CryENGINE®3 is the first PC, Playstation®3, and Xbox 360™ all-in-one game development solution that is Next-Gen ready with scalable computation and graphics technologies. Using the CryENGINE®3, you can start the development of your next generation games today. CryENGINE®3 is the only game engine that provides multi-award winning graphics, state-of-the art lighting, physics and AI, out of the box.
The famous CryENGINE®3 Sandbox™ editor is a production proven, third-generation real-time tool suite designed and built by AAA developers. CryENGINE®’s powerful real-time renderer is now even better! DirectX 11 (DX11) support significantly enhances the capabilities of the renderer within CryENGINE®3, allowing for some of the best visuals ever seen.
Below, you'll find just a fraction of the features available in CryENGINE®3!
CryENGINE®3 now supports DX11 hardware accelerated tessellation on all meshes, including animated characters. Artists can now enable tessellation in real-time! CryENGINE®3 features support for three different types of tessellation, all of which can be mixed so as to significantly increase the quality of
asset rendering in-game. With displacement mapping CryENGINE®3 can now represent silhouettes and complex geometric shapes, previously impossible with current generation bump mapping, through displacement mapping.
The other two tessellation methods are designed for mesh refinement, taking a coarse, or low-poly model and using tessellation to create an higher-fidelity and much smoother mesh. As these methods are all editable in real-time in CryENGINE®3 SandboxTM, artists can easily decide which assets should use such features, finding an ideal compromise between visual fidelity and performance.
Reflections are one of the biggest challenges in real-time rendering, particularly for deferred rendering and lighting engines. Before DX11, only reflections for surfaces such as water; or environment probe reflections have been possible. CryENGINE®3 now introduces a new method: Real-time Local Reflections (RLR). RLR approximates ray-traced HDR reflections local to objects. This technique allows for any kind of curved surface in the scene to reflect the nearby surroundings efficiently in real time. This includes immensely complex objects with self-reflections, which are not feasible with cube-map or planar reflections.
Parallax Occlusion Mapping (POM) returns in CryENGINE®3, optimized for all platforms and can now be used to add self-shadowing and the appearance of depth on all surfaces. CryENGINE®3’s POM efficiently approximates surface displacement in tangent space. Due to it’s low cost on all platforms, self-shadowing support and simulation of macro details, POM grants a viable alternative to tessellation on all surfaces.
The CryENGINE® tone-mapper is improved and updated to give users S-Shaped curve color control, which better mimics the exact behavior of film tone reproduction. This allows for a wider tonal range, improved definition on the dark tones, giving a richer color space for CryENGINE®3 games.
CryENGINE®3’s trademark, benchmark setting water rendering just got better! All water volumes can now use DX11 hardware tessellation. Mesh geometry is dynamically tessellated, varying by the distance from the camera. This allows for a very high amount of geometry details close to the camera and eliminates geometry aliasing. Shading has also been updated: now supporting sub-surface scattering and wave crest foam approximation. CryENGINE®3 water also offers a more accurate surface normal computation, even allowing shader based ripples to interact with the CryENGINE® physics system.
CryENGINE®3 features near-reality natural lighting at a low cost on multiple platforms, and creates soft shadows that dynamically respond to natural movements in real-time. High-resolution, perspective-correct and volumetric smooth-shadow implementations are also included in CryENGINE®3.
The unique CryENGINE®3 deferred lighting solution allows the efficient rendering of a vast number of light sources with per-pixel shading. It can also considerably simplify engine performance tuning across multiple platforms.
Crytek introduced SSAO in real-time gaming and now enhances it with the new technique of Screen Space Directional Occlusion (SSDO). SSDO allows any number of lights to be included in the calculation of Ambient Occlusion (AO); and for the color of all lights to be taken into account. SSDO improves physical lighting accuracy and provides dynamic contact shadows, even from the efficient CryENGINE®3 deferred ambient lights. The new CryENGINE®3 DX11 renderer allows contact shadows
to be cast from every single light source in the game environment!
CryENGINE®3 Sandbox™ gives developers full control over their multi-platform creations in realtime. It features many improved efficiency tools that enable the fastest development of game worlds and game-play available on PlayStation®3, Xbox 360™ and PC. All features of CryENGINE®3 games can be produced, edited and played immediately with the “What You See Is What You Play” (WYSIWYP) system.
Below, you'll find just a fraction of the features available in CryENGINE®3 Sandbox™!
CryENGINE®3’s simple yet powerful visual editing system in gives designers intuitive interfaces to create and control events, triggers and game logic. This lets them build game play systems and complex levels without needing to write a single script.
The Track View is the embedded Sandbox cut scene editing tool for making interactive movie sequences with time-dependent control over objects and events in CryENGINE®3. Creating cinematic cut scenes and scripted events are both possible, allowing you to sequence objects, animations, and sounds in a scene that can be triggered in the game, and played either as a detached cutscene from the third person view, or from the first person perspective of the player in-game.
