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Top 20 Gaming and Game Engines SDKs Used in Android Apps on Google Play
Last update: 23 Jul 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, 77.95% have integrated FMOD. This accounts for 70.16% 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
197.66k
Google Play
App Share
77.95%
Google Play
Apps
26.89k
Games
170.77k
Total Downloads
297.41b
Google Play
Download Share
70.16%
Google Play
App Downloads
14.39b
Game Downloads
283.03b

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

Among all apps utilizing gaming and game engines SDKs, 77.70% have integrated Unity3D. This accounts for 67.12% 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
197.02k
Google Play
App Share
77.70%
Google Play
Apps
26.76k
Games
170.26k
Total Downloads
284.50b
Google Play
Download Share
67.12%
Google Play
App Downloads
12.09b
Game Downloads
272.42b

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

Among all apps utilizing gaming and game engines SDKs, 22.86% have integrated Google Play Game Services. This accounts for 45.79% 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
57.96k
Google Play
App Share
22.86%
Google Play
Apps
15.41k
Games
42.54k
Total Downloads
194.09b
Google Play
Download Share
45.79%
Google Play
App Downloads
29.64b
Game Downloads
164.45b

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

Among all apps utilizing gaming and game engines SDKs, 10.69% have integrated GameAnalytics. This accounts for 9.77% 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
27.11k
Google Play
App Share
10.69%
Google Play
Apps
462
Games
26.65k
Total Downloads
41.41b
Google Play
Download Share
9.77%
Google Play
App Downloads
521.48m
Game Downloads
40.88b

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

Among all apps utilizing gaming and game engines SDKs, 7.06% have integrated Google Play Games plugin for Unity. This accounts for 14.98% 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
17.91k
Google Play
App Share
7.06%
Google Play
Apps
224
Games
17.69k
Total Downloads
63.52b
Google Play
Download Share
14.98%
Google Play
App Downloads
268.22m
Game Downloads
63.25b

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, 6.82% have integrated Cocos2D-X. This accounts for 10.27% 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
17.30k
Google Play
App Share
6.82%
Google Play
Apps
2.37k
Games
14.93k
Total Downloads
43.54b
Google Play
Download Share
10.27%
Google Play
App Downloads
2.67b
Game Downloads
40.86b

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

Among all apps utilizing gaming and game engines SDKs, 2.16% have integrated LibGDX. This accounts for 1.85% 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
5.47k
Google Play
App Share
2.16%
Google Play
Apps
2.21k
Games
3.26k
Total Downloads
7.86b
Google Play
Download Share
1.85%
Google Play
App Downloads
2.67b
Game Downloads
5.19b

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

Among all apps utilizing gaming and game engines SDKs, 1.30% have integrated Godot Engine. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the gaming and game engines SDK category.

Total Apps
3.29k
Google Play
App Share
1.30%
Google Play
Apps
383
Games
2.90k
Total Downloads
541.46m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
11.96m
Game Downloads
529.50m

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
2.43k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
914
Games
1.52k
Total Downloads
3.55b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
254.06m
Game Downloads
3.29b

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 ByteBrew. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the gaming and game engines SDK category.

Total Apps
1.60k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
74
Games
1.53k
Total Downloads
3.47b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
42.48m
Game Downloads
3.43b

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

Among all apps utilizing gaming and game engines SDKs, <1% have integrated Prime31. This accounts for 2.62% 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
1.29k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
218
Games
1.08k
Total Downloads
11.10b
Google Play
Download Share
2.62%
Google Play
App Downloads
207.95m
Game Downloads
10.89b

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

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
1.13k
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
173
Games
955
Total Downloads
2.72b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
54.41m
Game Downloads
2.67b

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 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
670
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
228
Games
442
Total Downloads
1.52b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
397.22m
Game Downloads
1.13b

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
431
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
53
Games
378
Total Downloads
86.32m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
13.26m
Game Downloads
73.06m

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 1.02% 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
380
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
6
Games
374
Total Downloads
4.31b
Google Play
Download Share
1.02%
Google Play
App Downloads
46.57m
Game Downloads
4.26b

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 Vivox. This accounts for <1% of app downloads within the gaming and game engines SDK category.

Total Apps
309
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
64
Games
245
Total Downloads
1.70b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
50.75m
Game Downloads
1.64b

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

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
306
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
306
Games
0
Total Downloads
2.41b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
2.41b
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
245
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
16
Games
229
Total Downloads
2.30b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
20.69m
Game Downloads
2.28b

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 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
145
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
34
Games
111
Total Downloads
1.01b
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
38.91m
Game Downloads
969.84m

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

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

Total Apps
70
Google Play
App Share
<1%
Google Play
Apps
1
Games
69
Total Downloads
242.95m
Google Play
Download Share
<1%
Google Play
App Downloads
1.30m
Game Downloads
241.65m

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

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