I have the idea for a 2D tile-based game, similar to games like factorio, minecraft, dwarf fortress etc.
Is it a good idea to do it in the Unreal 4 Engine or are there better alternatives? I’m new to this and I want it to be as easy as possible. The graphics don’t even have to be any good. I’d even prefer to do it all with 2D sprites instead of 3D Models. I’ve tried myself with UE 4 Engine and I came as far as to create my first own model. But when it got to animating the models, I threw the towel. I know I should probably learn programming, but I don’t really have a lot of time right now, being the father of a child. The thing is, I just can’t get this idea out of my mind…
I said it had to be as easy as possible, but I still want to be able to implement features similar as the ones found in the games I mentioned above.
The game I have in mind is logistics and AI heavy.
So should I use this engine? Should I use another one? And if I decide to use this one, how could I get help in learning how to actually program the whole thing?
How many AI agents can it control at the same time without causing performance issues?
Is there an easier engine for a 2D tile-based game?
Where do I find someone to help me with the graphics?
Thanks in advance.