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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.

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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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Kokumotsu
Kokumotsu - - 528 comments

even though im not a dev. im getting this for the fact that its free and i love editing kits thanks to garrys mod

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ZaliaS
ZaliaS - - 148 comments

since when was Garry's mod an editing kit? lol. I assure you, this is QUITE different than just spawning things in a world and sticking junk together.

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Geostationary0rbit
Geostationary0rbit - - 58 comments

Garry’s mod allowed you to place things where ever you wanted it, and was practically a mod to be modded. In other words it was a very flexible 'game' that could be moulded by the player similar to an SDK but SDKs are much more advanced.

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DzjengisKhan
DzjengisKhan - - 44 comments

WAS hmm??

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Neurological
Neurological - - 212 comments

There is the 32bit executable too for the sandbox?

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Ark_
Ark_ - - 583 comments

Yup and I can confirm that it runs on 32 bit win 7.

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Neurological
Neurological - - 212 comments

Thanks for the reply, downloading :).

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ImABot
ImABot - - 42 comments

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Whats the point of 32bit dev tools?

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TheSniperFan
TheSniperFan - - 376 comments

Developing on a 32bit OS.

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InStars
InStars - - 670 comments

32bit OS are totally like 10 years ago! *troll face*

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ImABot
ImABot - - 42 comments

i wasn't trying to troll, i was serious why would they make those at this point in time, they would probably be slow compared to the 64bit

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Heaney
Heaney - - 961 comments

Because many people still use 32 bit OSs.

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TheNodCommander
TheNodCommander - - 1,114 comments

Which is the problem really. People need to catch up.

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Maxen1416
Maxen1416 - - 5,558 comments

Ohhohoo~ good newz!
new toys to play with >:D

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SPY-maps
SPY-maps - - 2,909 comments

Great article again Duruk!!
thanks for sharing this with us,
this is a great engine and looking at Crysis 2,
(that only represents a part of what this
engine and editor can do)it is clear that it can
give the right tools to indie developers.

i still am not done with my last HL2 ep2 sp-mod,
but as soon as i am done i need to look in to
engines and editors for a future indie game that
i want to make. And this one will be on the top
of my list to look in to, that is for sure!!

leon

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Duruk Author
Duruk - - 447 comments

Your welcome Leon. Hope to see your work on CryENGINE 3 for your next project.

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mastersrp
mastersrp - - 132 comments

I used to want this kind of stuff, but with the coming release of the id Tech 4 engine under the GPL, I doubt I'm going to use this for my commercial products.

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Ark_
Ark_ - - 583 comments

Just downloaded it is pretty damm nice. Runs smooth on my now aging pc (a nice suprise :) )

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Kokumotsu
Kokumotsu - - 528 comments

im not even using a gaming card (Radeon HD 6450) and it runs at least 30 fps on low. too bad i dont know how to use this XD..im pretty sure youtube will help me out

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Psiyon
Psiyon - - 371 comments

Awesome, awesome, awesome. I'm glad Crytek came through on this.

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Cry-Ruan
Cry-Ruan - - 38 comments

Looking forward to seeing what you guys make with our engine!

I put together a quick test with the flowgraph, this engine isn't just for shooters :) Youtu.be

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Kamikazi[Uk]
Kamikazi[Uk] - - 1,412 comments

I just been playing with it for 2 hours xD. It's pretty decent little engine, kinda same as sandbox 2 with a few new features and improved graphics.

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Walther
Walther - - 17 comments

this made my day, we're going to get some awesome products out of this.

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Duruk Author
Duruk - - 447 comments

Oh and don't forget to share your work on: Moddb.com . Post your CryENGINE 3 videos, screenshots and news.

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blahblahblah12333
blahblahblah12333 - - 526 comments

Are you sure it's 20%? I don't see that mentioned anywhere on their website or in any of the other press releases. All it mentions is you need to contact Crytek for an indie license.

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Ark_
Ark_ - - 583 comments

Crytek.com
On that note 20% seems pretty reasonable for what you get, I was expecting a bit more of a hit in the pocket.

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jjawinte
jjawinte - - 5,067 comments

Fair enough I say.

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Argoon
Argoon - - 1,079 comments

Cry-Ruan is a Crytec employee so if he has not denied that maybe it is true. But i personally am more interested on the idtech 4 engine source.

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Cry-Ruan
Cry-Ruan - - 38 comments

20% is indeed the correct figure.

