News From Epic Games - February 2012 UDK Beta Released
Epic Games Releases February 2012 Unreal Development Kit Beta
Epic Games, Inc. has released the February 2012 Unreal Development Kit Beta, the latest version of the free edition of Unreal Engine 3 that provides access to the award-winning 3D game engine and toolset used in blockbuster video game development, architectural visualization, mobile game development, 3D rendering, digital films and more. The latest UDK beta is available now at www.udk.com/download.
Unreal Engine Showcase: Renegade X
When the team at Totem Arts wanted to turn their award-winning Unreal Tournament 3 mod into a standalone experience, they instantly knew that the Unreal Development Kit (UDK) was the only tool for them.
Now, with a single-player campaign already released and multiplayer on the way, Renegade X is another example of how the powerful and easy-to-use tools of the Unreal Engine 3 toolsetenable small developers to make their vision a reality. Read more.
We have showcases of some of the most outstanding video game, architectural visualization, and mobile apps using UDK atwww.udk.com/showcase and www.unrealengine.com/showcase. Also be sure to check out the Works in Progress and theReleased Projects forums.
Quite a thin release, unfortunately. Won't have any use for the ReCast-stuff, but I am sure many will find it helpful (though it probably doesn't work when you want to use more complex concepts in the pathfinding like teleporters, ladders and jumppads), the QualitySwitch is something I've been always wondering why it wasn't there yet and the Scaleform support for iOS will make things probably a lot easier for some people.
The UDN link to the uniform color multiply mask documentation links to the non-public area of the UDN, though. You need to turn the https in that link to a http.
Still yearning for a button that schedules an update of the asset database for the next run, more features for the SplineLoftActors and an option to run the UDK without alpha blend support.