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Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4 is Now Free for Teachers and Students

September 7, 2014 Written by Zarmena Khan

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Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4 is now free of charge for teachers and students who wish to learn about video game development, computer science, art, architecture, simulation or visualization. School administrators can register their establishment’s details with Epic and have the engine installed on school-owned computers. Students can also request a personal license as long as they’re enrolled in an accredited program. Pretty cool, right? According to the official Unreal Engine website:

Epic Games is committed to supporting students and schools, and helping companies that license Unreal Engine 4 find and hire qualified developers.

So, starting now, Unreal Engine 4 is free to use for colleges and universities. The engine can be installed and used on all school owned computers, and personal copies can be provided free of charge to all students enrolled in accredited video game development, computer science, art, architecture, simulation, and visualization programs.

This is a great offer for those who wish to gain hands-on experience of video game development as it may help to increase employment prospects in the industry. 

[Source: Unreal Engine]