Unreal Engine 3 Free for Everyone with Unreal Development Kit!

Unreal Development Kit

Unreal Development Kit or UDK is the free version of the Unreal Engine 3, the famous game engine used to create video games (like Unreal Tournament 3) and other 3D applications (virtual visits or simulations). UDK is free for non commercial and educational use.

Whizzle is the first game created from the ground up with UDK:


The Ball is another game using the UDK:

The ball

UDK requires the .NET framework 3.5 SP1 (automatically installed) and install PhysX System Software 8.10.29 (very old version, why???).

Unreal Development Kit Visual Editor
Unreal Development Kit Visual Editor


6 thoughts on “Unreal Engine 3 Free for Everyone with Unreal Development Kit!”

  1. Reavenk

    Speaking of free versions of 3D engines, did you ever post about the new free version of Unity3D?

  2. JeGX Post Author

    I planned to post about Unity3D. I already downloaded it but I didn’t find yet the time to test it…

  3. SimTex

    Unity3d in my humble opinion doesn’t suit the intended audience of this website. It’s more a framework for rapid game development, than a framework for doing impressive 3d stuff. The free (indie) version does only allow you to write shaders, no access to buffers or off-screen render targets.

    That being said it’s a very easy and for most designer/illustrator people a very intuitive framework. From my point of view as a programmer it really lacks access to some core functionalities, it’s more of a scripting engine than anything else. The biggest show stopper for me currently with the unity engine is the lack of free tools to share assets between artists and programmers. Even with only 3 people working on a game, i spend more of my time fiddling with configuration of assest in than actually coding. And this is not because their GUI or anything is bad, it’s just the lack of sharing of asserts that is a huge pain in the ass if you intend to work together with other people on a free project.

  4. JeGX Post Author

    Thanks for the information SimTex. From what you said, post processing effects are not allowed with the free version of Unity. Anyway, I’ll look at it but it’s no longer urgent!

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