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CryTek For Free: CryEngine 3 SDK and Editor 121

Samfer writes with this excerpt from Operation Reality Gaming: "[...] sometime this summer, likely around August, we will see the appearance online of both a Crysis 2 editor and a CryEngine 3 SDK (software development kit). This not only means that people will be able to make full blown new levels for Crysis 2 but that the CryEngine 3 will also be made publicly available for the development of non-commercial projects to the community at large. To quote, 'This will be a complete version of our engine, including C++ code access, our content exporters (including our LiveCreate real-time pipeline), shader code, game sample code from Crysis 2, script samples, new improved Flowgraph and a whole host of great asset examples, which will allow teams to build complete games from scratch for PC.'"
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CryTek For Free: CryEngine 3 SDK and Editor

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  • by anomnomnomymous ( 1321267 ) on Wednesday April 27, 2011 @06:18AM (#35951064)
    I've seen this described as Crytek taking on the likes of the UT3-engine, though I find there's one very important difference:
    The UT3 engine can currently also be used to sell commercial games: Up to the first 50k of sales, it's completely free for developers. After that, Epic will take 25% of the earnings.
    The cool things is that this 50k only works for the share that people get -after- the app stores get their cut. Have a look at their site [] to see their licensing agreement.

    Not related to Epic in any way; Just a happy 'customer', and hopefully a published indie developer in the near future.
  • by SuperDre ( 982372 ) on Wednesday April 27, 2011 @07:30AM (#35951318) Homepage
    I'm sorry but Ogre3D or any opensource engine doesn't come even CLOSE to UnrealEngine3 or Cryengine... But it also all depends on the license the freeversion of CryEngine will ship with, if it's just as interesting as the UDK it might be VERY interesting, only CryEngine doesn't run on Mobiles, whereas UDK does...

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