Mobile Gaming SDKs
The Search for a Good Cross-Platform Mobile SDK
There is no shortage of mobile SDKs nowadays and finding one is easy. However, finding one that can handle compiling to both iOS (iPhone/iPad) and Android phones is a bit harder.
Cross-Platform Mobile Gaming SDK?
The Final Answer
I eventually came across 2 Lua-based solutions for mobile gaming. One is Moai which looked fantastic and is open-source. The only problem was that getting started with Moai is a little harder as the documentation is lacking — it was designed for experienced Lua-game developers and since the project is relatively new, documentation is virtually non-existent.
The SDK I settled on is the Corona SDK. It’s Lua-based, has a nice Simulator, performance is good on both Android and iOS and has great API documentation. It’s a bit pricey (around $200 for compiling to a single platform and ~$350 for compiling to both Android & iOS) but does come with a free full-featured trial so you can try developing an application before purchasing.