Inside Xbox Returns September 25 With Forza Horizon 4 And Much More

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Reinforcement Learning ‘Really Works’ for AI Against Pro Gamers, OpenAI Trailblazer Says

Fast, creative, smart — great gamers are all these things. Somebody has to teach machines how to keep up. That somebody is Ilya Sutskever and his team at OpenAI Sutskever, co-founder and research director of OpenAI, and his team at Open AI are developing AI bots smart enough to battle some of the world’s best Read article >

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Multi-user Collaboration and Unreal Engine Real-Time Production

At SIGGRAPH 2018, real-time filmmaking with Unreal Engine took another giant leap forward. As part of the Real-Time Live! curated showcase, Epic and ILMxLAB presented “Ray-Traced, Collaborative Virtual Production in Unreal Engine.” The workflow incorpo…

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Unreal Engine Developers Converge at Gamescom 2018

Hundreds of thousands of gamers and developers alike descended upon the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany for gamescom 2018, the world’s largest gaming convention. Unreal Engine developers took advantage of the incredible opportunity to showcase their efforts to the masses, with many great titles at the show.

UE Devs in the Indie Arena Booth

The biggest shared developer booth in the world, Indie Arena Booth prides themselves for creating a space for independent developers from all over the world to call home. This year’s booth was chock-full of passionate developers demoing titles to eager gamers. The creators of Deliver Us the Moon, Unreal Dev Grant recipient KeokeN Interactive, were in fine form donning their space gear, among many other Unreal Engine teams.

Our team was delighted to award The Sojourn, a mesmerizing first-person puzzler, as the Best Unreal Engine Game in the Indie Arena Booth.

Below is a list of the Unreal Engine-powered titles from the booth:

9 Monkeys of Shaolin | Sobaka Studio, Buka Entertainment

9 Monkeys of Shaolin represents the rebirth of the iconic beat ’em up genre. You play simple Chinese fisherman Wei Cheng and have to avenge the death of your friends and family slaughtered in a pirate raid at your peaceful village.

A Fisherman’s Tale | Innerspace VR, Vertigo Games

Bend and twist reality in A Fisherman’s Tale, the mind-bending VR puzzle adventure game in which being turned upside down and inside out is not merely a play on words.

Gelly Break | ByteRockers’ Games, Wild River

Gelly Break is a co-op jump and run game for the Nintendo Switch. The 3D comic style coupled with an active camera provides a dynamic and varied gaming experience for both younger and older players.

Deliver Us the Moon | KeokeN Interactive, KeokeN Interactive

Deliver Us The Moon: Fortuna is set in the near future where Earth’s natural resources are depleted. In an effort to solve the energy crisis, global powers created the World Space Agency and secured a promising new source of energy on the Moon. The World Space Agency colonized and operated from the Moon until one fateful night all communications with Earth ceased and the energy source was lost. Now, years later, you assume the role of Earth’s last astronaut to go on a do-or-die mission to investigate what happened and save humanity.

During this adventure, your only companion is a small robot named ASE. Together you will traverse the Moon, explore abandoned facilities, gather clues and ultimately uncover the secrets and hidden agendas that are at play. Only by relying on your wits will you have a chance at successfully delivering the Moon!

EVERSPACE | ROCKFISH Games, ROCKFISH Games

EVERSPACE is an action-focused single-player space shooter. The game combines roguelike elements with top-notch visuals and a captivating story. It takes you on a challenging journey through an ever-changing, yet beautifully crafted universe full of surprises. Your skills, experience, and talent for improvisation will be tested continuously while learning about your own existence through encounters with interesting characters, each having their own part of the puzzle to tell.

Redeemer: Enhanced Edition | Sobaka Studio, Buka Entertainment

Redeemer is a top-down action game where you will punch, hack and blast your way through the enemies using fists, hammers, firearms, and even the environment.

Save Your Nuts | Triple Scale Games, Triple Scale Games

Go nuts in Save Your Nuts, a physics-based capture-the-flag battle that will put your cooperation skills and friendships to the test!

Shift Quantum | Fishing Cactus, Fishing Cactus

Shift Quantum is a brain-busting platformer using a unique mechanic called SHIFTING, which is a way to twist your environment and invert space around you. Bend your mind to reach the exit of each level and unveil the secrets of a strange program. Extend the experience, create and share your own levels.

State of Mind | Daedalic Entertainment, Daedalic Entertainment

State of Mind is a futuristic thriller game that delves into transhumanism. The game explores themes of separation, disjuncture, and reunification in a world that is torn between a dystopian material reality and a utopian virtual future.

