Epic Games’ education-focused Unreal Dev Grants initiative has handed out its next round of funding.
The $5 million programme was launched last year, aiming to incubate projects and individuals for academic purposes.
Among the ten new recipients sharing this round’s $100,000 pool are ShooterTutorial creator Andrzej Koloska, online community Layout VR and UCode co-founder Nick Marks.
Dev and tutor Ben Tristem was awarded $13,000, while environment and VFX artist Leonard Gonzalez was given $11,000. Meanwhile, Kenichiro Igari of the Unreal Challenge programme and trainer Greg Benicourt were handed $8,000 apiece.
They join three contributors who were re-awarded $5,000 each in funds.
The lucky three were Unreal tutorial provider Tesla Dev, community member Rama and Staffordshire University’s senior games development lecturer James Butcher.