Specialised funding site Super.com has put together a $50 million investment pool for Unreal Engine developers.
The new fun is open to independent Unreal Engine 4 developers of all levels. It has arranged a custom licence with Epic Games, which includes direct technical support and a lower engine royalty rate. Super.com will cover the fee for this license if required.
The company is also offering collaboration with developers as either a seed investor for new studios or as venture capital funding for more mature development houses.
“We’re excited to be providing this support to the Unreal community and helping to bring more great games to market,” said Super.com director of investments and publishing Anna Grigoryeva.
“We look forward to working with the team at Epic Games to identify relevant projects and help fast-track growth and success.
“We started out developing and publishing games ourselves, so we’re very familiar with the problems and challenges faced by any game studio. We’ve done it all, from designing original game concepts to distributing finished products, so we know the challenges developers face and how to tackle these hurdles.
“Super.com will give the developers of games powered by the Unreal Engine an opportunity to concentrate on crafting amazing new games.”
Epic Games EMEA head of games licensing Mike Gamble added: “It’s great that successful entrepreneurial companies like Super.com can see the tremendous commercial potential that resides within the Unreal development community.
“Providing access to these kinds of nurturing funds that can help guide developers through the potential pitfalls and triumphs of publishing is an essential part of the service we’re providing UE4 developers."
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