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Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney kicked off the company’s annual Game Developers Conference keynote with some big news for creators: a commitment to hand out $100 million to game makers, film and TV creators, students, educators, tool developers, essentially anyone working to enhance 3D graphics and inspire creativity.
The Epic MegaGrants is an evolution of Epic’s Unreal Dev Grants program, which delivered $5 million in funds starting in 2015. The final grant from that program was awarded earlier this week.
Grant - Funding - Sweeney - Engine - Store
“This is no-strings-attached grant funding,” Sweeney said. “You don’t need to use our engine, it doesn’t need to be in our store.”
This is our way of sharing ‘Fortnite’s’ unbelievable success.”
Awards - Variety - Endeavors - Creativity - Advancement
The awards will range from $5,000 to $500,000 and cover a variety of endeavors to further ignite creativity and technological advancement within the 3D graphics community. All grant recipients will continue to own their IP and will be free to publish however they wish. Submissions will be evaluated, and grants awarded, on a continual rolling basis as funds allow, with no firm deadlines to submit.
The key submission categories for the grants include:
Game - Developers - UE4 - Dev
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