I can't seem to get the Epic Citadel Flash demo to run. What should I do?
First, make sure that you are running Adobe Flash 11.2 (which can be found here) and that the hardware acceleration option is toggled (right-click, go to settings, and make sure the checkbox is selected). For Chrome users: in chrome://plugins/settings, disable all other Flash Players and enable Flash Player 11.2. You may need to expand the details in the settings pane to see multiple versions of Flash and select 11.2.
Why should I use Unreal Engine 3?
If you’re starting on a forward-looking title aimed at next-gen consoles such as Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, as well as DirectX 10-based PCs, then Unreal Engine 3 is for you. Its core subsystems have been architected from the ground up, designed to take maximum advantage of shader programs, per-pixel lighting and shadowing, multithreading, and next-generation content creation tools.
Can Unreal Engine 3 be used for products other than games such as television or theatrical animation or simulation?
Absolutely! We have many licensees successfully executing in these marketplaces, and you’ll find examples of this in the Success Stories section. Teams producing linear animated content or simulation products will find Unreal Engine 3 a refreshingly robust and, more importantly, fast solution.
Can you tell me more about licensing the Unreal Engine?
We license the Unreal Engine to experienced professional game developers. Licensees receive full source code for our engine, tools and most recent games. Support is provided directly from the Unreal Engine development team, which has shipped multiple million-unit selling titles and won many Game of the Year awards; you can’t get better support and real-world, success-backed, game development advice than that! Licensees receive access to upgrades and support under the terms of a separate support agreement.
If you’re an experienced professional game developer and you’re interested in finding out more about licensing the Unreal Engine, please contact us. If you’re looking for a way to evaluate what the Unreal Engine can do, you can start by downloading a free copy of UDK, the Unreal Developers kit.
For content creators, the full Unreal Editor that we use to build our game environments is included with Unreal Tournament 2004. Other tools include a version of the Maya Personal Learning Edition with a plug-in that allows seamless export to the Unreal Engine; a character painting tool; and much more. For programmers, UT2004 includes UnrealScript source code for in-game objects, the UnrealScript compiler, the UnrealScript IDE and the UnrealScript Debugger.
Trademark, Copyright and Logo Usage
Epic Games’ Unreal Engine trademark and logo usage guidelines, as well as style guide documents, can be found here.
What is the Unreal Developer Network?
The Unreal Developer Network (UDN) is a repository of knowledge, documentation and tutorials for the recent builds of the Unreal Engine, providing sections for public news, licensee news, and tutorials and guides for content creation and programming. UDN also includes a search engine covering the complete archives of our content and programming mailing lists which have thousands of entries on thousands of topics. The full slate of UDN content and functionality is only available to Unreal Engine licensees. However, a subset of the documentation and tutorials relevant to mod makers has been made available to the general public.
What is the Integrated Partners Program?
Epic Games has established the Integrated Partners Program (IPP) for the purposes of having a formal business relationship with selected companies making cross-platform technologies which integrate with, and are complementary to, Unreal® Engine 3. Under the IPP program Epic provides continuous Unreal Engine 3 source code access and full technical support to IPP members. Companies who join the IPP agree to provide a high level of technical support for UE3 licensees through Epic’s established support channels, keep their implementations up-to-date with the latest UE3 versions, and work with Epic on potential promotional and co-marketing efforts. The IPP program will make it easier for Unreal Engine 3 licensees to incorporate 3rd party middleware solutions from IPP vendors into their games.
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What do you offer to academic institutions?
We highly recommend the Unreal Development Kit (UDK) - a free version of the latest Unreal Engine technology.
Additionally, many schools have found success in building their projects by creating game modifications on an existing game technology platform such as Unreal Tournament or Gears of War for the PC, using the included tool set. The Collector’s Edition of UT3 includes over 20 hours of video training modules.
3D Buzz – the same people who created the videos that come with the collector’s edition of UT3 – offer over 100 free video training modules showing how to use the tools that come with Unreal Tournament 3. We also highly recommend using the Mastering Unreal books as a reference, as well as the public documentation available on the Unreal Developer Network (UDN).
Institutions planning on setting up Unreal-based courses may email us for help or suggestions.
Who is Epic Games?
Epic Games, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is a leading independent developer of 3D games and core technology. Currently located in Cary, North Carolina, our team of about 100 people is responsible for the Unreal series of games, which have sold over 7 million copies worldwide on 6 platforms; and Gears of War - the critically-acclaimed game of the year for Xbox 360.
Epic’s Unreal Engine has powered over 50 titles selling a cumulative total of over 16 million copies, including Splinter Cell and Rainbow Six 3 (Ubi Soft); Deus Ex and Thief 3 (Eidos); Lineage II (NCSoft); Harry Potter and Ultima X (Electronic Arts), America’s Army (US Department of Defense), Gears of War, Infinity Blade and Bulletstorm. Unreal Engine-powered games have shipped on Xbox, PlayStation2, GameCube, DreamCast, Windows and Linux PCs, and Macs running MacOS X.
We at Epic have always taken pride in our hands-on support, both of our partners developing commercial games with the Unreal Engine, and of the vast community of mod developers and academics taking advantage of Unreal for research and enthusiast game development. This large and growing talent pool of thousands of professional game developers with Unreal experience – and tens of thousands of aspiring pros – is one of the Unreal engine’s greatest assets.