- Launch: November 25, 2022 at 5:00 PM
- Submission Deadline: February 22, 2023 at 5:00 PM
- Creators Selected: March 14, 2023 at 5:00 PM
Learn how to use Unreal Engine to build a challenging obstacle course
This is your chance to expand your Unreal Engine level-building skills!
In Brief #1, recently closed, we have learned how to build a virtual sci-fi outpost with Unreal Engine. Now, with this second Brief, you'll have the opportunity to expand your level-building skills by building an obstacle course for players to traverse.
Challenge 2 - A to B Speed run: Build an original obstacle course that will test the player’s platforming skills, challenging them to go from start to finish as fast as they can. Who will be the quickest?
Talenthouse is partnering with Flix Interactive on an Epic MegaGrant project in Unreal Engine. We have challenges coming your way every 2-3 months. Talenthouse is hosting these challenges, to support, educate and inspire Young Creatives. Unreal Engine is a game engine developed by Epic Games. It’s a "state-of-the-art engine and editor with photorealistic rendering, dynamic physics and effects, lifelike animation, robust data translation and much more".
Each brief will have 4x Selected Creators who will be chosen and receive $500 each.
Check out more information about the Epic MegaGrant project in Unreal Engine here.
Challenge 2 is suitable for novice-level users. If you haven't joined Challenge 1, don't hold back, you can join this anyway! Learning resource videos are below and you can find additional ones in the Challenge 1 Brief.
Your level should challenge players to travel from A to B as fast as possible, but how they get from A to B is up to you! Set up your character’s movement speed and jump behavior, then build a series of platforming challenges using pre-made obstacles – including toxic water and laser beams.
A video tutorial (see below) will show you the ropes, making sure you understand how to set up the obstacles and giving a host of level design advice. You’re encouraged to get imaginative and create a fun and challenging experience for your player!
If you are a complete beginner to the Unreal Engine, you should check out Brief 01 ('Learn how to use Unreal Engine to build a sci-fi outpost from a library of futuristic 3D assets') - which gives an extensive tutorial of the Unreal Engine editor.
Once you have completed your submission and are ready to submit to the brief, they will follow these steps:
Use a free screen recording service (here are our recommendations) to record a 10 seconds (min) to 40 seconds (max) video. Record your screen showing your work on Unreal Engine
Download the screen recording as an MP4 file. Save the file [challenge 2_'name of project'_'Name'] e.g. Challenge 2_Desert alien outpost_Jane Doe
Head to the brief, click the blue ‘participate’ button in the header and follow the instructions