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Epic Games has announced a new group of winners for its Unreal developer grants, which award studios and individual who are creating interesting projects using the game publisher’s Unreal Engine tools. The company gave out $275,000 in total this time. Many of the recipients are working on games, but add-on makers, mod developers, and even a short film creator also received recognition.
Unreal is planning to give out a total of $5 million in these grants, which it has been giving out in waves. The latest winners include:
Albino Lullaby from Ape Law: This is an episodic adventure game that tries to frighten people without using cheap tricks like jump-scares.
Be:Brave by One Dream: This mobile game features Zelda-esque action and puzzle-solving. It’s coming out for iOS and Android devices.
Deep Rock Galactic from Ghostship Games: Deep Rock Galactic is a four-player cooperative game that has you exploring sci-fi caves while looking for treasure.
Formula Fusion by R8 Games: This is a racing game in the same style of futuristic classics like Wipeout and F-Zero. Formula Fusion is available on Steam in early access.
Galactic Feud from Fat Bomb Studios: Galactic Feud is a four-player brawler featuring a roster of 12 characters from across time and space.
Mothergunship from Terrible Posture Games: Mothergunship is a survival-based first-person shooter that is heading for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
No More Room in Hell 2 by Jeremy Ferretti: This is a sequel to the 2011 zombie survival game for PC.
Omen of Sorrow by AOne Games: Omen of Sorrow is a 2D fighting game coming out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Project EX from Playearth: This is a mobile strategy game from the Korean developer Playearth.
Raiders of Erda from Cooperative Innovations: Raiders of Erda is a virtual reality role-playing game.
The Soulkeeper VR by Helm Systems: This is an episode role-playing game for virtual reality with a dark fantasy theme.
Unfortunate Spacemen from Sandswept Studios: Unfortunate Spacemen is a multiplayer game set in space that has players trying to save their outpost from a shape-shifting monster.
Tree by New Reality Co: This is a virtual reality experience that uses sight, sound, touch, and smell to show the life of a single rainforest tree.
GameDNA: This is an independent game studio that has created analytics and ad service plugins for Unreal Engine.
Realityvirtual.co: This New Zealand company is working on photogrammetry and volumetric capture in Unreal Engine.
MGSStudios: This company makes mods for Epic Game’s Robo Recall, a virtual reality shooter.
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