# Hello Guide

The UDK Basics guide was originally written as a Google doc, with the intention being for the reader to follow all of the sections in order. That approach is absolutely the best way to enjoy it.

Recall this flowchart from the Essentials guide. This will help you focus your energy.

By the time you reach the end of this section, you will have made a fully functional custom map that can be played with friends. If you skip too much, you might be left wondering why the shadows in your map are so harsh, for example.