Epic Games have announced a new round of Unreal Dev Grant recipients this week, which are hand-chosen by the team at Epic Games. One of these winners is Cherry Pie Games for the virtual reality (VR) project Emmerholt.
Emmerholt is a VR game that started as an extension of Hollow, which was Cherry Pie Games’ videogame submission to the Leap Motion 3D Jam earlier this year. Emmerholt takes place in the same universe but plays as a story based free-roaming adventure with dire consequences. Each consecutive play-through will contain progress from previous achievements, but each quest area will be placed randomly throughout the world.
“The Unreal Dev Grant is a huge achievement for our small team. We are incredibly honoured and pumped to carry forward with development of Emmerholt,” said Jeremy Boggs of Cherry Pie Games. “Emmerholt is a marriage between emerging technology and immersive gameplay all made entirely possible by Unreal Engine 4. Our goal is to build from the ground up to embrace current VR hardware, Leap Motion hand tracking, and technology yet to be explored.”
The $15,000 USD Unreal Dev Grant comes with no strings attached from Epic Games in order to help the studio bring their projects to life with Unreal Engine 4.
VRFocus will continue to report the progress of Emmerholt and the work at Cherry Pie Games.