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Epic Games
Tip Özel
Kuruluş Rockville, Maryland (1991)
Konum Cary, North Carolina
Önemli kişiler Tim Sweeney, Founder/CEO
Mark Rein, Founder/Vice President
Mike Capps, President
Jay Wilbur, Vice President
Cliff Bleszinski, Design Director
Steve Polge, Lead Programmer
Alan Video Oyunları
Ürün Oyunları
ZZT
Jill of the Jungle
Jazz Jackrabbit
Epic Pinball
One Must Fall: 2097
Unreal serisi
Gears of War serisi
ve diğerleri.
Game Engines
Unreal Engine
Çalışan sayısı 75 [1]
Ana sayfa http://www.epicgames.com/

Epic Games (Epic veya eski adıyla Epic MegaGames olarak da bilinir), Cary, Kuzey Carolina merkezli bir video oyunu yapım ve geliştirme şirketidir. Daha çok Gears of War ve Unreal serileriyle tanınır. Oyun dünyasında standartları yükselten Unreal Engine'nın da yaratıcısıdır.

Tarihi[değiştir | kaynağı değiştir]

Epic Games 1991 yılında Potomac Computer Systems adı altında, aynı yıl ilk projeleri olan ZZT'yi çıkararak Tim Sweeney tarafından Rockville, Maryland'da kurulmuştur. Daha sonraları ise Epic MegaGames olarak bilinmeye başlanmıştır. Aralarında Epic Pinball, Brix, Jill of the Jungle, Jazz Jackrabbit ve One Must Fall: 2097'ın de bulunduğu oyunlar çıkarmışlardır. Zamanla Epic; Safari Software, XLand's Robbo, Hearlight, Electro Man, Renaissance's Zone 66 gibi firmaların oyunlarını yayımlayıp satmaya başlamıştır. 1997 Epic MEgaGames Safari Software'e tamamen sahip olmuş, bundan sonraki bütün oyunları Epic Classic adı altında çıkmıştır.

1998 yılında Epic MegaGames daha sonraları Unreal Serileri diye bilinecek olan serinin ilk basamağı 'Unreal' isminde bir 3B FPS oyunu çıkarmıştır. Bununla beraber şirket diğer oyun geliştirici şirketlere çekirdek teknolojisi ve oyun motorunu da sunuyordu. 1999 yılında şirket ismini Epic Games olarak değiştirdi ve ofislerini Cary, North Carolina'ya taşıdı. 2004 yılında Unreal Engine 2 motoruyala devasa bir içeriğe sahip olan Unreal Tournament 2004'ü çıkardı. 2006'da ilk XBOX oyunları olan, daha sonra PC versiyonu da çıkan, 'En İyi 360 Oyunu', 'En İyi Konsol oyunu', 'En iyi Aksiyon Oyunu', 'En iyi 360 Multiplayer Oyunu' gibi pek çok ödüle sahip olan Gears of War'u sürdü piyasaya. 2007'de ise tğm platformlar için uyarlamış olduğu Unreal Tournament 3'ü çıkardı. Aynı sene ismini Painkiller oyunuyla duyuran People Can Fly firmasını da bünyesine kattı.

Ödüller[değiştir | kaynağı değiştir]

Gears of War ve Unreal Tournament'in başarılarıyla beraber firma 'En iyi XBOX Oyunu Üreticisi', 'Yılın Oyun Firması', 'Yılın En İyi Oyun Stüdyosu', 'En İyi Stüdyo' gibi ödüller almıştır.

Oyun motorları[değiştir | kaynağı değiştir]

Epic bugüne kadar toplamda üç tane oyun motoru çıkarmıştır. Her bir Unreal Engine kendine özgü grafiksel render, ses işleme ve fiziksel özellikleri barındırır. Bu üç motor Unreal Engine, Unreal Engine 2 (2.5 ve 2.x diye versiyonları mevcuttur) ve Unreal Engine 3 şeklinde sıralanır. Unreal Engine 1,2 ve 3 kullanılarak hazırlanan başlıca oyunlar şunlardır:

Unreal Engine 1[değiştir | kaynağı değiştir]

