Gears of War and Unreal Engine developer Epic Games has been named the Top Industry Driven Technology Company of the Year by North Carolina Technology Association.
The studio received its accolade at the annual NCTA 21 Awards last night following a year that has seen smash hits such as Gears of War 2 and Unreal Tournament III hit retail, as well as a number of top developers license Epic’s popular next-gen dev software Unreal Engine 3.
“We’re honoured to be recognized by the NCTA as an industry leader in technology,” Epic Games president Dr. Michael Capps stated. “The other nominees are trailblazers in their respective fields. For a game company like Epic to be singled out as the award winner is very flattering.”
NCTA president and chief executive officer Brooks Raiford added: “The 2008 NCTA 21 awards was by far our most competitive with an outstanding list of finalists and a group of award recipients who distinguished themselves through outstanding achievement and superior performance. I congratulate Epic Games for receiving an NCTA 21 award and for the passion to lead, innovate and create.”