Unreal Development Kit (UDK) Epic Games 2009

Originally, UnrealEd (UEd for short) was the level editor used to create levels for Unreal. Epic was one of the first companies to have the level editor included for free with first person shooters (though Bungie did it previously when they released Forge & Anvil along with Marathon Infinity in 1996). Some third party Unreal engine games did the same with an edited and specialized version. This extended the longevity of the games. Amateur level designers could now create their own levels for the game, providing a near endless amount of additional content for the game. In addition, the built-in scripting language called UnrealScript allowed for editors to customize game content. Though Software Development Kits (SDK) for Unreal engines were available for companies to license to make their own games, in September 2009 Epic released a free version of UE3's SDK, called the Unreal Development Kit (UDK), that is available to the general public. According to the current EULA, game developers can sell their games by paying Epic the cost of $99 USD, and 25% royalty on UDK related revenue from all UDK-based games or commercial applications above US$50,000. It provides a tool for game makers to make their own games with professional looking graphics and whereas professional engine licenses in the past could cost thousands of dollars, now an inexpensive tool is available to everyone. It also supports iPhone/iPad iOS and MAC OS X as well. In addition to video game development, it also provides access for use in architectural visualization, mobile game development, 3D rendering, digital films and more. It also contains a vast array of APIs and tools designed to let you create Real World Physics, powered by NVIDIA's PhysX engine, as well as built-in game networking, artificial intelligence, facial animations, video codecs, foliage editors, audio support, and powerful scripting. Unreal Engine 4's SDK was also made free to use in Mar/2015. Only when you ship a game or application for retail purchase, you pay a 5% royalty on gross revenue after the first $3,000 per product, per quarter.
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