Unreal Engine Livestream - UE4 for Game Jams - Jan 3 - Live from HQ

Learn how to harness UE4’s capabilities to jump-start your UE4 game jam games! Tom Shannon, Technical Artist at Epic Games will be discussing developing games with Unreal Engine 4 in a game jam. Get insight on how to get your team set up before the jam then see how to use Blueprints to create interesting input systems and game types such as split-screen, LAN and local multiplayer. Tom will also discuss how to work together as a team using UE4 and where you can get free content and learning resources to help you get your game jam game up and running.

Slides from the livestream are available here.

Thursday, Jan 3rd @ 2:00PM ET - Countdown


Tom Shannon - Technical Artist, Education - @TomShannon3D](http://twitter.com/TomShannon3D)
Amanda Bott - Community Manager - @amandambott](http://twitter.com/amandambott)


**The Vagrant **

**Prefabricator - Open Source Prefab Plugin **

**Dungeon of Buddha **


Exciting stuff peoples!

Definitely going to check this out…

This is so cool!

Hell yeah!!:o

Who made the hamster art above? @Amanda.Bott

Tom Shannon awesome - always worth watching!

Oh cool! :slight_smile:

Hello all. as I’m finalizing my presentation, I wanted to share some resources that I will be discussing today:
UE4 Specific GameJam Toolkit
Game Jam Toolkit
A basic gameplay framework example along with a collection of useful content for prototyping your UE4 games. The toolkit also features a full UMG template with a Main Menu, an in-game HUD and Pause menu that can be added to any game in minutes. BP Compendium
http://romeroblueprints.blogspot.com/p/table-of-contents.html****Marcos Romeros has spent the last 4 years creating detailed video and text tutorials in English and Spanish for hundreds of Blueprint nodes. If you’re new to programming, Blueprints or just want to learn more about Blueprints, this is a wonderful resource.
Free Marketplace Content
From Paragon Characters, effects, animations and audio effects to permanent and monthly free offerings from the community, the Free Content on the Marketplace is essential for learning and using UE4. You will also find plugins that extend the capabilities of UE4 to include things like new scripting languages and input devices. Elhoussine Mehnik’s Unreal Engine 4 Resources
A fantastic collection of UE4 projects with tons of great examples for creating VR, 3D and 2D games in UE4. Unreal Slackers
Join over 10,000 Unreal Engine 4 users in a live discussion. Topics include everything from C++ to Materials and Visual Effects. Facebook Dev Group
Facebook Groups
Over 50,000 users from around the world sharing their projects and providing help and support to each other. Mathew Wadstein’s Game Jam - Tips and Tricks videos
Game Jam - Tips and Tricks - YouTube Free Content Editors Paint.net (image editor)
Paint.NET - Free Software for Digital Photo Editing Blender (3D Modelling)
https://www.blender.org/ Audacity (Audio editor)
http://www.audacityteam.org/ Bfxr (Sound effect maker)
https://www.bfxr.net/ Free Assets FreeSound.org (Audio under various licenses)

Incompetech.com (Music tracks using CC-BY licensing)

OpenGameArt.org (3D Models, Textures and more under various licenses)

The wonderful team behind the Hamsters Are Often Inaccurate Epic MegaJam submission :slight_smile:

Will the stream be available to watch on Youtube (or anywhere) for those who missed it?


Thanks you!!!

thank you!!!

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