Epic Games Celebrates Unreal Engine Developers with Dedicated Game Space at GDC

Unreal Engine adoption is growing fast, and our booth space is growing with it!  Epic’s traditional location at #423 South will host technology, tools demos, and business meetings, and we’re excited to announce a dedicated space on the GDC expo floor just for games!

Come visit booth #801 South to play the latest and most anticipated Unreal Engine games, talk to the developers behind them (including Epic’s Fortnite team), pick up free swag, and enjoy free craft beer and limitless snacks. While you’re there, you can also connect with developers and recruiters looking to hire Unreal Engine talent.

Epic Games Celebrates Unreal Engine Developers with Dedicated Game Space at GDC

“Games, Jobs and Beer. That’s the core mission,” said Dana Cowley, senior marketing manager at Epic Games. “The Unreal development community and their brilliant creations across mobile, VR, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch will be front and center at GDC, with teams coming from around the world to share their work, chat with visitors, and recruit talent for continued growth and success.”

The Unreal Engine GDC games lineup includes blockbuster games along with many Unreal Dev Grant recipients:

 

ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN

PROJECT ACES | BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT INC.

Developed utilizing Unreal Engine 4 and trueSKY technology, ACE COMBAT 7 leverages the power of the latest consoles and is poised to blow players away with the latest evolution of its graphics engine. Beautifully rendered cloud-filled skies and highly detailed cityscapes enhance the sense of unparalleled speed and set the stage for the most engaging aerial battles in the franchise’s storied 20-year history. ACE COMBAT 7 will provide an arsenal of ultra-modern super weapons and formidable enemies that the series is known for. Aces who have proven their combat prowess in ACE COMBAT 7’s campaign mode can take their dogfighting skills online for furious online multiplayer battles.

ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED

STUDIO WILDCARD

Survivors will wake up on Aberration – a derelict, malfunctioning ARK featuring an elaborate underground biome system with new challenges unlike those found in prior ARK maps. Extreme radioactive sunlight and environmental hazards, ziplines, wingsuits, climbing gear, creatures like the Rock Drake and Lantern Pug, and more await in these vast caves. Learn more at survivetheark.com.

ARK PARK

SNAIL GAMES

Built from the ground up for VR, players begin their ARK Park adventure at a visitor center surrounded by life-sized holographic dinosaurs where they'll learn about these creatures that they’ve only read about and seen in books and summer blockbusters. From there, players will have the option to explore multiple interactive attractions on-foot or in vehicles and on Dino-back, including a swamp, forest, desert,  snowy mountain range, and more. Each attraction features stunningly rendered and realistic environments of the period inhabited by ARK creatures, which can be found and captured through use of items, weapons, and puzzle-solving.
 

ARMORED WARFARE: ASSAULT

PUSHKIN GAME STUDIOS | MY.COM

Unreal Dev Grant Recipient

Optimized for mobile platforms, Armored Warfare: Assault places its own frantic twist on the traditional tank shooter genre, emphasizing on explosive front-line action and removing the need to wait for another battle. The respawn system ensures that tank treads never cool, allowing players to get right back into its frenzied vehicle warfare and engage their enemies head on.
 

ASHES OF CREATION

INTREPID STUDIOS

Ashes of Creation is a unique take on the MMO experience. Our world structure is dynamic and built to react to the actions of our players. Cities will rise and fall, their populations based on the history of the world as the players create it. Quests will unlock as these populations gather, their needs grow, and secrets are unlocked.

As the world’s NPC structure is established in real time, players will have the ability to destroy what they’ve created, paving the way for new development, new populations, and real change. Political strife and intrigue will play a very real role in the structure of your world. 

Gone are the days of static worlds, change is here to stay.

 

ASTRONEER

SYSTEM ERA SOFTWORKS

Unreal Dev Grant Recipient

The recent Basebuilding Update is Astroneer’s largest content drop to date. Whether underground, on a mountaintop, or on far away planets, the all new Basebuilding and Power systems will allow players to create efficient bases that are all their own. This update includes 20+ completely new pieces of art, including new platforms, modules, control panels, and items to print. Working underground? Set up a solar farm on the surface and use the new power extenders to pipe that energy down to where you need it most. Feel like you want to head to another planet? Print some base packages and load them on your shuttle to get yourself started on your new home quickly. This new update gives players a plethora of ways to get even more creative with Astroneer.
 

CONAN EXILES

FUNCOM

Conan Exiles is an open-world survival game set in the brutal lands of Conan the Barbarian. Survive in a savage world, build your kingdom, and dominate your enemies in brutal combat and epic warfare.
 
Start with nothing but your bare hands and forge the legacy of your clan, building anything a small home to gigantic fortresses and entire cities. Wage war using swords, bows, siege weapons, and even take control of giant avatars of the gods and lay waste to enemy cities.
 
