Used by indie and AAA game developers alike, the Unreal Engine is a real-time 3D creation platform known for creating games with photorealistic visuals and lifelike animation. With its unique Blueprints Visual Scripting system, this powerful engine allows you to easily build your own games even if you’ve never coded before. Unreal Engine is also royalty-free until a game earns $1 million, making it one of the most popular engines in the game development industry.
In the Unreal Game Development Mini-Degree, you’ll build your own FPS games, platformers, RPGs, and more using the Unreal Engine. While creating these portfolio-worthy projects, you’ll learn in-demand skills that will help you to pursue your own projects and launch a successful hobby or career.
You will learn:
- Unreal Engine’s various features
- Using the Blueprints Visual Scripting system
- Animation controls with state machines
- Materials and lighting
- Controlling gameplay flow
- Various game genre mechanics
Build Unreal Games
Create a portfolio of Unreal Engine game projects, including:
- Unreal Engine setup
- Editor & gameplay overview
- Blueprints Visual Scripting system
- Physics & lights
- Player Blueprint
- Level construction
- Collectibles & enemies
- Basic UI creation
- First-person player & camera
- Shooting mechanics
- Animated enemies
- Damage, ammo, & pickups
- Grid-based movement
- Gameplay control flow
- Hazards with position reset
- Orbiting camera
- Animation Blueprints
- Attack & blocking mechanics
- Terrain creation
- Turn-based movement
- Blueprint inheritance
- Follower collection
This curriculum gives you all the tools needed to develop games with Unreal – featuring introductory modules for those who have never coded before, to intermediate courses perfect for more experienced developers looking to branch out into new specializations, this Mini-Degree is designed to help you succeed.
Why Learn Game Development with Unreal?
All around the globe, the game development industry is seeing massive revenue increases, with the market expected to continue to grow by billions of dollars each year. Having been used by many AAA game studios to create some of the world’s most popular games, Unreal’s proven track record makes it a top choice for game development. Skills with Unreal are also in high demand in a number of other industries, including film, architecture, training, simulation, and more, setting you up for success across a wide range of sectors for years to come.
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Learn with project-based courses that are designed to be flexible – access them 24/7, fit them around your schedule, and choose the learning materials that suit you best.
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✅ Watch video lessons
✅ Read text summaries
✅ Explore interactive lessons
✅ Practice with source code
✅ Build real projects
✅ Earn completion certificates
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Our community of 1,000,000+ learners and developers have used the skills learned with us to publish their own games and websites, land their dream jobs, and even start their own businesses – and you have the potential to do the same!
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