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The Epic MegaJam is Open to UEFN Submissions

The Fortnite Team

The Epic MegaJam is back again and for the first time ever, will be accepting Unreal Editor for Fortnite (UEFN) submissions! Join the fun and jam on your very own island for a chance to win some fun prizes and most importantly, ultimate glory in the Fortnite ecosystem. 

The Epic MegaJam is a seven-day event that brings together artists, designers, and developers throughout the Unreal community to foster creativity and challenge teams to come together to build and ship a product in under a week. Race against the clock to build a fun, playable experience using the specified theme to shape gameplay mechanics, narrative, and visuals. 

To learn more about the Epic MegaJam, check out the Unreal Engine blog.

It is worth noting that while the 2023 Epic MegaJam is open to both UEFN and Unreal Engine-created submissions, a team can only submit one, and each has a separate submission pipeline as defined in the submission criteria in the Official Rules seen below.

If you are entering as a student (individual or team), please follow the same submission pipeline for the tool used as defined above. To be eligible as a student or student team, each team member is required to be actively enrolled in higher-education or an accredited course, whether online, distance learning, part-time, or full-time. 

Any entry can win up to one category, which includes both the primary categories and the Modifier categories provided the criteria of said modifiers are met. 
 

Important Dates

The event will kick off on September 14, 2023, at 2:00 PM EDT, when we’ll reveal the all-important theme during Inside Unreal on Twitch, Youtube, and LinkedIn. Submissions will close on September 21, 2023, at 11:59 PM EDT
 

Official Rules

Arabic​, Chinese​, English​, French​, German​, Japanese​, Korean​, Polish​, Russian​, Spanish​, Spanish (Latin America)​, Turkish
 

Judging

Qualified submissions will be reviewed and scored (1-5 point scale) by a panel of qualified judges, according to the following criteria:
  • Unique Use of Contest Theme
  • Fun Factor
  • Visuals
  • Audio
  • Gameplay

NOTE: Sourced (non-original) assets are allowed where you’ve received necessary permission to use them in your project. Sourced assets will not be reviewed and scored.
  • Example 1: A scene with environment art from FAB or an online marketplace could get points for lighting and composition, but the pre-made assets wouldn't. 
  • Example 2: A scene with sourced audio could get points for implementation (spatialization, real-time modulation, etc), but the sourced audio wouldn't.


Resources for Getting Started

Here are some resources that will help you get prepared for the 2023 Epic MegaJam!
EDC

The Epic Developer Community (EDC) platform is a fantastic place whether you’re just getting started or are experienced in development with Unreal Editor for Fortnite, Unreal Engine, or any other Epic Games tools and software. 

The EDC features hundreds of free tutorials on various topics from both Epic Games and the community. It is also the place for comprehensive documentation. If you have any questions or want to spin up conversations with fellow developers and creators, it also has a bustling forum just for you! 

In support of the Epic MegaJam, we’ve gathered together a shortlist of UEFN “devices” and documentation to inspire you to get started on your development journey. 

First off, check out the below devices to get your wheels turning:

Storm Controllers/Beacons, AI Patrol Path, Color Changing Tiles, Fishing Zone, Hiding Props, Level Instance/Loader, Movement Modulator, Perception Trigger, Pinball Bumper/Flipper, Player Marker, Race Manager/Checkpoint, Skydive Volume, Stink Flower
 

Epic Developer Community (EDC) Learning Path for Game Jams

Getting Started with UEFN

Publish Your Game

Build with a Team

Creating Gameplay with Devices and Verse

Designing Your level

Polishing Your Game


Rokoko Video

Now anyone can animate for free, from anywhere!

Built with love for our community, Rokoko Video​ unlocks motion capture for everyone, from creators just starting out to studio animators looking for a quick way to pre-visualize ideas. For more Rokoko ​resources, check out their free character animation assets & resources page.

RamsterZ Animations

RamsterZ Animations is providing some perfect examples of paired animations! Head on over to their website and check them out, and be sure to take a peek at the Double Trouble modifier! 

