C++ Programming and Unreal Game Development
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner - Advanced
PATH: Coding, Design, Game Dev
PREREQUISITE: Ability to work as part of a team
TOOLS: C++, Unreal Engine 4, Autodesk Maya
Kickstart your career as a Gameplay Programmer by building your own game prototype with a team of peers. Learn the full development cycle of production as you work together to turn your ideas into a playable game.
In week one, prepare to build your game by learning the fundamentals of C++ and Blueprints, two essential tools for development with Unreal Engine. Implement game mechanics and build coding skills to become an indispensable asset to your team. Finish the week by diving into game design theory, learning how to create themed experiences, crafting compelling dynamics, and scoping your projects.
During week two, dig into your role and get into the full swing of game production by launching an indie studio with your team. Work together to create your combined vision and organize your tasks in order to collaborate effectively. Add new coding skills tailored to your project and prepare to show off your work at the end of the week.
In this course, your student will:
Read in user input and print formatted output
Implement a game loop
Use Unreal Engine 4's Blueprints to build game mechanics
Code with C++
Implement source control techniques to effectively work in a team
Your student will take home:
Digital portfolio for college admissions
T-shirt, water bottle, and USB drive
This course is perfect for students wanting a future in Coding, Game Development, or Design.