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Unreal Engine Game Development Blueprints by Nicola Valcasara

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Chapter 5. Top-Down Shooter

In this chapter we are going to create one of the most interesting and popular types of video game, especially on the mobile market: a top-down shooter. This kind of game is characterized by a fixed view from above the player, which shows the action around it from a top-down perspective.

This technique, also called bird's eye view or helicopter view, has being used in a lot of types of games such as role-playing game (RPG) (Final Fantasy series), action Grand Theft Auto (GTA), and Adventures (the Legend of Zelda), and lately it is being adopted in mobile games thanks to the possibility of creating a really interesting environment even with the typical limitations of the portable devices.

A top-down shooter gameplay is ...

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