Unreal Engine 4: Intro to Game Design (Udemy.com)

Like "Fortnite?" Master the tools used to build it as we build a simple shooting gallery game using Unreal Engine 4!

Created by: Greg Wondra

Produced in 2022

What you will learn

  • How to download and install Unreal Engine 4
  • How to navigate around Unreal Engine 4
  • How to place, move, rotate, and scale actors in Unreal Engine 4
  • How to construct a simple game design document
  • How to graybox a level in Unreal Engine 4
  • How to dress-up a level (make it pretty!) in Unreal Engine 4
  • How to create blueprints in Unreal Engine 4
  • How to script gameplay functionality with blueprint scripting in Unreal Engine 4
  • How to create a HUD and menu screens in Unreal Engine 4
  • How to create a fully functioning game in Unreal Engine 4

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Overall Score : 92 / 100

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Course Description

In this introductory game design course, I will be guiding you step by step through the construction of a simple shooting gallery game using Unreal Engine 4: THE premier free to download gaming engine! (AND the SAME engine used to build "Fortnite").
This course contains over 90+ fun to follow video lessons. Things learned in this course include:
  • How to setup and create a project in Unreal Engine 4
  • How to navigate and use essential tools available in Unreal Engine 4
  • How to create a basic game design document
  • How to create a graybox (rough draft) level
  • How to dress up (make pretty!) levels using static meshes, materials, particles, sounds, and lights.
  • How to create interactive objects using Blueprint Scripting (NO CODING KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED!)
  • How to create interactive menus and a game HUD
  • And more!
With the knowledge gained in these video lessons, you will be armed with the necessary skills to start building your OWN gaming creations (WITHOUT any programming knowledge needed!)Who this course is for:
  • Beginning game designers
  • People interested in learning how to use Unreal Engine 4

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Instructor Details

Greg Wondra

Hey Guys!
My name is Greg Wondra, I am a 12 year video game design veteran and 3 year game design instructor. I have worked for companies such as 2K Sports, KingsIsle Entertainment, and Nickelodeon. I'm proud to have had the honor of working on the games listed below:
- Wizard 101 (PC)
- Lost Planet 3 (360, PS3, PC)
- MonkeyQuest (PC)
- Sports Champions (PS3)
- Major League Baseball 2K5, 2K6, 2K7, 2K8 (various consoles)
- SpongeBob Moves In (Mobile)
- Grub Guardian (Mobile)
Working in the gaming industry has been a dream come true and has provided me with rare lifetime opportunities. Over the course of my career I've been fortunate enough to have directed the likes of LeBron James and Derek Jeter in motion capture sessions. Additionally, one of the projects I was involved with (Sports Champions) was selected to be the game bundled in with Sony's Playstation Move hardware when it was initially released.

Since 2016 I've worked as the Video Game Design instructor at the Regional Occupational Center in Bakersfield, CA where I teach high school seniors a full year course on game design using Unreal Engine 4.



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Really liked this series. Lots of good information.

A thorough introduction to many useful UE4 tools. Teaches you everything needed to make a simple level. Wondra uses a First Person Shooter in the tutorial but I was able to apply everything to my 3D Side Scroller. Im very thankful for this video series. I will be doing your character abilities series next!

This lesson was very very useful to me.I am not good at English,but I could understand well this Lesson.Next,I am going to study Unreal Engine4 by [Character Skill System]

The course is great and it's pretty well explained. I do have a little thing that has been irking me, and it's during the level dressing, the instructor just skips it. I know that could have taken long, but it would have been nice to at least have a timelapse or a sped up video on the process to at least get some ideas on what the downloaded assets contain and ways to use them.

A phenomenal course from one of the best video game instructors in the business! I now have a complete game to showcase and I finally learned my way around Unreal Engine. The course was engaging, the instructor articulate, and the amount of knowledge I've gained was well worth the time investment. Thank you for putting in the effort to make this course content-driven and filler-free. Your courses deserve thousands more students, and I hope my review brings others your way. If you're thinking about working in the video game industry, this is definitely the course for you. There's no better time to learn Unreal Engine than now. You won't regret it.** Content: A+ **** Delivery: A+ **

This course is excellent. Very easy to follow. I'm so impressed with this instructor's ability to teach this content. Strong 5 stars.

I am learning a lot but he rushes through a few things or doesn't even go over it. We will be going over a topic and he'll do 2 or 3 things at a time and not explain what he's doing then trail back to the main topic it's quite confusing but slowly learning so It's good so far. It feels like a how to video I'm having problems making it stick.

This was an incredible course. When I began, I was a complete novice to game design. Implanting the techniques which Mr. Wondra taught me through this course and other, I have been able to build a much better project. I have no complaints, and I will be referencing this course material for many, if not all, of my future projects. Mr. Wondra can feel satisfied, knowing that he is crafting the next generation of game developers. Thank you, Greg, for making your knowledge available.

Very good content. Very well presented. Very quick in responses. WOULD STRONGLY RECOMMEND.

keep making stuff UE4 community needs it + youll make money :D I Will be purchasing your other two videos and giving you shoutouts on my new youtube channel:)

By Barx Zedicus on 8/13/2020

The instructors lessons are clear, concise, and well thought out. He is enthusiastic about the materials he is covering which makes learning an enjoyable experience. Easily recommended for someone who is new to UE4.

By A. Lucas on 7/3/2020

Have already completed the "Create an Arcade Classic" course by Greg and liked his teaching style so bought this course too. Good stuff - Picked up some useful tips!
Really good course - Highly recommended.