Hey there! My name is Alessa Baker, also known as Codekitten. I’m a Technical Artist and Tools Developer in the Games Industry for the last 8 years.

I created this website with the intent to collect all resources I find on extending Unreal Engine, developing tools on Slate and C++, and to keep a working portfolio of all the projects I’ve worked on.

My hope is to create a large resource on learning how to create tools for the engine, and to get you started from the basics of plugin development all the way up.

When I was 13 years old I started with Source Engine working on some mods, also experimenting with Unreal Engine 2, but officially moved to Unreal Engine 3 with the release of Unreal Development Kit.

In 2015 I started a freelance studio working with engine consultation and Architectural Vizualization, creating housing demos for Samsung Gear VR devices. I also freelanced and worked on a number of titles.

I also joined Quixel, working on tutorial content, community management and assisting with the Megascans conversion pipeline. I have also shipped a VR experience, Homebound.

In 2018, I moved to Germany, working at DeepSilver FISHLABS as a Technical Artist. I have worked on two titles with them, one of which Chorus has shipped in December of 2021.

Special thanks to Benui for the inspiration behind this website, go check out his amazing tutorials too! https://benui.ca/

and to Nick Darnell at Epic Games for his knowledge and expertise on Slate and Unreal Engine help.