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Unreal Devs Honored at Casual Connect Indie Prize Awards

Dana Cowley on May 22, 2015 | Community News

Unreal Engine developers took home numerous awards at Casual Connect Asia's Indie Prize showcase. Congrats to Unreal Dev Grant recipient Adrian Lazar, creator of Planet Alpha 31, and 8bit Studio, the team behind SKARA: The Blade Remains. Adrian swept up three awards with Planet Alpha 31's first public showing! Read on for details.

Marketplace Content Release

Marketplace Content Release

Jon Jones on May 20, 2015 | Community Marketplace News

Happy Wednesday, everyone! The Marketplace just published ten great new pieces of content for your perusal. We've got a great spread this week, including Blueprint UMG Minimaps, high-quality medieval pub environments, animated PBR chests, mocap female combat animations, destructible road signs, environment audio, and more! Come on in and have a look around. UPDATE: There was a small error that prevented some content from being downloaded, but that error has been fixed and everything now works.

Big Data VR Challenge Takes on Modern Research to Help Humanity

Big Data VR Challenge Takes on Modern Research to Help Humanity

Dana Cowley on May 19, 2015 | Community News

The Big Data VR Challenge, organized by Epic Games and the Wellcome Trust, seeks to harness the skills of the games industry and the emerging VR community to find new ways to manipulate and interrogate huge data sets generated by modern science studies. Read on for more details and to go behind the scenes at our first workshop.

Weekly Twitch Recap – 5/14/2015

Weekly Twitch Recap – 5/14/2015

Chance Ivey on May 19, 2015 | Community News

Last week, we had Dana Cowley and Amber Sharif from the Unreal Engine Marketing team along with our Head of Licensing, Americas, Joe Kreiner, to discuss the sales and marketing side of making games. Here’s the recap. 

UE4 Transform Calculus

UE4 Transform Calculus

Wes Hunt on May 19, 2015 | Features Learning Programming

Slate often has to deal with deep and wide hierarchies of widgets, expressing the sizes and positions of children in terms of their parents. Sometimes these are simple relationships like text in a button, but occasionally those relationships are much more complicated. Read on.

Marketplace Flash Sale: Caves, Fire, and Steampunk!

Marketplace Flash Sale: Caves, Fire, and Steampunk!

Jon Jones on May 18, 2015 | Community News

Happy Monday, everyone! It's time for our first FLASH SALE! We selected some of the best high-end items on the Marketplace to give a quick deep discount on so you can see the breadth, depth, and functionality our content creators offer. Have a look below and buy while you can, because this sale only runs until the end of day Wednesday, May 20!

Get Set Games Reveals Mega Blast, the new Unreal Engine-Powered Game in the Mega Series

Get Set Games Reveals Mega Blast, the new Unreal Engine-Powered Game in the Mega Series

Dana Cowley on May 15, 2015 | Community News

Get Set Games have revealed Mega Blast, the next big release in their Mega series of mobile games, and also their first title built with Epic Games’ Unreal Engine technology. Also announced today, Epic has awarded Get Set Games an Unreal Dev Grant in the amount of $18,000 for their outstanding work with Unreal Engine 4.

Innovation and UE4 at SVVR 2015

Innovation and UE4 at SVVR 2015

Dana Cowley on May 13, 2015 | Community News

Our very own J.J. Hoesing who's based at Epic Games Seattle will be making the trek to Silicon Valley for next week's SVVR gathering.

Marketplace Content Release

Marketplace Content Release

Jon Jones on May 13, 2015 | Community Marketplace News

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Here's another ten great new Marketplace content releases. We've got more doors than you can shake a stick at, chess, awesome HDRIs, PBR bricks and walls, Match-3 games, and more! Come have a look.

Gearing Up For Unreal Times at Nordic Game 2015

Gearing Up For Unreal Times at Nordic Game 2015

Dana Cowley on May 13, 2015 | Community News

We’re prepping for Nordic Game, to be held May 20-22 at the Slagthuset convention center in lovely Malmö, Sweden. We couldn’t be more excited to sponsor, speak and exhibit at this fantastic conference! If you’re attending, come hang with us at the fun events and talks. Here are a few highlights on our itinerary.