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Indie RPGs - Moving to Better Graphics?

by Myrthos, 2014-03-20 12:39:15

At GDC 2014 both Epic and Crytec have announced a subscription model for their respective  engines Unreal 4 and CryEngine. With a royalty free $9.90 a month for CryEngine and $19.99 a month (with 5 % royalties) for Unreal 4, better graphics are now within the reach of indie developers.

Although this might be good news for the Indie developers out there, making an RPG requires a lot more from an engine than just making your game look good. As a result both these engines might still need quite a bit of work in order to add that missing functionality. As an alternative to RPG developers out there, Larian's Swen Vincke has hinted a few times already that he is considering providing their engine, which they use for Dragon Commander and Divinity Original Sin, to developers. Although it is doubtfull that Larian wants to enter the market as an engine developer and unclear if they want to provide their engine to others at all, it does look like it is an egine that is quite capable of providing the functionality needed for making an RPG and it is quite a step forward from RPGMaker.

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Indie RPGs

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Genre: RPG
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Release: In development