Dunia Engine

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Dunia Engine
Developer(s) Ubisoft Montreal
Platform Microsoft Windows
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Type Game engine
License Proprietary
Website montreal.ubisoft.com

The Dunia Engine is a game engine developed by Ubisoft Montreal to create the Far Cry series of games. It is based on CryEngine 1 and was heavily modified for use in Far Cry 2, with only 2–3% of the code being retained from CryEngine 1.[1] A reworked and modified version of the Dunia Engine was used for James Cameron's Avatar: The Game.

Far Cry 2's vegetation technology was also used in Assassin's Creed II and Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, though these games did not use the Dunia Engine, instead using Anvil.[2]

Far Cry 3, Far Cry 4 and Far Cry Primal use Dunia Engine 2.[3]


The word "Dunia" means "World" in Arabic and other languages, including Bengali, Gujarati, Indonesian, Malay, Maltese, Marathi, Nepali, Persian, Punjabi, Swahili, Telugu, Turkish, and Urdu. [4]


Notable Dunia Engine features
  • Dynamic weather
  • Dynamic fire propagation (influenced by weather system)
  • Volumetric lighting (sun rays)
  • Realistic fire
  • Physics (most objects can be moved/thrown around, including bodies of dead non-player characters)
  • Full day/night cycles
  • Dynamic music system
  • Support for large player maps, without specific levels
  • Non-scripted A.I.
  • Radiosity (indirect lighting)
  • amBX technology for special effects, with the proper hardware
  • DirectX 10 support on Microsoft Windows versions starting with Windows Vista
  • DirectX 9 support on older Windows versions

Dunia Engine 2 improvements
  • New water technology
  • Realistic weather system
  • New A.I. technology
  • New animation system integrated
  • Realistic facial expressions
  • Motion capture technology
  • Deferred radiance transfer volumes (global illumination)
  • Supports DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 on Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8


A map editor for Far Cry 2 and the Dunia Engine is included in the Microsoft Windows version of the game. A map editor for Far Cry 3 is also included as part of the final game, as is one for Far Cry 4. Far Cry Primal however, lacks a map editor.

Games using Dunia Engine[edit]


Dunia 2[edit]