5 Preferred Programming Languages for Game Development

Choosing the right programming language for game development is anything but easy. But it can come in handy to know which one is the most preferred.

Amid the pandemic, the game industry has reached a whole new world with users spending a lot of time playing to keep themselves entertained. According to Statista, in 2020, the online gaming industry will be valued at Rs 76 billion and by 2023, the amount will reach Rs 155 billion. The coders need to seamlessly work on the development to get well-animated and flashy video games. Hence, comes the programming skills that one needs to know to ensure that they can develop the right game.

Here are some of the most preferred programming languages that game developers must be aware of.

1. Java
Java is a rich and versatile open-source programming language that is considered a beginner-friendly platform. The programming languages help the coders to write agnostic code and is easy to learn, debug, write, and compile, code. It is used to develop games like Ferrari GT, FIFA 11, Minecraft, etc.

2. C#
C# is a top-notch programming language that uses the XNA framework for developing games for Xbox and Windows. It uses Xamarin and Unity3D, enabling the development of games for several platforms to offer scalability and efficiency. C# is used to develop Super Mario Run and Pokemon Go.

3. JavaScript
The popular programming language JavaScript is used to write code and develop interactive online games since it is easier to integrate HTML and CSS. The cross-platform mobile app development language can help the developers to create animation or interactivity. Little Alchemy, HexGI. Hangman, etc. are developed using JavaScript programming languages.

4. C++
C++ is a commonly used programming language that offers fine object-oriented programming, high abstraction level, providing direct control, and graphical processing. The programming language allows developers to optimise high-level code, big console, etc. C++ is used to develop Master of Orion III, Starcraft, Football Pro, etc.

5. Python
The Python programming language is used to develop games like Disney’s Toontown Online, Battlefield 2, Frets, and Eve Online. It is easy to use, developer-friendly and enables developers to write prototypes. The learning curve is also simple for developers and go-to options.

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