GameTextures

Sign up with a free account at GameTextures.com and take advantage of the free samples from the GameTextures.com team!

BOOM Library Game Pack

Get their special BOOM Library Game Pack for free and start with a handpicked selection of our great SFX packages, like MAGIC, SCI-FI, or MECHANICALS, perfectly coordinated for your game’s sound design. Just put their Game Pack into your shopping cart on our website. Once downloaded, you can use the sounds forever for any non-commercial and commercial productions. Please read their terms & conditions for legal notes. The link is available now!

WeLoveIndies

WeLoveIndies ​gives free use of all sound and music from the WeLoveIndies​ catalogue for your Epic MegaJam project. Jammers can now create a free account to download their assets for the jam. Head to the WeLoveIndies Epic MegaJam landing page​ to get started.

MegaJamBlogBanner Discord

Join Creator Evangelists for office hours on the Official Fortnite Creative and UEFN Discord.
 
September 14, 2023, from 3 PM to 5 PM ET Creator Evangelist Josh Grant
September 15, 2023, from 8 AM to 12 PM ET Creator Evangelist Manager Heather Storm
 
Join us during the special episode of Inside Unreal where we kick off the 2023 Epic MegaJam with a panel of Epic Community Managers and Sponsor representatives to take us through the Epic MegaJam rules, prize categories, and the all-important theme reveal!

Epic Megajam Kickoff
Tune in on Twitch, Youtube, and LinkedIn.
 

Submission Criteria

Submission criteria may vary between UEFN and UE submissions. Please see the Official 2023 Epic MegaJam Rules for a full breakdown of these criteria. Localized versions can be found at the top of this page.
  • Submit your entry using the Creator Submission Form and adhere to the Official Rules.
  • Max 5 members per team.
  • Only one map per team will be accepted.
    • If you submit more than one map, all submissions will be rejected.
    • A team member cannot be in multiple teams.
  • All islands and the content within are encouraged to be original works.
    • If you use non-original assets that you have permission to use, you must disclose them to Epic at the time of your submission.
  • Submissions must overall be a new creation, though non-original assets are permitted, providing you have permission to use said assets.
    • Any island considered for featuring must be a brand new creation published during the MegaJam period.
  • You must include a flyover gameplay video of your island with your submission.
  • It is recommended that your team leader archives the island to avoid any accidental edits past the submission deadline.
 

How to Participate

Submit your island to the Creator Submission Form using the Epic MegaJam drop down by September 21, 2023, at 11:59 PM ET. This drop down will be available starting September 14.

Required submission information: 

  • Team name
  • Game title
  • Team size
  • Gameplay video
  • Which modifiers are you entering
  • Modifier criteria notes per applicable modifier
  • Team member names and contact emails
  • Country of residence per team member
  • List for content made prior to the jam 
  • Gameplay instructions (if applicable) 

Remember while submissions may contain Sourced assets, the overall submission must be original work and be sure to follow the Fortnite Creative featured content guidelines. 

For the full submission criteria and guidelines, see the official 2023 Epic MegaJam rules.

 

Award Categories and Prizes

The 2023 Epic MegaJam will feature 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Unreal Engine finalists, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Unreal Editor for Fortnite (UEFN) finalists, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place student (UE & UEFN) finalists, and 11 modifier categories. Each team member will receive the prize awards unless otherwise stated. 

A potential prize winner can only win up to one primary category placement. A potential Modifier Prize category winner can only win up to one Modifier Prize category unless there is no other eligible potential Modifier Prize category winner of the additional category or categories.

