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  • Blog Post: Shovel Knight Composer Jake Kaufman Is Creating A VR Rock Opera

    Jake Kaufman and Jessie Seely’s Nuren Kickstarter campaign has been funded. Working under the name CSP Industries, Kaufman and Seely have gathered together 3D and 2D artists from inside and outside the game industry to help populate Nuren’s different spaces. When completed, the project will... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Games Expands Headquarters Property

    Between releasing Unreal Engine 4 for free and Boss Key Productions’ use of the company’s tech , Epic Games has been all over the news lately. The Epic-centric headlines continue with the news that the company has purchased more property to expand their headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina... More
  • Blog Post: See Cliff Bleszinski's New Game Powered By Unreal Engine 4

    Last weekend during a panel at PAX in Boston, Massachusetts, former Epic Games developer Cliff Bleszinski announced his new game is being made with Unreal Engine 4. Now Bleszinski's company, Boss Key Productions, has released a video teaser showing off how the game looks running in Epic's engine... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Games Awards First Round Of Grants For Unreal Engine 4 Projects

    Today at GDC, Epic Games announced the first recipients for the Unreal Dev Grants, a $5 million development fund to help finance innovative games and projects created with Unreal Engine 4. Artists and developers will each receive a grant ranging between $5,000 to $50,000. Epic Games views the project... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Announces $5 Million Grant Program For Developers Working With Unreal Engine 4

    Epic Games wants to help you complete your project in Unreal Engine 4. The developer has announced a $5 million grant program that will support studios working in the latest version of the engine. The company will make awards between $5,000 and $50,000, with funding going to games, animation, or visualizations... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Unveils New Unreal Tournament Via Livestream

    Today Epic Games held a Twitch livestream to reveal its future plans for Unreal Tournament. Development on the game started today and Epic Games wanted fans to be involved in the process to provide feedback. The stream featured Epic Games, Unreal Tournament fans, and Unreal Engine 4 developers all working... More
  • Blog Post: This Unreal Engine 4 Project Isn’t Zelda U (But It Should Be)

    Nintendo has been promising a new game in The Legend of Zelda series for Wii U for quite a while. We have hope that it will be at E3, but in the meantime one artist has taken the initiative to imagine what it might look like. Michael Eurek has recreated the Temple of Time from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina... More
  • Blog Post: Epic's Unreal Engine Subscription Program Now Supports Consoles

    For only $19 a month, upstart game developers can have access to Epic's powerful Unreal Engine 4 technology. Today, Epic just added support for console platforms to the program. Epic generated huge headlines following its announcement during Game Developer's Conference. The program allows aspiring... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Announces Unreal Engine 4 Subscription Plan

    When you think Unreal Engine, you traditionally think about triple-A games with cutting edge graphics. But with the game industry stretching into so many new arenas – games as service, niche indie development, mobile games – Epic decided it was time to evolve the engine accordingly. To make... More
  • Blog Post: Unreal Engine 4 Demo's Fireball In The Making

    The latest in Epic's behind-the-scenes video series detailing the wonders of Unreal Engine 4 is here. Epic's Francois Antoine (senior FX artist) and Zak Parrish (developer support) discuss how Unreal Engine 4 makes the fireball explosion in the Infiltrator demo possible (hint: a lot of technical... More
  • Blog Post: New Unreal Engine 4 Video Shows Off Water Effects & More

    Epic Games has released the latest in a series of videos showing off the advantages of Unreal Engine 4. The video is a bit technical for non-developers. Regardless, it offers a sneak peak at creating water effects and particle simulation/collision using the engine. Unreal Engine 4 is expected to be a... More
  • Blog Post: Making Visual Effects With Unreal Engine 4

    Think about how many muzzle flashes you see during any shooter gameplay session. It's a pretty inconsequential thing amidst the frantic action on-screen, but watching it broken down in the video below makes it fascinating. This video is the latest in a series that dig deeper into Epic Games'... More
  • Blog Post: Creating Characters With Unreal Engine 4

    Epic has put up another video showing off how Unreal Engine 4 will benefit developers. This dev diary uses the Infiltrator demo to show how different material layers can be assigned to character models easily. Developers walk through how material layers can be combined on characters across all the assets... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Explains Layered Materials In Unreal Engine 4 Video

    Epic has released a new video showing off one of the new features of Unreal Engine 4 . It gets technical, but even for those who aren't ever planning on making a video game, the visuals are still easy to appreciate. The new technique is called "layered materials" and allows different color... More
  • Blog Post: The Oculus Rift HD Fulfills The Technology's Promise

    As E3 2013 wound down, Dan Ryckert and I snuck into the Oculus VR booth for a quick look at the technology everyone's been raving about. Put simply, everything you've heard is true. Oculus Rift is that good. We didn't have much time before security swooped down to enforce the show's end... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Inaugurates Unreal Engine 4 Partners Program

    Epic hit a home run with its Unreal Engine 3 this generation, as it was used in a wide variety of games and helped developers bring them to life. Now Epic has announced over a dozen middleware companies that will support the upcoming Unreal Engine 4. Epic has announced its Integrated Partners Program... More
  • Blog Post: Another Key Staff Member Departs Epic Games

    The past year has seen a steady stream of departures from Gears of War and Unreal Engine developer Epic Games. Head of global marketing Kendall Boyd has taken a position with Microsoft as head of marketing for the Halo franchise. Boyd's exit follows a number of key personnel that have left the studio... More
  • Blog Post: New Infiltrator Demo Showcases The Power of Unreal Engine 4

    At a behind closed doors meeting at GDC, Epic Games unveiled a new demo that shows off all the new features being integrated in the high-powered Unreal Engine 4. The Infiltrator demo may look like a cutscene, but Epic showed us that it was running in the engine in real-time by cutting back and forth... More
  • Blog Post: Spec Ops: The Line Developer Working On Next-Gen Title

    Berlin-based Yager, creators of Spec Ops: The Line (shown) has licensed Epic's Unreal Engine 4 for use in an unannounced next-gen title. Yager said in a press release that the title will be a major triple-A game that it expects to unveil in the coming months. In the opinion of Timo Ullmann, Yager's... More
  • Blog Post: NCsoft Licensing Unreal Engine 4

    Epic Games announced today that it has entered into a long-term deal with the Korean MMO publisher/developer for use of its next-gen game engine. “Unreal Engine 4 is an extremely fascinating game engine in terms of its unprecedented efficiency and performance,” said NCsoft chief product officer... More
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