By Alan Thorn
Published December 2011 List Price:$59.99, Your Amazon.com Price: $36.90
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Discover the versatility and simplicity of the highly popular, powerful Unreal Development Kit (UDK) game development engine with the clear, project-based approach in UDK GAME DEVELOPMENT. This comprehensive, step-by-step book assumes the reader has no previous experience with the UDK engine. The book's thorough presentation guides readers from an initial introduction to the capabilities of this suite of professional-grade tools to proficiency, confidence and mastery of the UDK technology.Readers learn to maximize the capabilities of this increasingly popular game engine that powers so many of today's high powered games for a variety of popular platforms. The book uses a clear writing style to present all of the details necessary to develop confidence with the UDK, including the world editor and its user interface -- Unreal Script -- importing geometry from third-party applications, managing game assets, real-time lighting, and cinematics. The book also focuses on project-based training by walking readers through the implementation of a game using the UDK. This concise and approachable introduction helps readers jumpstart their careers as they learn to develop outstanding UDK-based games that stand apart.