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Memory match game - choosing engine

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Hey, we have created a few small quiz games for iOS and Android and it's fine, but because we do it native so we have to code for both plataforms.

 

We are thinking of creating a memory match game, do you guys recommend an engine (Unity, Game Maker, or other) to this type of game?

 

Thanks

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Yes a game where you have to find two of the same. Like this: http://a4.mzstatic.com/us/r30/Purple/v4/50/ea/aa/50eaaa04-f53e-83c3-8524-80a36eab5c80/screen480x480.jpeg

 

The game is really simple that's why I wasn't sure if something like Unity would be too much confusing for this.

 

Thanks for your suggestion, I'll check those.

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I think you should use a language/framework or an engine that you have interest in using for bigger projects. A smaller project like the matching game will be a chance for you to get used to the ins and outs of the language/framework or engine without dealing with too many complex programming problems. Then your next project can be more technically challenging, hopefully with fewer challenges related to the framework or engine.

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Personally, I think an "engine" is overkill for this type of game.  At the core, the game is really just a whole bunch of 2D images and audio with some logic behind it.  To me, a better solution would be to code the logic based around a common frontend and then code backends for each platform that you need.  This way, you are only rewriting the code that needs to be changed.

 

EDIT: However, this would depend on how you want to approach things.  Programs like GameMaker should be able to handle this kind of work with less hassle.

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