If you’re looking for information on Unreal Engine prizing and information, head to the 2023 Epic MegaJam Itch.io page

1st Place Prizes - Unreal Editor for Fortnite (UEFN)

  • One (1) AMD Radeon RX 7500 from AMD
  • One (1) One-Year Freelancer GameTextures Subscription from GameTextures.com
  • One (1) One-Year Professional Membership to IGDA from IGDA
  • One (1) One-Year BOOM One Subscription from BOOM Library
  • One (1) WeLoveIndies “Music Bundle E” for a project of any size from WeloveIndies
  • One (1) Female Anims Starter, Female Lounge Singer, Ultimate Ninja Anims, Dodge and Evade Anims, Wrestler Finishers Volume 2, Death Anims, Leaning Anims, Goblin Anims, Greatsword Anims, Sword and Shield Anims, Creepy Animatronic Anims, Male Emotes, Creepy Clown, Witch Hag, Waiter Anims, Demon Anims, Old Lady Anims, Package Deliveryman Anims, Couples Anim Pack, Brutal Finishers - Hand and Knife, Vendors and Customer Animations, Ultimate Traversal Anims, Robot Police, Simple Bump Reactions, Zombie Animations, Survival Animations, Simple Activations, Dialogue Anims, Ghost Creature Anims, Loot Anim Set, Small Boat Anim Set,  Chainsaw Attacks, Sleep Anim Pack, One Hand Sword Attacks And Finishers, Full Mount Attacks, GunFu Pistol Attacks, Vampire Boss Set, Werewolf Animation Set, Hostage Set, Melee Weapon Stealth Finishers, Tactical Hand Signals, Hand to hand non-lethal counters, Wrestler Finishers Volume 1, Hand to hand finishers Volume 2, Hand to hand set, Stealth Finishers - knife and hand, and Hand to hand finishers Volume 1 from RamsterZ
  • One (1) Stylized Pirate Port City (Modular) from StylArts
  • One (1) Future Slums Abandoned / Post-Apocalyptic District from Leartes Studios
  • One (1) G2: Cyborg Characters from Quang Phan
  • One (1) $50 Marketplace/FAB Credits from Epic Games
  • One (1) Epic Games / 2023 Epic MegaJam merchandise 
  • One (1) featured highlight on the official Unreal Engine blog
  • One (1) featured highlight on the official Creator Portal
  • One (1) feature in the 2023 Epic MegaJam Sizzle Reel
 

2nd Place Prizes - Unreal Editor for Fortnite (UEFN)

  • One (1) AMD Radeon RX 7500 from AMD
  • One (1) Six-Month Freelancer GameTextures Subscription from GameTextures.com
  • One (1) One-Year Professional Membership to IGDA from IGDA
  • Two (2) Original BOOM Library SFX Packs of team’s choice (no complete edition and no BOOM One) from BOOM Library
  • One (1) WeLoveIndies “Music Bundle E” for a project of any size from WeLoveIndies
  • One (1) Ultimate Ninja Anims, Female Anims Starter, Dodge and Evade Anims, Ultimate Traversal Anims, Vendors and Customer Animations, Survival Animations, Ghost Creature Anims, Dialogue Anims, Loot Anim Set, Simple Activations, Sleep Anim Pack, Couples Anim Pack, Small Boat Anim Set, Simple Bump Reactions, Waiter Anims, Demon Anims, Stealth Finishers - knife and hand, and One Hand Sword Attacks And Finishers from RamsterZ
  • One (1) Stylized Ancient Temple from StylArts
  • One (1) Victorian Decayed Alley Environment from Leartes Studios
  • One (1) G2: Cyborg Characters from Quang Phan
  • One (1) $50 Marketplace/FAB Credits from Epic Games
  • One (1) Epic Games / 2023 Epic MegaJam  merchandise
  • One (1) featured highlight on the official Unreal Engine blog
  • One (1) featured highlight on the official Creator Portal
  • One (1) feature in the 2023 Epic MegaJam Sizzle Reel
 

3rd Place Prizes - Unreal Editor for Fortnite (UEFN)

