Epic Games Announces New Winners in the $1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARY, N.C.– January 13, 2009– Epic Games, Inc. today announced Phase 4 winners in its $1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest. The game development competition rewards top modifications, or“mods,” created for Unreal Tournament 3 with cash and hardware prizes in four preliminary phases and a grand final judging. The mod contest is designed to help independent and aspiring game developers learn Unreal Engine 3 technology and gain recognition for authoring high-quality game experiences.

In this portion of the contest alone, over $100,000 in cash prizes is distributed to winning mod authors. Grand final judging has commenced, and winners receiving $175,000 in cash along with a commercial Unreal Engine 3 license will soon be announced.

“Phase four of the $1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest is like graduation of sorts,” said Mark Rein, vice president of Epic Games.“It’s the culmination of long-term game development efforts resulting in outstanding mods we’ve seen evolve from phase to phase. Mod authors have built up their creations, sought feedback from their peers in the Unreal community, received support through previous phase winnings, and now we’re down to where the best and the brightest teams really shine. We’re so pleased to shower these guys with prizes and recognition, and we’re eager to help them all achieve professional success.”

Many exceptional mods are being ported to the recently released Unreal Development Kit (UDK), the free edition of Unreal Engine 3 that provides uncompromised access to the same award-winning toolset used by many of the world’s best game developers. UDK games require no additional software for installation, so anyone can easily try them out. Demo versions of Prometheus and The Ball are available now as free UDK downloads at www.udk.com/showcase.

Epic Games and Intel will reveal the grand prize winners of the $1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest at the DICE Summit ( www.dicesummit.org) in Las Vegas next month. The grand prize winning mod team will receive an Unreal Engine 3 commerical license in addition to a check for $50,000. Runner-up winners will receive $40,000, $30,000, $20,000 and $10,000 in cash prizes. Educational category winners will receive a total of $25,000 in cash. Visit www.makesomethingunreal.com for more details.

The Phase 4 Best FPS Game Mod winners are recognized as follows:

First place: The Ball: Hueca by Toltec Studios

Prize: $10,000

http://www.fileplanet.com/193016/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---The-Ball:-Hueca

Second place: Prometheus by Rachel Cordone and The Prometheus team

Prize: $7,000

http://www.fileplanet.com/204563/200000/fileinfo/Prometheus

Third place: Angels Fall First: Planetstorm by the AFF: Planetstorm team

Prize: $4,000

http://www.fileplanet.com/193254/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Angels-Fall-First:-Planetstorm

Fourth place: Sanctum by Coffee Stain Studios

Prize: $2,500

http://www.fileplanet.com/204511/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Sanctum-Alpha-v2

Fifth place: Jailbreak by Danny Miller and Jailbreak Team

Prize: $1,500

http://www.fileplanet.com/204517/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---UT3-Jailbreak-Beta-Demo

The Phase 4 Best Non-FPS Game Mod winners are recognized as follows:

First place: The Haunted by Michael Hegemann and The Haunted team

Prize: $10,000

http://www.fileplanet.com/192875/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---The-Haunted-Mod-v2.5

Second place: Archasis II by Jamie Galimberti and the Archasis team

Prize: $7,000

http://www.fileplanet.com/204527/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Archasis-II-v066

Third place: Hazard: The Journey of Life by Alexander Bruce

Prize: $4,000

http://www.fileplanet.com/204396/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Hazard:-The-Journey-Of-Life

Fourth place: Bailter Ray by Zhao Zhang

Prize: $2,500

http://www.fileplanet.com/203823/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---BailterRay-Mod

Fifth place: Steam Racers by Default Games

Prize: $1,500

http://www.fileplanet.com/204263/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Steam-Racers

Phase 4 winners of Best Graphics in Map are:

First place: The Haunted: Lost Temple by Michael Hegemann and The Haunted team

Prize: $5,000

http://www.fileplanet.com/204267/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---TH-Lost-Temple-