The Inner Friend | PLAYMIND, PLAYMIND

Descend into an eerie world made of scattered memories and unresolved traumas and explore a nightmarish landscape where you will come face to face with childhood fears and nightmares.

The Sinking City | Frogwares, Bigben Interactive

In the 1920s, on the East Coast of the United States, the half-submerged city of Oakmont is gripped by supernatural forces. You’re a private investigator, uncovering the truth of what has possessed the city and corrupted the minds of its inhabitants… and yours.

The Sojourn | Shifting Tides, Iceberg Interactive

The Sojourn is a thought-provoking first-person puzzle game in which you traverse the parallel worlds of light and darkness in search of answers to the nature of reality.

Witch It by Barrel Roll Games, Daedalic Entertainment

Witch It is a multiplayer hide & seek game set in a humorous, magical world. Brave hunters are tasked with finding the witches that curse their villages!

Unreal Engine Meetup

Over 100 developers came together to celebrate Unreal Engine and mingle with their fellow creatives and engineers at the annual Unreal Engine Gamescom Meetup. It was the perfect opportunity to swap stories, share tips and tricks, and meet with the Epic Games devs that were in town from all over the globe.

It was an absolute pleasure to host devs from a variety of teams, big and small, students to seasoned veterans, all under one roof.

Until next year!

Full List of Unreal Engine Titles at Gamescom 2018:

7Sins | SAE Institute
9 Monkeys of Shaolin | Sobaka Studio, Buka Entertainment
A Fisherman’s Tale | Innerspace VR, Vertigo Games
Aeon Must Die | Limestone Games
Ancestor’s Legacy | Destructive Creations, 1c Company
Another Sight | IndieGala
Ashen | Aurora44, Microsoft Studios, Annapurna Interactive
Bee Simulator | Varsav Game Studios, Varsav Game Studios
Biomutant | Experiment 101, THQ Nordic
Bolt storm | Kuality Games
Breach | QC Games, QC Games
Bring the Light | SAE Institute
Bus Simulator  | Stillalive Studios, Astragon
Close to the Sun | Storm in a Teacup
Cold Comfort | Meet to Match
Dakar 18 | Bigmoon Entertainment, Deep Silver
Darksiders III | Gunfire Games, THQ Nordic
Daymare | Invader Studios
Dead Woods | Tim Jonisseck, SAE Institute
Deathgarden | Behaviour Interactive, Behaviour Interactive
Deep Rock Galactic | Ghost Ship Games, Coffee Stain Publishing
Deliver Us the Moon | KeokeN Interactive, KeokeN Interactive
Detached: Enter Space | Anshar Studios, Anshar Studios
Dolmen | Massive Work Studio, Massive Work Studio
Die Young | IndieGala, IndieGala
Downward | Caracal Games
Dragon Ball FighterZ | Arc System Works, Bandai Namco Entertainment
Dragon Quest XI | Square Enix, Square Enix
Endling | Herobeat Studios, Herobeat Studios
Eternal Escape | Team Goji
Eternity: The Last Unicorn | Void Studios, 1c Company
Everspace | ROCKFISH Games, ROCKFISH Games
Fade to Silence | Black Forest Games, THQ Nordic
Firewall Zero Hour | First Contact Entertainment Inc., Sony Interactive Entertainment
Fishing Barents Sea | Misc Games, Astragon
Floating Islands | Tina Hillert, SAE Institute
Gelly Break | ByteRockers’ Games, Wild River
Headsnatchers | IguanaBee, Iceberg Interactive
Insurgency Sandstorm | New World Interactive, Focus Home Interactive
Jump Force | Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd., BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
Kingdom Hearts 3 | Square Enix Business Division 3, Square Enix
Life is Strange 2 | Dontnod Entertainment, Square Enix
Lost Ember | Mooneye Studios, Mooneye Studios
Lunacy: Saint Rhodes | Lazarus Studio, Iceberg Interactive
MARVEL Powers United VR | Sanzaru, Oculus
Moss | Polyarc, Polyarc
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden | The Bearded Ladies Consulting, Funcom
Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker | Soleil, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
N00bees | Nickelodeon
Omen of Sorrow | AOne Games, Soedesco
Overkill’s The Walking Dead | Overkill Software, Starbreeze Publishing AB/505 Games
Paradise Lost | PolyAmorous
Paused | ThoughtBread
Planet Alpha | Planet Alpha ApS, Team17 Digital Limited
Project 1313 | SAE Institute
PUBG | Tencent Games, Bluehole, PUBG Corporation
Realm Royale | Hi-Rez Studios, Hi-Rez Studios
Redeemer: Enhanced Edition | Sobaka Studio, Buka Entertainment
Remnant: From the Ashes | Gunfire Games, Perfect World
Rend | Frostkeep Studios, Frostkeep Studios
Ride 3 | Milestone S.r.l., Milestone S.r.l.
RoboQuest | RyseUp Studios
Runner Game | Unterpunkt 9
Save Your Nuts | Triple Scale Games, Triple Scale Games
Scopegoat | Crevice
Shift Quantum | Fishing Cactus, Fishing Cactus
Sinner | DARK STAR, Another Indie
Soul Calibur VI | Project Soul, Bandai Namco Entertainment
Spyro Reignited Trilogy | Toys for Bob, Activision
State of Decay | Undead Labs, Microsoft Studios
State of Mind | Daedalic Entertainment, Daedalic Entertainment
Steel Rats | Tate Multimedia, Tate Multimedia
Stormdivers | Housemarque, Housemarque
Switchblade | Lucid Games Ltd, Lucid Publishing Ltd
Telefrag VR | Anshar Studios, Anshar Studios
Terramars | Untold Games
The Inner Friend | PLAYMIND, PLAYMIND
The Sinking City | Frogwares, Bigben Interactive
The Sojourn | Shifting Tides, Iceberg Interactive
The Wizards | Carbon Studios, Carbon Studio
Torchlight Frontiers | Echtra Games, Perfect World Entertainment
Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes | Grasshopper Manufacture, Grasshopper Manufacture
Upside Drown | Yaxuna
VR Furballs | Gamily Studios, Gamily Studios
Witch it | Barrel Roll Games, Daedalic Entertainment
Wreckdolls | SAE Institute

