting language that allows people with some programming experience to do more with the tool. It is perfect for those looking to build in a no-code platform but can be flexible and avoid running into the limitations of other programs.
Adventure Game Studio
This platform caters to intermediate developers with a little more experience. It can create point-and-click or keyboard-controlled adventure games that can be customized. However, even if you are a beginner, it's relatively easy to use as your first game-making software. It has a Windows-based IDE that easily lets you do anything such as writing game scripts, importing graphics, and so on.
An advanced game creation software that allows for an easy game-making process, It doesn’t require any scripting, programming, or software design experience. Its great for entrepreneurs, designers and even gaming enthusiast who has no game development skills or coding knowledge.
You can check our some examples of well-made no-code games to inspire the game designer in you!
Little Misfortune is an interactive story, focused on exploration and characters, both sweet and dark, where your choices have consequences.
It’s a turn-based RPG game that shows a different side of London. You play as a rat and you will find the medieval kingdom where you will battle, mice, moles, squirrels, and shrews in the kingdom of Rodentia.
A simple but visually pleasing 3D game where your main objective is to avoid obstacles and even blow it up.|
Video games tend to hold a place in our hearts especially if it’s something we have dedicated a number of hours already. As we read, it can al; so improve lives and health if used in the proper way. No-code game development lets anyone create no-code games for leisure or for function.
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