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Unreal gets Kamcord support to help studios easily integrate video recording in mobile games

In the near future, you could do an awesome, gloriously 3D powerslide in the mobile racer Monster 500 and then share a video clip of that performance with your friends.

Kamcord, a technology company that enables in-game video recording on mobile, is partnering with Epic Games to add the capability to capture in-game action in the popular Unreal development engine. This means that developers who use Unreal to make their iOS games can now give players the option to record their gameplay and share the clips on social media.

While Kamcord already works with other game-development kits, Unreal is capable of creating highly detailed 3D worlds that top-end mobile games like Infinity Blade III are known for. Despite those processor-intensive visuals, Kamcord shouldn’t cause the performance of a game to suffer.

“Unreal really pushes the boundaries of what is possible graphically,” Kamcord founder Aditya Rathnam told GamesBeat. “Some of the most beautiful game have been built on Unreal. For us, this partnership validates that gameplay recording can work with the most graphically demanding games and that recording is here to stay in mobile games.”

Kamcord first came onto the scene in 2012. Since then, the company has partnered with a number of developers. Today, the company told GamesBeat that gamers share a new video every 5 seconds. In total, gamers have recorded more than 2 billion videos.

By partnering with Epic, those usage numbers could increase exponentially.

“Epic and Unreal are some of the biggest names in gaming,” said Rathnam. “And this is a pretty exclusive partners program. There are only 25 other companies working with Epic like this, companies like Intel, Oculus Vr, and NaturalMotion.”

Developer Black Wing Foundation is one of the first studios integrating Kamcord into one of its mobile releases. It will use the gameplay recording features in its Monster 500 racing game for iOS.

“We were really excited to integrate Kamcord into Monster 500,” Black Wing chief executive Aleksey Savchenko said. “Given how hard we worked to craft the gameplay mechanics and visuals, it is particularly rewarding for us to see our players sharing videos from the game with their friends.”

Developers like Black Wing can take the Kamcord development kit and integrate it fully in their game. They can give it its own skin so the recording and sharing features make sense in the user interface. Kamcord provides the tech that makes the recording and sharing possible.

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Established in 1991, Epic Games, Inc. develops cutting-edge games and cross-platform game engine technology. The company is responsible for the bestselling “Unreal” series of games, the blockbuster “Gears of War” franchise and ... read more »

Kamcord allows users to record and share a video of their mobile gameplay. Developers integrate Kamcord into their mobile games to drive more downloads. Users can share via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and email. Currently available ... read more »

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