Best Unreal Engine books for game developers to design and build games

Unreal Engine is a complete guide of development tools made for anyone working on this game engine. With this technology, you can create enterprise applications and cinematic experiences to high-quality games across PC, console, mobile, VR and AR. Here you will get the best Unreal Engine books.
Unreal Engine 4 Game Development in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself
Author: Aram Cookson,Ryan DowlingSoka,Clinton Crumpler
Published at: 18/06/2016
ISBN: 0672337622
This book shows you how to work with Unreal Engine 4’s interface, its workflows, and its most powerful editors and tools. It gives you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success.

What You Will Learn:
  • how to import 3D models and work with the Static Mesh Editor.
  • Integrate and modify audio with the Unreal Sound Cue Editor.
  • Design and create action-based encounters.
  • Learn, powerful Blueprint visual scripting system.
  • Apply materials and build lighting.
  • Includes craft particle effects and simulates physics.
  • How to create new landscapes and use Unreal’s foliage system.


Blueprints Visual Scripting for Unreal Engine: Build professional 3D games with Unreal Engine 4's Visual Scripting system
Author: Brenden Sewell
Published at: 28/07/2015
ISBN: 1785286013
'Blueprints Visual Scripting for Unreal Engine' is a great place to start learning how to build complex game mechanics quickly and easily without writing any text code. No programming experience required for reading this book.

What you will Learn:
  • Create Constraints & Gameplay Objectives.
  • How to build user interface elements, including health bars and objective counters.
  • Learn how to deploy your game to multiple platforms and share it with the world.
  • Design menus that will allow your players to load, pause, and quit the game.
  • Shows you how to create complex enemy, AI that can sense the world around it and attack the player.
  • How to set up interactions between player actions and game objects in the world.
  • Enhancing player abilities.


Learning Unreal Engine Game Development
Author: Joanna Lee
Published at: 29/02/2016
ISBN: 1784398152
'Learning Unreal Engine Game Development' teaches you the basics of using Unreal Engine to create a simple game. This book gives you enough confidence and skills to design and build your own games using Unreal Engine 4.

What You Will Learn:
  • How to create 2D and 3D games using Unreal Engine 4.
  • Able to understand the basic structures of objects in a game.
  • Covers Material Editor to create materials and use different types of lights in the game levels.
  • Make objects interactive using level blueprints.
  • Learn about the features and functionalities of Unreal Engine 4 and how to use them to create your own games.
  • Able to learn more about computer graphics rendering; how materials and light are rendered in your game.


Unreal Engine VR Cookbook: Developing Virtual Reality with UE4 (Game Design)
Author: Mitch McCaffrey
Published at: 16/02/2017
ISBN: 0134649176
'Unreal Engine VR Cookbook' is an authoritative guide to building stunning experiences on any Unreal Engine 4-compatible VR hardware. This is a practical guidance on choosing the right approaches for your project.

What You Will Learn:
  • Define effective motion controller interaction.
  • Learn how to do basic VR projects with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Gear VR, Google VR, PSVR, and other environments.
  • You will understand the basic VR concepts and terminology.
  • Implement VR logic with Blueprint visual scripting.
  • How to recognize and manage differences between seated and standing VR experiences.
  • This book also includes VR editor, community resources, and many more.


Game Development and Simulation with Unreal Technology
Author: Alireza Tavakkoli
Published at: 24/08/2015
ISBN: 149870624X
This is one of the first books on developing interactive content for games, entertainment, and simulation to cover the newly released Unreal Engine 4. It describes the use of Unreal Engine 4 for the development of real-time digital interactive contents to be used in computerized games or simulations.

What You Will Learn:
  • How to build games and simulation content out of the box.
  • Able to design interactive content by building on the pre-supplied contents from the base engine.
  • You will understand the power of the Unreal Engine 4. 
  • Covers the Industry-level game concepts in level design, coding, and programming, networking, and multiplayer concepts.
  • Able to know the topics in the new UE4 material pipeline, including layered materials and different shading models.
  •  It also provides advanced coverage of Blueprint systems in UE4.
  • The book also includes beginner- through advanced-level concepts in designing and developing games with the Unreal Engine 4.


