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Agora.io Unreal Engine Plugin Beta Testing!

joelthomas362 profile image Joel ・2 min read

Hey devs!

"First of all, what is Agora, and why should I care?..."

Agora.io is the leading voice, video and live broadcasting platform that delivers sub-second latency globally. The Agora Platform enables developers to embed real-time engagement features like voice chat, video chat, and interactive live broadcasting within any application!

The possibilities are endless with the Agora Platform! Connect with friends in a video chat within your game, broadcast your video stream to 1 million people in a single session, teach your students through an online lecture hall, and more!

Focus on your app experience and leave the heavy lifting on the network delivery side to us.

"Okay, but what's so 'Unreal' about this engine you're talking about?"

The Unreal Engine is one of the worlds leading game engines - powering titles like Fortnite, Rocket League, and Gears of War.

Now being leveraged to create leading digital content used in live video broadcasts and entertainment, the lines between real and virtual are effectively gone.

Here are some awesome examples for your viewing pleasure!

Childish Gambino's "Pharos" Project
World's First Mixed Reality TV Show
Weather Channel's Studio Destruction

"Ok fine, the Weather Channel thing was pretty sweet... but what do these two things have to do with each other?"

Agora has recently released a beta-version plugin for the Unreal Engine!

At your fingertips is the ability to insert any group of people anywhere on the planet, into content that is limited only by your imagination.

Connect and inspire the next generation of interaction with Agora SDK and Unreal Engine.

"I might just take you up on that. Before I get started though, is there any chance that Agora has some kind of community program that recognizes creativity and posts challenges I can use to build my skills and portfolio?"

Funny you should ask! Great guess :)

Go to Agora Allstars to look into the "Agora Allstars" program. Where you can contribute to a growing community of devs who are using Agora to power virtual human connections all over the world.

Here are links to Github repos, where you can find a working example project, and instructions to build your own 1-to-1 video call from a scratch Unreal project, in Blueprints or C++.
Blueprint Repo
C++ Repo

If you would like to learn more about Agora, you can look us up here

and if you would like to learn about the Unreal Engine, look here

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