Me and a small group of friends want to create a horror game. We all are dismayed at the current state of survival horror, and want to bring our vision to the PC. The twist is that we want to do something very few people want to do: use the Unreal Engine from way back in 1998. Why on earth would we do this? Well, we’re very familiar with the engine from our time with Unreal Gold, and we feel that older game engines can create a horror atmosphere that is lost in modern game engines. Muddy textures, short view distance, and origami models give the player a sense of unease. We want to do with the Unreal engine what Cry of Fear did with the GoldSrc engine. Not a mod, a standalone game.
The only problem is that we can’t find any info on licensing it. We don’t know if it’s free, if we can still download it, or find any information on developing for it. I know this is a very odd and specific request, but we’re at a loss.