Epic Games

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Template:Infobox Company Epic Games, formerly known as Epic MegaGames and also known as Epic, is a computer game development company based in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States.

Founded in 1991 by Tim Sweeney in Rockville, Maryland, Epic Games released its flagship product, ZZT, the same year. Gradually, the Epic brand grew with the advent of its shareware games, including Epic Pinball, Jill of the Jungle and Jazz Jackrabbit. During this time, they also published and sold games developed by other developers, including XLand's Robbo, Heartlight, and Electro Man; and Renaissance's Zone 66.

In 1998, Epic Games released Unreal, its first 3D first-person shooter, which expanded into a series of Unreal games. The company also began to license the core technology, or Unreal engine, used for the series to other game developers. In 1999, the company changed its name to Epic Games and moved its offices, including its Rockville headquarters, to Raleigh.

Designers at Epic Games include the aformentioned Lead Programmer Tim Sweeney and Games Industry Celebrity and Level Designer Cliff Bleszinski.

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