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Unreal Development Kit

Post by Rens2Sea » 05-11-2009 16:46

Has just been announced: http://www.udk.com/

Stand-alone Deathball anyone?

(or Dodgeball/Unreal Open :B )

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Re: Unreal Development Kit

Post by The_One » 05-11-2009 18:39

That's very neat indeed. If only there was a Deathball team to use it. >.<

Post when Unreal Open is done. :D

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Re: Unreal Development Kit

Post by DavidM » 09-11-2009 12:40

Patience!

Don't need this udk, it's not for free anyway, if you looked properly.
At least not if you wanna commercially sell the game, which is our intend.

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Re: Unreal Development Kit

Post by The_One » 09-11-2009 13:07

I know it's only for non-profit development. I guess they're hoping people will use it to make games, which will then be picked up by publishers who will pay for a licence. At least that's how I assume they plan to make money from it.

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Re: Unreal Development Kit

Post by Rens2Sea » 09-11-2009 15:00

Actually, it's free untill the first $5000 profit, then Epic takes 25%

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Re: Unreal Development Kit

Post by The_One » 09-11-2009 15:05

Oh right. Quite good then.

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Re: Unreal Development Kit

Post by DavidM » 09-11-2009 17:29

And 5000$ is nothing in this profession. You can pay your team for maybe a week with that. Probably less.
And good games need full time people working on it. We all see these motivated young guys never getting anywhere with their things, because soon they realize it's A LOT OF work, so suddenly it stops.
Years ago it was possible, because everything could be simpler, but the bar has raised, and you need to keep up with it.

So yeah, it's just a nice tactic by Epic.

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Re: Unreal Development Kit

Post by Rens2Sea » 09-11-2009 17:43

Still, it's better to only have to pay 25% to Epic and have access to one of the best engines ever for free, than to buy an official license for almost a million dollar and not have to pay royalties. Nobody has that kind of money.

But yeah, it's has become very complicated compared to the past.

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Re: Unreal Development Kit

Post by DavidM » 09-11-2009 22:59

We're on to some investors.
I doubt we will have anything to do with the Unreal engine.

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