V-Play Engine

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V-Play Engine
Initial releaseDecember 12, 2012 (2012-12-12)
Stable release
2.18 / November 7, 2018 (2018-11-07)[1]
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows, macOS, Linux
PlatformiOS, Android, Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux
LicenseProprietary commercial software
WebsiteOfficial V-Play Engine website

V-Play is a cross-platform development tool, based on the Qt framework. It can be used to create mobile apps or 2D games. V-Play apps and games are supported on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, embedded devices and desktop devices. V-Play developers use QML, JavaScript and C++ to create mobile apps and games.[2]

Apps and games built with V-Play use a single code base and work across multiple platforms and screen resolutions.[3] V-Play was founded in 2012 and is based in Vienna, Austria.[4]


V-Play is based on the Qt (software) cross-platform development framework, that provides abstraction layers for timers, threads, storage, networking and UI rendering on different platforms. Applications built with Qt include VLC Media Player, Skype and Autodesk Maya – all of them make use of the GUI module which allows the creation of native-looking applications with a single source code base.[5]

V-Play uses Qt as its core and offers components and plugins on top of it, which further simplify the development of apps and games.[6]

Engine Features[edit]

Qt Creator IDE[edit]

The Qt Creator IDE supports editing QML and JavaScript code with context-sensitive help, code completion of V-Play components, navigation between components and more.

It includes a QML debugger and profiler for debugging custom components and JavaScript functions. It can inspect and change property values and QML code at runtime and is able to measure the time of element creation and binding evaluations.[7]

Declarative Language Features[edit]

V-Play apps and games are written in JavaScript and QML, a declarative language that features property bindings, state machines or fluid animations of any property.[8]

Resolution & Aspect Ratio Independence[edit]

V-Play is built to handle all possible aspect ratios and resolutions of modern mobile devices. Developers create their game for a logical scene using a content scaling approach.[9]

Native Dialogs and Functionality[edit]

V-Play apps and games provide a native look and feel on all platforms. V-Play has abstracted components for displaying native input dialogs and alert boxes without the need of a single native code line.[10]

V-Play Game Network[edit]

The V-Play Game Network is a mobile-backend-as-a-service or MBaas. It allows players to compare high scores and achievements, as well as syncing their data across devices. This is a free service for players and doesn't require registration of any kind. The V-Play Game Network can be implemented in less than 50 lines of code.[11]

Third Party Plugins[edit]

V-Play apps and games support a number of 3rd party plugins.[12] These plugins can be used by developers to monetize their applications, to gather analytics on user behavior or to engage users. The following plugins are currently supported by V-Play:

Supported platforms[edit]

V-Play supports the following platforms.[13][14][15]


  1. ^ http://v-play.net/doc/vplay-updates
  2. ^ "Hi - V-Play Engine". V-Play Engine. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
  3. ^ "Creating Mobile Games for Different Screen Sizes and Resolutions | V-Play Engine | Documentation". v-play.net. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
  4. ^ Iwatani, Toru (2015-05-01). Video Games Around the World. MIT Press. ISBN 9780262527163.
  5. ^ "Qt - Product | Qt for Application Development". Qt. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
  6. ^ "Features - V-Play Engine". V-Play Engine. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
  7. ^ "Features - V-Play Engine". V-Play Engine. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
  8. ^ "Features - V-Play Engine". V-Play Engine. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
  9. ^ "Features - V-Play Engine". V-Play Engine. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
  10. ^ "Features - V-Play Engine". V-Play Engine. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
  11. ^ "Game Network - V-Play Engine". V-Play Engine. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
  12. ^ "Plugins - V-Play Engine". V-Play Engine. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
  13. ^ https://v-play.net/pricing/
  14. ^ "V-Play Game Engine Brings More Crossplatform Gaming to BlackBerry 10". BerryReview. August 15, 2013. Retrieved 2014-11-06.
  15. ^ "V-Play Documentation - Supported Platforms". V-Play Engine. Retrieved 2018-11-20.

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