Graphics can go a long ways in selling a game; like good box art in the early days of gaming, it attracts a potential buyer’s eye and captures the imagination. So developers should be very pleased to know that Epic Games has released an Unreal Development Kit (UDK) with iOS support.
The UDK is what’s responsible for making Infinity Blade, the fighting game that many people consider groundbreaking, look so great. And the beta’s available to tinker with at no charge.
The slight catch is that developers will have to pay up if they want to sell an app created with the UDK. There’s a $99 licensing fee to start with, and then if sales revenue passes $5,000, developers are supposed to start paying royalties of 25 percent.
Still, considering how advanced the UDK tech is, that may not be an unfair offer.
Lots and lots more technical details are available in the official announcement here. And here‘s the link to the download if you’d like to skip all the chatter and get straight to creating a fantastic-looking game.