Game Development with Unreal Bundle 2nd Edition
Blueprints Visual Scripting for Unreal engine
Build professional 3D games with Unreal Engine 4's Visual Scripting system
- Prototype and iterate new game mechanics rapidly
- Customize the player's abilities and controls
- Build user interface elements, including health bars and objective counters
- Set up interactions between player actions and game objects in the world
- Create complex enemy AI that can sense the world around it and attack the player
- Design menus that will allow your players to load, pause, and quit the game
- Deploy your game to multiple platforms and share it with the world
Blueprints Visual Scripting for Unreal Engine is a step-by-step approach to building a fully functional game, one system at a time. Starting with a basic First Person Shooter template, each chapter will extend the prototype to create an increasingly complex and robust game experience. You will progress from creating basic shooting mechanics to gradually more complex systems that will generate user interface elements and intelligent enemy behavior. Focusing on universally applicable skills, the expertise you will develop in utilizing Blueprints can translate to other types of genres.
By the time you finish the book, you will have a fully functional First Person Shooter game and the skills necessary to expand on the game to develop an entertaining, memorable experience for your players.
From making customizations to player movement to creating new AI and game mechanics from scratch, you will discover everything you need to know to get started with game development using Blueprints and Unreal Engine 4.
- Take your game designs from inspiration to a fully playable game that you can share with the world, without writing a single line of code.
- Learn to use visual scripting to develop gameplay mechanics, UI, visual effects, artificial intelligence, and more.
- Build a first person shooter from scratch with step-by-step tutorials.
About this Bundle
If you’re an aspiring game designer or a veteran developer looking to upgrade your skills, you’ve found an ‘EPIC’ collection to learn from in the Game Development with Unreal Bundle 2nd Edition.
Including 18 eBooks, featuring five new-to-bundle, you’ll learn how to harness the power of Unreal Engine - EPIC Games’ powerful game engine that has played a pivotal role in some of the biggest game developments over the past 20+ years - and create your own game projects.
Prototype and iterate new game mechanics rapidly with Blueprints Visual Scripting for Unreal engine; get to know basic to intermediate topics in mathematics and physics with Unreal Engine Physics Essentials; and understand the fundamental components of Game AI within Unreal Engine 4 with Unreal Engine 4 AI Programming Essentials.
Learn how to create an NPC and dialog system and integrate equipment and items with
Building an RPG with Unreal 4.x; integrate C++ code into your projects using Visual Studio and the tools that Unreal provides with Unreal Engine Game Development Blueprints; and follow a simple tutorial for beginners to get acquainted with the Unreal Engine architecture with learning Unreal Engine Game Development.
Understand how to build a networked, feature-rich first person shooter that you can play with others over LAN with Unreal Engine 4.X By Example; learn practical solutions for memory management, error handling, inputs, and collision for your game codebase with Unreal Engine 4.x Scripting with C++ Cookbook - Second Edition; and leverage the power of Unreal Engine 4 programming to create game AI that focuses on motion, animation and tactics with Hands-On Artificial Intelligence with Unreal Engine.
Build essential features for VR such as player locomotion and interaction, 3D user interfaces, and 360 media players with Unreal Engine 4 Virtual Reality Projects; understand the best practices to creating art for games on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and PSVR with Unreal Engine Virtual Reality Quick Start Guide; and take your game designs from inspiration to a fully playable game without writing a single line of code with Unreal Engine Blueprints Visual Scripting Projects.
Get to grips with the user interface of Unreal Engine 4 and find out more about its various robust features with Unreal Engine 4 Game Development Essentials; learn with an intermediate, fast-paced Unreal Engine guide featuring targeted recipes to design games within its framework with Unreal Engine Game Development Cookbook; and implement key programming patterns that will enable you to make efficient AI and remove duplication with Game Development Patterns and Best Practices.
Build a superb and engaging level with advanced design techniques with Mastering Unreal Engine 4.X; learn how to improve visuals using UE4 systems such as Volumetric Lightmaps, Precomputed Lighting, and Cutscenes with Mastering Game Development with Unreal Engine 4 - Second Edition; and follow easy-to-use guides on how to build dynamic game elements using Animation Blueprints and Behavior Trees with Unreal Engine 4 Game Development Quick Start Guide.
All eBooks included in this bundle are available in EPUB, MOBI and PDF formats.