Make a 2D Action Platformer in Unreal Engine 5
What you'll learn
- How to make an Action Platformer similar to the Mega Man Series
- Unreal Engine Blueprints, starting from the basics up to advanced usage
- Character abilities such as Wall Jumping, Sliding and more
- Different types of 2D projectiles and shooting
- Create 4 different types of Enemies and their AI
- How to create 2D levels with tile sets and tile maps
- Best Practices for 2D and 2D/3D hybrid games in Unreal Engine
- How to make a dynamic camera system
- No prior programming or Unreal Engine experience needed! You'll learn everything you need to know.
Welcome to the Make a 2D Action Platformer in Unreal Engine 5 Course.
This course will teach you everything you need to know about Unreal Engine and Blueprint Visual Scripting to become able to make your own games!
Through teaching Unreal Engine on YouTube and also in person at a Japanese Game Dev school for the past couple of years I've gained an understanding of what students are really looking for and designed this course to teach you the process of making games with Unreal Engine.
By making a 2D Action Platformer like Mega Man you'll first learn how to import 2D Sprite Sheets and how to use them to create a character that feels fun to control!
We'll use the Enhanced Input System to bind actions such as moving, jumping and shooting to the keyboard and then update the character animations accordingly by using the PaperZD Animation Graph.
After that we'll implement the projectiles and shooting system for the player and also create a health and damage system that will be shared between the player and enemies and is created in a modular fashion.
We'll also add more and more abilities to the player such as a charge shot, Wall Jump and Ground Slide.
Not only will you learn how to implement these abilities using best practices, but you'll also learn the way of thinking and problem solving that is necessary to create similar abilities for your own games!
We'll also create 4 different enemy types that all have different AI behavior.
We'll handle things such as turning around when walking into a wall or before falling off a ledge, detecting if the player is close and chasing them and much more.
Lastly we'll look at how to build 2D stages using Tile Sets and Tile Maps and then put everything together we've learned so far to create a complete action platformer level!
Who this course is for:
- Beginner and Intermediate Unreal Engine developers
- Game Designers that want to make Action Platformers
I'm Stephen, also known as Cobra Code, and am a professional Game Developer and Unreal Engine Instructor.
My passion for games and computers ignited at a young age, but I started to seriously get into Game Development in 2018 and have been using Unreal Engine on a daily basis since then.
Throughout my journey, I've had the privilege of working on various professional projects as a game programmer. Additionally, I took on the role of an Unreal Engine instructor at a Game Dev college in Japan. This invaluable experience has honed my understanding of the challenges learners face and the specific areas they seek guidance in.
In 2021 I started a YouTube Channel called 'Cobra Code' where I also teach about Unreal Engine and my main focus has been making 2D and 2D/3D Hybrid Games.
It brings me immense joy to witness the growth and success of my students as they embark on their own game development journeys.