Epic Games, creators of the popular battle royale game Fortnite, has announced the recipients of the latest round of grants as part of the Unreal Dev Grants program, with a record $1 Million USD going towards 37 teams who are creating games in the Unreal Engine.
This is a new record level of funding from the developer, who in their last round of funding donated $80,000 to various development teams.
The teams that have been selected will received anywhere from $5,000 to $50,000 in no-strings attached funds. As we mentioned when we reported on the scheme when it first launched, there is no obligation for these developers to deliver any product, and they can bow out at any time, with no obligation to Epic Games.
The Unreal Dev Grants program was designed to give studios and other developers a boost to bring their promising working prototypes to market, and to give back to the wider Unreal developer community as they use the engine in interesting ways.
Many of the developers who have been awarded a grant are prominent members of our sister site IndieDB, where their projects have grown from initial conception to active development, and you can read more about their achivements over at IndieDB.
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