Unity game engine's dominance in mobile games to cause ripples

All app developers know that if they want their mobile games to succeed, they have to be available on Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS, Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android or both. And for many of them, getting there now means working with mobile gaming engine Unity. Although there are alternatives available--including Marmalade, Havok and Cocos--there are indications that Unity is beginning to dominate the market for mobile game engines the way Apple and Google in terms of smartphone platforms themselves. As a result, developers can expect to see a number of third-party firms offering additional analytics tools to help them be more successful with Unity-based mobile games. For more on the trend, check out this FierceDeveloper special report.