Crytek Open Sources CRYENGINE, Full Source Code Available on GitHub
CRYENGINE fans rejoice! Crytek has just open sourced its game-making software. The full source code for CRYENGINE is now available on the programming repository GitHub.
While CRYENGINE’s source code is available for everyone to download, it still won’t be considered a free software project. There are still licensing terms which Crytek describes as below:
The license is basically you can use the engine for free with no royalties. Our model is Pay What You Want: https://www.cryengine.com/get-cryengine
Basically you pay whatever you want, if you want, and have a choice of how much of that goes to the developers and how much goes to an Indie Fund that we use to fund indie projects that use the engine.
We also offer “Insider Memberships” (https://www.cryengine.com/get-cryeng…rvice-packages) for studios that want some closer support from us, trainings, etc.
The GitHub release today might be new, but the German company announced its latest revision of the software CRYENGINE V – under its “Pay What You Want” business model – back in March at GDC. Which means developers could download the entire tool for any price, even a penny, and make a full commercial game for free.
“There are no royalties or obligations towards CRYENGINE, though contributions to the engine’s development and/ or our Indie Development Fund are more than welcome,” Crytek explains.
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