Are Samaritan, Elemental & other demos accessible?
First of all let me say I am absolutely ignorant regarding any aspect of EPIC's or any other company's game engine.
What I am looking for is; access to high quality demos like the Samaritan & Elemental demo to conduct my own performance tests, enjoy the engine's technological achievements and make a preview of them to my friends.
However, I am unable to find them (or any other 'playable map' for that matter) anywhere, including UDK's website and UDK's files.
Can someone please dedicate some time to me explaining how I can enjoy these demonstrations and where I can find more like the ones I am already having access to like "NightAndDayMap" and "FoliageMap"?
The elemental Demo was done with unreal engine 4, which is t available to anyone yet. It was used to show off the new engine, and they showed it in the engine as well. The Samaritan demo was shown to allow users to see what Unreal 3 is fully capable of, and it's not something they would fake just to get buyers because big companies would know if what was shown isn't possible.
Epic included many example maps in the UDK right out of the box. They didn't have to at all because from the multitude of UE3 games out there and the quality of many of them, everyone knows how capable of an engine UE3 is. Demanding them to release demo maps because you don't believe that they may be real time until you test them is absurd. They have no reason to lie about it.