September 22, 2016

Epic MegaJam Prizes Announced!

By Alexander Paschall

We announced the second annual Epic MegaJam earlier this month and today we're excited to reveal all of the prizes that you can win! 

All teams with valid submissions to the Epic MegaJam will be entered into raffles for Intel NUCs, Speedtree Swag and Licenses, and SideFX Swag and Houdini Indie Licenses! The more entries we get the more we’ll raffle off, so be sure to encourage as many people as possible to join. Details about the tiers of raffles can be found on the forum announcement.

Just like last year, our sponsor Allegorithmic will pick the top three most visually appealing entries to win licenses to Substance Live. The first place winner will receive a one year license per team member, second place gets a Substance Live six month license per team member, and for third place a Substance Live three month license will be given to each team member.

Additionally, we have introduced "Special Categories" with prizes for teams who create amazing games and also have a certain something extra. This year, our Special Categories are:

  • "Coolest Character Design" for the game with the most awesome and unique characters.
  • "Best Game Under 100mb" for the best game that doesn't take up too much space.
  • "Army of One" for the best game made by a team comprised of only one person 


Winners of these special category prizes will be rewarded with Unreal Engine stickers/buttons, an Unreal Engine Game Jam t-shirt per team member, a Fortnite Alpha access key per team member, and a Shadow Complex Remastered key for Steam per team member.


Last, but certainly not least, is the Grand Prize. All entries will be judged for their aesthetic, unique use of the theme and gameplay. The top three entries will be declared our finalists and will receive a prize package including an Unreal Engine Game Jam t-shirt per team member, a Fortnite Alpha access key per team member, a Shadow Complex Remastered key for Steam per team member, a one year license for Houdini Indie per team member, a Houdini Indie promotional material package per team member, a SpeedTree t-shirt per team member, a one-year subscription to SpeedTree per team member, and a $500 SpeedTree coupon (one per team).

All individuals from the three finalist teams will also be entered into the Grand Prize Raffle, where only one lucky person will receive the Epic MegaJam’s biggest reward; a Falcon Northwest Oculus-Ready Tiki PC. Here are the specs:

  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 Founders Edition 8GB GDDR5X graphics card
  • Liquid-cooled Intel® Core™ i7-6700K processor
  • 16GB of 2,400 MHz DDR4 memory
  • 1 Terabyte Micron SSD
  • 3 Year Parts & Labor + 1 Year Falcon Overnight service


There is a lot to win this year, so make sure to team up with other developers on the forum announcement thread and be sure to follow #ue4jam on Twitter to see what everyone is creating. Best of luck to all of the participants!