Whether you’re building an FPS multiplayer experience, an open-world RPG, or an adventure puzzle game, one thing is certain: You want to create dynamic and engaging experiences for your players. While specific platforms have traditionally been associated with different types of gaming, such as more casual games for mobile or FPS games on PC, developers no longer need to limit themselves. Today’s gaming experiences successfully extend across multiple platforms, which greatly expands audience reach.
Of course, anything worth pursuing comes with its fair share of obstacles. This includes developing for multiple platforms. The process of scaling and porting games can be taxing on teams, no matter their size. But as many developers who have been through it will tell you, the reward is well worth the challenge. There are plenty of business benefits that come with getting your game onto increasingly popular consoles like Nintendo Switch, with more than 78 million consoles sold worldwide.
Plus, there are always helping hands along the way. Once you know where to look, you can find thousands of learning resources, most of them completely free and available to anyone who is willing to take the time to learn.
We recently had the honor of speaking with Wlad Marhulets, the creator of the award-winning , a horror action-adventure puzzle game that follows the story of Lloyd – a boy who finds himself in the middle of a lucid nightmare. Marhulets is a multi-talented, solo developer who, over the course of five years, has been able to bring his first title to most major platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and most recently, Nintendo Switch. His journey is an arduous one, but through ongoing perseverance, optimism, and steadfast support, Marhulets can now attest to the satisfaction and triumph of sharing his art with so many people all over the world, no matter their hardware.
His story begins with a simple download.
Read on to discover what the developer of DARQ has to say about his experience in scaling for multiple platforms.
For further support, Unity’s offers a variety of engagements to help studios of all sizes achieve their goals. From consulting on performance optimization to stability improvements to porting expertise, our consultancy team can identify the roadblocks and steps required to complete any project. The Accelerate Solutions team is made up of Unity’s most advanced engineers, ready to work alongside your team to execute your project from start to finish so that you have the freedom to focus on other creative aspects of your game.
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Other helpful resources include Unity’s forums, where you can get tips and tricks from other developers. You can also check out Wlad Marhulets’ book,
Answers attributed to Wlad Marhulets