Unreal Development Kit Game Programming with UnrealScript [Video]

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Learn
  • Understand the UDK files and folders for working with UnrealScript
  • Configure an IDE and the UDK Compiler to write and compile code and make debugging easier with custom console commands
  • Grasp the basics of UnrealScript workflow for making games and use the UnrealScript class hierarchy to build new features
  • Learn how to create states for working with timed behavior
  • Make customizable classes with Config files that integrate with the UDK Editor
  • Create feature-filled actors for your levels
  • Build custom Kismet nodes to control the logic of your game
About

Over eight feature-filled chapters, Alan Thorn demystifies video game development by showing you how to get up and running with UnrealScript so you can make your own games. This course takes you from the foundations upwards: from configuring the necessary software and editors to compiling your code and creating a complete and working game.

This course is a comprehensive introduction to UnrealScript presented by Alan Thorn, veteran game developer and author with over 12 years of industry experience. Taking a step-by-step approach, you’ll move from the basics of configuring the UDK and its files to coding a feature-filled game complete with timed behavior and editor integration.

Clear and concise, this course takes you from start to finish through the creation of a practical game in UnrealScript, demonstrating the core features of the language along the way. It starts by exploring how to configure UDK files and software and ends with a working game featuring time-limits, editor integration, component-based actors, and custom Kismet nodes.

Overall, you’ll see how to build a game from the ground up. Along the way, you’ll explore core UnrealScript features such as console commands for improving debugging, class states for dynamically changing actor behavior, custom Kismet nodes to control program flow visually, the ability to tweak class settings through text-based configuration files, and much more besides.

By the end of this course, you’ll have coded a feature-filled game in UnrealScript and the UDK. In achieving this, you’ll establish a solid foundation in UnrealScript that you can utilize when building your own games.

Style and Approach

Packt video courses are designed to cover the breadth of the topic in short, hands-on, task-based videos. Each course is divided into short manageable sections, so you can watch the whole thing or jump to the bit you need. The focus is on practical instructions and screencasts showing you how to get the job done.

Taking a step-by-step approach, you’ll learn how to set up your development environment, discuss some core features of the UnrealScript programming language, and build a feature-filled game level in incremental stages

Features
  • Step-by-step guide on how to set up the UDK and create a game with UnrealScript
  • Explore core UnrealScript features and configurations
  • Ideal for newcomers to UnrealScript
Course Length 2 hours 23 minutes
ISBN 9781849696326
Date Of Publication 29 Aug 2013

Authors

Alan Thorn

Alan Thorn is an educator, author, and multidisciplinary games-developer with 18 years of tech-industry experience. He is currently Head of Department for the Games Design and Development MA degree at the BAFTA-winning National Film and Television School, London. He has written 27 technical books on game development and presented 29 online training courses. He founded the game-studio Wax Lyrical Games and created the award-winning game Baron Wittard: Nemesis of Ragnarok.