  • One (1) AMD Radeon RX 7500 from AMD
  • One (1) Three-Month Freelancer GameTextures Subscription from GameTextures.com
  • One (1) One-Year Professional Membership to IGDA from IGDA
  • Two (2) Original BOOM Library SFX Packs of team’s choice (no complete edition and no BOOM One) from BOOM Library
  • One (1) WeLoveIndies “Music Bundle E” for a project of any size from WeloveIndies
  • One (1) Ultimate Ninja Anims, Ultimate Traversal Anims, Zombie Animations, Survival Animations, Vendors and Customer Animations, Loot Anim Set, Dialogue Anims, and Ghost Creature Anims from RamsterZ
  • One (1) Stylized Viking Hut from StylArts
  • One (1) Cyberpunk / Futuristic Structures Set, Cyberpunk, Cyberpunk Pack ( 21 Assets ) from Leartes Studios
  • One (1) G2: Cyborg Characters from Quang Phan
  • One (1) $50 Marketplace/FAB Credits from Epic Games
  • One (1) Epic Games / 2023 Epic MegaJam  merchandise
  • One (1) featured highlight on the official Unreal Engine blog
  • One (1) featured highlight on the official Creator Portal
  • One (1) feature in the 2023 Epic MegaJam Sizzle Reel
 

1st Place Prizes - Student (UE & UEFN)

  • One (1) AMD Radeon RX 7500 from AMD
  • One (1) One-Year Hobbyist GameTextures Subscription from GameTextures.com​
  • One (1) One-Year Student Membership to IGDA from IGDA
  • One (1) WeLoveIndies “Sound Bundle H” and “Music Bundle H” for a project size “S” from WeloveIndies
  • One (1) Female Anims Starter, Female Lounge Singer, Ultimate Ninja Anims, Dodge and Evade Anims, Wrestler Finishers Volume 2, Death Anims, Leaning Anims, Goblin Anims, Greatsword Anims, Sword and Shield Anims, Creepy Animatronic Anims, Male Emotes, Creepy Clown, Witch Hag,  Waiter Anims, Demon Anims, Old Lady Anims, Package Deliveryman Anims, Couples Anim Pack, Brutal Finishers - Hand and Knife, Vendors and Customer Animations, Ultimate Traversal Anims, Robot Police, Simple Bump Reactions, Zombie Animations, Survival Animations, Simple Activations, Dialogue Anims, Ghost Creature Anims, Loot Anim Set, Small Boat Anim Set,  Chainsaw Attacks, Sleep Anim Pack, One Hand Sword Attacks And Finishers, Full Mount Attacks, GunFu Pistol Attacks, Vampire Boss Set, Werewolf Animation Set, Hostage Set, Melee Weapon Stealth Finishers, Tactical Hand Signals, Hand to hand non-lethal counters, Wrestler Finishers Volume 1, Hand to hand finishers Volume 2, Hand to hand set, Stealth Finishers - knife and hand, and Hand to hand finishers Volume 1 from RamsterZ
  • One (1) Stylized Pirate Port City (Modular) from StylArts
  • One (1) Future Slums Abandoned / Post-Apocalyptic District from Leartes Studios​
  • One (1) G2: Cyborg Characters from Quang Phan
  • One (1) $50 Marketplace/FAB Credits from Epic Games
  • One (1) Epic Games / 2023 Epic MegaJam  merchandise
  • One (1) featured highlight on the official Unreal Engine blog
  • One (1) featured highlight on the official Creator Portal
  • One (1) feature in the 2023 Epic MegaJam Sizzle Reel
 

2nd Place Prizes - Student (UE & UEFN)

  • One (1) AMD Radeon RX 7500 from AMD
  • One (1) Six-Month Hobbyist GameTextures Subscription from GameTextures.com​
  • One (1) One-Year Student Membership to IGDA from IGDA
  • One (1) WeLoveIndies “Sound Bundle H” and “Music Bundle H” for a project size “S” from WeloveIndies
  • One (1) Ultimate Ninja Anims, Female Anims Starter, Dodge and Evade Anims, Ultimate Traversal Anims, Vendors and Customer Animations, Survival Animations, Ghost Creature Anims, Dialogue Anims, Loot Anim Set, Simple Activations, Sleep Anim Pack, Couples Anim Pack, Small Boat Anim Set, Simple Bump Reactions, Waiter Anims, Demon Anims, Stealth Finishers - knife and hand, and One Hand Sword Attacks And Finishers from RamsterZ
  • One (1) Stylized Ancient Temple from StylArts
  • One (1) Victorian Decayed Alley Environment from Leartes Studios
  • One (1) G2: Cyborg Characters from Quang Phan
  • One (1) $50 Marketplace/FAB Credits from Epic Games
  • One (1) Epic Games / 2023 Epic MegaJam  merchandise
  • One (1) featured highlight on the official Unreal Engine blog
  • One (1) featured highlight on the official Creator Portal
  • One (1) feature in the 2023 Epic MegaJam Sizzle Reel
 

