Hello everyone , my name is Shayan .
I’m very interested in creating my own game so recently I’ve started gathering information and searching for the correct engine and softwares to begin with.
I’m simply a beginner , I don’t have any particular experience with animation , modeling or coding .
but I like to start & learn which means I’m willing to invest time.
To be honest unreal engine has always been my favorite of all accessible engines and it’s the most appealing thing to me from all the other engines and softwares I’ve been looking at. But since Unreal engine is not free and requires monthly payments , I need to make sure I pick a good engine and correct way to learn and take steps into game development .
I have an idea about a 3D horror game and I would like to make it happen , I do not expect to make it in no time but I expect to be able to learn fast and put things to work by help of community & tutorials.
So before I buy anything , I would like to ask your opinions ( staff , pro devs and those who are learning ) about few things .
( keep in mind that I really need replies that aren’t affiliated with promoting or commercializing the unreal engine )
Q-1): Is unreal engine a correct & good place for a beginner to start making his own games? or is it for advanced and veteran coders and so on?
Q-2): Is a 3D project a good option to begin with? ( keep in mind that its going to be a one man project)
Q-3): I’m from Iran & for example unity engine is not accessible to Iranians due to U.S laws . Does unreal engine/Epic company have any similar rules applying to anyone from Iran seeking to use engine , utilities , marketplace or publishing projects?
Q-4): Is community willing to invest time into helping people with less knowledge to grow and develop their projects?
Q-5): Are “New updates & versions” going to interfere with project developments & process of learning?
Q-6): is it possible to publish games via a program such as steam greenlight?
These are all the questions on my mind at the moment , as previously mentioned I’m a very fine definition of a beginner and I might not have asked the most tactical and best questions .
So please , if you have any information that could help me make a good decision and take the correct step , share it and I will be very grateful .
Thank you for taking time & reading my thread , I apologize for any grammatical errors .
I also apologize if I’ve posted my thread in the wrong sub-forum.
Sincerely , Shayan Pr .