This Stunning Animated Short Will Absolutely Take Your Breath Away

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If you look back at some of the old movies or video games you loved as a kid, it's not hard to see animation has come a long way over the past decade.

Recently, Unreal Engine created an animated short showcasing its new Unreal Engine 4 gaming software.

Titled "A Boy and His Kite," this video features a boy chasing after his windblown kite as it swoops through valleys and across a spectacular 100-square-mile landscape.

This touching story was developed in real-time and according to Unreal Engine, it includes "fully dynamic direct and indirect illumination, cinematic depth of field and motion blur, and procedurally placed trees and foliage."

There's no denying this cutting-edge software looks simply amazing, and at times, it's easy to forget you're looking at an animated world instead of the real deal.

Citations: A Boy and His Kite: An Animated Short (YouTube )