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iPhone Developers Get Free Dev Tools: Unreal Development Kit launches for iOS

Infinity Blade is one of the hottest games on the market. Surprisingly, it’s an iPhone game that shows the iPhone can not only be a serious contender to the Nintendo and Sony handhelds, but possibly the new mobile gaming king. You don’t have to tell that to Epic’s VP Mark Rein, he’s fully behind Apple’s handheld and feels Apple’s App Store is the best market for mobile gaming.

Epic Games (the developer behind Infinity Blade and folks behind the Xbox 360 megahit Gears of War), believes in the iPhone so much that they’re releasing the iPhone Unreal Engine – the tools they used to make Infinity Blade – to the public.

The UDK will be made available for free, as long as the game or app you develop with it is not sold. If you want to sell your creation, you’ll need to pay Epic a $99 developer/licensing fee, plus a 25% royalties after your first $5,000 in sales.

The beautiful Epic Citadel was created using the Unreal Development Kit.

The Unreal Development Kit is a powerful mobile dev platform. It gives iPhone Mobile game developers even more options than ever to create experiences that rival or surpass console games. That and great content has helped make mobile development the fastest growing segment of the gaming market.

“If you’re going to make a game for a mobile device, and you want to make the most money… make it for iOS.” – Epic’s VP Mark Rein

If you’re interested in iPhone game development there are great technology camps and courses in mobile game development to help you get started creating games. Mobile gaming is hot, and so is Android game development it’s just as popular as iPhone.

Get started with mobile game development and get in on the hottest area of gaming. Check out the iPad demo for Epic Citadel also created with the Unreal Development Kit.

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