Epic has created a $5,000,000 development fund to provide financial grants to innovative projects built in and around Unreal Engine 4. Awards range from $5,000 to $50,000, and there are no strings attached: you continue to own your IP, are free to publish however you wish, and can use the grant funds without any restrictions or obligations to Epic.

Unreal Dev Grants can give you the boost you need to take your project beyond working prototype. Epic wants to help you focus more on creation and worry less about keeping the lights on.

WHO ARE THEY LOOKING FOR?

Anyone making cool things with UE4

“We like games, of course, but we also want to see animated features, architectural visualizations, Marketplace content, mods – anything that makes us say “whoa.” Projects at the working prototype stage and beyond are best. If you’re at the design doc or scriptwriting stage, keep going.”

Students and educators

“We’d love to see class projects, engine extensions, curricula, tutorials, or any other creative or innovative work related to UE4 and education.”

Crowdsourcing Fundraisers

If you’re using crowdsourcing sites like Kickstarter or Indiegogo, don’t worry, you can still apply for an Unreal Dev Grant. When both work out, you’ll be that much further along.

To find out more, head on over to https://www.unrealengine.com/unrealdevgrants, the FAQs or jump into the discussion in our Unreal Dev Grants forum thread.

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