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.

From The Chatty
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    September 14, 2010 7:50 AM

    Assuming you can basically create iOS games on your PC with the UDK, no mac required, is big news. This is very exciting to hear. My creative veins are throbbing with excitement.

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      September 14, 2010 8:00 AM

      This is really becoming interesting. Even for hobbyists.

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      September 14, 2010 8:01 AM

      Yeah this is pretty big news - it seems as if the Unreal demo running on iOS is actually a port of the Unreal source (as opposed to Carmack's Rage demo, which he has stated is from a different codebase and just uses the Rage pipeline for resource management)

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      September 14, 2010 11:17 AM

      A mac would still be required, even if only to submit the project.

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      September 14, 2010 11:35 AM

      I wonder how Unity 3 will fare against this.