Frankfurt am Main (Germany) – April 26, 2011


Crytek GmbH (Crytek) is very proud to announce, that more than 250 universities from all over the world have signed up for a free CryENGINE 3 educational license over the past 12 months. Academic institutions in a wide variety of fields including physics, computer science, architecture, film-making, art and design use Crytek’s all-in-one game development solution for their projects.

“We are absolutely delighted by the huge interest that academics from all around the globe have shown in CryENGINE 3. It’s really an honor for us to be considered the first-choice technology for so many leading universities. We consider them as strong partners, both in developing great software and improving our engine; and are really interested in further expanding those relationships.” said Carl Jones, Director of Global Business Development – CryENGINE.

The CryENGINE 3 Educational SDK is for educators who want to ensure that their students gain experience with state-of-the-art 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.

Crytek’s Managing Director Avni Yerli explained the importance of that branch: “From its very first days, Crytek aimed to strongly support students and educators by sharing the CryENGINE tools with universities. Thousands of students now have access to the same cutting-edge technology that the world’s best developers are using for their ongoing projects. With our CryENGINE 3 educational SDK we want to enable them to achieve their vision and create their very own innovation to become the next generation of developers.”

As well as the 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 re-launched www.mycryengine.com website.


About Crytek GmbH

Crytek GmbH ("Crytek") is one of the world’s leading independent development studios for interactive entertainment. It is based in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and has 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 next-generation consoles and PC, powered by their proprietary cutting-edge 3D-Game-Technology, CryENGINE®.

Since its foundation in 1999, Crytek has 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), Crysis Warhead® (awarded Best Graphics Technology at IGN Best of 2008 Awards) and Crysis® 2 (awarded Best Shooter of E3 2010 and Gamescom 2010).

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