What is it?

UDK is Unreal Engine 3 – the complete professional development framework. All the tools you need to create great games, advanced visualizations and detailed 3D simulations. The best tools in the industry are in your hands.

Who is it for?

Anyone. Everyone. You. Unreal Engine 3 has been used by game developers, researchers, television studios, machinima directors, artists and students. If you have an idea that needs to be brought to life in a game engine, UDK is for you.

Why UDK?

Only UDK has the power, flexibility and track record of Unreal Engine 3. These tools have been proven with countless releases and dozens of awards. There is no better way to make awesome games than with UE3.

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After adding the wasteland map in the last update, I decided to work back on the tropical island map to improve its graphics and on the initial map of the game which required redesigning to fit the new gameplay.

The main work on the tropical island map was to add more foliages and more types of plants while keeping a good frame rate. This has required a lot of optimisation for the assets. Foliage collisions were also an issue since AIs were consuming a lot of UC to generate paths but hopefully, I managed to fix it by creating a smart collision system !

I have of course re-used all these optimisations and improvements for the wasteland map. Along as adding more details, I have also added more weapons and grenades to make them more easy to find during combats. I have also fixed AI paths so the aliens move more smoothly over the buildings and their environments.

There was also a lot of improvements on the destruction system of the game. The destruction of buildings and environments in the game is now more realistic, with sounds and particles effects. Some walls can be broken by any aliens while some others can only be broken by big aliens or with explosives. It is now also possible to tweak with the settings in the menu the complexity of the destruction such as how much chunks to spawn.

You can also watch the new trailer I uploaded to see some in-game action.

This is pretty much all for this update and the game contains now 3 large open-area maps, each one guided in a narrative style with subtitles and story progress ! However it is not over yet since more maps and content will be added with the next updates I am preparing for The Alien Wasteland !

Also by the way, along with the Steam autumn sales, the game is currently in a 33% discount so if you were thinking about buying it then it might be a good time now !

Thanks for reading.


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PeacefulPatriot Nov 26 2011 says:

Free SDK for a beautiful, diverse and insanely powerful engine. UE3 and UDK is here to stay.

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senntenial Oct 23 2011 says:

Beatiful engine with beautiful games. I used to think source was great, but this engine just has so many features and modern conviences. I'm still learning the basics myself- the learning curve is vertical and some tutorials are a tad confusing, but for the most part it's great.
Thank you Epic Games, without you I wouldn't have games like Gears of War and without your engine I wouldn't have BioShock.

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SinisterExaggerator Aug 5 2012 replied:

Its amazing how few people have played the best of epic games. Unreal Tournament series

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tømGøm Oct 6 2011 says:

For french-speaking people : The Siteduzero.com has released a great tutorial about UDK, check it out !

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PlanMan Sep 16 2011 says:

The thing I like best about this engine is that it has a built-in compiler, which saves me a lot of hassle. :)

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1gunslinger Aug 22 2011 says:

Very good engine.

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TheLeadHead Aug 19 2011 says:

It's sad UDK doesn't have mac and linux support.

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dodgethisgreenmonstr Sep 23 2011 replied:

In the September build they support Mac :D

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Taharos Aug 2 2011 says:


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Vorsnal Jul 20 2011 says:

Does someone knows a video tutorials for UDK to start making simple game fast and also can I and how to import stuf from Blender or Maya.

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