Epic Games Announces Plans for the 2009 Game Developers Conference Austin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CARY, N.C. (September 3, 2009)– Epic Games, Inc., and Epic Games China invite developers and publishers interested in Unreal Engine 3 technology to get together at the 2009 Game Developers Conference Austin, to be held September 15-18, 2009.

Epic Games will sponsor the GDC Austin official opening night party on Wednesday, September 16, 7:00–10:00 p.m. at Maggie Mae’s on 6th Street. In addition, Epic will host dedicated meeting space for parties wishing to discuss Unreal Engine 3 licensing options and/or view the latest demo of Atlas Technology, the massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) development suite for Unreal Engine 3 developed by Epic Games China.

Attendees who would like to talk about licensing Unreal Engine 3 for console and PC games should email Mark Rein, mark.rein@epicgames.com. Those who are interested in a private demo of the Atlas Technology and want to learn more about the Unreal Engine 3-based MMOG solution should email Mike Hines, mike.hines@epicgameschina.com. When emailing please suggest two possible meeting times.

Hours for Epic’s suite, Meeting Room 14 on the show floor, are the same as expo hours: Wednesday, September 16, noon–6:00 p.m., Thursday, September 17, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., and Friday, September 18, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

More information about GDC Austin can be found at www.gdcaustin.com.

About Atlas Technology

Developed by Epic Games China, Atlas Technology is a massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) development suite purpose built to integrate directly with Epic Games’ award winning Unreal Engine 3. Consisting of persistent world server technology and MMOG content creation and management tools, Atlas Technology provides developers with a solid foundation on which to quickly and cost-effectively build, manage and operate MMOGs, casual and session based games, and community and e-commerce applications. For more information, visit www.epicgameschina.com.

About Epic Games China

Epic Games China, Ltd., based in Shanghai, China, licenses Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3 in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. Epic Games China provides Asian technology support and professional training services in Mandarin and English, and North American support through wholly owned Titan Studios in Seattle, Washington. Epic Games China offers AAA quality content production, outsourcing and game development services to developers and publishers worldwide.

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 and is this year's Hall of Fame inductee. 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 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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PRESS CONTACT

Dana Cowley

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Epic Games, Inc.

dana.cowley@epicgames.com 


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