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Humble Bundle has announced the Unreal Engine & Unity 5 Humble Book Bundle. Pay what you want and support charity for $783 worth of DRM-free, digital books. The deal ends in 2 weeks and includes the items below:

$1

  • Building an RPG with Unreal 4.x
  • Unreal Engine Game Development Cookbook
  • Learning Unreal Engine Game Development
  • Getting Started with Unity 5
  • Mapt Subscription (30 days)

$8

  • Unreal Engine 4 Game Development Essentials
  • Unity 5 for Beginners (videos)
  • 3D Game Design with Unreal Engine 4 and Blender
  • Blueprints Visual Scripting for Unreal Engine
  • Unity 5.x Game Development Blueprints
  • Unity 5.x Animation Cookbook
  • Unity 5.x Game AI Programming Cookbook

$15

  • Unreal Engine 4.X By Example
  • Unreal Engine 4 Scripting with C++ Cookbook
  • Unity 5.x By Example
  • Learning C# by Developing Games with Unity 5.x
  • Unity 5.x Cookbook
  • Unity Virtual Reality Projects
  • Building an Unreal RTS Game: The Basics (videos)

Learn more at the bundle page by clicking here.


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Has anyone read any of these books before, and can give recommendations?

I have found the quality of Packt books to be wildly uneven.  Some of them are very good, others look as though they were not even put through the spelling and grammar checker in Word before they went to the presses, nor the code samples run through a compiler.

It's hard to complain at these prices, but time is also a finite resource.

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A friend of mine from work recommended against Packt books for the exact reasons you mentioned. But like you said, it's only $15, and you can give some/all of that to charity. :) I went ahead and bought the package. I just looked on Amazon at the Unity books in this package for reviews.  They all range from 2-2.5 stars and complain about missing or wrong code, and poorly explained examples. 

- Eck

 

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I've had a similar experience with Packt: some stuff really good, but a lot seems written by novices and has barely had a proper editing process.

Still, it would only take a couple of items being good value to make the bundle worthwhile - let us know if anyone takes a look!

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