CryENGINE 3 SDK, core of Crytek’s technology, is now available for free for non-commercial works:
Anyone can now download a full version of the best All-In-One Game Development Engine, for free and use it without charge for non-commercial game development. You can try out the fastest toolset for creating game worlds and use the power of CryENGINE 3 in your own games.
More information and download (658MB) HERE.
1. Is the CryENGINE 3 SDK really free to use?
Yes. Anyone can now download a full version of the best All-In-One Game Development Engine, for free and use it without charge for non-commercial game development. If you are distributing your game or application for free (and not charging for your work in producing it, whether directly or indirectly), no additional license is required. If you are looking to use CryENGINE 3 for a commercial game or in any way that is not specifically allowed in the End User License Agreement (EULA), you must contact Crytek to agree on commercial terms and a license for your use.
2. Is it the same Engine Crytek use in their Games?
Yes, we’ll be giving you access to an up to date version of CryENGINE 3 – the engine we use, the engine we give to our licensees and the same engine that powers Crysis®2 and Warface®. This will be a complete version of our technology including C++ game code access, our content exporters, script samples, new improved Flowgraph and a host of great asset examples, which will allow teams to build complete games from scratch for PC. Some features, such as DirectX11 have not been implemented into the Free SDK yet, but will be coming very soon.