Crytek the German video game company best known for developing the Far Cry and Crysis series of games, using their CryEngine software. Have today announced they are releasing their award winning CryEngine 3 SDK, game development environment free of charge to all for non-commercial use.
The CryEngine 3 SDK provides developers with the complete gaming engine to create top quality next generation games for PC, and includes the CryEngine 3 Sandbox level editor. Together with their 3rd generation “What you see is what you play” (WYSIWYP) tool, designed by and for professional gaming developers.
“With the release of our SDK we encourage creators to try out CryENGINE 3 and hope it will lead to new companies being formed and using our engine. More importantly we expect to increase the talent pool for CryENGINE developers, as well as boosting our online community of users. This SDK contains more toys than we’ve ever released before – it empowers people to create whole new games from scratch, not just mod Crytek’s own games, so we encourage all aspiring and indie developers to try it out.”
For those developers that are looking to make the step in to commercial gaming, Crytek offer a royalty-only license model for any games created with their SDK. Where Crytek will only ask for 20% of the revenues from the commercial launch of the developers game.
For more information jump over to the Crytek Developers website.
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