Intel and Epic offer an unreal $1m to budding developers

It’s one of the hardest industries to get spotted in. With the sheer number of people out there creating homebrews and modding it’s always hard to tell the real talent from the rest of the noise. Epic Games has announced that it’s teaming up with Intel to offer amature developers the chance to let their creative juices flow and win over $1 million in cash and prizes with a grand prize of one license for Epic’s hugely popular Unreal Engine 3.

To have a chance of claiming the spoils, aspiring game developers must create mods for the PC version of Unreal Tournament 3 in a range of categories including environments, characters, weapons, gameplay, tools, vehicles and more. The content created will be freely available to players of the PC version of Unreal Tournament 3 worldwide.

Entrants will get access to the Unreal Engine 3 toolset that Epic Games used when making Unreal Tournament 3 and the award winning Gears of War. The competition is sponsored by Intel (cue jingle) who are using the event to promote their gaming hardware and software development tools.

Even if some bedroom developers aren’t up to the standard Epic will be expecting, this would still be a great chance for them to get a look see at what tools the pro’s have to work with. It also bodes well for the industry that developers are being so forthcoming and getting the community involved in serious software development.

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