$1m winners announced in Epic talent hunt

$1m winners announced in Epic talent hunt

By Rob Crossley

February 18th 2010 at 5:45PM

Michael Hegemann and The Haunted Team take top honours

Epic Games’ has awarded over $1 million of cash and goods as its Make Something Unreal design competition comes to a close.

The competition provided young game designers the chance to win a commercial Unreal Engine 3 licence along with $50,000 for designing an Unreal Tournament 3 mod.

The judging process has been intense, with developers having to face four preliminary phases before winning their seat in the grand final.

In the end, mod title The Haunted won the grand prize. Creators Michael Hegemann and The Haunted Team have won $50,000, a full UE3 commercial license, and – right now – the eyes of the industry.

A full list of winners can be found below.

"The mastery of the Unreal Engine 3 tools shown by these teams is fantastic," said Epic VP Mark Rein.

"This year’s winners have created the most ambitious mods we’ve seen to date. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to help these gifted programmers, designers and artists launch their professional careers."

First Place: The Haunted
Second: The Ball
Third: Angels Fall First: Planetstorm
Fourth: Prometheus
Fifth Place: Hazard: The Journey of Life