Unreal Engine 4 Game Development Essentials
Author: Satheesh PV
Published at: 25/02/2016
ISBN: 1784391964
'Unreal Engine 4 Game Development Essentials' that gives you the power to develop your game and seamlessly deploy it to iOS and Android devices. It introduces you to the most popular game development tool called Unreal Engine 4 with hands-on instructions for building stunning video games.
 
What You Will Learn:
  • You will learn video-games and fully utilize the power of Unreal Engine 4 to bring games to life through this step-by-step guide.
  • You will learn the unique and exclusive feature of Unreal Engine 4―Blueprints.
  • Able to learn Cascade Particle Editor.
  • This book includes Material Editor and how it works.
  • You will learn more Static and Dynamic lighting and the difference between various lights.
  • Learn, unreal motion graphics.


3D Game Design with Unreal Engine 4 and Blender
Author: Justin Plowman
Published at: 29/06/2016
ISBN: 1785881469
'3D Game Design with Unreal Engine 4 and Blender' is the first book in the market combining these two powerful game and graphics engines. This book will start with creating levels, 3D assets for the game, game progression, light and environment control, animation, and so on.

What You Will Learn:
  • Learn, how to build a detailed dynamic environment with goals and an ending.
  • Create great environments using sound effects, particle effects, and class blueprints.
  • Develop your level with detailed 3D assets created with Blender.
  • How to a high-level game environment with Unreal Engine 4.
  • Import assets into Unreal Engine 4 to create an amazing finished product.
  • Includes incredible animation tools to animate elements of your game.



An Introduction to Unreal Engine 4 (Focal Press Game Design Workshops)
Author: Andrew Sanders
Published at: 22/09/2016
ISBN: 1498765092
"Unreal Engine 4" is a book that describes as an introduction to the level design process. The book is designed to work step by step at the beginning of each chapter, then allow the reader to complete similar tasks on their own to show an understanding of the content.

What You Will Learn:
  • How to create levels using BSPs.
  • Create custom materials.
  • How to explore custom blueprints complete with events.
  • Understand how to create particle effects and sound effects and combine them to create a completely playable game level.
  • You will also able to learn the "Model Panel Focusing" on BSPs.


Unreal Engine 4 for Design Visualization: Developing Stunning Interactive Visualizations, Animations, and Renderings (Game Design)
Author: Tom Shannon
Published at: 24/08/2017
ISBN: 0134680707
Unreal Engine 4 for Design Visualization mentoring you through the entire process of building outstanding visualization content–all with realistic, carefully documented, step-by-step sample projects. It delivers the knowledge visualization professionals need to leverage UE4’s immense power.

What You Will Learn:
  • How to use Blueprints Visual Scripting to create complex interactions without writing a single line of code.
  • Create pre-rendered animations with Sequencer.
  • Learn Unreal Engine 4 components and development environment.
  • How to develop bright, warm lighting for architectural visualizations.
  • This book includes quickly set up projects, import massive datasets, and populate worlds with accurate visualization data.
  • ecognize and adapt to the differences between Unreal Engine 4 and traditional visualization and rendering techniques.


Mastering the Art of Unreal Engine 4 - Blueprints
Author: Ryan Shah
Published at: 15/06/2014
ISBN: 129190610X
'Mastering the Art of Unreal Engine 4 Blueprints' shows you how to create various small projects completely in a blueprint. It gives you a concise, clear, informative but fun approach to developing Unreal Engine 4 without touching a single line of code.

What You Will Learn:
  • How to create your dream game with Unreal Engine 4 Blueprints.
  • Able to learn the secrets behind getting the most out of the beast of an engine.
  • Create various small projects with Unreal Engine 4 Blueprints without writing code.
  • This book also describes Unreal Engine 4 components and development environment.



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