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Crytek Releases CryENGINE®3 SDK Free-of-Charge the same tools that have been used to create their next generation AAA game Crysis 2.

Posted by Duruk on Aug 17th, 2011

Crytek Releases CryENGINE®3 SDK Free-of-Charge



First announced back in April, fast forward a few months and it is finally here. Crytek has released the Free-of-Charge CryENGINE®3 SDK , the same tools that have been used to create their next generation AAA game Crysis 2. (For PC, X360 and PS3)

Crytek wrote: It includes the CryENGINE®3 Sandbox™ level editor, a production-proven, 3rd generation “What you see is what you play” (WYSIWYP) - tool designed by and for professional developers.

According to Crytek you will have the same tools that commercial licenses can use. It allows you to create a game from scratch. Crytek also ensures us that the SDK will be updated regularly.
If you want to release your game onto platforms other than PC, or you need access to CryENGINE 3 source code you will need to contact Crytek.

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With the release of the SDK Crytek encourages developers to use their engine and hope it will attract new (Indie) companies.

License costs:

The SDK can be used for free if you want to create non-commercial projects such as games, school projects, movies and so on and so on.

If you wish to create a commercial game, for example an Indie game, Crytek is offering a royalty-only license model where Crytek requires 20% of the developer’s revenues from the commercial launch of their game.

Download:

The free toolset is available for download on ModDB or at Crydev.net

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dragonforces
dragonforces Sep 18 2011, 9:03am says:

I'm not a mod professional but I will try and make a game where I can give ideas and examples for Crytek to use if they want to progress 100 time better over it. Which is good for them and me, to make a game that me and my clan mates can say we had a little bit of involvement of this fantastic company and give them hopefully a USP.

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guyhard
guyhard Sep 19 2011, 2:12am says:

Awesome!

Looks like a win-win scenario here - indie devs get a free engine for their games, and crytek gets a bit of the revenue.

If only I was capable at mapping in anything besides source. :P

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