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Established in 1991, Epic Games, Inc. develops cutting-edge games and cross-platform game engine technology. The company is responsible for the bestselling “Unreal” series of games, the billion-dollar blockbuster “Gears of War” franchise and the groundbreaking “Infinity Blade” line of mobile games. Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine technology has won dozens of awards and is available for licensing. Epic is continually recruiting top talent for its studios located in North Carolina, Washington, Utah, Poland, Korea and Japan.

Unreal Engine 4

STUDENT? INDIE? PRO? YES.

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There is no limit to what you can achieve with Unreal Engine technology, whether you’re making a clever puzzle app or an open-world action game. Because Unreal Engine 4 is used by students, indies and large teams, it’s an engine that you’ll never outgrow.

Unreal Engine 4 is a complete suite of game development tools made by game developers, for game developers. From 2D mobile games to console blockbusters and VR, Unreal Engine 4 gives you everything you need to start, ship, grow and stand out from the crowd.

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  • Mobile

Designed for mobile, now and in the future. From simple 2D games to stunning high-end visuals, Unreal Engine 4 gives you the power to develop your game and seamlessly deploy to iOS and Android devices.

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  • Blueprints

Blueprint visual scripting enables you to rapidly prototype and build complete games, simulations and visualizations without the need for programming. Blueprint tools and a visual debugger are included with Unreal Engine 4.

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  • Tools

The Unreal Editor is a fully integrated suite of tools for building every aspect of your project. Advanced features include physically-based rendering, UI, level building, animation, visual effects, physics, networking, and asset management.

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  • Source Code

Every Unreal Engine 4 developer has access to the complete C++ engine and editor source code. Having full source code gives you the power to customize your game, and makes it easier to debug and ship. Join Epic Games and the Unreal Engine community in updating and extending more than three million lines of code available on GitHub.

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  • Virtual Reality

Visual fidelity combines with high performance to create engaging, immersive VR experiences in UE4. Our rendering pipeline gets you to 90 Hz stereo framerate at high resolutions with no code changes required, while scalable tools mean you can develop everything from simple scenes to complex cinematic environments. All with an iteration speed that makes your creative process easier.

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  • Marketplace

Accelerate your development with sample games and scenes, art and audio, Blueprint logic, and even C++ code. Buy content to add to your project, or create and sell your own.

ONE ENGINE, ONE WORKFLOW

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With Unreal Engine 4, you can learn one engine and one workflow to meet all of your needs now and in the future. From mobile projects to super high-end console and PC games, Unreal Engine is in use by indies and professionals around the world.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET STARTED

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The Marketplace provides a wealth of production-ready game content, asset packs, documentation, sample projects, tutorials, and demos. Get up to speed rapidly with high-quality, UE4-ready items suitable for a wide range of art styles and game genres.

Thins you can do with Unreal Engine 4

A forest scene created by Simon Barle © Simon Barle, 2015

You can create breathtaking natural landscapes. DICE Vegetation artist Simon Barle knows all about this and did some impressive work in Unreal Engine 4. He can teach you how to create environments as good as the ones in the Uncharted and Battlefield series.

Take your level design to a whole new level and make environments as beautiful as the one created by Blizzard Entertainment developers Martin Holmberg and Thiago Klafke. It was one of the finalists of the Allegorythmic Throne Room challenge.

UE 4s’ rendering capabilities allow casual users and professionals alike to create amazing 3D portraits and realistically looking models. The video above shows a work of the Until Dawn lead character designer Baolong Zhang. He made a beautiful 3D model of Daenerys Targaryen from the award winning book series A Song of Ice and Fire and the popular HBO show Game of Thrones.

Half-Life 2 in Unreal Engine 4 © Liam Tart, 2015

The power and the various tools of Unreal Engine 4 allow video game enthusiasts to  recreate their favorite projects with modern graphics. For example, environment designer Liam Tart works on remaking Valves’ hit video game Half-Life 2 using this game engine.

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Capturing the Beauty of an Autumn Japanese Garden in UE4

Clarence Lowe discussed step-by-step how he created a Japanese scene with Golden Ginkgo trees and breathed life into it with subtle animations of the wind and falling leaves.

Creating a Snowy Landscape in UE4: Terrain and Organic Shaders

Maria Ardinceva prepared a detailed breakdown of her UE4 environment Snowy Ruins: terrain creation and mountains, material setup, vegetation, lighting, and more.

WN Dev Contest Submissions Are Closing Next Week

Grab your chance to take part in the UE developers contest hosted by WN hub.

A Look at Indie Filmmaking with Mocap and Real-Time Tech

Ryan Garry, Film Director and Founder of Unlimited Motion Ltd, discussed the use of mocap and VR technologies in film production and talked about their micro-budget motion capture feature film Anghenfi.

UE4 Pack: Procedural Forest Environment

Grab a cool forest scene pack from Robert Berg. 

Free Western Desert Town Set for UE4

340 modular assets for your western environments.

The Lost Temple of Nacon: Building a Modular Environment in UE4

Victoria Zavhorodnia talked in detail about her first UE4 scene The Lost Temple of Nacon: modular architecture, background waterfalls, vegetation, work with colors, and more.

Environment Art Courses: From Storytelling to Procedural Creation in Houdini

Check out a compilation of courses that will help you upgrade environment art workflow, starting from storytelling and moving forward to procedural approach in Houdini, lighting setup in UE4, and creation of assets for RTS.

Dominique Buttiens on Mastering Environment Art and Finding the Job

Dominique Buttiens, an environment artist from StudioGobo, gathered together his tips about leveling up your skills in environment art and answer questions about finding your place in the industry.

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