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Unreal Engine SDK Coming Soon to iOS, Android to Follow

As we previously mentioned, the Unreal Engine that powers many console-quality games, like Gears of War, was going to make the move into the hands of iPhone and iPad developers, allowing game developers to create graphically-rich games for iOS devices. But as Know Your Mobile reports today, the UDK (Unreal Development Kit) may make it’s way into the hands of iOS developers sooner than we though.

According to the blog, iOS is Unreal’s main focus right now, but they’ve also demoed the Unreal Engine on the Android platform, and said that the company would “eventually” release a version of the UDK for Android developers.

It is still unclear exactly when the UDK will be available for iOS developers, but it will no doubt mark a new era of mobile gaming when it is available.

The Unreal Engine on mobile devices means that developers for both mobile operating systems will be able to create beautiful, console-like applications for game play anywhere. Unreal recently unveiled the Unreal Engine on iOS devices by placing Epic Citadel on the App Store.

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Bing Jumps Ahead Of Yahoo In Search Engine Land

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Granted Yahoo and Bing might have joined forces, but given both sites still exist, we still have to rank their market share right?  Don’t expect Google to leave it’s perch anytime soon, but some new Nielsen rankings actually place Bing ahead of Yahoo now.

“Nielsen’s search data only counts genuine intentional searches that people type into a search box,” Nielsen notes.  “It does not include non-intended or ‘contextual’ searches that are automatically generated by search engines based on a person’s browsing behavior.”

Using this information, Nielsen says that Bing had controlled 13.9 percent of the search market in August, which was up just a hair from July.  As for Yahoo, they dropped backward 1.5 percentage points from 14.6 percent in July to 13.1 percent in August.

via Maximum PC

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Epic Games Announces New iOS Game Based on Unreal Engine [Updated]

Epic Games has announced that it is releasing a new game on Game Center that runs on the fabled Unreal Engine. The new game is currently in development under the code name Project Sword. The 3D game is an action-packed role playing adventure that runs in real time. The protagonist will be able to engage in sword battles and use neat swipe controls to get around the levels. The game includes intricate levels of detail that uses the same lighting and motion techniques in movie CGI.

The game will also include the social networking integration of Game Center, including invites and achievements.

[Updated] The free demo [iTunes link] is now available in the iTunes App Store.


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