Unreal Engine 4 Is Now FREE

+4 Kuroodo Ditory · March 2, 2015
Yep, you read that right!

Unreal Engine 4 has now become free!

What does this mean? Stop what you're doing in UDK or Unreal Engine 3. It's time to move on to UE4!

Here is the article: https://www.unrealengine.com/blog/ue4-is-free

I've used UE4 and it is suuuper awesome! It's easy to use, it's noob/beginner friendly, and it's just awesome in general!

UE4 becoming free is revolutionary and will effect the entire gaming industry as a whole. Now we'll have more people interested in making games, as well as a bunch of new people making games!

Now what is the catch of using UE4? The only catch is that you have to pay "5% royalty on gross revenue after the first $3,000 per product, per quarter". That is actually a pretty low catch, and impressive!

Now for those who want to learn how to use Unreal Engine 4 or learn more about it, there are plenty of forum posts on this section (Game Design) where I and many others have posted links to resources and tutorials.

Let me just give you a quick tip: You do not need to know C++ to make games in UE4. UE4 has a visual coding/scripting language called blueprint that you can use to make games (you can also use C++ and or Blueprint together if you want).

Everyone rejoice!

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+1 alex constantin · March 2, 2015
If you don't mind, would you care linking a good tutorial for UE4? I never really got into Unreal Engine and now that it is free, it sounds awesome
0 Kuroodo Ditory · March 2, 2015
Here ya go!



But to make things quick.... use this! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZlv_N0_O1gaCL2XjKluO7N2Pmmw9pvhE

Pick a video, then click the link in the description for the full tutorial playlist for that tutorial/video.

You will also find ALOT of tutorials inside of the engine. You will find a tutorial button EVERYWHERE. Click something, there's a tutorial/guide button. Click this, there's a tutorial/guide button. You can even access the wiki within the engine and it directs you to multiple tutorials and guides for MANY things.
0 Clark Alaan · April 13, 2015
Looks interesting. Your reply to Alex's tutorial request just immediately disproved part my answer to Bucky's most recent topic.

I would like to ask though, is UE4 much easier to use than Unity? I know that there will always be a learning curve, but I am already currently learning Unity and I have no idea if I should switch or just simply keep both. O_o

Also, License talk. Can I release commercial games which are using UE4?
0 Kuroodo Ditory · April 16, 2015
Sorry for the late response!

UE4 is more complex than Unity (especially with all it's features and abilities), so it'll take longer to learn. I suggest to use both tbh! Use Unity for small-medium projects, and use UE4 for medium-large projects. You can still make small projects with UE4, but since you're already using Unity, why not stick with it and then use UE4 when you wanna go to the next level.

& Yes you can release commercial games that use UE4. But every 3 months (yearly quarter) you have to pay 5% royalties if your profit surpassed $3000. So let's say you made $10,000 at the end of the 3 months, you need to give 5% of that 10,000 to epic.
0 Kenneth Malicay · May 15, 2015
So if I don't earn anything in UE4 I don't get to pay anything? Is it full access?
0 Kuroodo Ditory · May 15, 2015
Yes it is 100% access for free.

As said, the only thing you pay for is royalties if your profit is over $3000 at every year quarter (every 3 months).
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