Unreal Engine 4: The Complete Beginner's Course [Video]

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Learn
  • Learn game development, create games, and run them on the Unreal Engine 4
  • Build realistic looking environments for games to take place in
  • Define custom inputs and movements to control characters
  • Script logic to define gameplay without needing to know how to code
About

Develop games using cutting-edge game design software and run them on a state-of-the-art 3D game engine. The Unreal Engine has won the “Best Game Engine” award several times from various organizations, including the Develop Industry Excellence Awards and Game Developer Magazine. The Unreal Engine has been used to develop many blockbuster games and game series including Borderlands, Gears of War, BioShock, Mass Effect, and hundreds more. For years, the Unreal Engine was only affordable for large companies, but starting in 2015, Unreal Engine 4 is now completely free to use, as long as you agree to pay Epic Games 5% of your game sales. In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of game development using the Unreal Engine 4. By the end of the course, you will have built an entire demo game from scratch. In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of game development using the Unreal Engine 4! The first part of the course will help you get the Unreal Engine 4 up and running and will introduce you to the basic concepts of game development using the Engine. Next, you will learn all the skills you need to craft beautiful environments to stage your games in. Then, you will learn how to script logic for your games so you can define game rules and behaviors, keep track of data such as health and inventory, and create playable characters. You will learn about collisions and damage, key concepts for any action game. You will learn how to create user interfaces using the UMG Editor, so you can add things like menus, load screens, and HUDs to your game. And finally, you will learn how audio works within the Engine so you can add music, dialogue, and sound effects to your game. Upon completion of the course, you will have the skills necessary to translate ideas for games into playable games that use environments you sculpt and logic that you define, and you will understand how to make a game in Unreal Engine 4.

Style and Approach

Learn game development using the industry-leading 3D game design software the pros use, the Unreal Engine 4. In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of game development using the Unreal Engine 4.

Features
  • This award-winning engine is used to create many of today’s top games.
  • By the end of the course, you will have built an entire demo game from scratch.
Course Length 9 hours 51 minutes
ISBN 9781789537086
Date Of Publication 24 Jun 2018

Authors

David Nixon

David Nixon is a professional software developer and amateur game developer who holds a degree in Computer Science from Florida Atlantic University. He started his career developing websites and providing SEO services for companies nationwide. He then dove into the world of mobile gaming, developing the game Puzzlers. Recently, he worked as a web developer for a major SaaS company.