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David NixonBeginning Unreal Game Developmenthttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5639-8_1

1. Getting Started

David Nixon
West Palm Beach, FL, USA
In this book, you will be learning how to use what many consider to be the best game engine in the industry, Unreal Engine 4. This chapter will give you a brief overview of the engine, explain its licensing model, show you how to register an account with Epic Games, and show you how to download and install the engine.


The Unreal Engine is a game development engine created by Epic Games. The first game to use it was Unreal, released in 1998, which is the origin of its name. It was originally designed to develop first-person shooter games but has since been upgraded to support ...

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