Tue, Aug 23, 2011 | 04:50 BST
Free CryEngine 3 SDK downloaded over 100,000 times
The Cryengine 3 SDK is proving hugly popular with developers, clocking up 100,000 downloads in just five days.
Crytek made the SDK free to download last week, under a revenue-sharing model not unlike the Unreal Engine’s, in which developers aren’t required to shell out unless they produce a commercial release.
To sell a game produced on the CryEngine SDK, you’ll need to apply for a commercial license and fork over 20 percent of the take – which seems pretty fair, given the power Crytek has dropped casually in your lap.