Hear me out…
I am purely a hobbyist, I was messing around with Unity and decided Unreal Engine was for me. I like it a lot more so far.
I want to learn Unreal Engine and just get some of these ideas in my head down on a game, in no way, shape or form am I looking to release some massive game, I just want to make a big Open World game with a lot of art over the course of a very long time with my son.
Leading on from that, if it is possible, where do I even begin? I thought about finally getting a start today and I realised it’s going to be extremely difficult when I couldn’t even decide on a map size! How do you even make that decision? is there a reference when it comes to scale and stuff?
Sorry, maybe there’s a course I can purchase to learn?
I’d really appreciate any helping comments. Again, I must stress, I do not want free things, I do not want to make a large MMO with a vision of becoming a trillionaire, I just want to learn Unreal Engine and I think I would be motivated if I was working on something I want to create - I have a cool little vision of a large map and some cool artwork.
I’ve made mobile games before, really, really, really bad ones. I have followed a tutorial on a third-person game before on Unity and got about 20 hours deep in to that. Then my day job is a programmer, which I’ve been doing for 15 years (completely different languages to game development though). That’s the extent of my experience!
Again, any helpful comments would be greatly appreciated.
If I’m just delusional, let me down easy! I truly feel like I’m asking stupid question.