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Top 20 Gaming and Game Engines SDKs Used in Android Apps on Google Play
Last update: 12 Apr 2024 CET
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Top 20 Gaming and Game Engines SDKs Used in Android Apps on Google Play

We at 42matters have identified the 20 most popular Gaming and Game Engines SDKs leveraged by Android apps available on the Android app market.

Gaming and Game Engine SDKs help developers build mobile games. They come with a set of tools and resources (game assets, scripting languages, APIs for game logic and physics, etc.) for creating, debugging, and deploying games on particular game engines. They may also include support for graphics rendering, audio, netowrking, and other gaming features.

This list is based on our analysis of the millions of mobile applications – and the 2,300+ SDKs they use – that constitute the vast inventory of the Google Play Store. The accompanying data provides readers with a glimpse into the rich mobile application insights generated by the 42matters technology. This data is also available via our APIs, file dumps, Explorer, and SDK Explorer.

The intended purpose of this article is to assist app builders in their search for the perfect Gaming and Game Engines SDK to leverage in their app, as well as to give SDK developers insight into their biggest competitors and potential customers. This data collected by our technology may also serve as a useful tool for folks researching the wider mobile app market.

Among all apps utilizing gaming and game engines SDKs, 70.85% have integrated FMOD. This accounts for 69.66% of app downloads within the gaming and game engines SDK category.

FMOD is an SDK that offers instant iteration. Build and edit audio in real-time. The FMOD workflow lets you implement and improvise while connected to a game, without ever missing a beat.

Total Apps
275.49k
Google Play
App Share
70.85%
Google Play
Apps
41.75k
Games
233.73k
Total Downloads
283.87b
Google Play
Download Share
69.66%
Google Play
App Downloads
14.04b
Game Downloads
269.83b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use FMOD.

Among all apps utilizing gaming and game engines SDKs, 70.67% have integrated Unity3D. This accounts for 66.63% of app downloads within the gaming and game engines SDK category.

Unity, the world’s most popular development platform for creating 2D and 3D multiplatform games and interactive experiences.

Total Apps
274.79k
Google Play
App Share
70.67%
Google Play
Apps
41.61k
Games
233.18k
Total Downloads
271.49b
Google Play
Download Share
66.63%
Google Play
App Downloads
11.84b
Game Downloads
259.66b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Unity3D.

Among all apps utilizing gaming and game engines SDKs, 29.96% have integrated Google Play Game Services. This accounts for 46.42% of app downloads within the gaming and game engines SDK category.

The Google Play Games Services SDK provides cross-platform Google Play games services that lets you easily integrate popular gaming features such as achievements, leaderboards, and saved games in your tablet and mobile games.

Total Apps
116.51k
Google Play
App Share
29.96%
Google Play
Apps
49.27k
Games
67.24k
Total Downloads
189.17b
Google Play
Download Share
46.42%
Google Play
App Downloads
29.23b
Game Downloads
159.94b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Google Play Game Services.

Among all apps utilizing gaming and game engines SDKs, 8.86% have integrated GameAnalytics. This accounts for 9.65% of app downloads within the gaming and game engines SDK category.

GameanAlytics is an SDK that collects, visualizes, and understands your player data all in one platform.

Total Apps
34.46k
Google Play
App Share
8.86%
Google Play
Apps
543
Games
33.91k
Total Downloads
39.33b
Google Play
Download Share
9.65%
Google Play
App Downloads
466.78m
Game Downloads
38.86b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use GameAnalytics.

Among all apps utilizing gaming and game engines SDKs, 6.72% have integrated Cocos2D-X. This accounts for 10.45% of app downloads within the gaming and game engines SDK category.

Cocos2D-X is a mature, open source, cross-platform game development framework SDK that supports 2D and 3D game creation. The engine provides rich functions such as graphics rendering, GUI, audio, network, physics, user input, etc. It is widely used in game development and interactive application construction.

Total Apps
26.12k
Google Play
App Share
6.72%
Google Play
Apps
2.96k
Games
23.16k
Total Downloads
42.56b
Google Play
Download Share
10.45%
Google Play
App Downloads
2.59b
Game Downloads
39.97b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Cocos2D-X.

Among all apps utilizing gaming and game engines SDKs, 5.97% have integrated Google Play Games plugin for Unity. This accounts for 15.01% of app downloads within the gaming and game engines SDK category.

The Google Play Games plugin SDK for Unity is an open-source project whose goal is to provide a plugin that allows game developers to integrate with the Google Play Games API from a game written in Unity.

Total Apps
23.20k
Google Play
App Share
5.97%
Google Play
Apps
299
Games
22.90k
Total Downloads
61.16b
Google Play
Download Share
15.01%
Google Play
App Downloads
262.04m
Game Downloads
60.90b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Google Play Games plugin for Unity.

Among all apps utilizing gaming and game engines SDKs, 2.37% have integrated LibGDX. This accounts for 1.93% of app downloads within the gaming and game engines SDK category.

libGDX is a free and open-source game-development application framework SDK written in the Java programming language with some C and C++ components for performance dependent code.