3rd Place Prizes - Student (UE & UEFN)

  • One (1) AMD Radeon RX 7500 from AMD
  • One (1) Three-Month Hobbyist GameTextures Subscription from GameTextures.com
  • One (1) One-Year Student Membership to IGDA from IGDA
  • One (1) WeLoveIndies “Sound Bundle H” and “Music Bundle H” for a project size “S” from WeloveIndies
  • One (1) Ultimate Ninja Anims, Ultimate Traversal Anims, Zombie Animations, Survival Animations, Vendors and Customer Animations, Loot Anim Set, Dialogue Anims, and Ghost Creature Anims from RamsterZ
  • One (1) Stylized Viking Hut from StylArts
  • One (1) Cyberpunk / Futuristic Structures Set, Cyberpunk, Cyberpunk Pack ( 21 Assets ) from Leartes Studios
  • One (1) G2: Cyborg Characters from Quang Phan
  • One (1) $50 Marketplace/FAB Credits from Epic Games
  • One (1) Epic Games / 2023 Epic MegaJam  merchandise
  • One (1) featured highlight on the official Unreal Engine blog
  • One (1) featured highlight on the official Creator Portal​​
  • One (1) feature in the 2023 Epic MegaJam Sizzle Reel
  

Modifier Categories

Army of One

For the best game developed by a solo developer.

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Army Of One

The winners of the Army of One category will be rewarded with the following:

  • One (1) 2023 Epic MegaJam custom-printed FragBox from Falcon Northwest
  • One (1) $100 Marketplace/FAB Credits from Epic Games
  • One (1) One-Year Hobbyist GameTextures Subscription from GameTextures.com
  • One (1) Death Anims, Dialogue Anims, Loot Anim Set, Simple Activations, Sleep Anim Pack, and Simple Bump Reactions from RamsterZ
  • One (1) Modular Stylized Village from StylArts
  • One (1) Havana Street Environment from Leartes Studios
  • One (1) G2: Cyborg Characters from Quang Phan
  • One (1) Epic Games / 2023 Epic MegaJam merchandise
  • One (1) featured highlight on the official Unreal Engine blog
  • One (1) featured highlight on the official Creator Portal
  • One (1) feature in the 2023 Epic MegaJam Sizzle Reel
  

Edge of Reality

For the game that makes the best use of scanned assets in their game using RealityCapture or RealityScan.

Edge Of Reality

The winners of the Edge of Reality modifierwill be rewarded with the following:

  • One (1) 80,000 RealityCapture PPI credits
  • One (1) One-Year Hobbyist GameTextures Subscription from GameTextures.com​
  • One (1) Death Anims, Dialogue Anims, Loot Anim Set, Simple Activations, Sleep Anim Pack, and Simple Bump Reactions from RamsterZ
  • One (1) Stylized Desert Bazaar - UE5 from StylArts
  • One (1) 1900s Office from Leartes Studios
  • One (1) G2: Cyborg Characters from Quang Phan
  • One (1) Epic Games / 2023 Epic MegaJam  merchandise
  • One (1) featured highlight on the official Unreal Engine blog
  • One (1) featured highlight on the official Creator Portal
  • One (1) feature in the 2023 Epic MegaJam Sizzle Reel

 

Audio Experience

For the game with the best audio experience (music and sound).

Note: While the spirit of the event is to create custom assets for the jam, sourced assets that you have permission to use are permitted. In the instance of this modifier category, we will be looking at how the overall audio (music and sound) is within the game/experience, regardless of whether they are premade assets or originally created for the event by the team.

