Epic Games is well known for supporting the Unreal Engine developer community through initiatives like the Unreal Dev Grant programme. Today the company has announced another, this time in partnership with graphics card manufacturer NVIDIA, called the NVIDIA Edge Program.
Celebrating talented developers, artists and designers who use Unreal Engine, the programme will award individuals and teams with the latest NVIDIA hardware – GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti cards. Three projects will be selected each month to win some hardware, with the aim of helping them produce even bigger and better videogames.
In addition to winning new graphics cards, the winners will also see their projects showcased on the Unreal Engine and NVIDIA blogs with additional promotions also possible. The NVIDIA Edge Program will begin in July 2017, with the first round of winners announced at the end of that month. The program will then continue all the way through until the summer of 2018.
While this isn’t a programme developers can join up to they can certainly help themselves by using a few tricks to get noticed. They’ll need to capture in-engine stills or video of their projects and then share them on social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. And don’t forget to tag or mention the Unreal Engine or NVIDIA accounts when posting to make sure those projects get seen.
- Twitter: twitter.com/UnrealEngine and twitter.com/nvidiagamedev
- Facebook: facebook.com/UnrealEngine and facebook.com/NVIDIADeveloper
- Instagram: instagram.com/UnrealEngine and instagram.com/nvidiadeveloper
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Epic Games, Unreal Engine and NVIDIA, reporting back with the latest announcements.