Reduce Electricity Use at Runtime

Video games use electricity. But how much? Measure and act to drastically reduce your game’s direct footprint.

Before thinking about doing good, we should at least ensure we do no harm.

The ever-increasing horsepower of our devices has led us to build bigger, prettier, but also more power-consuming games, and it’s no secret that the more power we use, the more carbon we emit into the atmosphere.

One of our very first steps should be to reduce the game’s energy usage during runtime.

Ways to support this goal include:
Don’t Leave the Engine Running
Miracle Ports
Power-Saving Mode
Low-End Support
Graphical Sufficiency
Honest Power Options
How Many Pixels Do You Need?
Pausing Properly