Free SDK is always a good thing for indie developers who want to get themselves into the making of their own version of a software and they will provide a valuable diversification among the community, one such example is Counter-Strike.
This time around, from the maker of the Crysis series, Crytek, has released a new version of their game engine to the public. It’s called CryENGINE 3 Free SDK, and of course you can use it without paying any pennies on the table. Let’s hear from the company itself about the release.
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
But please be aware that you need to read the rest of the terms that has been set by Crytek over the use of their free SDK, most notably you can’t sell the product you made with the engine.
CryENGINE Free Use
You can use CryENGINE 3 for free in educational facilities, even if you are charging tuition. We have always offered our engine for free to educators, but now individual students can also freely download the engine and use it to learn about real-time 3D development.
CryENGINE 3 is also free for non-commercial use; 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.
CryENGINE 3 Independent Developers Platform
We want you to make games with CryENGINE 3 that people will want to play. We hope that your work will lead to a product you can commercialise. If this is the case, before you can sell your work or your game, you must seek a development license for CryENGINE 3.
CryENGINE 3 for Independent Studios, Free To Play Games or Downloadable Games
Crytek has attractive options for smaller games built with CryENGINE 3, with shorter development timescales. If you want to move your game onto platforms other than PC, or you need access to CryENGINE 3 source code, please contact Crytek to find out more about our licensing for Independent Studios.
If you are interested, you can check out the downloads here.