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Epic Games Awards $75,000 in Grants to Five Game Developers
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Epic Games Awards $75,000 in Grants to Five Game Developers

Game Development

Epic Games Awards $75,000 in Grants to Five Game Developers

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Richard Harris Richard Harris

Five game development teams have recently been awarded Epic Games Unreal Dev Grants totaling $75,000. The grant program was created in February 2015 by Epic to offer a $5 million fund to aid in developer success with no-strings-attached financial assistance. So far Epic has awarded nearly $1.4 million in grants to Unreal Engine developers. The latest recipients include:

Everspace by Rockfish Games

From German-based Rockfish Games, creators of the Galaxy on Fire series, Everspace is a single-player 3D space shooter with rogue-like elements and non-linear storytelling. It offers a heavy focus on action, top-notch visuals and VR compatibility.

Jump Stars by Pixel Blimp

Lighthearted and stylized, Jump Stars is a game show-themed party game for two to four players from UK-based Pixel Blimp. Successfully Greenlit and heading to consoles, Jump Stars has cooperative and competitive modes.

Thundersteed Ltd.

Directed by Greg Penninck and Stuart Butler, game development company Thundersteed Ltd. has provided numerous Unreal Engine learning resources over the past two years. Greg and Stu, who both hail from the UK, have reputations for being positive forces in the community as well.

The Siege and the Sandfox by Cardboard Sword

Self-described as a ‘Stealthvania’ game, The Siege and the Sandfox infuses stealth into the familiar Metroidvania experience, creating a unique twist on the genre. With an outstanding 2D aesthetic, UK-based Cardboard Sword is building a beautiful world for players to enjoy. 

Stellar Overload by Cubical Drift

Stellar Overload  is a 3D open-world voxel-based RPG that combines role playing (character evolution, quests) with construction (buildings, vehicles, crafting) in a beautiful 3D universe. French team Dubical Drift will also ship multiplayer aspects including co-op and PvP for the game.

Game developers can get more information on the Unreal Dev Grant program and apply for grants at unrealengine.com/unrealdevgrants.

Read more: https://www.unrealengine.com

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