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Epic Games partners with Fortumo to launch carrier billing


Tuesday, June 9, 2020 by

The video game and software developer and publisher Epic Games and the mobile technology company Fortumo are announcing the launch of a carrier billing partnership. Epic Games has integrated Fortumo’s carrier billing platform to collect payments for Fortnite Battle Passes, game purchases in the Epic Games Store and other Epic Games content. The first country wh...


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Gaming industry trends released ahead of GDC 2019


Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by

The 2019 Game Developers Conference (GDC) has released the results of the seventh annual State of the Industry Survey, revealing trends in the game industry ahead of GDC 2019 in March. The survey compiles responses from nearly 4,000 game developers and reflects that nearly half of game developers support game industry unionization, as well as uncertainty around Steam...


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Fortnite for Android is a trailblazing risk for mobile banking


Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by

CEO Tim Sweeny of Epic Games, the publisher of the wildly popular Fortnite game, is on a mission to “advance the openness of all platforms” - not to mention side-step Google’s 30% take of developer proceeds - by distributing Fortnite for the Android platform via their website rather than the Google Play store. I applaud a maverick challenging the statu...


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Fortnite to finally release for Android!


Monday, July 30, 2018 by

Over one year from its a initial launch data, and nearly half a year from its iOS launch, Fortnite has finally announced the list of Android devices that will also soon support the popular video game. A full list of supported platforms is provided at the bottom of this article, but suffice it so say that a majority of newer Google, Huawei, Sony, Samsung, and Motorola ph...


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Unreal Engine Marketplace says it will take less developer revenue


Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by

Epic Games has just made a sweeping change to the Unreal Engine Marketplace, whereby creators on the store will now receive 88% of their product sales, "an increase from the common 70% / 30% split of other digital stores." The Unreal Engine Marketplace is a store targeting the Unreal Engine community, and enabling game developers to purchase digital co...


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Avoid mobile cybersecurity threats by checking the source


Thursday, July 5, 2018 by

Earlier this month IT news organizations around the globe reported that Epic Games’ popular Fortnite game was being counterfeited and malicious actors were, in fact, lacing the imposter apps with malware. We’re only human, and people unwittingly let their guard down in anticipation of something they're passionate about, or when they think they might b...


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GDC 2018 breaks attendance records


Monday, April 2, 2018 by

The 2018 Game Developers Conference (GDC) ended after a week of networking, learning and inspiration. This year, the event saw a record attendance of 28,000 industry professionals at San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center from March 19-23. GDC and VRDC will be returning to the Moscone Convention Center on Monday, March 18 to Friday, March 22, 2019. The call for submi...


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GDC 2018 is better than ever


Tuesday, March 20, 2018 by

The 2018 Game Developers Conference (GDC) kicked off its 32nd edition at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. Adding to GDC’s lineup of lectures, tutorials, roundtable discussions and networking events, GDC 2018 will feature the Vision Track, a series of mini-keynotes designed to provoke and inspire, which will be presented by speakers including Supercell’s C...


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Google ARCore SDK releases Unreal Engine support


Friday, September 1, 2017 by

Google has announced ARCore, bringing augmented reality (AR) functionality to Android smartphones. Developers can immediately get started with Google’s developer preview of ARCore, which also includes Unreal Engine support. ARCore enables AR development across Android ecosystem, giving developers the ability to make compelling AR experiences without the need for any add...


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Epic Games awards new Unreal Devs with $5M


Friday, August 25, 2017 by

Epic Games has announced the latest round of Unreal Dev Grants, a $5 million initiative that awards developers with no-strings-attached funding for their valuable contributions to the Unreal Engine community. Spanning a wide array of projects, including video games in development to the work of diligent community supporters, 15 recipients are receiving a total exceeding...


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What we learned at GDC 2017, and dates for GDC 2018 announced


Monday, March 13, 2017 by

The 2017 Game Developers Conference (GDC), the world’s largest and longest-running event serving professionals dedicated to the art and science of making games, concluded a successful week of networking, learning and inspiration. In total, the conference hosted more than 26,000 professional attendees, 500 lectures, panels, tutorials and roundtable discussions, and ...