To help with your audio, a recommended choice is WeLoveIndies — a handy and valuable online tool for all game developers to find, bundle, share. and download everything they need to create a well-sounding game. Benefit from their unbeatable indie rates, their non-negotiable quality standards, and their experienced team that does nothing but create audio concepts, write music, and design sound — full of passion — the whole day long.

Sound Experience

The winners of the Audio Experience will be rewarded with the following:

  • One (1) Original BOOM Library SFX pack (no complete edition and no BOOM One), OR BOOM Library Plug-in of team choice from BOOM Library
  • One 1) WeLoveIndies “Sound Bundle H” and “Music Bundle H” for a project of any size from WeloveIndies
  • One (1) One-Year Hobbyist GameTextures Subscription from GameTextures.com​
  • One (1) Death Anims, Dialogue Anims, Loot Anim Set, Simple Activations, Sleep Anim Pack, and Simple Bump Reactions from RamsterZ
  • One (1) Stylized Desert Bazaar - UE5 from StylArts
  • One (1) 1900s Office from Leartes Studios
  • One (1) G2: Cyborg Characters from Quang Phan
  • One (1) Epic Games / 2023 Epic MegaJam merchandise
  • One (1) featured highlight on the official Unreal Engine blog
  • One (1) featured highlight on the official Creator Portal
  • One (1) feature in the 2023 Epic MegaJam Sizzle Reel


Make Us Go WOW! (Photoreal)

For the game with the most stunning photoreal graphics.
Make Us Go WOW Photoreal

The winners of the Make Us Go WOW! (Photoreal) modifier will be rewarded with the following:

  • One (1) $100 ArtStation Prints Giftcard from ArtStation
  • One (1) Stylized Azure Hillside from StylArts
  • One (1) Stylized Mediterranean Courtyard from StylArts
  • One (1) Death Anims, Dialogue Anims, Loot Anim Set, Simple Activations, Sleep Anim Pack, and Simple Bump Reactions from RamsterZ
  • One (1) $50 Marketplace/FAB Credits from Epic Games
  • One (1) One-Year Hobbyist GameTextures Subscription from GameTextures.com
  • One (1) G2: Cyborg Characters from Quang Phan
  • One (1) Epic Games / 2023 Epic MegaJam merchandise
  • One (1) featured highlight on the official Unreal Engine blog
  • One (1) featured highlight on the official Creator Portal
  • One (1) feature in the 2023 Epic MegaJam Sizzle Reel

 

Make Us Go WOW! (Stylized)

For the game with the most stunning stylized graphics.
Make Us Go WOW Stylized

The winners of the Make Us Go WOW! (Stylized) modifier will be rewarded with the following:

  • One (1) $100 ArtStation Prints Giftcard from ArtStation
  • One (1) $50 Marketplace/FAB Credits from Epic Games
  • One (1) Death Anims, Dialogue Anims, Loot Anim Set, Simple Activations, Sleep Anim Pack, and Simple Bump Reactions from RamsterZ
  • One (1) Post Apocalyptic NYC Environment Megapack from Leartes Studios
  • One (1) One-Year Hobbyist GameTextures Subscription from GameTextures.com​
  • One (1) G2: Cyborg Characters from Quang Phan
  • One (1) Epic Games / 2023 Epic MegaJam  merchandise
  • One (1) featured highlight on the official Unreal Engine blog
  • One (1) featured highlight on the official Creator Portal
  • One (1) feature in the 2023 Epic MegaJam Sizzle Reel


Use It or Lose It

For the best game created using only a single, 4-channel texture map.

Think outside the box — how cleverly can you build materials for your project? Use a 4-channel TGA texture prepared however you like as the only texture input for all of the materials in your submission.

The winner of this modifier will have shown creativity, cleverness, and technical understanding of UE or UEFN’s material system and have either innovated or pushed the boundaries of what can be achieved with only a single texture input.

The final texture map used must be submitted for review with the project, or it cannot be judged. 
Migrate textures/dependencies with an example asset, using UE/UEFN assets only, from the final project.

