November 23, 2016

Unreal Humble Bundle Dev Grant Recipients Announced

By Daniel Kayser

The recent Unreal Engine Humble Bundle provided players with the opportunity to snag great games while supporting a worthy cause (Girls Make Games) and contributing funds to in-development projects through the Unreal Dev Grants program.

Today, we’re excited to announce the hand-picked recipients of these no-strings-attached Dev Grants, who will receive total funding in excess of $50,000 to fuel their projects and ongoing contributions to the Unreal Engine community.

ECHO  - ECHO is a third-person science fiction adventure for PC and console, created by Ultra Ultra, using Unreal Engine 4. The experience starts as a character-driven journey of discovery, but as it unfolds it evolves into something altogether more punishing. Gameplay revolves around stealth and action, as players face off against the strange workings of the Palace.

FORMULA FUSION - Developed by R8 Games, Formula Fusion is an anti-gravity combat racing game designed for the next generation featuring stunning graphics, varied single and multiplayer co-op gameplay, a massive selection of garage boosts and upgrades. Formula Fusion is an e-sports ready experience with VR viewing options and a high-quality soundtrack.

SEVEN - Developed by Fool’s TheorySeven: The Days Long Gone is a 3D isometric RPG in which players will get a chance to freely explore the sandbox world of Vetrall Empire. Set in a 'beyond post-apocalyptic' environment the title will redefine how the isometric RPG genre is played. Climbing system implemented in Seven:TDLG gives you the ability of free-traversing obstacles, of any height horizontally and vertically.

Journey to the land of Peh and experience a non linear story set within an unforgiving world filled with mysterious technology and dark age superstition. You will play as a thief possessed by an ancient daemon and tasked with uncovering the truth about the humanity's past. Embark on a journey of conspiracy, discovery, and betrayal as you explore the unforgiving land of Peh and engage with its fascinating array of inhabitants. 

CHIKARA: Action Arcade Wrestling - For over 14 years, the global cult phenomenon CHIKARA has dazzled wrestling fans with its over-the-top, high-flying lucha libre style. Now, the officially licensed video game, CHIKARA: Action Arcade Wrestling (CAAW), is being developed by Dave Horn (Action937) and VICO Game Studio to deliver an exciting evolution of wrestling arcade games from the ‘90s!

Borrowing elements from both wrestling and fighting games, CAAW features fast-paced arcade-style 2.5D action, a detailed arena and wrestler edit mode, multiple match types, realistic cloth and rope physics and a simple 2-action-button control scheme that’s ideal for gamepad or keyboard. 

ENIGMA PRISON - Developed by Gustavo Rios, Enigma Prison challenges players to combine the mechanics of four unique tools to explore a technology vault and expose its secrets. With experience comes natural discovery of new and inventive ways to play. The tools interact with each other in several ways, giving the player freedom to have his or her own unique play style in this world full of mysteries to uncover.

REDEEMER - Developed by Sobaka Studios, REDEEMER is a top-down action game where players punch, hack and shoot through enemies to destroy a power-hungry corporation that’s turning people into mindless killing machines. Play as an elite operative who once worked for one of the biggest arms industry corporations in the world. Take on the tasks of infiltration, assassination, extortion and more in order to save citizens.


For more information on Humble Bundle head here. You can also learn more about the Unreal Dev Grants program here.