Epic games, the creative force behind the UDK (Unreal Development Kit), exposed the newest version of their game engine to the public at last week’s GDC in San Fran. For you non-gamers, the Unreal Engine 3 is a tool-kit used in game design to make high-end videogames. It has been used in games like the Gears of War franchise, Bioshock, and most recently Bulletstorm. I would have to say it’s one of the most popular engines used in AAA game design, and it truly has great potential to make awesome looking games.
With the newest version of the Unreal Engine 3 game designers can make even more realistic looking visuals, as is evident in the tech demo below. The demo looks like something you’d see done by Blur Studios who have perfected the art of CGI mini-movie making, but it’s actually the Unreal Engine itself and not some movie making software. The high level graphics that you’ll see in the demo could very easily be done in a game with the new additions to the Unreal Engine.
If anything this demo proves that we’re getting closer and closer to playing with life like characters in our videogames. I love where things are going! Check it out below. You’ve been amazed that the main character didn’t look like he was on juice like some of the other Unreal Engine designed characters…
Good Samaritan Unreal Engine 3 Tech Demo
(Not a game, just UDK potential)
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