Use It Or Lose It

The winners of Use It or Lose It modifier will be rewarded with the following:

  • One (1) One-Year Freelancer GameTextures Subscription from GameTextures.com​
  • One (1) Death Anims, Dialogue Anims, Loot Anim Set, Simple Activations, Sleep Anim Pack, and Simple Bump Reactions from RamsterZ
  • One (1) Stylized Desert Bazaar - UE5 from StylArts
  • One (1) 1900s Office from Leartes Studios
  • One (1) G2: Cyborg Characters from Quang Phan
  • One (1) $50 Marketplace/FAB Credits from Epic Games
  • One (1) Epic Games / 2023 Epic MegaJam merchandise
  • One (1) featured highlight on the official Unreal Engine blog
  • One (1) featured highlight on the official Creator Portal
  • One (1) feature in the 2023 Epic MegaJam Sizzle Reel


Character Animation (Puppeteer)

For the game with the best character animations produced for the jam rigged using AccuRig from Reallusion.

Character Animation

The winners of the Character Animation (Puppeteer) modifier will be rewarded with the following:

  • One (1) Character Creator 4 and AccuRig Pro lifetime license from Reallusion
  • One (1) One-Year Hobbyist GameTextures Subscription from GameTextures.com​
  • One (1) Death Anims, Dialogue Anims, Loot Anim Set, Simple Activations, Sleep Anim Pack, and Simple Bump Reactions from RamsterZ
  • One (1) Stylized Desert Bazaar - UE5 from StylArts
  • One (1) 1900s Office from Leartes Studios
  • One (1) G2: Cyborg Characters from Quang Phan
  • One (1) Epic Games / 2023 Epic MegaJam merchandise
  • One (1) featured highlight on the official Unreal Engine blog
  • One (1) featured highlight on the official Creator Portal​
  • One (1) feature in the 2023 Epic MegaJam Sizzle Reel
     

Make Your Move

For the game with the best custom animations produced for the jam.
Make Your Move

The winners of the Make Your Move modifier will be rewarded with the following:

  • One (1) Full Performance Capture Bundle for team member of team choice from Rokoko
  • One (1) One-Year Hobbyist GameTextures Subscription from GameTextures.com
  • One (1) Death Anims, Dialogue Anims, Loot Anim Set, Simple Activations, Sleep Anim Pack, and Simple Bump Reactions from RamsterZ
  • One (1) Stylized Desert Bazaar - UE5 from StylArts
  • One (1) 1900s Office from Leartes Studios
  • One (1) G2: Cyborg Characters from Quang Phan
  • One (1) Epic Games / 2023 Epic MegaJam merchandise
  • One (1) featured highlight on the official Unreal Engine blog
  • One (1) featured highlight on the official Creator Portal
  • One (1) feature in the 2023 Epic MegaJam Sizzle Reel


Double Trouble 

For the game that makes the best use of paired animations.
Double Trouble

The winners of the Double Trouble modifier will be rewarded with the following:

  • One (1) Wrestler Finishers Volume 2, Zombie Animations, Stealth Finishers - knife and hand, Ghost Creature Anims, One Hand Sword Attacks And Finishers, Brutal Finishers - Hand and Knife, Couples Anim Pack, GunFu Pistol Attacks, Hand to hand finishers Volume 2, Hand to hand finishers Volume 1, Hand to hand non-lethal counters, Melee Weapon Stealth Finishers, Full Mount Attacks, Hostage Set, Wrestler Finishers Volume 1, and Chainsaw Attacks from RamsterZ
  • One (1) Stylized Desert Bazaar - UE5 from StylArts
  • One (1) 1900s Office from Leartes Studios
  • One (1) G2: Cyborg Characters from Quang Phan
  • One (1) One-Year Hobbyist GameTextures Subscription from GameTextures.com
  • One (1) Epic Games / 2023 Epic MegaJam merchandise
  • One (1) featured highlight on the official Unreal Engine blog
  • One (1) featured highlight on the official Creator Portal
  • One (1) feature in the 2023 Epic MegaJam Sizzle Reel


