Crytek GmbH ("Crytek") announced today that the recently released all-in-one development solution CryENGINE 3 is now available to educational institutions free of charge. The CryENGINE 3 Educational SDK is for educators wanting to ensure that their students gain experience with the state-of-the-art in game development and real-time 3D technology. For courses and research projects in game development, 3D graphics, simulation, architecture, animation, film and design, CryENGINE 3 is the most up-to-date, real-time 3D technology available. CryENGINE 3 is the first game development platform for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, MMO, DX9/DX10 that also is truly Next-Gen-Ready - with scalable computation, graphics and state-of-the art AI and physics for all major upcoming platforms. It provides the complete game engine to create AAA quality next generation games, and includes the redesigned CryENGINE 3 Sandbox™ level editor, a production-proven, 3rd generation "What you see is what you play" (WYSIWYP) - tool designed by and for professional developers. Carl Jones, Director of Global Business Development - CryENGINE commented: "Crytek has always been a strong supporter of education – as evidenced by our commitment for many years to share CryENGINE tools with universities. We are continuing that commitment now by releasing the brand new CryENGINE 3 tools to any university in the world, for free! Here at Crytek, we work hard to enable all our licensees to achieve their vision with CryENGINE 3, so we aren't considering this Educational SDK as a product we "fire and forget" - we will be looking for strong educational partners to work together with Crytek in the future - and we will soon be announcing exciting programmes for students working with CryENGINE 3." "Students and educators using the engine will become part of our larger CryENGINE community, so they can create their own innovations and train to become the developers of the future. With the CryENGINE 3 Educational SDK, the same cutting-edge technology that the world's best developers are using now in games, movies and simulations will now be in the hands of the next generation of creators and engineers." added Ury Zhilinsky, R&D Manager at Crytek. As well as the new Educational SDK Crytek offers a Game Development SDK for professional game developers and a Simulation SDK for serious games applications. More information can be found on the recently launched www.mycryengine.com website.
About Crytek GmbH Crytek GmbH ("Crytek") is one of the world's leading independent development studios for interactive entertainment with its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and additional studios in Kiev (Ukraine), Budapest (Hungary), Sofia (Bulgaria), Seoul (South Korea) and Nottingham (UK). Crytek is dedicated to creating exceptionally high quality video games for the PC and next-generation consoles, powered by their proprietary cutting edge 3D-Game-Technology CryENGINE"®. Since its foundation in 1999 Crytek created the multi-award winning PC titles Far Cry"®, Crysis"®, awarded best PC Game of E3 2007 and Best Technology at the 2008 Game Developers Choice Awards and Crysis Warhead"®, awarded Best Graphics Technology at IGN Best of 2008 Awards. Development teams and companies interested in obtaining a commercial license for the CryENGINE"® game development solution can find more information on www.mycryengine.com. Crytek and CryENGINE are registered trademarks or trademarks of Crytek GmbH in the USA, Germany and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.