iPhone Support Coming to Unreal Development Kit, 'Epic Citadel' Hits 1 Million Downloads

Developers and tech fans thrilled by Epic's free iPhone tech demo 'Epic Citadel' will be delighted to hear that support for developing on Apple's pocket telephone and its ilk is coming "soon" to the free version of Unreal Engine 3.

Developers using the free Unreal Development Kit "will soon be able to use the power of Unreal Engine 3 to create apps for iOS devices," Epic explained. The dev also revealed that Epic Citadel--available free on iTunes--has hit one million downloads.


As well as developers allowing to freely create and release non-profit games built upon the engine behind such games as Batman: Arkham Asylum and Gears of War 3, the UDK offers a decent path into commercial development. UDK commercial licenses begin at the trifling figure of $99, followed by a 25% royalty on all revenue over $5,000.

"We'll have more on UDK support for iOS devices coming soon," Epic promises. For now, you can acclimatise to the UDK by nabbing the August beta from FileShack.