Epic Games today announced the latest round of recipients of Unreal Dev Grants for educational resources. The Unreal Dev Grants program is Epic’s $5 million initiative to provide no-strings-attached financial assistance to outstanding developers, programmers, artists and designers using Unreal Engine 4. Today, six recipients hand-picked by Epic for their incredible learning resources and continued contributions to the Unreal Engine community are being awarded a total of more than $50,000.
Today’s recipients include:
Mathew Wadstein - Mathew Wadstein is a game developer who created a series of tutorials on his YouTube channel dedicated to exploring Unreal Engine 4 and the Blueprints Visual Scripting system. His MVP (Minimum Viable Product) series walks users through the process of creating a basic prototype for a first person shooter from scratch in UE4. Follow Mathew on Twitter and check out his tutorial series on his YouTube channel.
Muhammad A. Moniem - Muhammad is a gameplay programmer who has been an avid Unreal Engine 4 user since the engine was first released to the public. In addition to publishing free tutorials on a weekly basis on his website, Muhammad has also published three books on mastering the engine, lighting and rendering essentials, and learning iOS game development on UE4. Follow Muhammad on Twitter or visit his website to learn more.
Jan Kaluza - Jan is an independent game developer currently working on the UE4-powered precision platforming game, Floppy & the Sleepy Planet. He has shared a variety of tutorials with the community, from how to create the slow motion explosion effect from Epic’s “Showdown” demo to using Blueprints’ math to create objects. Follow Jan on Twitter or visit his website to learn more.
Cedric Neukirchen - Cedric is a student and has shared several free learning resources and tutorials for developers on Unreal Engine 4 including the comprehensive Network Compendium. He has also created a free Sound Visualization Plugin for the engine, and has continually released updates for the plugin. On top of that, Cedric runs the Unreal Engine User Group NRW in Düsseldorf, Germany. Follow him on Twitter or visit his website to learn more.
VirtusEdu Learning Hub - VirtusEdu Learning Hub’s YouTube channel features a number of video tutorials offering step-by-step guides on how to build video games, websites and software. The channel features an extensive collection of Unreal Engine 4 beginner tutorials, breaking down the basics of the engine for aspiring developers. Follow VirtusEdu on Twitter or check out the tutorials on their YouTube channel.
Fabrice Bourrelly - Fabrice Bourrelly is a 3D artist who has released a full course for designers to realize their architectural projects in Unreal Engine 4. His tutorials include a step-by-step guide from exporting models to the engine, creating textures and lighting, and post production. He has also released several free tutorial videos, including how to use Sequencer to create movies, on his YouTube channel. Visit Fabrice’s website to learn more or check out his tutorials on his YouTube channel.