Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The start of creating and comparing games made with different game engines!

My new goal for this blog is to compare two game engines while I try to make the game with both.  The first two engines that I plan to use are Unity-now with its 2D abilities and Construct 2 the free version. I will create written tutorials explaining how to do each step and these tutorials will explain problems that I have and solutions that I discover.  We are going to create a platform game which features robots and aliens.

The best place to start is with a game design document.  I know we don't need a whole large document for what we are attempting to do.  So how about a few sentences explaining what we are trying to accomplish.

The first part of our game will be complete when we have a background, a graphic representing the robot. Some way of preventing the robot from falling through space and a platform or two.  My next post will discuss how to do this in Unity.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Using Unreal Engine 4!

I was overjoyed on March 20, when I heard that Unreal Engine 4 was released and not only that; but it would only cost $20. a month.  I purchased it soon after and have been having a lot of fun with it. 

There is no doubt that Unreal Engine 4 is a powerful game engine.  What is especially nice is that there are many tutorials on how to use it already and the documentation is complete enough to have all sorts of things to try.  There are even complete games with source code that you can use and modify. 

The main downside for me is the lack of available content to use for prototyping.  UDK is still the winner their and Unity as well.  I will post new information about Unreal Engine 4 soon.