January 29, 2013

Epic Citadel

By Dana Cowley

Epic Citadel is a free application that showcases the technical capabilities of the award-winning Unreal Engine 3. From the circus bazaar to the sweeping cathedral in the center of town, Epic Citadel dazzles with a visual parade of special effects.

Technical Features in Epic Citadel

Unreal Engine 3 is extremely scalable and packed with the same tools developers use to create best-selling games, training simulations and cinematic content.

  • Free tools. Epic’s Unreal Development Kit (UDK), available for free download, ships with the same tools and technologies used to create Epic Citadel for iOS. Anyone can build and ship games for PC, Mac and iOS with UDK.

  • Amazing visuals. Epic Citadel pushes the envelope for modern visuals on mobile and Web. And the application delivers beautiful graphics and effects that immerse players in the kingdom’s grounds.

  • Benchmarking mode. Epic Citadel enables users to gather performance data for Android devices through its benchmarking mode, which displays frames per second stats, quality settings and resolution details.

  • Realistic reflections and animations. Environment mapping and other high-end rendering techniques produce lifelike reflections, and vertex deformation and skeletal animation bring trees and banners to life with dynamic movements.

  • Global illumination. Unreal Engine 3’s built-in global illumination system, Unreal Lightmass, provides realistic lighting and shadows with minimal development resources.

  • Dynamic specular lighting with texture masks. Sophisticated graphics features impart a tangible quality to cobblestone roads and vivid reflective marble surfaces, while lens flares and light coronas add dramatic emphasis when panning across light sources.

Explore Epic Citadel for Yourself

Download Epic Citadel for iOS from the App Store

Experience the app on Google Play and Amazon Appstore for Android.