|Crabby Ball (Click to enlarge)
My game development dream has been reborn thanks to Unreal Engine 4.
On December 3rd, 2014, I re-subscribed to download 4.6 (before going free!), and decided to get serious this time in learning blueprint programming with UE4 editor. I tried before, but only watched some videos and sample demos. This time, after an intense week of tutorials and examples exploration, I decided to start my first simple 2D game for Android devices, experimenting with this gameplay.
With only 20 days of full work, I could release a modest Beta version and even publish it to Google Play! Here it is a game-play demo:
Crabby Ball is a simple 2D physics platformer in which you have to control the ball with little Crabby’s head. The objective is to try to cross it over or through a colorful sign. It currently has 12 levels.
Remember, the game is still a work in progress! However, you can already try the first 12 levels.
UPDATE: I didn’t update the Google Play version anymore so it went down. I was demotivated because of problems with UE4 physics and big APK file sizes, and device incompatibilities. Download demo for PC on Itch.io here.
Thanks! Any comments or questions would be very appreciated!
Resources and more links:
If you want to begin with Unreal Engine, a good starting point is Unreal Engine Youtube Channel, then download UE4 and start playing with it! (Literally speaking, because you play your game inside the Editor).
Beginners tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZlv_N0_O1gasd4IcOe9Cx9wHoBB7rxFl
Answer hub: https://answers.unrealengine.com/
And finally the best compilation of links I have seen: https://unreal-engine-4.zeef.com/tom.looman
Enjoy UE4 free!