1.17.2017

Unreal Engine Sponsors Global Game Jam 2017: Development Resources Released

By Jess Hider

Running over 48 hours from January 20 - 22, the Global Game Jam will bring developers across the world together to build games. Last year, the event had grown to over 630 sites in 93 countries with over 30,000 jammers, and this year seems set to build on that!

As proud sponsors of the event again this year, we want all of the UE4 developers taking part to be able to get the most out of the engine. In light of this, we asked Mathew Wadstein (well known for his YouTube training videos) to come up with a tips and tricks series. Mathew has created a massive, 27 video, UE4 game jam series to help those participating in the GGJ be more successful with their UE4 games. 

This series has many helpful videos including:

  • Quickly building a menu
  • Cooking and packaging
  • Audio tips 
  • Materials and HUDs
  • How to use all of our templates
  • Much, much more!

 

You can watch the entire playlist here. Be sure to also check out our Top Tips for Game Jams Wiki page as well, and feel free to add any advice of your own.

Taking part in GGJ this year? Tweet at us @UnrealEngine using the #UE4 hashtag to let us know what you're making in the event. Best of luck to all of the participants!

 

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