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arieas
arieas - - 313 comments

Been waiting for this! Can't seem to get onto crydev at the moment though, so hopefully the download from moddb is going to keep up, just 10 more minutes, seems much longer than waiting for the whole 6 months.

Looking forward most to level streaming, if it makes its way in an update (or is already in?), going to finally begin messing with anything new and transferring everything I got now into it. Things definitely looking good.

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Cry-Ruan
Cry-Ruan - - 38 comments

What problems are you having exactly? Is the site just being slow?

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arieas
arieas - - 313 comments

Kind of late reply, but yeah, firefox was showing a 'server not found message', put it down to a heavy traffic load, as I could not login with crydev for the tools either. All good now of course, just usually get a timeout error I would have thought.

The release has now ruined my year though, think I'm going to miss Christmas this year... :D

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Taamalus
Taamalus - - 46 comments

Yes, the CryDev (forums) site is slow. I had two time-outs. I love the SDK but have lot's of questions. Please, have a look if something could be done.
Cheers :)

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Dr.Goupyl
Dr.Goupyl - - 2,269 comments

SCREAMING EGULZ !

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Bluedrake42
Bluedrake42 - - 574 comments

**** YEAHHHHHH

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TheDomaginarium
TheDomaginarium - - 78 comments

There you go:

Crytek.com

“For those who want to make the step into commercial gaming, we’ll offer a royalty-only license model for games made with this SDK, where Crytek require only 20% of the developer’s revenues from the commercial launch of their game.”

I don't plan to use it since we're pretty happy with UDK but I do wonder how you create games from scratch, does this ship with some sort of programming interface à la Unity, or what?

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SteveUK
SteveUK - - 114 comments

Lua script and C++ source. Also seems to include Scaleform UI

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Cry-Ruan
Cry-Ruan - - 38 comments

The game runs from a custom game DLL, built from a C++ solution, and uses Lua for certain scripting aspects. Our proprietary Flowgraph visual scripting tool is used for most in-level events.

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Açaí
Açaí - - 26 comments

I've been waiting for this since I knew about CryENGINE :)
Downloading now.

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Sparky245
Sparky245 - - 172 comments

Would I be right in saying that you could theoretically play mods for free with the SDK?

If so, double rainbow.

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Cry-Ruan
Cry-Ruan - - 38 comments

It's not so much modding as there's a limited range of example content, most things need to be developed from scratch. :)

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Duruk Author
Duruk - - 447 comments

A mod created with the Crysis2 tools that uses Crysis 2 assests will not be playable on the Free SDK since its missing the Crysis 2 assets.

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Sparky245
Sparky245 - - 172 comments

Suppose, yeah. It would be rare that someone would make a mod from 100% original content. Still, it's possible :P

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TheUnabridgedGamer
TheUnabridgedGamer - - 1,671 comments

Downloaded. I look forward to learning this.

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Hell_Diguner
Hell_Diguner - - 3,645 comments

I wonder where all the folks saying Crytek has abandoned it's PC community have gone? They were screaming about no sandbox, no DX11 in Crysis, expensive SDK, blah blah blah. I wasn't impressed with Crysis 2, but I'm happy to see Crytek disprove the skeptics. Right now, I'd place Crytek up there with Valve and Bungie, when it comes to pleasing the fans. Now if only they would drop EA as their game publisher ;D

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TheNodCommander
TheNodCommander - - 1,114 comments

I consider Bungie around the level of Infinity Ward/Activision actualy. No, I love Halo. Yes, what made me dislike them is their total ignorance towards their own canon with "Halo: Reach".

But I am glad CryTek got their minds together, EA does not sound so evil at all anymore actualy with CryTek and DICE working for them.

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myxale
myxale - - 666 comments

Wow, this is cool stuff.
It will kick-start lots of mods and Indie-Games!!

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s87
s87 - - 112 comments

Let's see how it performs compared to UDK and Unity, probably we'll get some more 3D indie games instead of thousands of 2D platformers (have nothing against them in general thought) :)

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agent00kevin
agent00kevin - - 1,276 comments

Wow. Maybe my next Mod will be an indie game instead...Source SDK may take a backseat to this one next time around...

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Starkiller2356
Starkiller2356 - - 430 comments

Downloading now!! I cant wait to learn Cryengine 3, I might just move my game onto that instead of Unity!

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