Though Project Anarchy may be free, it looks like all a mobile game dev could need
One of the more interesting bits of mobile news at GDC 2013 was Havok's announcement of a free version of their well-established 3D engine. For those unfamiliar, Havok is the backbone of such AAA titles as Skyrim, Black Ops 2, L.A. Noire, and many more. We had to swing by their booth to see just how well it performed. Project Anarchy handles a wide range of graphical tasks extremely well, but it also has an AI, physics, and animation engine, allowing developers to make a fully-realized game with just a few tweaks to the demo apps included.
So, if they're giving it away for free, what's the catch? Well, the majority of support for Project Anarchy will be community-created, but if you need help from the pros, they'll charge you for that. Also, if you ever want to bring your game to consoles or PC, they'll charge you for that. Sounds fair enough, considering you don't have to shell out a dime to pump out a decent-looking Android game. Plus, many developers will already be familiar with the Havok environment.
Developers interested in taking a crack at Project Anarchy can sign up for more information here.
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