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Learning Unreal Engine Android Game Development

By : Nitish Misra
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Learning Unreal Engine Android Game Development

By: Nitish Misra

Overview of this book

<p>Have you ever wanted to create games that will get users hooked to their phones? Unreal Engine 4, with all its tools and power, will help make your dreams come true! Designed to get you working with Unreal Engine 4 from the very first page, this book will quickly guide you through the basics in the first two chapters. Once you get the hang of things, we will start developing our game—Bloques!</p> <p>Bloques is a puzzle game with four rooms. Each room will be more challenging than the previous, and as you develop, you will graduate from movement and character control to AI and spawning. Once you've created the game, you will learn how to port and publish your game to the Google Play Store.</p> <p>In addition to building an Android game from start to finish, you will also discover how to generate revenue, and how to optimize game performance using the tools and functionalities the engine provides. With this book, you will be inspired to come up with your own great ideas for your future game development projects.</p>
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Learning Unreal Engine Android Game Development
About the Author
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The Blueprint class

As already mentioned, scripting for each key cube would just be a tedious and time-consuming task. With a Blueprint class, you would need to do all the scripting and everything else only once. A Blueprint class is an entity that contains actors (static meshes, volumes, camera classes, trigger box, and so on) and functionalities scripted in it. Looking at our example once again of the lamp turning on/off, say you want to place 10 such lamps. With a Blueprint class, you would just have to create and script once, save it, and duplicate it. This is really an amazing feature offered by UE4.

Creating a Blueprint class

To create a Blueprint class, click on the Blueprints button in the Viewport toolbar, and in the dropdown menu, select New Empty Blueprint Class. A window will then open, asking you to pick your parent class, indicating the kind of Blueprint class you wish to create.

At the top, you will see the most common classes. These are as follows:

  • Actor: An Actor, as already...