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Quick demo recommendation 2D Platformer

Hi guys, I’m pretty new to UE4. Have been studying it for a while now, but never got to create with it.

I need to create a simple 2D platformer project that demonstrates the following:

  • 1 level with 3 screens ( 800x600px each )
  • UI ( basic Health Bar)
  • Importing some assets for level design

So my questions would be:

  1. Is UE4 right for this kind of prototyping ?
  2. Could anyone point me to some tutorials that cover the above issues?

Thank you for your time.

Best regards,
Chunkypops

There is a Intro to Paper 2D video tutorial located here which will walk you through Paper 2D concepts and setup:

There is also a project on the Learn Tab of the Launcher created by Zak P. called Unreal Stick Figure 2D:
Here is the Twitch Stream where he talks about it:
https://forums.unrealengine.com/showthread.php?57203-Twitch-Support-Stream-–-Paper-2D-Basics-–-Jan-27th-2015

You can take a look at the UMG Quick Start for how to Setup an in-game HUD:

Check out the following for importing:
https://docs.unrealengine.com/latest/INT/Engine/Content/QuickStart/1/2/index.html

And the following for Migrating assets from existing projects into your own (useful if you want to take assets from one project and pass them to your own):

Thank you for your generous answer Wes.

I’ve also checked AlanNoon’s live stream recording in the meantime. ( Creating a 2D Side-Scroller 2 parts )
For those interested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCl1DHhIYeY

Have a nice day Unreal folks!

Yeah, Alan’s Live Stream is an excellent source as well. Thanks for posting.

Cheers,

-W