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 (embedded below) 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:

Video Tutorial Series

Introduction: Installation and Course Setup

Chapter 1 part 1: Introduction to CRYENGINE, Level Design and GameSDK

Chapter 1 part 2: Adding Entities and First Flow Graph Script

Chapter 1 part 3: Scripting Game Mechanics Using Flow Graph, Adding a Camera, Hiding the GameSDK Player

Chapter 2: Making the Camera Follow the Player

Chapter 3: Adding the Pipe Obstacles

Chapter 4: Adding the Game Over Text

Chapter 5: Adding and Animated Background

Chapter 6: Moving the Pipes Using Flow Graph

Chapter 7: Keeping Score Using Flow Graph

Chapter 8: Player Death

Chapter 9: Enhancements Part 1

Chapter 9: Enhancements Part 2

Chapter 9: Enhancements Part 3

Chapter 10: Adding Score Targets Part 1

Chapter 10: Adding Score Targets Part 2

Chapter 11: Adding Audio

Chapter 12: Adding a User Interface (UI) Part 1

Chapter 12: Adding a User Interface (UI) Part 2

Chapter 12: Adding a User Interface (UI) Part 3

Chapter 13: Adding an Animated Bird

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 (embedded below) 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:

Video Tutorial Series