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Games News - Epic Games creates initiative to support indie studios

The developer partnered with Mail.Ru to help this sector of the industry


The independent titles have become an important part of the videogame industry. For this reason, several companies have been interested in supporting those who have just started on the complicated path of creating some titles.

Epic Games confirmed that it will join this effort thanks to an association with the Russian company Mail.Ru. Together they will finance various independent games and provide promotion services, as well as analysis to beginner developers.

Mail.Ru Games Ventures, division of the Russian company, will be mainly responsible for financing. At the moment, there are no details of the specific number of funds available. However, we know that Mail.Ru will select some developers to support them with cash.

In addition, the company will offer support in the areas of marketing, technology, data security and other essential services to distribute, as well as to promote a videogame.

For its part, Epic Games will be responsible for offering its technology to indie developers. As you will remember, the studio is the creator of Unreal Engine 4, so it will give access and advice on the use of the engine.

Before this agreement, Ilya Karpinsky, director of Mail.Ru Games Ventures, commented: "We are proud to become the partner of Epic Games (...) Today we see an unprecedented growth of game studios, and we hope to connect with the most talented teams to help them create exceptional titles that will shape the future of the industry. "

For his part, Mike Gamble European director of Epic Games, said that new sources of revenue are needed to boost the independent titles. "Our goal is to offer developers a competitive advantage, not only through the tools and technologies of Unreal Engine, but also through strategic programs and partnerships designed to help them achieve their business goals," the executive concluded.

It is not the first time that Mail.Ru invests in video games. Previously, he acquired esports esforce company and provided financing to several developers .


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