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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Unreal Engine 4

Unreal Engine 4

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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...

Unreal Engine 1

Unreal Engine 1

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The first generation, Unreal Engine integrated rendering, collision detection, AI, visibility, networking and file system management into one complete...

Unreal Development Kit

Unreal Development Kit

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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...

Unreal Engine 2

Unreal Engine 2

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Unreal Engine 2 is a complete game development framework targeted at today's mainstream PC's, Microsoft's Xbox game console, and Sony's PlayStation 2.

Unreal Engine 3

Unreal Engine 3

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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...

ZZT-oop

ZZT-oop

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ZZT-oop is an event driven scripting language for the ZZT game kit. It features ANSI graphics and powerful game logic features.

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Unreal Tournament

Unreal Tournament

First Person Shooter

Unreal Tournament is the sucessor to the awesome game that was Unreal. Boosting the most advanced gaming engine when it was released, this game kicks...

Fortnite

Fortnite

Real Time Shooter

The living, action building game from the developer formerly known as Epic MegaGames. You and your friends will lead a group of Heroes to reclaim and...

Unreal

Unreal

First Person Shooter

Unreal offers a complete world for you to roam -- a world of incredible beauty and realism with the most detailed environments ever to grace your PC screen...

Paragon

Paragon

MOBA

Paragon is the MOBA from Epic Games that puts you in the fight with explosive action, direct third-person control, and deep strategic choice. Paragon...

Unreal Tournament 2004

Unreal Tournament 2004

First Person Shooter

Reload. Rev up. Ride out. The ultimate sport of kill-or-be-killed is now an explosive new experience, with mind-blowing new ways to move like lightning...

Unreal Tournament 4

Unreal Tournament 4

First Person Shooter

Unreal Tournament aka Unreal Tournament 4 or UT4 is a free-to-play F2P community driven AAA mixed genre title, possible first of its kind. It will mostlikly...

Robo Recall

Robo Recall

First Person Shooter

An eruption of defective, homicidal robots is inundating RoboReady customer service, where you’ve been promoted from tech repairman to Recaller. Thrown...

Gears of War 2

Gears of War 2

First Person Shooter

The gears of war continue to turn as Marcus Fenix and his squad of Cogs go back into action in the sequel to Microsoft and developer Epic Games’ blockbuster...

Gears of War 3

Gears of War 3

Third Person Shooter

Gears of War 3 takes place 18 months after the end of the second game, and picks up on the on-going story from the Gears of War books, the last one being...

Unreal Tournament 3

Unreal Tournament 3

First Person Shooter

Unreal Tournament 3 marks the return of the world's première first-person shooter. It unleashes the full power of Unreal Engine 3, taking graphics, gameplay...

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Onslaught for UT99
Unreal Tournament

Onslaught for UT99

First Person Shooter

This onslaught for the original Unreal tournament with vehicles. It is not the same as ut2004 but still has things from original onslaught that are fun.

WLJenkins
Unreal Tournament 3

WLJenkins

First Person Shooter

WLJenkins is a pure multiplayer mod. One team is the crew members that have to stop Jenkins using what little weapons they have to start off with. Having...

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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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