Established in 1991 in Raleigh, NC, USA, Epic Games is a developer currently most notable as a creator of Fortnite and the Unreal game engine. In its early years, however, the company established itself with shareware games including Jill of the Jungle, Jazz Jackrabbit and Epic Pinball.
However its place in gaming history, and as a producer of premium quality shooters, was established with the 1998 release of Unreal and Unreal Tournament - the million selling shooters that gave name to Unreal Engine, used today by developers worldwide.
More recent highlights are Gears of War, Shadow Complex and the Infinity Blade series of games and, of course, Fortnite. The company is now headquartered in Cary, North Carolina.
You can read more about Epic's games via the "Related Games" section.
Epic Games's first work that SPOnG is aware of is the 1994 title, "Jazz Jackrabbit" (PC).
The company has been involved titles released on the PS4, Switch, Xbox One, PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Power Mac, Xbox and Dreamcast. Of these, "Gears of War" (Xbox 360), "Gears of War 2" (Xbox 360), "Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict" (Xbox), "Unreal Tournament 3" (PS3), "Gears of War 3" (Xbox 360) has been a best selling title.
The company's most recent involvement was on the 2018 release "Fortnite" (Switch).
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A cornucopia of indie hits including “The Ball,” “Dungeon Defenders,” “Primal Carnage,” “Q.U.B.E.,” “Sanctum,” “Unmechanical” and “Waves” on sale for a limited time on Steam
30 Apr 2013
Ready your Lancers and prepare to jump back into the fight, Gears Nation!
07 Mar 2013
Unreal Engine 4 is available for PlayStation®4
07 Mar 2013
Premier MMO developer and publisher to build on legacy of Unreal Engine success and harness the power of Unreal Engine 4 breakthrough technology for new blockbuster games
14 Feb 2013
Access to Epic Games’ award-winning Unreal Engine technology brings extremely realistic, high-fidelity environments to Warfighter training
06 Dec 2012
Multi-title deal provides Square Enix developers with full access to Unreal Engine 3 and Unreal Engine 4 technology across its studios
23 Oct 2012
New multiplayer experience throws team tactics out the window as each player battles for survival and kills versus all other players
28 Aug 2012
A leading provider of Internet and mobile and telecommunications value-added services in China, announces today it has agreed to acquire a minority stake in US-based Epic Games
19 Jun 2012
It’s a bad day for demons...
14 May 2012
‘Fighting Fantasy’ creators Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson crown the winner of Make Something Unreal Live at Gadget Show Live 2012; all four ‘Fighting Fantasy’ iOS games to be supported by AppyNation publishing deal
16 Apr 2012
Video Game Legends to Judge Make Something Unreal LiveEnsemble of industry icons will be on hand to critique new ‘Fighting Fantasy™’ iOS games debuting at Gadget Show Live 2012
29 Mar 2012
New channel for government and civilian use of leading game technology offers successful foundation, draws high-profile customers
27 Mar 2012
Award-Winning Game Franchise Grows with Stunning New Adventure for the new iPad and other iOS Devices
08 Mar 2012
A major, long-term licensing agreement to bring the award-winning Unreal Engine 3 to NCsoft’s future titles
08 Mar 2012
Reverb Becomes First Ever Digital Publisher to Secure UE3 Site License
06 Mar 2012
Time-traveling adventure will be the first PlayStation®Vita game to use Epic Games’ industry-leading technology; new trailer delves into visual elements of multi-platform title
22 Feb 2012
New iOS games based on cherished adventure book lore are whetted by senior industry mentors and will debut at Gadget Show Live 2012
09 Feb 2012
Developer leverages best-in-class game engine technology to create new Super Hero experience
17 Jan 2012
Highest-rated shooter of 2011 amps up the action on Xbox LIVE with new maps, characters and an experience system that lets players “Re-up” through level 100
17 Jan 2012
Presented by Paramount’s Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol
24 Nov 2011
Epic Games, Inc. today announced an agreement with Square Enix Co., Ltd. granting Square Enix a license to develop multiple games with Epic’s award-winning Unreal Engine 3 technology
17 Nov 2011
Epic and Microsoft announce a free upcoming game add-on featuring five action-packed maps, as the “Horde Command Pack” launches today with an all-new trailer
02 Nov 2011
The 3-D First-Person Shooter to Be Revealed at G-Star 2011 Prior to November Launch
24 Oct 2011
Grab the “Gears of War 3” Season Pass on Xbox LIVE Marketplace and be the first to jump into the “Horde Command Pack” on 1st November and “RAAM’s Shadow” on 13th December
20 Oct 2011
The 2011 Game Developers Conference Europ will bring together several videogame industry luminaries to share their experience, insight and inspiration, and provide European developers with their visions for the future evolution of game development.
14 Jul 2011
Standing room only events offer best-in-class instruction to developers free of charge
08 Jul 2011
Five F2P Launch Titles Offering Exclusive Content to Celebrate Launch
15 Jun 2011
An updated version of the Unreal Development Kit (UDK), free edition of Unreal Engine 3
19 Jan 2010
The world’s hottest developers pave the way for a bumper year with a blockbuster line-up
21 Feb 2008
World’s leading game engine to offer unrivaled lighting solutions
18 Dec 2007
New features detailed
04 Oct 2007
Rights acquisition marks Midway's entrance into the premium PC games market.
28 Jul 2004
Epic Games completes development on highly anticipated multiplayer opus; game will be available worldwide March 15.
08 Mar 2004
Posts more than 1.5 million downloads worldwide in first week - surpasses groundbreaking download rate of Unreal Tournament 2003.
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Package includes original single player game and revolutionary Expanded Multiplayer (XMP) Mode - XMP to be made available for current owners.
05 Dec 2003
Console version of PC hit includes Xbox enhancements, multiplayer game modes including single player cooperative play and online competition.
16 Jul 2003
The fans called and Unreal has answered.
28 May 2003
Includes new maps, modes, mods. New 'assault' and 'onslaught' game types include huge terrain, land, space and air-based vehicles.
15 May 2003
New maps, music and more.
12 Mar 2003
Follow-up to 1999 Game of the Year boasts new game modes, industry leading graphics.
28 Nov 2002
Agreement results in complete professional game development solution for physics-based behaviour in realistic 3D environments.
26 Oct 2001
Wildly popular first-person action game makes console debut at the launch of the season's hottest new system.
20 Oct 2000
Highly anticipated online console gaming to take off with the definitive multiplayer action game this Fall.
28 Sep 2000
Infogrames unleashes Unreal Tournament: Game Of The Year Edition to the mass market this fall.
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