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|Session Name:||Going It Alone: Cross-Platform Mobile C++ Myths Debunked|
|Track / Format:||Smartphone & Tablet Games Summit|
|Overview:||Cross-platform game development is important in today's world. Middleware is an increasingly compelling option for cross-platform game development, but imposes limitations in performance, flexibility, and reaching the limits of your imagination. C++ avoids many of the limitations of a middleware sandbox, but adds apparent cost and complexity. How much of this apparent cost is real, and how bad is it? Topics that will be discussed include: build systems, development tools, audio, UI and device variation.|