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  • Unreal Vs. Unity 3D: Choosing The Best Engine For Your Game

    [09.16.21]
    - Starloop Studios

  • Unity 3D Vs. Unreal Asset Store

    What's great about video game development these days is that you can quickly download many assets to make your life easier. Both Unity 3D and Unreal Engine offer a wide range of free or paid assets, each in its marketplace or asset store.


    Unity Assets Store. Image Source.

    However, unlike Unreal Engine, Unity 3D has many assets, from animations, textures, and models to entire project examples, tutorials, and editor extensions.

    Unity 3D Vs. Unreal Community

    Because both are on the top of the most popular worldwide game engines, it is understandable that both have strong communities of people and a solid online presence. Community members are active on forums, where they help each other with valuable information, on Sub-RedditsYouTube channels, etc. Unity 3D has a slightly larger community than Unreal because Unity is used more by independent developers. For example, in Sub-Reddits, Unity has a community of 238K members rather than Unreal Engine, which has 111K members. More members mean more questions and answers, more information distributed, and a more extensive knowledge base. However, the Unreal community is also growing rapidly and may exceed the number of Unity members at any time.

    Unity 3D Vs. Unreal Pricing

    Both Unity 3D and Unreal Engine are free. But both also have payment options. For example, Unity 3D offers the opportunity to upgrade to pro packages at the cost of $ 40 to $ 150 per month, depending on the project's needs.

    Those who use Unreal Engine to develop video games can use the game engine for free up to a certain point. After that, they must pay a 5% royalty cost on the game's gross revenue when their product exceeds $1,000,000. The company introduced this 5% fee on January 1, 2021.

    This pricing system is an opportunity for game developers, especially for independent ones, who can access such valuable resources.

    Comparison Table - Unity vs Unreal

    Unity 3D vs Unreal Engine
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    The skills of game developers with Unity 3D and Unreal Engine have become a requirement for those who want to be hired in game development studios. Most companies have given up the game engines they used and switched to Unity and Unreal Engine due to their many benefits.

    In Conclusion

    If you are at the beginning of your career in the gaming industry, Unity 3D is the easiest choice to learn to code and create a wide range of games. But if you want your video game to have excellent graphics and work with a more experienced team, Unreal Engine might be the right choice.

    If you're still thinking, ask a question. Starloop Studios has over ten years of experience with both Unity 3D and Unreal Engine. In addition, we have created video games that have performed globally, so our expertise could be exactly what you need to know which game engine is best for your project.

    Feel free to contact us here or email directly at [email protected].

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