''Epic Citadel'' is a tech demo developed by Epic Games to demonstrate the Unreal Engine 3 running on Apple iOS, within Adobe Flash Player Stage3D and using HTML5 WebGL technologies. It was also released for Android on January 29, 2013.
The application allows players to explore a medieval landscape without being able to interact with it otherwise. The application further has a built in benchmark mode and a "guided tour" mode. Nonetheless this demonstration garnered significant attention as it showcases a free SDK called ''Epic’s Unreal Development Kit (UDK)''〔(【引用サイトリンク】 title=Free Game Engine for Indie Game Development: UDK Unreal Developer’s Kit )〕
The game uses dual zones with touchscreen control that are mapped as virtual joysticks. One controls the camera angle while the other controls the motion of the camera. The tech demo allows players to navigate through a fictional castle realm with various areas such as a circus bazaar, a river and a cathedral. The artwork of this demo was created by Shane Claudie and the program itself was created in eight weeks by a small team of programmers at Epic Games using the UDK.
Epic Citadel was a precursor to the video game, ''Infinity Blade'' for iOS, which was released on December 9, 2010.
On March 7, 2012, Epic released Epic Citadel for Flash, to demonstrate Unreal Engine 3 running within Adobe Flash Player in a web browser environment.〔(Epic Games Releases ‘Epic Citadel’ in Flash ), Epic Games〕〔(Epic releases 'Epic Citadel' Unreal Engine demo in Flash ), ShackNews〕 It was the first gaming 3D engine to be ported to run within Flash Player, using the CrossBridge cross-compiler (also known as ''Alchemy'').
On January 29, 2013, the app was launched for Google Android (version 2.3+),〔(Epic Games Releases “Epic Citadel” for Android ), Epic Games〕 with exclusive benchmarking features, and was downloadedable from the Google Play store.〔(Epic Citadel at Google Play )〕 The iOS version was updated to version 1.1, adding support for the iPhone 5/iPod Touch (fifth generation) as well as optimized graphics for the iPad with Retina Display.
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