Make your own games with Epic Games UDK

People are very opinionated when it comes to judging other people’s work, do you have what it takes to make your own games. Well, Epic Games is giving aspiring game developers a chance to work with their Unreal Development Kit, available for download from their website. Wondering just what the UDK is?

The Unreal Development Kit is the free version of the award-winning Unreal Engine 3, the software development framework used to create computer and video games, 3D simulations, TV shows, films and more.

Anyone can download UDK and work with the same game development tools used to create blockbuster games, architectural walkthroughs and digital movies. UDK ships with the latest version of the Unreal Editor, with its unrivaled content creation toolset and rapid prototyping functionality.

UDK is free for noncommercial and educational use. Licensing terms are available to those who wish to sell UDK-powered games or to create commercial products or services for business use at www.udk.com/licensing.

Hold on don’t get too excited, the recommended system requirements for the UDK are pretty steep –

Minimum:
+ Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista
+ 2.0+ GHz processor
+ 2 GB system RAM
+ SM3-compatible video card
+ 3 GB free hard drive space

Recommended for Content Development:
+ Windows Vista 64 SP2
+ 2.0+ GHz multi-core processor
+ 8 GB System RAM
+ NVIDIA 8000 series or higher graphics card
+ Plenty of HDD space

Check out the Launch Trailer of the Unreal Development Kit and you can download the UDK from www.udk.com.