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Epic Games, Inc. (formerly Potomac Computer Systems and later Epic MegaGames, Inc.) is an American video game and software development company based in Cary, North Carolina.wikipedia
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Gears of War

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Epic Games develops the Unreal Engine, a commercially available game engine which also powers their internally developed video games, such as Fortnite and the Unreal, Gears of War and Infinity Blade series.
Gears of War is a video game franchise created by Epic Games, developed and managed by The Coalition, and owned and published by Microsoft Studios.

Fortnite

Epic Games develops the Unreal Engine, a commercially available game engine which also powers their internally developed video games, such as Fortnite and the Unreal, Gears of War and Infinity Blade series.
Fortnite is an online video game developed by Epic Games and released in 2017.

Tim Sweeney (game developer)

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The company was founded by Tim Sweeney as Potomac Computer Systems in 1991, originally located in his parents' house in Potomac, Maryland. Key personnel at Epic Games include chief executive officer Tim Sweeney, lead programmer Steve Polge and art director Chris Perna.
Timothy D. Sweeney (born December 1970) is an American computer game programmer and the founder of Epic Games, being best known for his work on ZZT and the Unreal Engine.

Unreal (video game series)

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Epic Games develops the Unreal Engine, a commercially available game engine which also powers their internally developed video games, such as Fortnite and the Unreal, Gears of War and Infinity Blade series. In 1998, Epic MegaGames released Unreal, a 3D first-person shooter co-developed with Digital Extremes, which expanded into a series of Unreal games.
Unreal is a series of first-person shooter video games developed by Epic Games.

Mark Rein (software executive)

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Following his first commercial video game release, ZZT (1991), the company became Epic MegaGames in early 1992, and brought on Mark Rein, who is the company's vice president to date.
Mark A. Rein is a Canadian entrepreneur and the vice president of video game and software development company Epic Games.

Infinity Blade

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Epic Games develops the Unreal Engine, a commercially available game engine which also powers their internally developed video games, such as Fortnite and the Unreal, Gears of War and Infinity Blade series.
Infinity Blade is a fighting game with role-playing elements developed by Chair Entertainment and Epic Games and released through the Apple App Store on December 9, 2010.

ZZT

Following his first commercial video game release, ZZT (1991), the company became Epic MegaGames in early 1992, and brought on Mark Rein, who is the company's vice president to date.
ZZT is an action-adventure puzzle video game developed by Potomac Computer Systems and released for MS-DOS in October 1991.

Chair Entertainment

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Epic Games owns video game developer Chair Entertainment and cloud-based software developer Cloudgine, and operates eponymous sub-studios in Seattle, England, Berlin, Yokohama and Seoul. In 2008, Epic Games acquired Utah based Chair Entertainment and released Gears of War 2, selling over three million copies within the first month of its release.
The company was acquired by Epic Games in 2008.

Steve Polge

Key personnel at Epic Games include chief executive officer Tim Sweeney, lead programmer Steve Polge and art director Chris Perna.
Steven Polge is a game programmer, most noted for his work on Epic Games' Unreal series of games.

Cary, North Carolina

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Epic Games, Inc. (formerly Potomac Computer Systems and later Epic MegaGames, Inc.) is an American video game and software development company based in Cary, North Carolina.
Epic Games – Video game developer

Cliff Bleszinski

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Among them was the 17-year old Cliff Bleszinski, who joined the company after submitting his game Dare to Dream to Sweeney.
Former design director for the game development company Epic Games and the co-founder of Boss Key Productions, he is known for his role in the development of the Unreal and Gears of War series.

Unreal (1998 video game)

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In 1998, Epic MegaGames released Unreal, a 3D first-person shooter co-developed with Digital Extremes, which expanded into a series of Unreal games.
Unreal is a first-person shooter video game developed by Epic MegaGames and Digital Extremes and published by GT Interactive in May 1998.

Unreal Tournament

The follow-up game, Unreal Tournament, shipped to critical acclaim the same year, at which point the studio had 13 employees.
Unreal Tournament is a first-person shooter video game developed by Epic Games and Digital Extremes.

