If you happen to be a developer who uses Epic Games’ Unreal Engine and you need some investment in your project, using the videogame engine was possibly your wisest choice. Not only does the Unreal Dev Grant exist, but today a new investment fund specializing in investments in interactive entertainment projects and companies called SUPER.COM has announced a new initiative that will see it focus support on developers using the software.
SUPER.COM is a $50 million USD fund that is open to all Unreal Engine developers, able to provide a range of investments up to and over $1 million depending on variables such as the size of the project, how experienced the team is, how far through development the project is and so on. The fund will even help with legal solutions whilst letting teams keep their independence.
And where needed, SUPER.COM can cover the cost of a custom Unreal Engine license which unlocks direct technical support and provides a reduced royalty for the engine.
“We’re excited to be providing this support to the Unreal community and helping to bring more great games to market. We look forward to working with the team at Epic Games to identify relevant projects and help fast-track growth and success,” said Director of Investments and Publishing at SUPER.COM, Anna Grigoryeva in a statement “We started out developing and publishing games ourselves, so we’re very familiar with the problems and challenges faced by any game studio. We’ve done it all, from designing original game concepts to distributing finished products, so we know the challenges developers face and how to tackle these hurdles. SUPER.COM will give the developers of games powered by the Unreal Engine an opportunity to concentrate on crafting amazing new games”.
“It’s great that successful entrepreneurial companies like SUPER.COM can see the tremendous commercial potential that resides within the Unreal development community. Providing access to these kinds of nurturing funds that can help guide developers through the potential pitfalls and triumphs of publishing is an essential part of the service we’re providing UE4 developers,” commented Mike Gamble, Head of Games Licensing EMEA, Epic Games.
For those interested head on over to the SUPER.COM website for further details on how to apply. VRFocus will continue its coverage of the latest investment opportunities for VR developers, reporting back with further announcements.