Crash Course in 3D Game Design: Creating a game level using Unreal Engine 4

Albert Chen

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8 Videos (16m)
    • Course and Instructor Introductions

    • Downloading and Installing Unreal Engine 4

    • Crash Course in Interface and Navigation in Unreal Engine 4

    • Level Mapping

    • Blocking out your level

    • Finalizing

    • Playing your level and recording gameplay footage

    • Final Thoughts


About This Class

Let former professional game developer Albert Chen show you how to quickly create a 3D game level using the free but powerful Unreal Engine 4.  He will guide you through installing and using Unreal Engine and then walk you through the level design process.  By the end of the class, you will be able to create a simple 3D game level that you can show off to friends and family.  This class assumes that you are comfortable using a Windows PC or Mac and that your computer meets the minimum hardware requirements to run Unreal Engine 4.  No prior game design, programming or 3D modeling experience is required.  


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Quick and to the point. Very helpful if you are just starting out.





Albert Chen is Assistant Professor in the Game Design and Development program at Cogswell College in San Jose, California. He has led students in the development of serious games using game engines in conjunction with the Boeing Company's Skunkworks team, Neurosky (producer of commercial brainwave sensors) and the Ericsson US research team. As Associate Director for Cogswell's Engineering Simulation and Animation Laboratory (ESAL), he led a team that was awarded the Boeing Performance Excellence Award in 2008.

Albert has also worked with middle-school children teaching Lego Mindstorm for Wizbots and Multimedia Fusion 2 and Unreal Engine 4 game development for Galileo Learning, LLC as a Lead Instructor and Curriculum Designer. 

Prior to teaching, Albert was a professional game developer for over twelve years working for EA, LucasArts, Factor 5 and the 3DO Company. He has a BA in International Relations from UC Davis and a Master of Arts in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Cogswell College.