Unreal Engine 4: How to Develop Your First Two Games (Udemy.com)

Epic Games-Approved: learn the Unreal Editor, master the gameplay framework, and use Blueprint to program without coding

Created by: Christopher Murphy

Produced in 2017

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What you will learn

  • By the time you complete the course, you will have a holistic understanding of the utility of the engine. You will start your project with confidence and a strong awareness of how Unreal Engine 4 can work for you to build an interactive experience that meets your interests/needs.

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Overall Score : 86 / 100

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Course Description

Approved by Epic Games and taught by Unreal Engine Evangelist Chris Murphy, this course is for any developer wishing to work in Unreal Engine for creating interactive experiences and/or enterprise fields of real time training simulation, visualization, and media/entertainment. Create realistic games with the complete game development tool - Unreal Engine 4. Start with the fundamentals so that you build a solid base understanding.
Know the basics of how to operate a computer? Maybe a little bit of game design or coding experience? Visual arts designer? You are ready! Learn step by step by creating 3 unique projects. Chris teaches through demonstrations so you will be applying real skills in each lecture.
Get a complete introduction to core competency with the editor, learn how the engine works and how it works to help make your project run efficiently, how to use assets to customize your project, design and create interactivity, and have the tools and strategies to debug an error.
By the end of this course you can design and create working projects that could include games, architectural visualization, training simulations, and media entertainment. Plus, you will be aware of the tools and techniques that you need to focus on your area of interest. Who this course is for:
  • You have an idea for an interactive experience - whether it is a game, a training simulation, a media/entertainment dream you want to bring to life, or art visualization.
  • You are curious about what Unreal Engine offers and how it can serve your interests and needs. You might have tried learning by following online tutorials or reading the documentation but it just didn't work. You want to learn through a step by step project-based learning experience.

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Instructor Details

Christopher Murphy

Chris Murphy is an Evangelist for Epic Games and founder of Pub Games, an independent Australian game developer, with game development credits across PC, Vive, Oculus, PS4, iOS and Android. Chris has over 10 years of experience with Unreal Engine, a Bachelor of Computer Science and a Bachelor of Multimedia, culminating in a broad skillset across a range of game development disciplines. Chris' role as Evangelist for Epic Games is to help independent game developers build successful games with Unreal Engine 4 through support, training and education.Founded in 1991, Epic Games is the creator of the Unreal, Gears of War and Infinity Blade series of games. Today Epic is building Paragon, Fortnite, SPYJiNX, and the new Unreal Tournament. Epic's Unreal Engine technology is used by teams of all sizes to ship visually stunning, high-quality games and experiences across PC, console, VR and mobile platforms. Developers also choose Unreal Engine for visualization, design, film, television and simulation. Follow @UnrealEngine and download Unreal Engine for free at unrealengine.com.

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One of the best UE4 courses I've completed on Udemy, this course is very well put together with everything thoroughly explained & is easy to complete/understand regardless of skill level, also the tutor is responsive in the Q&A section of the course.

This course does a good job of covering the basics. The instructor is great. I (unknowingly) asked a complex question, and they essentially made a mini tutorial in order to answer it. Given the janky nature of Unreal's physic engine; it would however be helpful if the pinball tutorial had more on how to tune the ball movement, hit reactions, etc.

By Josh on

The instructor is very clearly an expert in working with UE4 and clearly explains concepts throughout the course.I did find myself having to go do supplementary research during some lessons but this is just due to how massive UE4 is and how many moving parts it has. The course can't possibly cover every little facet of it so if there is something that wasn't covered in quite the depth you'd like then you must do further research on your own. I viewed it as good practice to have to do this as you'll have to anyways once outside the confines of the course. If I really couldn't figure something out I could come back here and ask (and I did a few times).I came to this course with a background in web and applications programming but had never touched a game engine or done any manner of game dev. By the end of the course, where the editor felt completely foreign at the beginning, I now feel comfortable working within it and feel as if I have a solid handle on all of the basics required to further my learning and make something.

The instructor knew what he was doing and was able to quickly and immediately figure out solutions to problems, however, this is not the case for everyone, he could have slowed down a bit and made a few mistakes and showed how to debug any problems if they did arise. Otherwise a really good course.

Pros: Tutor knows what he's doing, pleasent voice, liked the archviz and the survival game projects, learnt a lotCons: This is really not a beginner's course, multiple times the tutor doesn't explain things and there were really frustrating moments for meStill Im glad this course is out there. Would recommend it for more advanced Unreal Developers.

I got to learn much about unreal engine but the thing is, In this course when something new is introduced then the instructor doesn't tell much about it and just keeps on completing the course and it should be more focused on interacting videos like ( if we have to achieve this what should we do then ? ).

Very well done course with a ton of useful tools and tips for BP development.

lots of advanced material in here, might want to try a different course first if this is your first jump into unreal engine.

This course was fantastic! However, the version of Unreal Engine 4 in this series is very out of date, so some extra googling was involved in getting everything working as shown. Christopher was fantastic! He was funny, smart, direct, and fast-paced. I would recommend this course to someone who already has some prior knowledge of Unreal Engine 4, due to the fast-paced nature of each video. I have worked in Unreal Engine 4 for many years now and wanted to sharpen my game development skills, and this series helped me immensely! Plus, this series was the perfect length with each video going no longer than 20 minutes to fit my work schedule. Overall, this was a great learning experience, and I feel more confident in my Unreal Engine 4 skills now.

This was an unbelievably cool course! The work and the detailed explanations which were provided helped me understand the process so much. I had so much fun, studying and practicing the techniques which were capitalized upon. The instructor didn't hold my hand or patronize, he simply provided the information quickly and succinctly. My mind was blown, and I can't wait to use the information provided in my own projects.

By EV : on

Great course where you'll learn a lot. Only downside is you'll have to look up stuff he mentions but doesn't explain.I still recommend it though.

Sharing many very useful shortcuts, teaching basics in an understandable way and sharing experience alongside the introduction ?