Explore a vast, seamless world full of challenge and opportunity. Hunt animals for resources, slay monsters for treasure, and delve deep underground to discover the secrets of ancient civilizations.
 
Conan Exiles can be experienced in both local single-player and in persistent online multiplayer. 
 

 

DEEP ROCK GALACTIC

GHOST SHIP GAMES | COFFEE STAIN PUBLISHING

Unreal Dev Grant Recipient

In Deep Rock Galactic players take up arms as one of four classes of badass dwarven miners, each with their own invaluable set of skills and gear. The Driller, the Engineer, the Scout and the Gunner must work together to survive a relentless onslaught of ravenous aliens and escape the procedurally generated caves with their bounty intact.
 

DISC JAM

HIGH HORSE ENTERTAINMENT

Unreal Dev Grant Recipient

Disc Jam is a fast-paced action-sports game that pits 2-4 players against each other in a frantic combination of air hockey and tennis. Players scramble to retrieve and throw a glowing disc while unleashing devastating abilities and defending their end zone. An exciting blend of strategy and skill, this arcade-inspired title boasts a zany roster of characters to compete with friends both on the couch and online.

DRAGON BALL FIGHTERZ

ARC SYSTEM WORKS | BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT INC

Developed by Arc System Works, a celebrated developer of 2D style fighting games; DRAGON BALL FighterZ delivers explosive graphics and over-the-top gameplay combining classic 2D fighting visuals with advanced 3D character models that look and feel as if they are ripped straight out of the DRAGON BALL anime series.

FORTNITE

EPIC GAMES

In Fortnite, players team up to build massive forts and battle against hordes of monsters, all while crafting and looting within giant worlds where no two games are ever the same. The game’s ‘Battle Royale’ PvP mode, playable at GDC 2018 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and iOS, puts 100-players on a giant map with destructible environments, where they’ll combine their Fortnite building and combat skills to be the last one standing.

LOST SOUL ASIDE

ULTIZERO GAMES

Unreal Dev Grant Recipient

Lost Soul Aside spawned as a solo project from developer Yang Bing before gaining online attention for its gorgeous graphics and compelling gameplay, which served as the foundation for the formation of Ultizero Games and helped the title earn the right to be part of Sony Interactive Entertainment’s China Hero Project.
 

M.A.D 8

TRYPOT STUDIOS

Unreal Dev Grant Recipient

M.A.D 8 – a dynamic and intense new squad based action RPG where players can choose from 8 unique heroes and deploy M.A.D Gears to annihilate their enemies. Taking mobile mayhem to all-new levels, this action RPG delivers intense action, legendary heroes, and weapons wrapped in total chaos!
 

MOSS

POLYARC

Unreal Dev Grant Recipient

Polyarc invites fans around the world to experience the potential of virtual reality with Moss, an action-adventure puzzle game like no other. Players will enter a rich tale of myth and magic, joining the unlikely hero Quill on an epic journey. Crafted to maximize the transformative magic of VR, Moss allows players to reach into a dynamic world – their every action having impact.
 

MOTHERGUNSHIP

GRIP DIGITAL | TERRIBLE POSTURE GAMES

Unreal Dev Grant Recipient

MOTHERGUNSHIP mixes bullet-hell intensity with the FPS genre, and promises you one of the largest gun customization options seen in video games. It's up to you to equip your over-the-top arsenal and defeat a robotic alien armada that has conquered Earth.

Craft gun monstrosities that no reasonable person could ever lift, play together with your friends, fight gigantic bosses and experience randomized mayhem as you battle your way to the heart of the fleet to destroy the MOTHERGUNSHIP!

OCEANHORN 2

CORNFOX & BROS

Unreal Dev Grant Recipient

The boy has grown up? That’s right! But he is a different boy altogether! Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm is set in another time period on the Oceanhorn timeline. The game has a new Hero, a boy who has been trained to become a Knight of Arcadia. Oceanhorn 2 is built upon the same elements that were at the heart and soul of the first Oceanhorn game: exploring a colorful world, a deep backstory with secrets and twists, amazing music, and most importantly – classic action RPG gameplay with items, puzzles, battles, and badass bosses!
 

PIXARK

SNAIL GAMES

In PixARK, a group of players wake up on a mysterious island, only to find themselves stranded. To survive, they must hunt, harvest, craft items, grow crops and build shelters to protect themselves from dinosaurs, natural hazards and potentially hostile human players. Using skills and the natural resources around them, players must tame or kill vicious creatures and learn to travel between worlds to uncover the mysteries that surround them.
 

