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June 26, 2010

Epic Games releases June 2010 Unreal Development Kit Beta

Epic is committed to providing the UDK community with regular software releases at no charge, and the latest beta is available now!

CARY, N.C, June 26, 2010 — Epic Games, Inc. today released the June 2010 UDK Beta, the latest version of the Unreal Development Kit (UDK), the free edition of Unreal Engine 3 that provides uncompromised access to the award-winning toolset used in blockbuster video games, 3D simulations, digital films and more.

Epic is committed to providing the UDK community with regular software releases at no charge, and the latest beta is available now at https://www.udk.com/download. Check out the best UDK games and applications at https://www.udk.com/showcase Our l.atest featured project is a first-person tower defense game called Sanctum. Developed by Coffee Stain Studios, Sanctum features a beautiful science fiction world in which players safeguard towns from hostile alien invaders by building defensive structures and using upgradeable handheld weapons.

Are you working on something really cool? Post your work in the Project Show-Off forums, where links to tech demos, gameplay videos and screenshots are welcome. Don’t forget, it’s easy and secure to obtain a commercial UDK license online. Our FAQ can help you determine which type of license is right for you. This month’s beta release includes lots of upgrades, including:

* Numerous skeletal mesh improvements
* Improved bloom with added properties
* New HUD texture visualization tool
* FBX support for custom normals
* Penumbra scale adjustment in Lightmass
* Game Caster virtual camera support

Check out the list in full detail at:

Additional notes, code samples and more are available at the Unreal Developer Network (UDN): https://udn.epicgames.com/Three/DevelopmentKitHome.html

Community links:

UDK Developers at LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2493123
UDK on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/UDK/183744733429
Epic Games on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/EpicGames

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