Unreal Development Kit
Updated: November 5, 2009
Author: Epic Games
File Size: 562 MB
Rating: 5 out of 5
Version: November 5, 2009 Beta
Requirements: See Below
Description: This is the Unreal Development Kit, which is free software that allows you to create your own game levels, mods, 3D models and animations, and more using the powerful Unreal Engine 3.
- Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista
- 2.0+ GHz processor
- 2 GB system RAM
- SM3-compatible video card
- 3 GB Free hard drive space
Recommended for Content Development:
- Windows Vista 64 SP2
- 2.0+ GHz multi-core processor
- 8 GB System RAM
- NVIDIA 8000 series or higher graphics card
- Plenty of HDD space
Benefits of UDK include the following:
- Immediate access to Unreal Engine 3, the critically acclaimed 3D game engine technology for cross-platform game development.
- Easy content creation with the Unreal Editor, a fully integrated suite of top-tier development tools, which comes complete with:
- Unreal Content Browser, a revolutionary tool for browsing, searching and organizing game assets with collaborative metadata tagging system.
- UnrealScript object-oriented programming language and Unreal Kismet, a visual scripting system that enables rapid prototyping on the fly.
- Unreal Matinee, a powerful tool with movie director-class controls for building in-game cinematics and gorgeous cut scenes.
- Unreal Cascade, an advanced particle physics and environmental effects editor that aids the creation of fire, fog, explosions and other visuals.
- NVIDIA® PhysX®-powered physics system with Unreal PhAT visual modeling tool for creating character and object physics rigs.
- Unreal Lightmass, a global illumination system that dramatically lights and shadows with minimal effort required by artists and designers.
- AnimSet Viewer and AnimTree Editor, which give animators precise control over every muscle and bone movement.
- Time saved thanks to technology integrations with leading game development middleware tools including SpeedTree®, Bink Video®, and FaceFX®.
- Output of standalone applications: Games created with UDK run entirely on their own with no additional software required. This means anyone can make UDK content and distribute it for free.
UDK ships with "UT Demo," which is demo content from "Unreal Tournament 3" consisting of four maps: Deck, Necropolis, Sanctuary, and Sandstorm; with deathmatch, team deathmatch, and vehicle capture the flag gametypes. Assets include one robot character, three weapons and four vehicles.
In "UT Demo," blood, gore and human opponents have been removed. Levels have been enhanced to showcase recent upgrades to UE3 technology. See udk.com/showcase-ut-game.html for comparison screenshots.
The "Unreal Tournament 3" Unreal Editor is widely used for learning UE3, and now UDK provides all of its game creation tools in addition to high-level engine features developed since the game’s release. "UT Demo" is an excellent starting point to explore UDK’s capabilities, especially for those looking to develop their own first-person shooter experience.