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Epic Games was initially founded under the name Potomac Computer Systems in 1991 by Tim Sweeney.

Potomac Computer Systems released its flagship product, ZZT,the same year. During the latter portion of ZZT's life span, thecompany became known as Epic MegaGames.

Gradually, the Epic brand grew with the advent of its shareware games, including Epic Pinball, Jill of the Jungle, Jazz Jackrabbit and One Must Fall: 2097.

In 1998, Epic MegaGames released Unreal, a 3D first-person shooter, which expanded into a series of Unreal games.The company also began to license the core technology, or Unrealengine, used for the series to other game developers. In 1999, thecompany changed its name to Epic Games and moved its offices, includingits Rockville headquarters, to Cary.

Its now one of the words leading game technolgy piorneers and licences its unreal, unreal 2 - 2.5 and new unreal 3 engine to all types of game companies over multiple game platforms.

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The most world-class game engine to date, Unreal Engine 4 gives you the power to do more than ever before. Bring your creative visions to life directly...

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UDK is Unreal Engine 3 – the complete professional development framework. All the tools you need to create great games, advanced visualizations and...

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Unreal Engine 3 is a complete game development framework for next-generation consoles and DirectX9-equipped PCs, providing the vast array of core technologies...

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darkelf1
darkelf1

i miss Gears of war

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Primpy
Primpy

We're waiting for a new Jazz Jackrabbit game...

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reok
reok

Love UE4 for our project StoneRage! :)

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The.Mr.Zip.
The.Mr.Zip.

Hello! I want to create an indie game! And i was wondering if i could get approval from you guys to use the that Unreal Developer Kit of yours. i want to create my own indie game that will be like dystopian and beautiful lights. i have whole story writen down and i need a engine with great lights and your engine came in my eye. Please could i use it? and what are the tearm of use? Do i have to pay to use? Can i sell my indie game? Please tell me i am very curious and intrested!

Thank you for reading this message!

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DonBre
DonBre

Well if its that epic then i have to check it out ..them games!

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5amura1
5amura1

I use to be a big fan of Epic Games, now since the Unreal games have died and Gears of War is on its way, I love the Unreal series, now Epic is not my favourite game company anymore :(, My company is my favourite though.

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ice_trey
ice_trey

maybe these dudes should look into the superior engines made by iD Sooftware before attempting to make their own? Same could, and should, be said about the flawed Xray engine too (god that engine is so horrible brrr)

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SinisterExaggerator

Superior how? Unreal Engine atm matches or is better than the last Id tech. Id tech hasnt been that great since 3.

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TheLeadHead
TheLeadHead

It's a shame they didn't make GoW 2 or GoW 3 for the PC :(

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Krothie
Krothie

Will we be seeing some unreal games for download here on Desura? a lot of people would buy them! a lot of gamers on here are well into unreal tournament. now that there is a Linux client for Desura, Linux users are getting well into Desura.

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