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Old 11-05-2009, 07:26 AM   #1
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Default Epic Offers Free UE3 Dev Kit For Non-Commercial Use

This is fantastic news!


http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/new...hp?story=25955
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Old 11-05-2009, 10:53 PM   #2
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Agreed. I noticed this comes not long after the announcement of the free Unity Indie release (official blog post). Do you think Epic is making a direct response to Unity's offering? Or is this something that's more likely been in the works?
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Old 11-06-2009, 06:35 AM   #3
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Hmm, my initial thoughts were that it is in response. But I think it might have been in the works for a while.
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Old 12-01-2009, 05:49 PM   #4
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This decision confuses me quite a bit, but I'm sure some people out there can elaborate on this.

....what is the purpose of releasing their SDK for public use? Do they gain any benefit? It's hard to believe that they are just trying to be nice...

Honestly my heart is pounding about this...this is such a great opportunity for me to improve my portfolio. I can't wait to dive in!
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Old 12-02-2009, 02:20 AM   #5
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what is the purpose of releasing their SDK for public use?
Exposes more people to the tech and when they use it in their games, it provides advertising for them as well. There is a non-free version that has better support, more features and access to the source code which is where their main business comes from.

Think of the free SDK as a demo.
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Exposes more people to the tech and when they use it in their games, it provides advertising for them as well. There is a non-free version that has better support, more features and access to the source code which is where their main business comes from.

Think of the free SDK as a demo.
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Old 02-18-2010, 04:27 PM   #7
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What exactly is different in the Free ; Licensee versions? Only differences I could find were that you had to be a licensee to access some documentation.
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http://www.udk.com/licensing.html

The free license means that you can create non profit projects.
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