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Unity vs. Unreal Engine

Started by Googie, November 12, 2020, 03:14:56 PM

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Googie

I'm at a pit stop fellas, I have both programs installed on my desktop PC, friends on Facebook told me one is better than the other. I want to get my hands dirty on which program will be more beneficial to me if I wanna make a game with my Googie Toons characters, so in your opinions fellas which program will be better for me to make my Googie Toons game? Thanks for any advice you fellas gimme. :D

Jorpho

I expect pertinent questions are, what sort of game do you want to make and how much game programming experience do you have?

It is tempting to suggest sticking with Game Maker.
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Googie

I'm leaning more towards to 2D game to make it look cartoony, I have very experience in programming.

I can always check out Game Maker, been hearing that name throughout the years. I just looked at my Steam library and I have Game Maker: Studio on me, I'll look up some YouTube tutorials on how to use it. :)

It was this video that got me more curious about Unity and Unreal Engine. 

Jorpho

Quote from: Googie on November 13, 2020, 05:29:34 PMI have very experience in programming.
You accidentally a word.

QuoteIt was this video that got me more curious about Unity and Unreal Engine.
I'm sure some will disagree, but C++ seems like a terrible way to start learning how to program.
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Googie

Quote from: Jorpho on November 14, 2020, 02:00:29 AM
You accidentally a word.

Sorry about that, I forgot to type the word little. :laugh:

What would you recommend for someone who's gonna learn how to program? I'll look into some YouTube tutorials or I can buy some books to check out. :)

Jorpho

Python is pretty great.  There's probably someone out there who has come up with useful tutorials for game development in Python, but I doubt they are as polished or as well-developed as what you could get with Game Maker.

I feel like this is a topic that has previously been addressed to some extent.
http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=19359
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Sanedan56

If a 3D game is what you want, go with Unreal Engine.

Unity is suited for both 2D and 3D, but I recommend doing 2D.

If you plan on selling your game, remember that Unreal takes a cut from any profits made.

SleepyFist

If you're going for 2D either Unity or Unreal should do, from experience though Unity has a preset mode for 2D games, and it uses primarily C Sharp for programming and such, it's integration with Visual Studio is a bit wonky tbh but works fine once you learn to work with it.

You might also consider Construct2, I've had fun knocking some ideas around with that one, it's primary focus is for 2D games and it comes with effects and functions for platformers and such.