Learn How To Design Your Own Video Game With This Online Course


Like video games? How about taking a crack at making your own? If so, then this new online course that would teach you how to make one using one of the most popular engines out there is just for you.

New Online Course Teaches You How To Make A Video Game

Sometime back in 1998, when video games were slowly but surely picking up steam, a game by the name of “Unreal” wowed audiences and gamers alike by being the first-ever, first-person shooter game. Made via the Unreal Engine, the game sparked a revolution. And more than two decades later, the same engine that made it has become a staple in the video game industry, spouting iconic titles such as “Super Mario Bros.,” “Mortal Kombat,” “World of Warcraft” and even “The Legend of Zelda.” Not only that, but the engine itself has even lent its platform to the creation of animations, illustrations and even television shows.

But have you ever wondered what it’s like to use the Unreal Engine yourself to make your own video game? If so, then you’re in luck because all it takes is a little bit of grit and the “Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Learning Unreal Engine for Game Design and Animation,” which is an online course.

Providing 55 hours of content over the course of eight, well… courses, the online course will walk you from the very basics of the Unreal Engine (such as basic material setup, importing assets, rendering, and textures) to more advanced stuff such as level design, creating character skill systems and even facial animation. Thankfully, a lot of the courses are project-based, which means you’ll be able to apply them yourself and see if they’d work.

The instructors, Michael Ricks and Greg Wondra, aren’t just anyone either because they’re both pretty impressive in their respective fields. Ricks, for example, is an animator, VFX artist and indie filmmaker, while Wondra is a game design instructor that has worked with various game developers.

So if you’re interested, the course is now on sale for $40, which is 96 percent off the regular cost.

Video game Video games combine all forms of media, from music, to visual arts, and of course, programming. Anton Porsche/Pixabay

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