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The Haunted mod wins $50k in Unreal contest

Epic Games hands out over $1m in annual Make Something Unreal Contest

Epic Games has handed out $50,000 and a commercial licence to the makers of The Haunted mod in its annual Make Something Unreal competition.

The company rewards outstanding mods built using the Unreal Engine, with a total prize fund of well over $1 million going to a number of amateur developers.

"We’re beyond impressed with the level of talent we’ve uncovered as a result of our latest Make Something Unreal Contest," said Mark Rein, vice president of Epic Games

"The mastery of the Unreal Engine 3 tools shown by these teams is fantastic. 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."

Other winners include mods The Ball, Angels Fall First: Planetstorm, Prometheus and Hazard: The Journey of Life.

Winners in the Educational category included the IT University of Copenhagen, the Art Institute of California, Australia's Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne and Sweden's Hogskolan I Skovde.

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