2D Platformer with Unreal Engine?


I’m getting started with Unreal Engine so I need some help with it.
I was wandering how you make a 2D Platformer with this Engine. I know that it is possible and many have made it, but I noticed that there is a 2D Paper Slide Scroller option when starting off with a Project. Should I start with a Basic, plain project? Or should I select the 2D Paper Slide Scroller?

Also, how do Sprites work with this Engine? How do I put them in as well as utilising them in my 2D Platformer?
So pretty much simply said, how do I start making the 2D Platformer?

Help would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you.

-when you are a beginner, start with the template :slight_smile:
-learn the basics of the 2d system in the UE4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GtGvNoL5UI&list=PLZlv_N0_O1gauJh60307mE_67jqK42twB
-take a look how a basic sidescrollergame is made: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCl1DHhIYeY&list=PLZlv_N0_O1gZ3NIDDA1iZ2Vtwr9WGSrd5
-when you need some insight information take a look at the documentation. e.g regarding sprites: Paper 2D Sprites | Unreal Engine Documentation

Thanks! I’ll look into it more.
Just to clarify, I should use Paper 2D if I’m making a 2D Platformer? Yes?
Thank you!

Yep, use paper 2d for a 2d game (it’s just the name of the 2d feature in the UE4) :slight_smile:

Thank you! :slight_smile: