Unreal Engine 4
So it’s the summer holidays now and myself and the Miklet wanted to develop our programming skills even more. I started him off with the brilliant Scratch software which gave him a great head start on how to lay code out and generally mould his brain to the style of a programmer and see how it all flows. But very quickly he started to find it restrictive and wanted to know how games ar generally made. Roll out Unreal Engine 4. The guys over at Epic have now released their game design engine for Free!!! How great is that. What’s the catch? Well actually the only catch I can see iss that in the event that we build a game and distribute it to the market, then there is a commission of 5% which i thought was really fair.
The software allows you very easily to start creating 3d dimensional games and the great part is you do not need to be a high level C programmer. It comes with lots of pre-built templates for flying games, first person shooters etc and gives you access to really reasonably prices models that have been created.
It also has the ability to connect to Visual Studio but as of yet I haven’t had a chance to try that. I am also going to look at the VR development side of it as well.
For people new to games development, I would highly recommend look at Unreal Engine 4. It ticks all of the boxes in my opinion.