This complete beginner's course teaches the fundamentals of CRYENGINE 5 by taking you step by step through the process of building a finished "flappy boid" sidescroller-style game.

The course is available both as a series of video tutorials which you can view on our YouTube channel here and as a written PDF document (provided in the free Flappy Boid course asset on the Marketplace). We recommend that you watch and follow along with the video tutorials to see the game actually being built, and use the PDF version as a supplement resource, as it contains additional information and explanations.

In order to build this game, you'll need to download the free Flappy Boid course assets and GameSDK assets from the CRYENGINE marketplace. The course requires CRYENGINE 5.6.

While this course does not cover every single feature in CRYENGINE 5 (unsurprisingly), it's an ideal way to get up to speed with game design in CRYENGINE 5.6. Programming is not a part of this course; our Flow Graph visual scripting tool is used to script game mechanics.

Here's what you'll learn how to do in this course: