Epic Games, an American video game and software developer and publisher, has handed over $42 million in Epic MegaGrants to over 600 developers, as part of its program to promote the work of talented teams working with the firm’s Unreal Engine tools.
The grants follow an earlier round of support that Epic Games gave awards to over 200 developers. The firm also said that the Advanced Micro Devices had enlarged its supports to Epic MegaGrants with the contribution of 200 AMD Ryzen 7 3800X desktops.
The applicants do not have a deadline for registration, and the hardware will be given based on project merit. Creators in games, architecture, entertainment, and many other industries are encouraged to apply for an AMD processor via online submission.
Debuted one year ago, Epic has spent $100 million on the Epic MegaGrants program for teams working with its open-source software, game engine, and 3D graphics tools. This program reflects the sentiment of CEO Tim Sweeney, who has wanted to share the riches that Epic earns from its multibillion-dollar Fortnite game and encourage small developers.
The followings are some of the projects that benefit from this round of MegaGrants:
D.A.N.G.E.R. Team. by On3D Studios
D.A.N.G.E.R. Team., developed by Colombia-based On3D Studios, is a stylized action game where players can control a team of three spies. Players can play it alone or with partners.
Dreamscaper by Afterburner Studios
Developed by a three-member team, Dreamscaper is a rogue-lite action role-playing game about lucid dreaming. Play as Cassidy; you can dive into her subconscious, use transparent powers to take on the surreal nightmares that she faces to save her. Dreamscaper is going to come to Steam Early Access this August.
F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch by TiGames
When playing this game, you will join a journey into the winding city dieselpunk streets of F.I.S.T., an action-focused Metroidvania title from Shanghai-based TiGames.