Yıl İsim Yapımcı Yayımcı
2001 Adventure Pinball: Forgotten Island Digital Extremes Electronic Arts
2003 Brother Bear KnowWonder Digital Mediaworks US: Disney Interactive
UK: Ubisoft
2001 Clive Barker's Undying Dreamworks Interactive Electronic Arts
2000 Deus Ex Ion Storm Eidos Interactive
2002 Deus Ex: The Conspiracy Ion Storm[2][3] Eidos Interactive
1999 Dr. Brain's Thinking Games: Action/Reaction Knowledge Adventure Knowledge Adventure
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets KnowWonder Digital Mediaworks Electronic Arts
2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone KnowWonder Digital Mediaworks Electronic Arts
2002 Mobile Forces Rage Software Majesco
1999 Nerf Arena Blast Visionary Media, Inc. Hasbro Interactive
2002 Mobile Forces Rage Software
2002 New Legends Infinite Machine[4]
2000 Rune Human Head Studios
2001 Rune: Halls of Valhalla Human Head Studios
2001 Rune: Viking Warlord Human Head Studios
2000 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Fallen The Collective[5]
1998 Star Trek: The Next Generation: Klingon Honor Guard MicroProse[6]
2002 Tactical Ops: Assault on Terror Kamehan Studios
1998 TNN Outdoors Pro Hunter DreamForge Intertainment
1998 Unreal Epic Games
1999 Unreal Mission Pack: Return to Na Pali Legend Entertainment
1999 Unreal Tournament Epic Games
2000 Unrealty Perilith Industrielle[7]
1999 Virtual Reality Notre Dame: A Real Time Construction Digitalo Studios
1999 The Wheel of Time Legend Entertainment
2000 X-COM: Enforcer MicroProse

Unreal Engine 2[değiştir | kaynağı değiştir]

Yıl İsim Yapımcı Yayımcı
2005 Advent Rising GlyphX Games
2008 Inferno
AGNI: Queen of Darkness
FXLabs Studio
2002–2003 America's Army U.S. Army
2005 America's Army:Rise of a Soldier Ubisoft
2007 America's Army (Arcade version)[8] GlobalVR
2005 Brothers In Arms: Road to Hill 30 Gearbox Software
2005 Brothers In Arms: Earned in Blood Gearbox Software
2006 Brothers In Arms: D-Day Gearbox Software
2008 Brothers In Arms: Double Time Gearbox Software
2007 Close Quarters Conflict Direct Action Games
2005 Combat: Task Force 121 Direct Action Games[9][10]
2007 Crazy Shooter Online Winner Online
2004 Dead Man's Hand Human Head Studios
2003 Desert Thunder Brainbox Games
2003 Deus Ex: Invisible War Ion Storm
2003 Devastation Digitalo Studios
2006 Exteel NCsoft[11]
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban KnowWonder Digital Mediaworks[12]
2008 Huang Yi Online Soft World
2005–2007 Jinyong Online 2 Soft World
2009 Killing Floor[13] Tripwire Interactive
2006 Kung Fu: Deadly Arts Bedlam Games
2007 LandMass WayPoint
2005 Land of the Dead: Road to Fiddler's Green Brainbox Games
2004 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Adrenium Games
2002 Lineage II NC Soft
2003 Magic: The Gathering - Battlegrounds Atari
2004 Magna Carta: Crimson Stigmata Softmax
2006 Magna Carta Portable Softmax
2004 Marine Heavy Gunner: Vietnam Brainbox Games
2007 Marine Sharpshooter 3 Groove Games
2008 Marine Sharpshooter 4 Groove Games
2008 Martial Online CATV NET
2008 Martial Online 2 CATV NET
2004 Men of Valor Vivendi Universal
2009 MetalRage GameHi
2008 Mission Against Terror Kingsoft
2006 Open Season Ubisoft
2005 Pariah Digital Extremes[14][15]
2003 Postal² Running With Scissors, Inc.
2008 Priston Tale 2 Yedang Online
2004 Redemption Online Teardust.Net
2007 Ragnarok Online 2: The Gate of the World Gravity
2007 Redneck Kentucky and the Next Generation Chickens City Interactive
2006 Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 Tripwire Interactive[16][17]
2006 Red Steel Ubisoft
2009 Red Steel 2 Ubisoft
TBA R.O.C. IF Studio
2009 San Guo Online Kingsoft
2003 Sephiroth IMagic Entertainment
2004 Shadow Ops: Red Mercury Zombie Studios
2004 Shark Tale Amaze Entertainment
2004 Shrek 2 KnowWonder
2004 Spider-Man 2 Fizz Factor
2005 Star Wars: Republic Commando LucasArts[18][19]
2007 StoneAge2 Kingsoft
2007 Surf's Up Ubisoft
2005 SWAT 4 Irrational Games
2006–2007 The Chronicles of Spellborn Spellborn International
2006 The Regiment Kuju Entertainment
2004 Thief: Deadly Shadows Ion Storm
2004 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword Ubisoft[20]
2004 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow Ubisoft
2003 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield Ubisoft
2002 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Ubisoft
2004 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow Ubisoft
2005 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory Ubisoft[21]
2006 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent Ubisoft
2006 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Essentials Ubisoft
2009 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction Ubisoft
2006 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 Ubisoft
2006 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter Ubisoft
2004 Tribes: Vengeance Irrational Games
2003 Twin Caliber Rage Software
2003 Unreal II: The Awakening Legend Entertainment
2002 Unreal Championship Digital Extremes
2005 Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict Epic Games
2002 Unreal Tournament 2003 Digital Extremes
2004 Unreal Tournament 2004 Digital Extremes
2007 Vanguard: Saga of Heroes Sigil Games Online
2005 World War II Combat: Road to Berlin Direct Action Games
2006 World War II Combat: Iwo Jima Direct Action Games[22]
2006 Warpath Digital Extremes[23]
2003 XIII Ubisoft
TBA Unannounced MMORPG Project DANAL
TBA Unannounced Casual Online FPS Project DANAL


