Epic Games today announced a new grant initiative that will dole out $100 million to game developers, artists, students, educators, and those developing tools for other creators that make use of its Unreal Engine 4 toolset. The company is calling the initiative the MegaGrant program, and it builds off a similar, albeit much smaller, Unreal developer grant program it launched back in 2015, prior to the success of the mega-hit battle royale game Fortnite.
“This is our way of sharing Fortnite’s unbelievable success,” Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney says, speaking to a crowd of reporters and industry professionals at the State of Unreal presentation at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco today. The grant size will vary between $5,000…
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