Left to Your Own Devices

For the UEFN game that makes the best use of devices within the game
Left To Your Own Devices

The winners of the Left to Your Own Devices modifier will be rewarded with the following:
  • One (1) $50 Marketplace/FAB Credits from Epic Games
  • One (1) One-Year Hobbyist GameTextures Subscription from GameTextures.com
  • One (1) Death Anims, Dialogue Anims, Loot Anim Set, Simple Activations, Sleep Anim Pack, and Simple Bump Reactions from RamsterZ
  • One (1) G2: Cyborg Characters from Quang Phan
  • One (1) Stylized Desert Bazaar - UE5  from StylArts
  • One (1) 1900s Office from Leartes Studios
  • One (1) Epic Games / 2023 Epic MegaJam merchandise
  • One (1) featured highlight on the official Unreal Engine blog​
  • One (1) featured highlight on the official Creator Portal
  • One (1) feature in the 2023 Epic MegaJam Sizzle Reel


Speed of Light

For the best game accelerated with NVIDIA technologies.

Keep your game optimized, running at a minimum of 60 frames per second. The submission should be technically impressive and/or aesthetically pleasing, showing off high-end graphics and high detail, and should use at least one of the following technologies:  DLSS 3 (Super Resolution, Frame Generation, and NVIDIA Reflex), RTXDI (Ray Traced Direct Illumination), or Ray Traced Caustics. 

Bonus points for using multiple NVIDIA technologies like DLSS 3 with RTXDI, and for following UI Guidelines in the DLSS 3 documentation included with the DLSS 3 plugin download.

Tips:
  • Leverage the DLSS 3 feature set using Super Resolution, Frame Generation, and NVIDIA Reflex.
  • Take advantage of RTXDI for a high number of shadow-casting lights within your scene.
Speed Of Light

The winners of the Speed of Light modifier will be rewarded with the following:
  • One (1) One-Hour 1:1 engineer/advocate support session with an NVIDIA​​ expert
    • Help to optimize your game with NVIDIA​​ tech you’ve integrated
    • Help address issues and debug your game
  • One (1) Promotion of your game through NVIDIA​ ​channels
    • Feature winner for 10-15 min on an upcoming Level Up with NVIDIA​​ webinar episode
    • A text-based Q&A featurette
    • Exposure on NVIDIA​​ community channels – forums, Discord, etc.
  • One (1) One-Year Hobbyist GameTextures Subscription from GameTextures.com​
  • One (1) Death Anims, Dialogue Anims, Loot Anim Set, Simple Activations, Sleep Anim Pack, and Simple Bump Reactions from RamsterZ
  • One (1) Stylized Desert Bazaar - UE5 from StylArts
  • One (1) 1900s Office from Leartes Studios​
  • One (1) Epic Games / 2023 Epic MegaJam merchandise
  • One (1) featured highlight on the official Unreal Engine blog
  • One (1) featured highlight on the official Creator Portal
  • One (1) feature in the 2023 Epic MegaJam Sizzle Reel


Development Tips

Consider these pro tips from when creating your UEFN island:
  • Focus on what matters – the gameplay loop 
  • You only have seven days; no one is expecting a full, polished experience
  • Lean into the theme!
  • Get creative with your use of devices
Creating IN FN


Creating In Fortnite: Rapid Prototyping

If you’re interested in learning more about the concept of rapid prototyping, from developing the thought process to putting it into practice, watch the video on demand on Youtube and Twitch for an exciting journey into the world of rapid prototyping and why it's important! Dive in for a unique and interactive educational session in Fortnite Creative with the team.

Sponsors

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Special thanks to the gracious sponsors of the 2023 Epic MegaJam: Falcon Northwest​, Reallusion​, GameTextures.com​, ArtStation​, BOOM Library​, WeloveIndies​, Assembla​, 3Dconnexion​, RamsterZ​​, NVIDIA​​​, Rokoko​​, AMD​, Leartes Studios​, StylArts​, Quang Phan​, CapturingReality​, and IGDA​.