Epic is launching a $100,000,000 grant program for games and other software

Epic CEO Tim Sweeney announced today that Epic is launching a $100,000,000 "no strings attached" grant program for games and other software that use the Unreal Engine. Or that don't, in the end. It's no strings attached.

Throughout the five-year program, called Epic MegaGrants, Epic will look for game, film, enterprise, and open source projects that it thinks are interesting, and write checks for $5,000 to $500,000. The projects don't have to release on the Epic Store, and there are no other stipulations.

"All grant recipients will continue to own their IP and will be free to publish however they wish," reads the press release. "Submissions will be evaluated, and grants awarded, on a continual rolling basis as funds allow, with no firm deadlines to submit."

Interested parties can apply at unrealengine.com/megagrants (opens in new tab).

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the rise of personal computers, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early PCs his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.