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Creating a VR Shooter Game Using Optimized Techniques [Video]

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Learn
  • Build a VR game using Unreal Engine 4
  • Experiment with various User Interface(UI) techniques in your VR applications.
  • Build and run VR applications for consumer headsets
  • Make the most of the optimization tools in Unreal Engine 4
  • Understand the different hardware and zero-in on your preferred one.
  • Explore available stores for VR application distribution

 

About

With the major release of Unreal Engine 4, Epic Games has registered its presence in the world of Virtual Reality. Following the release of such popular product launches as Oculus, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear, and more, VR has gained a lot of ground and is a booming industry today.

In this volume we are going to create a Shooter game in VR by learning variations in movement and interaction techniques and by creating dummy enemies. Next we explore how to create UI elements for VR games while learning about optimization techniques and where we can distribute our VR application. We will look at SDKs that support your preferred hardware, and the different engines that you can use to create Virtual Reality content while understanding their strengths and weaknesses. Moving on, you'll learn how to boost the performance of your VR apps by profiling, rendering, and setting up your VR kits. By the end, you will have created a VR game and developed a comprehensive VR experience using Unreal.

Style and Approach

This practical course will take you through setting up and running your preferred hardware (such as Oculus or Vive) and will further empower you to build your own Unreal Engine 4 VR game projects.

Features
  • Construct a VR game brick-by-brick and understand how Unreal Engine 4works
  • Experiment with VR environments using optimized tools 
  • Discover the fundamental aspects of VR hardware and learn to choose the one that suits you.
Course Length 2 hours 34 minutes
ISBN9781788292818
Date Of Publication 29 Aug 2017

Authors

Orfeas Eleftheriou

Orfeas Eleftheriou was born in Lesvos, a small Greek island in the Mediterranean Sea, and is currently a game developer based in Thessaloniki, Greece. He started developing mobile apps in 2013 and since 2015 has been working in the game industry focusing on gameplay programming. Orfeas is an active engine contributor for Unreal Engine 4 and he is a spotlighted member of its community thanks to his tutorials and tech demos in C++ engine development on his personal website

Website : orfeasel.com/blog

Kostas Dokos

Kostas Dokos is currently a Computer Games Lecturer at Solent University of Southampton, UK. He has been working in the game industry since 2011 as a Gameplay/AI Programmer as well as a Game Producer and has worked with various companies such as SAE Institute, the Hellenic Ministry of National Defense, and Microsoft. He is also a founding member of Genesis Game Studios, his own game development startup based in Greece, in which he developed and published six titles and worked on various demos, as well as CodeBiz, a freelancing agency working on a wide range of Software Engineering Projects. He was a BSc Program Leader at SAE Institute where he designed the main programming course that currently runs Europe-wide at SAE branches. As a student, Kostas gained a BSc degree in Computer Science from University of Piraeus, Greece, where he graduated, and a MSc degree in eLearning from the same university. He also represented Greece twice at Microsoft Imagine Cup 2013 and 2014, in which his team was placed among the top 10 in the world, twice. His research interests include VR and Immersion Systems in Games.