The rise of smartphones and social media has lead to a boom in the video game industry. Video games are not only loved by kids and teenagers but adult men and women in the age group of 25-34 in the US are also addicted to gaming.
Virtual Reality will change the video game industry in 2016, as per the reports Virtual Reality video game industry will generate a whopping of $5.1 billion in 2016. The number of virtual reality users globally in 2016 is expected to be 55.8 million. The release of Google Cardboard and Oculus Rift will change the Virtual Reality Video Gaming industry.
There is a good news for users who are interested in a career in video game programming, video game industry has earned a revenue of $23.5 billion in the year 2015. There is no dearth of job in Video Gaming Industry if you the right experience. To develop a video game you need to design and develop codes for the games and need to know one of the below-mentioned programming languages.
There are many programming languages available for video game development, let’s check out.
Best Video Game Programming Languages
C++ is the most popular programming language used to code video games by programmers. It is one of the rare programming languages which is processor based and executing codes in C++ is fast. It has tools like advanced libraries where advanced functions and new features can be imported at ease.
Pronounced in the field as “C-sharp” and is based on C and C++ programming languages developed by Microsoft in the year 2000. C# can be used to program both computer games and console games. The Unity Engine which is game engine used to create 2D or 3D games has been written in C#. One of the most famous games, Angry Birds has been written using c#.
Java is a popular programming language which is related to C++ and is not so difficult to learn. It has lots of applications and is used to make interactive games. Popular game Minecraft has been created using Java.
4. Visual Basic
Visual Basic cannot be termed as an ideal programming language for video games, however, you can program machine, board games like snake and ladder chess, educational games and more.