Introducing

Unreal Dev Grants

For The Love Of Creation

What are Unreal Dev Grants?

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.

Featured Recipients

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PhotogrammetryArt By Rens

Art by Rens looks at the possibility of realism and breaking current workflow to try and increase the visual quality of games.

 
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Planet AlphaAdrian Lazar

Planet Alpha is an adventure that takes place in a living alien world where you have the ability to control the day and night.

 
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MaelstromGunpowder Games

Naval combat meets grim fantasy and magic in Gunpowder Games’ debut title, Maelstrom.

 
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Dead Static DriveMike Blackney

Creator Mike Blackney describes the game as "a comic book-styled, 80's-themed driving horror game" or, more simply, "Grand Theft Cthulhu".

 
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Tiny MetalArea 35

Area 35 invites players to join second lieutenant Nathan Gries and his troops in TINY METAL, a turn-based strategy game for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PC and Mac.

 
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MossPolyarc Games

Built for virtual reality from the ground up, Moss reimagines classic action-adventure gameplay in a first-of-its-kind fully immersive environment.

 
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PhotogrammetryArt By Rens

Art by Rens looks at the possibility of realism and breaking current workflow to try and increase the visual quality of games.

 
View More
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Planet AlphaAdrian Lazar

Planet Alpha is an adventure that takes place in a living alien world where you have the ability to control the day and night.

 
View More
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MaelstromGunpowder Games

Naval combat meets grim fantasy and magic in Gunpowder Games’ debut title, Maelstrom.

 
View More
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Dead Static DriveMike Blackney

Creator Mike Blackney describes the game as "a comic book-styled, 80's-themed driving horror game" or, more simply, "Grand Theft Cthulhu".

 
View More
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Tiny MetalArea 35

Area 35 invites players to join second lieutenant Nathan Gries and his troops in TINY METAL, a turn-based strategy game for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PC and Mac.

 
View More
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MossPolyarc Games

Built for virtual reality from the ground up, Moss reimagines classic action-adventure gameplay in a first-of-its-kind fully immersive environment.

 
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Why Would We Give Away Free Money?

Simply put, we succeed when you succeed. 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 we 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.

 

I'm In! What's Next?

Submit your application for consideration here.

To find out more, head on over to the FAQs or jump into the discussion in our Unreal Dev Grants forum thread.