Cocos2d-x open source platform gains 2.5D and 3D game development tools


Chukong Technologies, the company behind the Cocos2d-x game development platform, has released version 3.4 of the software. The enhanced feature set and new tools are designed to make it easier for developers to create 2.5D and 3D games, plus the platform benefits from faster memory management, and interestingly, it has been optimized for Samsung devices.

The Cocos2d-x platform is open source, and can be used to build games and apps suitable for  Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. The 2D engine has been used to produce games such as Tiny Death Star and Diamond Dash, for a wide range of developers including Disney and Wooga. In late 2014, Chukong Technologies added Facebook integration to the platform.

Developers interested in learning more about the changes in version 3.4 can refer to the release notes here, while the new platform can be downloaded for free via Chukong Technologies’ own website. Below is a video demonstration of version 3.4 in action.

A demo of Cocos2d-x 3D capabilities

Based in Beijing, China, Chukong Technologies has offices in South Korea, Taiwan, and California. The Cocos2d-x platform has been downloaded more than 1.5 million times since its release.