Second place: CTF-CBP3-Antediluvian by Daniel Rozanski

Prize: $2,000

http://www.fileplanet.com/204288/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---CTF-CBP3-Antediluvian

Third place: CDom-CBP3-Saip by Mario Marquardt

Prize: $1,500

http://www.fileplanet.com/204328/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---CDOM-CBP3-Saip

Fourth place: DM_AfterInfection by Damian Stempniewski

Prize: $1,000

http://www.fileplanet.com/204336/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---DM-AfterInfection

Fifth place: Angels Fall First: Planetstorm– Space_Ixion by the AFF: Planetstorm team

Prize: $500

http://www.fileplanet.com/193254/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Angels-Fall-First:-Planetstorm

The Phase 4 Best Use of Physics winners are recognized as follows:

First place: Project Swing by Aaron Ash

Prize: $5,000

http://www.fileplanet.com/204545/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Project-Swing

Second place: DM-RB-Derelict by Remus Brailoiu

Prize: $2,000

http://www.fileplanet.com/204340/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---DM-RB-Derelict

Third place: XS Vehicles by Jochem van 't Hull and the XS mod team

Prize: $1,500

http://www.fileplanet.com/204529/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---XS-Vehicles

Fourth place: Robo Co-Op by Tobias Jacobsen

Prize: $1,000

http://www.fileplanet.com/204330/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Robo-CO-OP-Mod

Fifth place: CarBall 3 by Derek Altamirano

Prize: $500

http://www.fileplanet.com/204178/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-ournamnet-3---CarBall-3

Phase 4 winners of Best Machinima are:

First place: The Plan by John Beswick

Prize: $5,000

http://www.fileplanet.com/204621/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---The-Plan-Machinima-

Second place: Exodus by Luis Santander Sepúlveda

Prize: $2,000

http://www.fileplanet.com/204015/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Exodus-Trailer

Third place: Cylindric Router (Fright Machine) by Aaron West

Prize: $1,500

http://www.fileplanet.com/204394/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Cylindric-Router-(Fright-Machine)-Music-Video

Fourth place: Renegade X: The Scorpion Hunt by Totem Arts

Prize: $1,000

http://www.fileplanet.com/204601/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Renegade-X---The-Scorpion-Hunt

Fifth place: Airborn by Steffen Unger

Prize: $500

http://www.fileplanet.com/204575/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Airborn-Mod

Phase 4 winners of Best Level in a Game Mod are:

First place: Hazard: The Journey of Life by Alexander Bruce

Prize: $2,500

http://www.fileplanet.com/204396/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Hazard:-The-Journey-Of-Life

Second place: The Haunted: Lost Temple by Michael Hegemann and The Haunted team

Prize: $2,000

http://www.fileplanet.com/204267/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---TH-Lost-Temple-

Third place: CDOM-CBP3-Velocity by Cory Spooner

Prize: $1,500

http://www.fileplanet.com/204302/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---CDOM-CBP3-Velocity

Fourth place: Jailbreak: JB-Makoy by Oscar Crego

Prize: $1,000

http://www.fileplanet.com/204509/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournamnet-3--JB-Makoy

Fifth place: Bailter Ray by Zhao Zhang

Prize: $500

http://www.fileplanet.com/203823/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---BailterRay-Mod

The Phase 4 Best Art in a Game Mod winners are recognized as follows:

First place: Airborn by Steffen Unger

Prize: $2,500

http://www.filplanet.com/204575/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Airborn-Mod

Second place: The Haunted by Michael Hegemann and The Haunted team

Prize: $2,000

http://www.fileplanet.com/192875/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---The-Haunted-Mod-v2.5

Third place: Angels Fall First: Planetstorm by the AFF: Planetstorm team

Prize: $1,500

http://www.fileplanet.com/193254/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Angels-Fall-First:-Planetstorm