Q.U.B.E. 2

TOXIC GAMES | PINCHED NERVE GAMES

Q.U.B.E. 2 offers a brain-teasing adventure for fans of the original Q.U.B.E. and newcomers alike. This follow-up features an all new cast of characters, putting players in the role of archaeologist Amelia Cross as she awakens in an alien world with no memory of how she got there.
 

RITE OF ILK

TURTLENECK STUDIOS

Unreal Dev Grant Recipient

RITE of ILK is a cooperative exploration-adventure played entirely by two players, with support for both local multiplayer and online multiplayer. Between mountains fleeced with snow and swamplands sticky with muck, you will find two young Ilk bound together by a single rope as they cling to survival in a world most strange to them. Sacrificed for the sake of their people, Mokh and Tarh must combine each other's strengths to quell any weaknesses they will inevitably face if they have any hope in restoring peace with the gods. They soon discover that uncovering the past may be the only way to salvage the future.

ROCKET LEAGUE

PSYONIX

Winner or nominee of more than 150 “Game of the Year” awards, Rocket League is one of the most critically-acclaimed sports games of our generation. Boasting a community of more than 36 million players, Rocket League is a high-powered hybrid of arcade-style football and vehicular mayhem with easy-to-understand controls and fluid, physics-driven competition. Available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Mac, and SteamOS via Steam, and Nintendo Switch, Rocket League includes more than 100 billion possible customisation combinations, a fully-featured offline season mode, multiple game types, casual and competitive online matches, and special “Mutators” that let you change the rules entirely.
 

SINNER: SACRIFICE FOR REDEMPTION

DARK STAR STUDIOS | ANOTHER INDIE

Unreal Dev Grant Recipient

Developer Dark Star Studios is a team composed of AAA veterans including a former Ubisoft art director, Konami senior programmer and a Blizzard technical artist. In Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption, players lead Adam, a soldier with a dark past, on a quest for redemption. Challenge monstrous embodiments of the seven deadly sins to atone for his misdeeds. Before each trial Adam must sacrifice a part of himself, resulting in a permanent debuff for the rest of his encounters. Each battle will be more difficult than the last as every debuff lowers Adam’s health, depletes his resources or weakens his weapons and armor. Fortunately, an arsenal of unlockable equipment will help Adam compensate for his increasing weaknesses.
 

SOULCALIBUR VI

BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT INC

SOULCALIBUR VI retains the long-running series’ signature 8-Way Run movement system, providing super smooth 3D movement, while integrating new gameplay systems such as the exciting Reversal Edge. Reversal Edge enables characters to clash against each other and follow-up with powerful counterattacks based on their opponent’s actions. Challenge the computer AI, compete against friends, or challenge fighters from around the world in high-speed dynamic battles with jaw-dropping visual effects.

Epic Games Celebrates Unreal Engine Developers with Dedicated Game Space at GDC

THE BARD’S TALE IV: BARROWS DEEP

INXILE

First playable exclusive!

Utilizing Unreal Engine 4, The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep represents a graphical leap forward in the RPG dungeon crawler genre, immersing you in a highly detailed and lush world you'll want to map to its farthest reaches. inXile uses photogrammetry to create in-game 3D objects from photos of architecture, taken right in Scotland. With the Bard leading the way, the game has a strong focus on sound design and music, the latter inspired by and involving Gaelic musicians.

The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep is built to scratch that classic dungeon crawler itch with the use of modern design principles and top of the line graphics, breathing life into this iconic series for fans old and new. As inXile CEO and series co-creator Brian Fargo notes, “When we originally created the first Bard's Tale, the visuals were such that we had to rely solely on our imagination. Seeing Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep in the Unreal Engine is something we could only dream about back in the day.” 

 

THE OCCUPATION

WHITE PAPER GAMES

A terrorist attack has left 23 dead & has become a catalyst for the creation of The Union Act, a controversial move which threatens the civil liberties of the British population. The day is October 24, 1987 and the next four hours will determine the outcome of the act and the future of the country. Events happen in real time and you must make decisions based on the evidence surrounding you. Is the cost of an extreme action outweighed by the cause of the greater good? You are the reporter. You decide the narrative.
Learn more at occupation-game.com.

Epic Games Celebrates Unreal Engine Developers with Dedicated Game Space at GDC

THE SINKING CITY

FROGWARES

Taking place in the 1920s, The Sinking City is a game of adventure and investigation set in an open world inspired by the works of the famous American horror author H.P. Lovecraft. The player steps into the shoes of a private investigator who arrives in the city of Oakmont, Massachusetts – a city suffering from unprecedented floods of supernatural phenomena. Players must uncover the source of whatever has taken possession of the city and the minds of its inhabitants.

 
For more information on Epic’s content offerings during GDC 2018, including our annual ‘State of Unreal’ opening session, sponsored tech talks and learning theater sessions, head over to our GDC 2018 portal at unrealengine.com/gdc2018.