Video Series UDK Game Development Released!

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My fourth title published by Packt is now out! Unlike previous entries this is a video series and delves into the creation of a third person platformer game using UDK.

Taking in feedback is something that I always try to do, and in this series since I’m narrating all of the action as it happens there should be no confusion on the part of the listener as to what is going on. In addition, we also delve quite a bit into UnrealScript.

You can pick it up from Packt’s website here.

Here, just for fun, is an overview of the content from the series from the publisher’s website:

Overview

  • Packt Video courses: practical screencast-based tutorials that show you how to get the job done. Bite sized chunks, hands on instructions, and powerful results.
  • Develop and customize your very own game quickly and easily in UDK
  • Enhance the game environment by using Kismet and UnrealScript to create a compelling gameplay experience
  • An engaging course with step-by- step instructions, making it ideal for newcomers to UDK

 

Video Details

Language : English
Release Date : Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Course Length : 3 hours and 37 mins
ISBN : 1849696187
ISBN 13 : 9781849696180
Author(s) : John P. Doran
Topics and Technologies : Video

What you will learn from this video course

  • Modify game variables using console commands
  • Create your first platform with a room, floor, and ceiling
  • Develop an environment using Geometry Mode and beautify it with materials and static meshes
  • Build a collectable and checkpoint system making use of Kismet and Prefabs
  • Use level streaming to create a smooth gameplay experience with no loading
  • Set up and use an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and make programming an enjoyable experience
  • Produce your own custom GameInfo, PlayerController, and Third Person camera
  • Create custom assets to replace the default elements shown when you start your game with your own main menu, loading screen, and splash screens

 

Who this video course is for

If you have ever had the urge to know more about how all those amazing games you played for countless hours are created, then this video tutorial is definitely for you! This step-by-step tutorial will teach you how to create a complete game within UDK. Even if you have no prior experience of UDK, you can still start building the games you want today.

 

In Detail

UDK (Unreal Development Kit) is the free version of the popular and award-winning Unreal Engine 3. A truly powerful tool for game development, there has never been a better time to use it for both commercial and independent game-building projects.

Starting with no prior knowledge of UDK, this course exposes you to the main features of UDK, UnrealScript, and Kismet while showing you how to build a third-person platformer game.

On this journey, you will first learn how to build a level and an area by making use of models and geometry. Following this, you will make full use of Kismet, the Unreal Engine’s visual scripting tool, to create collectibles and a simple checkpoint system. Once the basis of the game has been created, you’ll be ready to dive in to the world of UnrealScript by first setting up its working environment. Next, you will learn how to create custom gameplay behaviors and a camera system. Lastly, you’ll see how to customize your UDK game to replace the default settings with your own main menu, loading screen, and splash screens! By the end of this course, you’ll have a solid foundation in building games which you can use in your own future projects.