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Beginning iOS 3D Unreal Games Development

Authors: Robert Chin

Published on: Apr 03, 2012

ISBN: 1430240350

Price (New): $3.06 US

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

The Unreal UDK features Epic's award-winning Unreal Engine 3, used to create bestselling games such as Infinity Blade for iOS, and popular console games like Borderlands and Bioshock. Now, you can build your own Unreal game for the iOS platform.

Beginning iOS 3D Unreal Games Development covers using the Unreal UDK game creation system to create 3D games for the iOS platform, which includes the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. 

Specifically, this book covers:

  • UnrealScript programming language, going beyond the limitations of the visual Kismet scripting language
  • The Unreal UDK code framework, basic UDK tools and other UDK items needed to build a game
  • Various author-created game frameworks are presented and are used to illustrate the UnrealScript programming language and user input methods specific to the iOS mobile platform

What you’ll learn

  • What the UnrealScript programming language is and does
  • The basic Unreal UDK base code framework
  • What the basic Unreal tools used to make a game
  • What the key parts of the Unreal engine such as the physics engine
  • How to do the fundamentals of 3D games programming, including basic 3D math
  • What are the the basic frameworks of many different types of games
  • How to use the provided source code to build your own games using the frameworks as a reference

Who this book is for

Game programmers, both professional and hobbyists, interested in developing 3D games for the iOS platform using the Unreal UDK. Additionally, students using the Unreal UDK in their coursework. Finally, game designers who are not experienced programmers but are interested in learning enough about UnrealScript and the Unreal UDK to make small changes to game code created by contracted programmers (For example: changing code to increase the health of a player or change the message displayed when a player dies).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. UDK Overview
Chapter 2. UnrealScript Overview



Chapter 3. Player Controllers, Pawns and Weapons



Chapter 4. UDK Collisions



Chapter 5. UDK Bots



Chapter 6. Sounds, Kismet, and HUD



Chapter 7: Sample Game and Gameplay



Chapter 8. 3d Math Review



Chapter 9. Basic Framework for a 3D Physics Game



Chapter 10. Basic Framework for 3D First Person Shooter Game

Chapter 11. Basic Framework for a Top Down 3D Arcade Shooter Game

Chapter 12. Basic Framework for 3D Third Person Shooter Game

uDevGames 2011

Convergence — Best Gameplay
Kung Fu Killforce — Best Overall Game, Best Audio, Best Presentation
Flying Sweeden — Best Graphics, Most Original
Time Goat — Best Story