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Robo Recall is now free on Oculus Touch


Monday, March 6, 2017 by

During their annual “State of Unreal” session at GDC 2017, Epic Games announced that their fully featured virtual reality shooter, Robo Recall, is now available for free on Oculus Touch! In a surprise move, Epic also revealed the Robo Recall Mod Kit, a native mod editor for the game in which new maps, characters and weapons can be added to the full game experience. The ...


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Game Developers Choice Awards game of the year goes to..


Friday, March 3, 2017 by

Blizzard Entertainment’s popular and stylish multiplayer shooter, Overwatch, was honored with the prize for Game of the Year at this year's 17th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA) ceremony during the 2017 Game Developers Conference (GDC) at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Overwatch’s carefully calibrated balance and polished gameplay mechanics also earned ...


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Watch the new Epic Games Unreal Engine 4 video


Thursday, March 2, 2017 by

The new Unreal Engine video highlights some tools such as photo-real character rendering, professional grade cinematography, high-performance VR at 90 FPS, access to the full editor in VR, lighting and editing via the Sequencer cinematic tool, flexible post-processing, Blueprint visual scripting, the visual Material Editor, GPU-accelerated particle simulations, full C++...


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Unreal Engine brings virtual character to life onstage


Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by

Doors opened in London for The Royal Shakespeare Company’s bold new production of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest in collaboration with The Imaginarium Studios and Intel. For the first time in history, a digital character driven by live motion capture performance will be featured onstage in a major classical production - and it’s all rendered in Unreal Engine, Epic Ga...


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Oculus Connect 3 announcements recap


Monday, October 10, 2016 by

A quick recap of the news Oculus announced during this morning’s keynote at Oculus Connect 3. - Touch Launch: You can pre-order Touch starting October 10 for $199 and it ships December 6. All pre-orders come bundled with VR Sports Challenge and The Unspoken. Touch comes with an additional sensor and a connector for Rock Band VR. Oculus has also created a room-scale opti...


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VR Funhouse Source Code Just Released By NVIDIA


Thursday, September 1, 2016 by

Calling all VR developers! NVIDIA and Epic Games just announced the release of free mod tools for NVIDIA’s Unreal Engine 4-powered VR Funhouse. With the launch of the VR Funhouse Mod Kit, NVIDIA’s innovative carnival game for HTC Vive now supports mods, giving the community an incredible sandbox of possibilities to extend the VR Funhouse experience. VR Funhouse is ...


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


Wednesday, July 13, 2016 by

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:...


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Epic Games Awards $150,000 in Unreal Dev Grants


Wednesday, November 18, 2015 by

Epic Games has awarded a new round of Unreal Dev Grants to a range of projects built with and for Unreal Engine 4. The recipients are detailed below, and more information on the grant program is available at unrealengine.com/unrealdevgrants. Awesome 2D GamesSpartan is a 2D platformer featuring “old school, tough as nails gameplay with pixel perfect controls,” ...


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Epic Games Announces Educational Recipients for Unreal Dev Grants Program


Thursday, September 10, 2015 by

Epic Games has announced the first round of the academic and educational category recipients of its Unreal Dev Grants, a $5 million program Epic launched earlier this year to provide funding to developers of promising early-stage projects. The academic and educational category provides grants for class projects, engine extensions, curricula, tutorials, or any other...


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Unreal Engine 4.9 Release Offers Game Developers 129 Improvements


Tuesday, September 8, 2015 by

Epic Games has released Unreal Engine 4.9 offering 129 improvements to its gaming engine which is designed to accelerate developers’ productivity for creating high-quality games and applications, training simulations, 3D visualizations, digital films and animated entertainment. Improvements span across PC, mobile, console and VR.For mobile devices, new additions include...


