Since the beginning, Epic MegaGrants has only had one goal: support the developer/creator community in a way that would actively foster innovation and success.
Since its launch in 2019, Epic MegaGrants has now supported more than 1,600 creators and teams across 89 countries, with nearly 400 new recipients benefiting from the program this year alone.
“When imagination meets innovation, the possibilities are infinite, and with cutting-edge tools such as Unreal Engine available to all, creators have the freedom to express themselves without limits,” said Chris Kavcsak, Director of Epic MegaGrants and Strategy. “Through Epic MegaGrants we’ve had a special opportunity to not only accelerate this vision, but to support hundreds of talented people and teams around the world as they realize their dreams and continue to make amazing things.”
Epic MegaGrants represents a $100 million commitment to support anyone around the globe doing outstanding work with Unreal Engine or enhancing open-source capabilities for the 3D graphics community, whether they’re creating a game that will delight audiences, telling stories in a feature film, or helping to save lives with state-of-the-art medical training solutions.
This year's new recipients include a wide variety of teams and projects, such as:
Noisestorm - Crab Champions
Claw your way across exotic islands to become a crab champion in Survival, Racing, and Duel modes.
Holy Cow Productions / Hobo Interactive / The Cirqus - Bot Rods
Race around a futuristic world in Bot Rods, a family-friendly arcade game filled with adorable robot characters. Use power-ups, quirky weapons, and shortcuts to pilot your way to the top.
Hook Up Animation - Gilgamesh
This feature film tells the mythical story of Gilgamesh, king of Uruk, who tyrannizes his subjects until they implore the gods for help. The deities decide to create Enkidu, a being whose destiny is to show Gilgamesh the limits of his power.
MELS Studios - MELS Virtual Production
MELS is expanding their virtual production offering, using the power of Unreal Engine to combine their studios, equipment, and post-production expertise into a singular production pipeline, complete with a dedicated real-time group.
The Fabricant - TF Studio, Season 0
Create digital fashion to own, wear, and monetize in the metaverse with The Fabricant Studio platform, which lets you collaborate with 3D designers and fashion brands while retaining a share of creators’ ownership on any pieces you’ve contributed to.
b.ReX GmbH - Intelligent Cycling
Are you ready for an indoor cycling adventure? Explore more than 13 ever-changing, VR-ready environments based on your real-time workout with Intelligent Cycling, which is completely free and available on macOS, Windows, Android, and iOS (3D worlds on desktop only).
Visit the Unreal Engine blog for the full list of this year's recipients.