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Epic Games is a game developer and publisher, best known for Unreal, Gears of War and Bulletstorm, as well as its most widespread technology, the Unreal Engine.

They started in 1991 as Potomac Computer Systems, and their first game ever, ZZT, was developed using Turbo Pascal. The studio would later be recognized as Epic Megagames, and shortly before the launch of the first Unreal Tournament, the company would rename itself as simply Epic Games.

In late 2018, Epic announced that in addition to their existing repertoire of game development, publishing and technology, they would also be expanding into the realm of game distribution with the launch of the Epic Games Store, a Digital Distribution platform similar to the likes of Steam and GOG.com. The unique advantage of Epic's store is that they will take a mere 12% cut of revenue from game sales, as opposed to the industry standard of 30% for Digital Distribution services. Additionally, licensees of Epic's Unreal Engine 4 would not have to pay any additional royalties to Epic for sales on the store, making the store an even more attractive offer for such games.

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Unreal series:

Unreal Engine games which Epic Shanghai (上海英佩) took part in but released by other publishers:

  • [2010] Global Mission TPS - ZY Games
  • [2011] Glourious Mission, aka Passion Leading Army - Giant Interactive
  • [2011] Homefront - THQ
  • [2012] Spec Ops: The Line - 2K Games

Gears of War series:

  • [2006] Gears Of War
  • [2008] Gears Of War II
  • [2011] Gears Of War III
  • [2013] Gears of War Judgment (developed by People Can Fly)

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Alternative Title(s): Epic Megagames

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