Brighton, U.K. – Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3 has won its fourth consecutive Develop Industry Excellence Award. Epic has held the award in the engine category since its inception, having also won in 2008 in the Best Tools category. This year, Epic was nominated for a total of five awards ranging from Best New IP to Technical Innovation. It is the third year in a row that the Epic team has won for best engine.
Mark Rein, Vice President of Epic Games, was on hand to accept the award in Brighton, UK. “Wow, three years in a row!” he said when he reached the podium.
The Develop Industry Excellent Awards are Europe’s only peer-voted awards, and Epic is thrilled by the win. “This award really means a great deal to us,” said Rein today. “That our peers acknowledge the impact of Unreal Engine 3 across so many platforms and applications is really tremendous. We’ve worked to set the bar for the industry, and the industry recognizes it. That’s truly an honor.”
Rein continued, “This year, Unreal Engine 3 has made headlines all over the place: from the success of Infinity Blade, which made $10 Million in its first six months, to the engine’s much praised GDC demonstration, ‘Samaritan’ – not to mention the fact that individual installs of UDK, the free version of Unreal Engine 3, doubled following the release ofInfinity Blade with the announcement of iOS support. And, really, this is just the beginning.”