The time of day can dynamically change during a game mission to reflect the position of the sun and moon, as well as lighting and atmospheric conditions over any predefined day/night cycle, from a foggy morning sunrise to a fiery sunset or a clear moonlit night. Create visually rich time-of-day simulation for your game world or its locations and achieve the most realistic or surreal settings.
CryENGINE®3 features the only real-time terrain tool-set that enables the creation of stunning concave environmental features. This lets designers place over-hanging cliffs, caves or tunnels seamlessly in each level.
The Multi-Layer Navigation Mesh (MNM), is an enhanced dynamic navigation data structure used by AI Agents to path-find through levels. This system is integrated in CryENGINE®3 SandboxTM; designers can simply use the tools to define areas where the navigation mesh should be generated and let the CryENGINE®3 MNM do the rest of the work! MNM also supports real-time dynamic updates in game, so that when an area changes, the navigation mesh updates without delay.
To get the most out of modern multi-core processor architectures, CPU-intensive sub-systems of CryENGINE®3 such as graphics, physics, AI, networking and sound, have been optimized to support multiple processors, including innovative support for PlayStation®3 SPU.
CryENGINE®3 shaders are written once in a high-level language, then compiled automatically to each platform. The shader output is optimized based on the artists’ settings and the 3D environment in which the shader is used. This creates unique, high-performance effects, such as “cloaking” or wet, muddy and frozen surfaces, which can be layered together and combined with other shaders such as metal, glass and a full range of similar visual effects. CryENGINE®3 supports real-time per-pixel lighting, bumpy reflections, refractions, volumetric glow effects and animated textures to simulate effects including windows, bullet holes and shiny surfaces. It also takes advantage of the unified shader architecture of current and next-gen hardware. The combination of deferred lighting and this technology lets CryENGINE®3 avoid the traditional shortcomings of solely using uber shaders.
All environments in CryENGINE®3 can be dynamically physicalized, regardless of their nature (wood, steel, concrete, natural vegetation, cloth and soft body physics). This allows procedural destruction and deformation of as much of the environment as the game requires. All broken objects and parts can be interactive, with realistic properties such as mass or buoyancy applied to all kinds of debris.
Let’s start with DLC. It including:
⦁ 9 tracks from Nikita Yamov + vocal from Anna “WarmWinter” Yakubenko.
⦁ 10 tracks from Konstantin Shmyrev.
⦁ Art set that was made by Vladyslav Liedienov — our painter.
And listen Nikita Yamov soundtrack you can here:
Now you can purchase The Cursed Forest + OST as one bundle!
Here it is our last (maybe) The Cursed Forest update!
The Cursed Forest v1.0.4. Update list:
⦁ All new languages you can choose now in the game option. Main language in the OS will be chosen by the default.
⦁ Lostprophet.hu, Luca “C4551N3771” C. and Laurianne “Pomponeko” F. Please check game credits :)
⦁ In the 5th section ending, bowls finally lighting correctly
⦁ Now Rabbit giving thing that he must to give correctly (yes, I know that sound weird for people who didn’t play our game) even if player will try to run from him.
⦁ Now items description must display correctly.
⦁ Now you can`t leave the house with gramophone in the 4th section without taking quest item.
⦁ We added map in the 5th section.
⦁ Final map receiving achievement now transferred from the 4th section to the 5th section.
⦁ Now in the 4th section Sarah will not be blinking behind the house.
⦁ We restored few Sarah appearances in the 5th section.
⦁ Some text fields were increased for localization, now text is looking more comfortable.
⦁ Some of the game-notes were divided on 2 pages, it will help to work with long notes localization.
⦁ In the first section we improved collision near first altar.
⦁ Now in the second section bucket hanged correctly.
⦁ Other small improvements.
We add in the main branch Hungarian, Italian and French translation.
Don’t forget to say thanks to Lostprophet.hu, Luca “C4551N3771” C. and Laurianne “Pomponeko” F.! It would be impossible without them!
If you found any mistakes, please tell us in the current topics.
Thank you Ethonoris! He helped with English text correction, it helped us a lot. We already added this correction.
Now all should be okay.
Don't shy to write us in comments about mistakes in the texts or bugs, together we can improve our game!
Attention: Because of game engine specifics save file that was made in 1.0.3 version can stop working correctly. For make them work need to turn on 1.0.3 version using in the beta-branches:
Go to library -> Select game -> Right Mouse Click -> Properties -> BETAS -> Then select old_version_public_1.0.3
Well, for The Cursed Forest we made all that we wanted and could. Now, new horizons opening for us. We will not say goodbye there still a lot of work to do, don’t forget us and stay tuned!
After being a long time in the Early Access we finally cross the finish line and pushed the Big Green Button!
We updated demo and made a huge amount of job. Now game become more stable.
The Cursed Forest Remake main work is completed! Full release will be in the end of February.
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