Apple Technologies for Game Developers

Create amazing experiences using the powerful suite of game technologies built to harness the full capabilities of Apple platforms. Spanning from high-level to low-level, these technologies offer a wide array of graphics, gameplay and social features to make your titles even better.

ARKit

iOS is the biggest AR platform in the world, allowing you to create unparalleled augmented reality experiences in your games for hundreds of millions people on iPhone and iPad.

Learn more about ARKit

Metal

Maximize the graphics and compute potential of your games with Metal, which provides the best access to the GPU on iOS, macOS, and tvOS.

Learn more about Metal

SceneKit

Use this fully featured high-level graphics framework to create 3D animated scenes and effects in your games.

Learn more about SceneKit

SpriteKit

With SpriteKit, it’s easy to create high-performance, power-efficient 2D games.

Learn more about SpriteKit

ReplayKit

Enable players to share gameplay recordings or broadcast live games to players and viewers online with this easy-to-use framework.

Learn more about ReplayKit

GameplayKit

This framework provides a collection of essential tools and techniques used to implement modern gameplay algorithms.

Learn more about GameplayKit

Model I/O

Integrate physically-based materials, models, and lighting for SceneKit, GameplayKit, and Metal with Model I/O.

Learn more about Model I/O

Game Center

Take advantage of Game Center, Apple’s social gaming network. Gamers can track their best scores on a leaderboard, compare their achievements, and start a multiplayer game through auto-matching.

Learn more about Game Center

Game Controller

Integrate your games with MFi game controllers and take advantage of other modes of input. Learn how to add support for physical D-pads, buttons, triggers, joysticks, and more.

Game Controller Programming Guide

On-Demand Resources

Create smaller app bundles, enable faster downloads, and add up to 20 GB of additional content hosted on the App Store.

On-Demand Resources Guide

Games of the Year

The App Store Best of 2018 showcases our favorite games on the App Store and celebrates the amazing experiences that developers have created for macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

See all the featured games