Developer Spotlight – Epic Games
It’s easy to be critical about a game. Typing “THE GRAFIX SUKS” in all caps on a forum takes hardly any effort at all. What we sometimes do not realize is somewhere out there is a team of people that spent countless hours working to create those graphics. Even if the graphics are below average, an amazing amount of effort was put forth to produce them. I have had my hand in making games in the past, and I can be totally sympathetic to the challenges of the industry. But who are these mysterious developers? Where did they come from? What are they working on now? Those are the questions that I hope to answer.
When were they founded? 1991
Where are they now? Cary, North Carolina
How do I know them? One Must Fall: 2097, Unreal Series, Gears of War
What are they working on? Unreal Tournament III
What does Unreal Tournament III look like?
Anything else we should know? Epic Games’ lead designer Steven Polge recently described Unreal Tournament III as “Gears of War on crack.”