The game engine is a suite of software tools that allows you to make a video game. UDK and Unity are two common engines, but there are others to choose from. In this video we’ll break down the many choices and types of engines that will help you take your game concept from an idea to a playable prototype.
- [Voiceover] A game engine is a suite of software tools…that allows you to make a video game.…Normally a game engine contains most of the tools…necessary to create a game for various platforms.…Game engines usually combine the normal game programming,…art, and sound processes into one program.…The engine isn't the only software that you'll need…to create a video game, but the game engine…has become the centerpiece…of most game development pipelines.…Currently, the most commonly used engines are…UDK, which stands for Unreal Development Kit, and Unity.…
Both of these game engines are well-developed…and long-standing in the game community.…Both have abundant, solid, learning resources…available for free online and are well-established…in professional game development studios.…A portfolio made with either is a good start…to working your way towards that professional career.…CRYENGINE, the HeroEngine, RAGE, and the Source engine…are all alternatives to Unity or UDK.…All the engines mentioned so far…are considered higher end options.…
- A brief history of video games
- The phases of game development
- Roles in game development
- Essential programming, art, design, and audio skills
- Choosing a game engine
- Funding options outside the game studio system
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