Unreal Engine Developers Shine at PAX West 2018

PAX West 2018 took place this past weekend in Seattle and Unreal Engine developers from around the world were on-hand to demo their games, check out other projects and otherwise mingle amongst the masses.

Here’s a rundown of all things Unreal Engine at PAX West 2018:

ID@XBOX Pre-PAX Event

Microsoft kicked off the weekend with a gamer-focused event on Thursday evening, providing PAX attendees and local fans with the opportunity to visit the Microsoft campus and get hands on with upcoming ID@Xbox titles coming to the Xbox store.

Attendees were excited to chat with the developers and play games such as the highly-anticipated Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden and the just announced indie title, Bot Rods. 

Below is a list of the Unreal Engine-powered titles at the event.
 

Bot Rods | Holy Cow Productions

Bot Rods is an arcade style racer with adorable characters and bots, racing around twisty tracks. You have many species and characters to play as and many worlds to explore.
 

Ashen | Aurora44, Annapurna Interactive

Ashen is an action RPG about a wanderer in search of a place to call home. There is no sun and the natural light that exists comes from eruptions that cover the land in ash. This is a world where nothing lasts, no matter how tightly you cling to it.
 

Deathgarden | Behaviour

Deathgarden is an asymmetrical game, in which one powerful Hunter must hunt down five agile Runners. The Runners seek to complete objectives to open the Exits and escape the Garden. Runners must work together if they are to achieve their goal while the Hunter will try to execute them to claim victory.
 

Epitasis | Epitasis Games

Having stumbled upon an ancient portal, you take a leap of faith and suddenly find yourself amidst the remnants of an ancient alien civilization. Cryptic puzzles, forgotten technologies and treasured relics are riddled amongst the beautiful wilderness that has engulfed the remains of this fallen race. If you are to learn their secrets, you must unearth the fate of the civilization that called these lost worlds home.

Epitasis is a sci-fi exploration puzzle game, being developed by Lucas Govatos using Unreal Engine 4 and is intended for a PC, Mac, PS4, and XB1 release.
 

Eternity: The Last Unicorn | Void Studios, 1C Publishing

Eternity: The Last Unicorn is a fully featured RPG with classic game mechanics and an extensive lore based on Norse mythology.

The Elves were once given four Unicorns by the Holy Goddess and these became part of the elves. But as the unicorns were taken away and cursed by witchcraft, the elves’ sole existence became endangered. Lead Aurehen, a young pure Elf on her quest to free the last Unicorn that has survived. Travel through mesmerizing locations, meet fantasy characters and fight to protect Elven immortality. Pursue Eternity!
 

