Epic Games awards Mega Blast creators an $18,000 Unreal Dev Grant to help them prepare the game for release on mobile
May 15, 2015 – Get Set Games have revealed Mega Blast, the next big release in their Mega series of mobile games, and also their first title built with Epic Games’ Unreal Engine technology. Also announced today, Epic has awarded Get Set Games an Unreal Dev Grant in the amount of $18,000 for their outstanding work with Unreal Engine 4.
Mega Blast is a block-breaking, coin-grabbing, bomb-throwing slice of monstrous mayhem, starring the lovable monster Redford and his forest friends. Featuring intuitive tap and swipe controls, madcap action, console-quality effects and great performance across a range of devices, Mega Blast takes full advantage of the power and versatility of Unreal Engine 4 on mobile.
“Mega Blast is our first 3D mobile game, and Unreal Engine 4 has allowed us to make that transition with ease,” said Derek van Vliet, Co-Founder and Development Director, Get Set Games. “The Blueprint system has empowered our artists and designers to inject a whole new level of juiciness into Redford’s world. Having free access to the full source of the engine has been invaluable for debugging, extending our toolchain and optimizing Mega Blast for devices. The result is a game that we are extremely proud of.”
“It’s incredibly rewarding to see a team we admire pick up Unreal Engine 4, create a great game, and be a positive force in our community,” said Ray Davis, General Manager, Unreal Engine. “We’re particularly impressed with the level of polish Get Set Games have achieved in a short span of time, and we hope the grant helps them cross the finish line even more easily and get Mega Blast onto mobile devices everywhere.”
Based in Toronto, Get Set Games are the creators of mobile hits including Mega Run, Monsters, Inc. Run, Mega Jump, Mega Jump 2, Poptweets, Addicus and Storm Casters. Get Set Games recently confirmed that Mega Jump has been downloaded more than 50 million times on the App Store.
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