Udemy Releases New Epic-Approved Unreal Engine Course

With the launch of “Unreal Engine 4: How to Develop Your First Two Games,” Udemy continues to offer the best selection of high-quality courses to help developers learn and master the newest technologies in their field. Using Unreal Engine’s Blueprint Visual Scripting system, students will be able to master the platform according to Epic Games’ own best practices and recommendations for working with Unreal Engine 4.

Taught by Unreal Engine evangelist and indie game developer Chris Murphy, the new course will help those with only a passing knowledge of game development take their work to the next level. “After completing this course, any student should be able to get dropped into a team working with Unreal Engine and be a capable, functional member,” Murphy explains. “That was the real aim of this course.”

Rather than deliver standard lessons about product features, Murphy walks students through distinct projects that teach them how to use specific features through practice. This approach helps students learn a little bit of everything about UE4 and not just specific aspects of the engine.

In the course, Murphy also drills down into topics so students understand why they need to do certain things, not just how, so they’ll apply what they’ve learned correctly in future projects.

The projects Murphy covers in the course are:

  • An architectural visualization, which introduces students to the basics of Unreal Engine 4 editor
  • A pinball game, which teaches how to create a series of interactions with a ball that isn’t dependent on characters or a human element

Murphy is already working on additional content to be added to his course post-launch, including a third project that will be a top-down survival project providing instruction on characters and animations.

At the end of the course, students can use these projects to demonstrate their skills to hiring managers and communicate their knowledge of Unreal Engine 4, including particle systems, Blueprint templates, cascade, shading, artificial intelligence, and materials – “a little bit of everything,” according to Murphy.

“Unreal Engine 4 is incredibly accessible, and you can release a wide scope of projects using it,” Murphy says.

You can download Unreal Engine for free at www.UnrealEngine.com.