Here's a quick rundown of the history of Epic Games
Renowned for their "Unreal Engine technology," Epic Games Inc., also called Epic by many individual, is a video game development corporation which is to be found in Cary, North Carolina, United States. Epic Games primarily revolved and got their popularity due to their first person shooter games, the "Unreal" series.
Being the mother company of two giant game developers, "Chair Entertainment" and "People Can Fly," and having set up buildings in Shanghai, Seoul, and Tokyo, the said corporation continues its journey to success with the management of the following people: Tim Sweeney, the technical director, chief executive officer, and chairman of the aforementioned company; Steve Polge, the direct programmer; Jerry O'Flaherty, the studio art director from 2003 to 2007 (later replaced by Chris Perna); and Cliff Bleszinski, the design director.
Established in the year 1991 carrying the name "Protomac Computer Systems," Epic Games has released their product called ZZT, which became the stairway to their success and led them to change their name and better known as Epic MegaGames. During the era of Epic MegaGames, a number of sharewares were released, which are not only well-liked by many but also brought large profits to the said company. These software include, but are not limited to, Overkill, Tyrian, Epic Pinball, Brix, Dare to Dream, Jill of the Jungle, Kiloblaster, Xargon, Solar Winds, Ken's Labyrinth, Jazz Jackrabbit, Radix: Beyond the Void, and One Must Fall: 2097.
The company is property owner of four flourishing game engines in the video game industry, that is, Unreal Engine 1, Unreal Engine 2 that includes its 2.5 and 2.X versions, Unreal Engine 3, and the latest release Unreal Engine 4. What is nice about these engines is it is a complete package deal, which is composed of sound processing, cool physics, and graphical rendering. With these properties, any game developer will not be having any problems when they do not want to code their engines from scratch.
To prove its legitimacy and popularity, Epic Games boasts for the awards it has received over the years of its existence. The awards include IGN's "Best Developer for Xbox 360", Official Xbox Magazine's "Best Developer of the Year!", "Best Studio of the Year", "Best Shooter", "Best Graphic", and last but not the least, "Best Multiplayer Game."