Total Apps
9.22k
Google Play
App Share
2.37%
Google Play
Apps
3.09k
Games
6.13k
Total Downloads
7.85b
Google Play
Download Share
1.93%
Google Play
App Downloads
2.61b
Game Downloads
5.24b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use LibGDX.

Among all apps utilizing gaming and game engines SDKs, 1.16% have integrated Godot Engine. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the gaming and game engines SDK category.

Total Apps
4.50k
Google Play
App Share
1.16%
Google Play
Apps
453
Games
4.05k
Total Downloads
240.54m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
10.99m
Game Downloads
229.55m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Godot Engine.

Among all apps utilizing gaming and game engines SDKs, <1% have integrated Solar2D Corona Labs. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the gaming and game engines SDK category.

Corona is a 2D engine SDK that lets you build games and apps for all major platforms, including iOS, Android, Kindle, Apple TV, Android TV, macOS, and Windows.

Total Apps
3.53k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
1.52k
Games
2.00k
Total Downloads
3.44b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
251.36m
Game Downloads
3.19b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Solar2D Corona Labs.

Among all apps utilizing gaming and game engines SDKs, <1% have integrated Unreal Engine 4. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the gaming and game engines SDK category.

Unreal Engine is the world's most open and advanced real-time 3D creation platform SDK for photoreal visuals and immersive experiences.

Total Apps
2.62k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
418
Games
2.20k
Total Downloads
2.62b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
54.25m
Game Downloads
2.56b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Unreal Engine 4.

Among all apps utilizing gaming and game engines SDKs, <1% have integrated Prime31. This accounts for 2.76% of app downloads within the gaming and game engines SDK category.

Prime31 is an SDK that creates top quality mobile games, applications, and tools for small and large businesses.

Total Apps
2.02k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
360
Games
1.66k
Total Downloads
11.24b
Google Play
Download Share
2.76%
Google Play
App Downloads
207.53m
Game Downloads
11.03b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Prime31.

Among all apps utilizing gaming and game engines SDKs, <1% have integrated ByteBrew. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the gaming and game engines SDK category.

Total Apps
1.46k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
67
Games
1.39k
Total Downloads
2.38b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
36.49m
Game Downloads
2.35b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use ByteBrew.

Among all apps utilizing gaming and game engines SDKs, <1% have integrated AndEngine. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the gaming and game engines SDK category.

AndEngine is a free open source OpenGL android game engine SDK. It covers the most important OpenGL aspects, which means even if you don't have experience with OpenGL, you can still create great games and applications using AndEngine.

Total Apps
1.26k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
413
Games
852
Total Downloads
1.51b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
396.07m
Game Downloads
1.11b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use AndEngine.

Among all apps utilizing gaming and game engines SDKs, <1% have integrated Freestick. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the gaming and game engines SDK category.

FreeStick is a cross platform joystick and gamepad library SDK written in C++ 11.

Total Apps
780
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
115
Games
665
Total Downloads
85.55m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
13.11m
Game Downloads
72.44m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Freestick.

Among all apps utilizing gaming and game engines SDKs, <1% have integrated AnySDK Framework. This accounts for 1.00% of app downloads within the gaming and game engines SDK category.

AnySDK Framework is a third party solution that offers SDK integration to game developers.

Total Apps
594
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
156
Games
438
Total Downloads
4.09b
Google Play
Download Share
1.00%
Google Play
App Downloads
20.02m
Game Downloads
4.07b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use AnySDK Framework.

Among all apps utilizing gaming and game engines SDKs, <1% have integrated Faceunity. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the gaming and game engines SDK category.

Total Apps
409
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
409
Games
0
Total Downloads
2.36b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
2.36b
Game Downloads
441.59k

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Faceunity.

Among all apps utilizing gaming and game engines SDKs, <1% have integrated Moga SDK. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the gaming and game engines SDK category.

Moga is a system of gamepads designed to integrate into any smartphone or tablet and allow for physical controls. The Moga SDK facilitates connectivity to these controllers.

Total Apps
307
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
18
Games
289
Total Downloads
2.27b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
19.34m
Game Downloads
2.25b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Moga SDK.

Among all apps utilizing gaming and game engines SDKs, <1% have integrated Vivox. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the gaming and game engines SDK category.

Total Apps
302
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
67
Games
235
Total Downloads
1.48b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
49.77m
Game Downloads
1.43b

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Vivox.

Among all apps utilizing gaming and game engines SDKs, <1% have integrated Everyplay. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the gaming and game engines SDK category.

The Everyplay SDK was a framework that facilitated the recording of video and audio of games. It was discontinued in 2018.

Total Apps
212
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
49
Games
163
Total Downloads
323.34m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
19.61m
Game Downloads
303.73m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Everyplay.

Among all apps utilizing gaming and game engines SDKs, <1% have integrated Marmalade. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the gaming and game engines SDK category.

The Marmalade SDK from Marmalade Technologies Limited contains library files, documentation, and tools required to develop, test, and deploy mobile apps.

Total Apps
207
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
62
Games
145
Total Downloads
1.01b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
38.35m
Game Downloads
969.67m

Use the 42matters SDK Explorer to find all apps that use Marmalade.

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