UDK iOS Game Development Beginner’s Guide

eBook Details:

  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing (August 24, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849691908
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849691901

eBook Description:

UDK iOS Game Development Beginner’s Guide

  • Learn the fundamentals of the Unreal Editor to create gameplay environments and interactive elements
  • Create a third person shooter intended for the iOS and optimize any game with special considerations for the target platform
  • Take your completed game to Apple’s App Store with a detailed walkthrough on how to do it

UDK iOS Game Development Beginner’s Guide

It has never been a more attractive time to be an app developer. With no signs of stopping, Apple’s iOS devices are dominating the mobile scene and with UDK, the free version of the most popular third-party game engine available, it has never been easier to get into the app business.

UDK iOS Game Development Beginner’s Guide takes a clear, step-by-step approach to building a small third-person shooter game using the Unreal Development Kit with plenty of examples on how to create a game that is uniquely your own.

You will begin learning the fundamentals of the Unreal Engine before creating a third-person shooter game in UDK. After the game is created you will learn what can be done with any project to optimize your game for the iOS platform and discover special considerations that need to be made. Finally, you’ll publish your game on the App Store for the world to see and play along, with details on different costs associated with publishing.

If you would like to make iOS games with the Unreal Development Kit or are interested in porting your game from PC to iOS, this book is for you.

What you will learn from this book

  • Go through the stages of creating a level using rapid prototyping
  • Tips on converting your already created title to be more mobile-friendly
  • How to create an interior and exterior environment with textures, lighting, and meshes
  • Use the visual scripting language Kismet to create interactive objects and new gameplay features, such as re-generating health
  • Import your own custom content into your level for your own unique game and extend functionality by creating your own heads-up display
  • Learn about playtesting; its benefits, and how to effectively do it as well as how to increase the speed of your workflow using prefabs and Geometry Mode
  • The current royalty models employed by Epic and UDK for UDK-developed iOS titles and possible avenues for monetization
  • How to publish your game on the iTunes store with custom icons and information

Approach

The book takes a step-by-step process in completing tasks with many detailed illustrations while allowing you to add your own creativity to the mix to create a game that is uniquely your own.

Who this book is for

If you would like to make iOS games with the Unreal Development Kit or are interested in porting your game from PC to iOS, this book is for you.

It has never been a more attractive time to be an app developer. With no signs of stopping, Apple’s iOS devices are dominating the mobile scene and with UDK, the free version of the most popular third-party game engine available, it has never been easier to get into the app business.

UDK iOS Game Development Beginner’s Guide takes a clear, step-by-step approach to building a small third-person shooter game using the Unreal Development Kit with plenty of examples on how to create a game that is uniquely your own.

You will begin learning the fundamentals of the Unreal Engine before creating a third-person shooter game in UDK. After the game is created you will learn what can be done with any project to optimize your game for the iOS platform and discover special considerations that need to be made. Finally, you’ll publish your game on the App Store for the world to see and play along, with details on different costs associated with publishing.

If you would like to make iOS games with the Unreal Development Kit or are interested in porting your game from PC to iOS, this book is for you.

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