Make Something Unreal

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The company launched the Make Something Unreal competition in 2004, aiming to reward video game developers who create mods using the Unreal game engine.
Make Something Unreal, also known as $1,000,000 Make Something Unreal Contest or Make Something Unreal Live, is a video game development competition organised by Epic Games which began in 2004 with subsequent competitions in 2008, 2012, and 2013.

Digital Extremes

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In 1998, Epic MegaGames released Unreal, a 3D first-person shooter co-developed with Digital Extremes, which expanded into a series of Unreal games.
They are best known for creating Warframe, a free-to-play cooperative online action game, and co-creating Epic Games' Unreal series of games.

Gears of War (video game)

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In 2006, Epic released the Xbox 360 shooter Gears of War, which became a commercial success for the company, grossing about off a budget.
It was developed by Epic Games and published by Microsoft Game Studios, initially as an exclusive title for the Xbox 360 in November 2006, before a Microsoft Windows version of the game, developed in conjunction with People Can Fly, was released a year later in 2007.

Gears of War 2

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In 2008, Epic Games acquired Utah based Chair Entertainment and released Gears of War 2, selling over three million copies within the first month of its release.
Gears of War 2 is a military science fiction third-person shooter video game developed by Epic Games and published by Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360.

Unreal Tournament 3

A year later, the company released Unreal Tournament 3 for PC and acquired a majority share in People Can Fly.
Unreal Tournament 3 (UT3) is a first-person shooter and online multiplayer video game developed by Epic Games and published by Midway Games in the Unreal series.

Shadow Complex

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Summer 2009 saw the launch of Chair Entertainment's Shadow Complex, an adventure game inspired by the Metroid series.
Shadow Complex is a platform-adventure video game developed by Chair Entertainment in association with Epic Games and published by Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360 through Xbox Live Arcade.

Tencent

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Tencent acquired a 40% stake in the company in 2012, after Epic Games realized that the video game industry was heavily developing towards the games as a service model.
Tencent acquired a minority stake in Epic Games, developer of franchises like Unreal, Gears of War and Infinity Blade, in June 2012.

Unreal Engine

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Epic Games develops the Unreal Engine, a commercially available game engine which also powers their internally developed video games, such as Fortnite and the Unreal, Gears of War and Infinity Blade series. The company launched the Make Something Unreal competition in 2004, aiming to reward video game developers who create mods using the Unreal game engine. Epic Games released on September 1, 2010 Epic Citadel as a tech demo to demonstrate the Unreal Engine 3 running on Apple iOS, within Adobe Flash Player Stage3D and using HTML5 WebGL technologies.
The Unreal Engine is a game engine developed by Epic Games, first showcased in the 1998 first-person shooter game Unreal.

Id Software

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In early 1992, Sweeney found himself and his new-found video game company in a business where larger studios, such as Apogee Software and id Software, were dominant, and he had to find a more serious name for his.
Jay Wilbur — Business manager (1991–1997). Left id Software after Romero's departure and joined Epic Games in 1997.

People Can Fly

A year later, the company released Unreal Tournament 3 for PC and acquired a majority share in People Can Fly.
On August 20, 2007, Epic Games acquired a majority share in the company.

Epic Citadel

Epic Games released on September 1, 2010 Epic Citadel as a tech demo to demonstrate the Unreal Engine 3 running on Apple iOS, within Adobe Flash Player Stage3D and using HTML5 WebGL technologies.
Epic Citadel is a tech demo developed by Epic Games to demonstrate the Unreal Engine 3 running on Apple iOS, within Adobe Flash Player Stage3D and using HTML5 WebGL technologies.

Game engine

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Epic Games develops the Unreal Engine, a commercially available game engine which also powers their internally developed video games, such as Fortnite and the Unreal, Gears of War and Infinity Blade series.
Later games, such as id Software's Quake III Arena and Epic Games's 1998 Unreal were designed with this approach in mind, with the engine and content developed separately.