Epic Games has announced a new round of Unreal Dev Grants with awards totaling $100,000 going toward independent games and a fantastic new character animation tool. Congrats to these talented Unreal developers! Read on for more details.
We believe a recent Unreal Engine and Unreal Tournament forum compromise revealed email addresses and other data entered into the forums, but no passwords in any form, neither salted, hashed, nor plaintext. While the data contained in the vBulletin account databases for these forums were leaked, the passwords for user accounts are stored elsewhere. These forums remain online and no passwords need to be reset.
Through Epic Games’ long history, it’s been behind some of the game industry’s biggest titles, such as the Gears of War series, the Infinity Blade games on iOS, and the forthcoming Paragon and Fortnite. It’s also created one of the industry’s most popular, multiplatform game engines, Unreal Engine, which is used by dozens of developers to create their products, from BioShock to the Mortal Kombat games.
During yesterday’s Jon Peddie Research (JPR) Annual SIGGRAPH Luncheon for press and analysts, Epic Games Founder and CEO Tim Sweeney accepted the JPR Technology Advancement Award, which celebrates people, individuals, and organizations that have helped nurture and protect new technologies enabling further development.