Unreal Development Kit Game Programming with UnrealScript: Beginner's Guide

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  • Set up a UDK project and learn how to compile and test your own code
  • Learn how to extend the UDK's code to add your own functionality
  • Create your own game types, player camera, and HUD
  • Learn how UnrealScript interacts with Kismet and create your own Kismet actions and events
  • Use networking to create and test multiplayer games
  • Optimize your code to fix errors and performance problems
  • Use DLLBind to interact with code outside of the UDK



Unreal Development Kit is the free edition of Unreal Engine—the largest game engine in existence with hundreds of shipped commercial titles. The Unreal Engine is a very powerful tool for game development but with something so complex it's hard to know where to start.

This book will teach you how to use the UnrealScript language to create your own games with the Unreal Development Kit by using an example game that you can create and play for yourself. It breaks down the UnrealScript language into easy to follow chapters that will quickly bring you up to speed with UnrealScript game programming.

Unreal Development Kit Game Programming with UnrealScript takes you through the UnrealScript language for the Unreal Development Kit. It starts by walking through a project setup and setting up programs to write and browse code. It then takes you through using variables, functions, and custom classes to alter the game's behavior and create our own functionality. The use and creation of Kismet is also covered. Later, using replication to create and test multiplayer games is discussed. The book closes with code optimization and error handling as well as a few of the less common but useful features of UnrealScript.

  • Dive into game programming with UnrealScript by creating a working example game.
  • Learn how the Unreal Development Kit is organized and how to quickly set up your own projects.
  • Recognize and fix crashes and other errors that come up during a game's development.
  • A practical beginner's guide with fresh, fun writing that keeps you engaged as you learn game programming with UnrealScript
Page Count 466
Course Length 13 hours 58 minutes
ISBN 9781849691925
Date Of Publication 15 Dec 2011


Rachel Cordone

Rachel Cordone is a game designer and programmer who has been working with the Unreal Engine since the 1990's. She has worked with various game and simulation companies since 2003 on everything from PC, console, mobile, to VR and AR projects. For the past decade, Rachel has offered remote contract programming services to training software development companies including Northrop Grumman and Parsons Brinkerhoff. On the side, she makes video games through her company, Stubborn Horse Studios. She also wrote the book Unreal Development Kit Game Programming with UnrealScript for Packt.