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Epic Games

Total Average Score: 9.53/10

Epic Games is the publishing company that also produces the Unreal Engine SDK, which is a popular piece of software that many studios and developers use to help them develop their own video games.

Learn more about the Unreal Engine here!

Epic was established in 1991 and is located in North Carolina, USA. Some of their popular games include Fortnite, Unreal, and Gears of War. All of their games are published using their Unreal Engine, and their games are typically part of the first-person genre.

Epic Games’ Game Quality 2019

10/10

Epic Games published one game in 2019 and it was rated an average of 80% or higher. Epic tends to publish very few new games, and focus on releasing major updates to enhance the quality and extend the life of their current hits.

Although no major updates were released for their main series of games, Fortnite continues to grow in popularity with eSports leagues and the Unreal Engine continues to grow and expand with use for VR and AR, and to increase the user access by making the SDKs more accessible to game developers.

Epic Games’ Innovations 2019

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  • Game Engine MegaGrants
Game Engine MegaGrants

Epic announced it was launching a US$100 million MegaGrants initiative, allowing anyone to apply for up to US$500,000 in funding to support game development using the Unreal Engine or for any project, even if not directly games-related, that would benefit the Unreal Engine.

Epic Games’ Marketing Techniques 2019

9/10

Epic launched a US$100 million prize pool in February 2019 for Fortnite-related esports activities.

Game Engine MegaGrants are a unique way that Epic promotes developers of all types to use their game engine while giving them some startup funding to use their game engine. You can read more about the process to get involved with Epic’s┬áMegaGrants program, here.

Epic has a YouTube Channel dedicated to the game publishing side of the company with playlists for their primary video games, like a playlist for Fortnite.

All and all, Epic’s marketing is exciting, promotional and of high morals. They tell you exactly what they are selling you, and just want you to enjoy their product, and at the very least, try their games out.

Epic Games’ Historical Impact 2019

9/10

  • January 2019, Epic acquired 3Lateral and Agog Labs
  • March 2019 at Game Developers Conference, Epic announced it was launching a US$100 million MegaGrants initiative
  • Epic acquired Psyonix, the developer of Rocket League, in May 2019
  • Epic acquired the Twinmotion visualization tool used in architectural design in May 2019 from Abvent
  • Received the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Special Award in June 2019
  • November 2019, Epic acquired Quixel, the world’s largest photogrammetry asset library

Epic has created a positive historical impact by promoting game developers to use their game engine in order to develop and publish games.

Epic Games’ Work-life Balance 2019

6.12/10

According to indeed.com, Epic Games’ employees gave the following ratings for working there:

  • Work-life balance – 3.2
  • Pay and Benefits – 3.3
  • Job Security and Advancement – 2.4
  • Management – 3.1
  • Culture – 3.3