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What is New in the Recent Release of Visual Studio 2015


Friday, July 24, 2015 by

Microsoft just released the highly anticipated Visual Studio 2015 just in advance of the impending Microsoft 10 release. Here is a rundown on what’s new for VS 2015:Cross-platform mobile device support - Android, iOS, and WindowsOut of the box, Visual Studio allows developers to use web technologies to build production quality mobile apps for iOS, Android and Windows us...


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Epic Games Showcases Four Presentations from GDC Including an Unreal Engine Deployment for Mobile and HTML5


Tuesday, March 17, 2015 by

For the people attending GDC, it was a blur of panels, demos and parties and it’s just impossible to see everything during the chaos of the show. Of course, if you weren’t able to attend, then you just were out of luck. Epic Games has just added four of its presentations to YouTube, including the open world Kite demo, which renders 100 square miles of populated lan...


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Epic Games is Offering Developers Up to $50,000 Per Project for Unreal Engine 4 Game Development


Sunday, February 22, 2015 by

Epic has created a $5,000,000 game development fund to provide financial grants to projects built in and around Unreal Engine 4 with awards ranging from $5,000 to $50,000. Epic says that there are no strings attached and game developers can continue to own their own IP, are free to publish however they wish, and can use the grant funds without any restrictions or obliga...


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App Developers Can Preview HTML5 and Maxwell GPU Games Built with Epic’s Unreal Engine 4


Thursday, November 13, 2014 by

Mozilla and NVIDIA are working with the team at Epic Games to release two Unreal Engine 4 (UE4) projects that show the flexibility of the game development engine.Unreal Engine Strategy Game Demo for HTML5Hosted at Mozilla Demo Studio as part of Firefox’s 10th anniversary feature, Epic Games’ tower defense game sample is a showcase for high-performance 3D content running...


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OTOY Opens X.IO App Streaming Service in Beta for Mobile Game Development and Other Graphic Intensive Applications


Tuesday, November 11, 2014 by

OTOY has opened up in beta a white-label X.IO App Streaming solution for mobile developers who are looking for a quick and simple way of increasing platform and device support for graphics-intensive applications, streaming virtual reality media, and cloud-based videogames for a range of platforms including iOS, HTML5 and the Samsung GALAXY Gear VR powered by Oculus.&nbs...


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Game Developers Using Epic Games See Big Changes in Unreal Engine 4.5


Wednesday, October 15, 2014 by

Epic Games has released a significant update to its gaming platform with Unreal Engine 4.5 which includes hundreds of targeted improvements, enhanced support for mobile platforms and consoles, an all new tutorial system, new game templates and more than 40 features and improvements.The 4.5 release includes features such as animation retargeting, automatic C++ hot reload...


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Game Developers Conference Wrap up: Five Things We Learned


Friday, March 21, 2014 by

As the Game Developers Conference (GDC) comes to a close, what are the big picture thoughts we can take away?1) Console gaming still has legs – A number of new titles from game publishing titans in the industry were rolled out. Sony announced its new Project Morpheus virtual reality (VR) system for the PlayStation4, Microsoft announced DirectX 12 and...


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Watch out Unity 5, Epic Fires Back with Unreal Engine 4 $19 Game Developer Deal


Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by

We love a good heavyweight battle, and have seen one of the best as Apple and Google have squared off in the mobile battle of the century (at least the beginning of this century).This week, two more heavy hitters are going at it during the Game Developers Conference. Earlier this week, Unity announced a new, upcoming Unity 5 as well as industry partnerships al...


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Mozilla and Epic Preview Unreal Engine 4 Running in Firefox To Scale from PC | Console to Mobile Gaming Development


Monday, March 17, 2014 by

Mozilla is flexing its Firefox gaming muscles as it joins with Epic Games to demonstrate the ability of the Web as a platform for gaming by porting Unreal Engine 3 to the Web. Epic Citadel, using asm.js, is a supercharged subset of JavaScript pioneered by Mozilla. Unreal Engine 4 is built to power the next generation of ...