More iPhone Games to Look as Good as Infinity Blade Thanks to Unreal Engine
CREDIT: Epic Games
Infinity Blade for the iPhone has many good features, but the thing that consistently impresses people the most is just how beautiful the game looks on a phone screen. Now the Unreal Engine 3 is receiving full iOS support, meaning more iPhone games will soon start to look that good.
The Unreal Engine helped the iPhone process unparalleled graphics, and the planned update to the Unreal Developer Kit tomorrow will make the engine support iOS. Any developer will be able to use it to boost the visuals of their games (along with the gameplay itself).
Licensing is free for the Unreal Engine 3 if you plan to do testing or use if for non-commercial purposes (education, for instance), but it costs $99 for every product you sell that was made with the Unreal Engine. Add to that a 25 percent cut of any earnings you make above $5,000.
As Mark Rein, co-founder of the studio behind Unreal, told the Wall Street Journal, the reasons for coming to the iPhone were quite obvious.
"If you’re going to make a game for a mobile device , and you want to make the most money, you’re nuts not to make it for iOS," Rein said.
While the fees for using the Unreal Engine can be steep when making low-priced apps, Infinity Blade proved it can still be worth it. Industry experts say that Infinity Blade has already grossed more than $1.5 million, and data from Apple's Game Center (more than 300,000 players of the $6 game) indicates it's probably closer to $2 million.