Unreal Engine 3[değiştir | kaynağı değiştir]

Yıl İsim Yapımcı Yayımcı
2009 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand Swordfish Studios Vivendi Games
2009 A4 (sequel to A3) AniPark
2009 Aliens: Colonial Marines Gearbox Software Sega
2009 Alpha Protocol Obsidian Entertainment Sega
2009 America's Army 3.0 US Army US Army
2008 American McGee's Grimm Spicy Horse Turner Broadcasting System
2009 APB Realtime Worlds Realtime Worlds
2008 Army of Two EA Montreal Electronic Arts
2007 Alliance of Valiant Arms RED DUCK Neowiz Games
2009 Batman: Arkham Asylum Rocksteady studios Eidos Interactive
2007 Black College Football: BCFX: The Xperience Nerjyzed Entertainment
TBA Black Powder Red Earth Echelon Software
2009 Blade and Soul NC Soft
2008 Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway Gearbox Software Ubisoft
2007 BioShock 2K Boston/2K Australia 2K Games
2009 BioShock 2 2K Marin 2K Games
2007 BlackSite: Area 51 Midway Austin Midway Games
2008 Blitz CJIG
2009 Borderlands Gearbox Software 2K Games
2008 Crimecraft Vogster Entertainment
2008 Damnation Blue Omega Entertainment, Point of View Codemasters
2009 DC Universe Online Sony Online Austin Sony Online Entertainment
2008 Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon[24] Sandblast Games THQ
TBA Duke Nukem Forever 3D Realms Take-Two Interactive
2009 Earth No More Recoil Games / Radar Group 3D Realms
TBA Empire: Alpha Complex Chair Entertainment Chair Entertainment
TBA Ender's Game: Battle Room Chair Entertainment Chair Entertainment
TBA Elveon 10tacle Studios[25]
TBA End Faramix Enterprises
2009 Fairytale Fights Playlogic Game Factory Playlogic
2007 Fatal Inertia Koei[26] Koei
2008 Frontlines: Fuel of War Kaos Studios THQ
2007 Fury Auran[27] Gamecock Media Group
2006 Gears of War Epic Games Microsoft Game Studios
2008 Gears of War 2 Epic Games Microsoft Game Studios
TBA Global Agenda Hi-Rez Studios[28] Hi-Rez Studios
2008 Hail to the Chimp Wideload Games [29] Gamecock Media Group
2008 Highlander: The Game Widescreen Games Eidos Interactive
2009 Hei$t inXile Entertainment Codemasters
TBA Hessian Boots[30] IF Studio
2007 Hour of Victory N-Fusion Interactive Midway Games
2009 Huxley Webzen Games[31] Webzen Games, NHN
Q2 2009 I am Alive[32] Darkworks Ubisoft
TBA Interstellar Marines Zero Point Software TBA
2008 Legendary Spark Unlimited Gamecock Media Group
2009 Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust Team 17 Codemasters
2007 Lost Odyssey Mistwalker, feelplus Inc.[33] Microsoft Game Studios
2007 Mass Effect BioWare[34] Microsoft Game Studios, Electronic Arts
2010 Mass Effect 2 BioWare Electronic Arts
TBA Magna Carta 2 Softmax
2007 Medal of Honor: Airborne EA Los Angeles[35] Electronic Arts
2008 Mirror's Edge EA Digital Illusions CE Electronic Arts
2007 Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia Artificial Studios[36] SouthPeak Interactive
2008 Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe Midway Amusement Games Midway Games
2009 Mortal Online Star Vault
TBA MU 2 Webzen
2008 Parabellum Acony
2008 Rise of the Argonauts Liquid Entertainment Codemasters
2008 Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy High Moon Studios Sierra Entertainment
2006 RoboBlitz Naked Sky Entertainment[37] Naked Sky Entertainment
TBA Rogue Warrior: Black Razor Zombie Studios Bethesda Softworks
2009 Saw: The Video game Brash Entertainment Brash Entertainment
2009 Section 8 Timegate Studios Gamecock Media Group
TBA Sephiroth 2 IMagic Entertainment
TBA Sin City Transmission Games / RedMile
2009 Stargate Worlds Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment[38] FireSky
2009 Star Trek DAC Naked Sky Entertainment
TBA Singularity Raven Software Activision
2009 Sky Gods BlackFoot Studios BlackFoot Studios
TBA Soul Scream[39] IF Studio
2007 Stranglehold Midway Chicago Tiger Hill Entertainment[40] Midway Games
2008 Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars Psyonix Psyonix
2010 The Agency Sony Online Entertainment Seattle Sony Online Entertainment
2008 The Last Remnant Square Enix Square Enix
2009 The Punisher: No Mercy Zen Studios
TBA The Scourge Project Tragnarion Studios
2008 TNA iMPACT! Midway Studios - Los Angeles Midway Games
2008 To End All Wars Kuju Entertainment [41]
2008 Tom Clancy's EndWar Ubisoft Shanghai Ubisoft
2006 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas Ubisoft Montreal Ubisoft
2008 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 Ubisoft Montreal Ubisoft
2008 Turning Point: Fall of Liberty Spark Unlimited Codemasters
2008 Turok Propaganda Games Touchstone Pictures
2007 Undertow Chair Entertainment Chair Entertainment
2007 Unreal Tournament 3 Epic Games Midway Games
2009 The Wheelman Tigon Studios Midway Games
2007 Warmonger: Operation Downtown Destruction NetDevil NetDevil
2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine Raven Software Activision
TBA Shadow Complex[42] Chair Entertainment Microsoft Game Studios

