Welcome back to BCM302. This time I tackle lo-fi aesthetics and complex game-building programs, all in a neat podcast format. I present to you… Aesthetic Tutorials!
Last semester I began learning how to use Unreal Engine 4 – a platform that houses a range of tools, primarily used to develop games for PC, console, mobile and even VR.
While looking for tutorials I quickly found that I didn’t like many on offer. Written tutorials were often unclear and lacked the engagement of other mediums. Video tutorials were also frustrating as I had to pause them constantly and jump between Unreal and Youtube, and the audio quality was often quite poor.
To fill this need, I am hoping to develop an ‘aesthetic’ audio tutorial series for Unreal Engine 4!
One of the DA’s key features will be its framing – the tutorials are aimed at complete beginners to Unreal Engine 4 or, indeed, any form of coding or software development. By assuming no base knowledge, using simple language and creating a pleasant listening experience through lo-fi background beats, I hope to resonate with my target audience.
Following the FIST methodology, I determined I would create:
- Tiny tutorials – approx. 10 mins
- Simple content – only focusing on the very basics
- Produced Fast – weekly/fortnightly uploads
- Inexpensive to make – cheap gear hire through Sad Cowboy Productions; free platform and music
The project will be based on Soundcloud, and will also be uploaded to Youtube. I will promote the tutorials on relevant subreddits such as r/unrealengine, r/gamedev and r/tutorials, as well as on my personal Twitter, Facebook and WordPress.
Check it out: https://soundcloud.com/aesthetic_tutorials