Fourth place: The Ball: Hueca by Toltec Studios

Prize: $1,000

http://www.fileplanet.com/193016/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---The-Ball:-Hueca

Fifth place: The Crucible by RuneStorm Team

Prize: $500

http://www.fileplanet.com/204474/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---The-Crucible-v1.0

The Phase 4 Best Vehicle Set winners are recognized as follows:

First place: Angels Fall First: Planetstorm by the AFF: Planetstorm team

Prize: $2,500

http://www.fileplanet.com/193254/190000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Angels-Fall-First:-Planetstorm

Second place: Renegade X by Totem Arts

Prize: $2,000

http://www.fileplanet.com/204585/200000/fileinfo/Renegade-X

Third place: XS Vehicles by Jochem van 't Hull and the XS mod team

Prize: $1,500

http://www.fileplanet.com/204529/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---XS-Vehicles

Fourth place: Steam Racers by Default Games

Prize: $1,000

http://www.fileplanet.com/204263/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---Steam-Racers

Fifth place: UnWheel 2: Monaco by Steven Horton

Prize: $500

http://www.fileplanet.com/204543/200000/fileinfo/Unreal-Tournament-3---DM-UW2-Monaco

About the $1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest

In the $1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest, aspiring game developers create modifications (“mods”) for the PC version of Unreal Tournament 3 in a range of categories including levels, characters, vehicles, game types, machinima and more. Exceeding $1 million in value, winnings consist of one coveted Unreal Engine 3 commercial license, over $500,000 in cash awards and additional hardware prizes. The $1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest is judged in four preliminary phases and a grand final. For more information, visit www.makesomethingunreal.com.

Intel Software provides resources, technologies, products and services developers need to create innovative products and industry-leading software solutions designed to run best on Intel platforms. Intel helps PC gaming developers innovate through its Visual Adrenaline developer program. For more information, visit www.intel.com/software/visualadrenaline.

About“Unreal Tournament 3”

“Unreal Tournament 3” marks the return of the world's premiere first-person shooter to the PC, Xbox 360™ and PLAYSTATION®3.“Unreal Tournament 3” unleashes the full power of Unreal Engine 3, taking graphics, gameplay and challenge to a whole new level. Players engage in intense battles with other human players online, or against Unreal artificial intelligence that sets the industry standard. With the most powerful futuristic weapons and vehicles available, this is FPS action at its best! For more information, visit www.unrealtournament3.com.

About Unreal Engine 3

The award-winning Unreal Engine is known for cutting-edge graphics and its best-of-breed toolset. Unreal Engine 3 maintains those features in addition to multi-core processor support, Xbox 360® and PLAYSTATION®3 optimizations, massive world support, and a highly mature tool pipeline. Unreal Engine 3's consistently evolving toolset is designed to accelerate developers' productivity for PC and console games, visualization applications, training simulations, and linear animated content. Additional information on Unreal Engine can be obtained through the Unreal Technology Web site at www.unrealtechnology.com.

About Epic Games

Epic Games, Inc., based in Cary, NC and established in 1991, develops cutting-edge games and cross-platform game engine technology. The company has created multiple million-selling, award-winning titles in its“Unreal” series, including“Unreal Tournament 3” for PC, PLAYSTATION®3 and Xbox 360®. Epic’s“Gears of War” won over 30 Game of the Year awards, and the sales of "Gears of War" and“Gears of War 2” have eclipsed 11 million units. Epic's Unreal Engine 3 is the three-time consecutive winner of Game Developer magazine’s Best Engine Front Line Award, was the 2008 Hall of Fame inductee and won Best Engine again in 2009. Unreal Engine 3 has also been recognized as the number one game engine by Develop magazine. Additional information about Epic can be obtained through the Epic Games Web site at www.epicgames.com.

Epic, Epic Games, Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Unreal, Unreal Development Kit, Unreal Engine and Unreal Tournament are trademarks or registered trademarks of Epic Games, Inc. in the United States of America and elsewhere. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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