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden | The Bearded Ladies, Funcom

In Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, a tactical adventure game combining the turn-based combat of XCOM with story, exploration, stealth, and strategy, players take control of a team of Mutants navigating a post-human Earth. Created by a team including former HITMAN leads and the designer of PAYDAY.
 

SINNER: Sacrifice For Redemption | Dark Star, Another Indie

Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption is a boss battler action-RPG. Face eight abhorrent bosses, the first seven are based on one of the deadly sins. Before each epic clash, you must sacrifice a stat and level down to enter combat. Each fight will be tougher than the last as you wage war against sin itself.
 

The Blackout Club | Question

You are a teenager from a small, modern town. Each morning, you awaken covered in mud or scratches, with no memory of the night before. You’ve heard of sleepwalking – but this is different. Sometimes you lose entire days.

There are others like you. Your new group of friends bonded over this shared secret, forming a club to investigate the cause of these BLACKOUTS. Together, you discovered a network of bizarre underground tunnels, hidden just beneath the surface of your quiet community. An uncanny, disorienting music beckoned from below.

You hesitated. But last night, your best friend vanished – and now, a mysterious group of adults wants to eliminate you. You must strike back, capture their activities on camera and expose them to the world.
 

The Occupation | White Paper Games | Humble Bundle

The Occupation is a first-person, fixed-time, investigative thriller set in North West England on October 24, 1987. You play as a journalist in a detailed, system-driven world where people react to your actions and time is your biggest enemy.
 

Vigor | Bohemia Interactive

Vigor is an upcoming free-to-play shoot ‘n’ loot game where you must survive
cut-throat encounters to build your very own Shelter amid post-war Norway, 1991.

1991. The nuclear war is over. Central Europe is devastated,
Norway has become the last stand. You start as a nameless outlander,
but who will you become? No time for uncertainty.
Turn a shelter into your home. Fight, run or hide.
Take risks, claim rewards. Survive this cut-throat experience.

UE Devs Inside the Indie MEGABOOTH:

From the out-of-this-world exploration of Astroneer to the intense lawn‑manicuring matches of Mowin’ & Throwin’, the diverse lineup of UE-powered games inside the Indie MEGABOOTH at PAX West 2018 gave attendees plenty to play and talk about.
 

Astroneer | System Era Softworks

Explore and reshape distant worlds in Astroneer – A game of aerospace industry and interplanetary exploration.

Astroneer is set during the 25th century’s Intergalactic Age of Discovery, where Astroneers explore the frontiers of outer space, risking their lives in harsh environments to unearth rare discoveries and unlock the mysteries of the universe.

Players can work together to build custom bases and vehicles and use terrain to create anything they can imagine. A player’s creativity and ingenuity is the key to seeking out and thriving on exciting planetary adventures!
 

Decoherance | Efecto Studios

Decoherence is a competitive action/strategy game where you build robots, devise a battle plan by configuring their A.I and fight alongside them. Get ready to put your strategic thinking, sharp reflexes, and adaptability to the test.
 

Industries of Titan | Brace Yourself Games

Industries of Titan is an industrial city building sim/strategy game set on Saturn’s moon Titan.

Create a sprawling industrial city, design powerful factories, and compete with other Great Houses to stake your claim to the Industries of Titan!
 

Mowin’ & Throwin’ | House Pixel Games

Team up in this four-­player couch-competitive game as you control gnomes to frantically mow grass. The team that trims the most wins.

During this lawn‑manicuring match, items drop from the sky. Pick up and throw a gasoline can at your lawnmower to refuel. Or hurl fertilizer and rocks on your opponents’ yard to make their grass grow and sabotage their progress.
 

SINNER: Sacrifice For Redemption | Dark Star, Another Indie

Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption is a boss battler action-RPG. Face eight abhorrent bosses, the first seven are based on one of the deadly sins. Before each epic clash, you must sacrifice a stat and level down to enter combat. Each fight will be tougher than the last as you wage war against sin itself.

 

PAX West VIP Mixer:

Finally, Unreal Engine hosted a PAX West VIP Mixer where developers who registered in advance had the chance to catch up with UE Evangelist Christian Allen and meet other UE devs face-to-face.

With developers both local to Seattle and traveling to PAX from China, India, Colombia, and all across the world, it was a great chance to talk shop and share inspiration. Developers from teams such as System Era, PolyArc, and Efecto Studios joined the gathering to share food, drink, and of course gaming.

Until next year!

Developers from System Works, the team behind the award-winning Astroneer, join Epic’s Christian Allen at the PAX VIP Unreal Developer Mixer.