Gaming software is the underlying code that powers video game apps and online games. It’s the invisible architecture that gives the game its logic, rules, and structure. Gamers must choose between a variety of gaming software, including game engines and SDKs. 

Game Engines

Game engines are software designed to create games.

They typically consist of a few core functions and these are  Graphics, Input and Controls, Artificial Intelligence, Physics; this refers to the equations that govern how objects react when they interact with each other.


SDKs stand for Software Development Kits used to create apps and games for a specific platform. Unlike game engines, which create all the code needed to build a game from scratch, SDKs only include code that is specific to the platform they’re used on.

For example, the iOS SDK has code that allows developers to make apps for iPhones, but it doesn’t have code to make apps for Mac computers.