Eğitim Lisansları[değiştir | kaynağı değiştir]

  • The Jim Henson Company
  • University of Advancing Technology
  • Louisiana State University in Shreveport
  • Centennial College
  • Expression College for Digital Arts
  • Digital Media Arts College
  • The Art Institute of California
  • Stanly Community College

CG Animasyon Lisanları[değiştir | kaynağı değiştir]


Referanslar[değiştir | kaynağı değiştir]

  1. ^ Epic Games 21/08/2007 tarihinde Polonyalı firma olan Triangle Business Journal'ı bünyesine kattı.
  2. ^ Interview with the developers, mentions the issues porting UE to the PlayStation 2
  3. ^ Review of DE:TC with mention of the use of the Unreal Engine
  4. ^ Smart Computing Article - New Legends
  5. ^ IGN: Star Trek Deep Space Nine: The Fallen Preview
  6. ^ GameLedge » Features
  7. ^ Unrealty: Application of a 3D Game Engine to Enhance the Design, Visualization and Presentation of Commercial Real Estate - Vito Miliano
  8. ^ http://service.globalvr.com/downloads/aa/040-0143-01_Americas_Army_Manual-web.pdf
  9. ^ XGP Gaming: Combat: Task Force 121 Announced
  10. ^ Extreme Gamer - Combat Task Force 121 Xbox Review
  11. ^ Online Multiplayer Games Network (OMGN): Games Directory: Exteel
  12. ^ Gamespot review of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  13. ^ http://www.killingfloorthegame.com: Killing Floor Official Website/
  14. ^ Pariah - Games - Review - www.pcauthority.com.au
  15. ^ IGN: Pariah
  16. ^ PC Interview: Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 - ComputerAndVideoGames.com
  17. ^ Welcome to Gamepyre - Gamepyre
  18. ^ IGN: Star Wars Republic Commando
  19. ^ [1]
  20. ^ Raven Shield: Athena Sword
  21. ^ Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory for PC Reviews - PC Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory Reviews
  22. ^ World War II Combat: Iwo Jima
  23. ^ http://www.groovegames.com/Games/Warpath/index.php
  24. ^ 1UP Preview
  25. ^ Gamer's Hell news - "Elveon Powered By Unreal Engine 3"
  26. ^ Fatal Inertia
  27. ^ Fury Homepage
  28. ^ Global Agenda Game
  29. ^ Gamasutra - Wideload's Seropian Talks XBLA, Outsourcing, UE3
  30. ^ http://www.if7000.com/sub/ifgames_hessianboots.asp
  31. ^ GameSpot Preview of Huxley
  32. ^ http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dir/gregori/clauzel
  33. ^ IGN: Lost Odyssey Preview
  34. ^ EA signs Unreal Engine 3 for next-gen games - News at GameSpot
  35. ^ Medal of Honor: Airborne First Look
  36. ^ Pre-E3 2006: Hands-on with Monster Madness
  37. ^ |||| || | RoboBlitz |||| || |
  38. ^ Stargate Worlds MMORPG To Employ Unreal Engine 3 ~ Game Invasion
  39. ^ http://www.if7000.com/sub/ifgames_soulscream.asp
  40. ^ IGN: John Woo Presents Stranglehold
  41. ^ Ghostlight-published Kuju game to use Unreal - News - www.developmag.com
  42. ^ Link text, additional text.

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