As part of this collaboration, the SGA will highlight Unreal Engine to its members during the launch period for UE5 (Unreal Engine 5), and will run Unreal-focused workshops with Epic Games throughout the year. Unreal Engine evangelists will also host a series of workshops and activities – both for SGA members and the wider community – that will help educate young creative professionals in the region on the world’s most open and advanced real-time 3D tool.
“Serbia is home to amazingly talented game developers and artists, and we’re excited to partner with the SGA to meet with and learn from creators in the region” said Rocco Scandizzo, Games Business Development director at Epic Games. “With the upcoming release of Unreal Engine 5, we’re empowering big and small teams to push the boundaries of what’s possible, visually and interactively. We can’t wait to meet with local creators and see what the community builds with Unreal.”
Epic Games continues to support talent in Serbia, having already provided support to the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade (establishing a new BA course for VFX and game art) and the Crater Training Centre (through the Train the Trainers program) through the Epic MegaGrants program.
The SGA is looking forward to hosting Vladimir Mastilović, founder of 3Lateral and VP of Digital Human Technologies at Epic Games, as a keynote speaker on April 8 as part of the For the Win! Conference, which SGA will present across three locations in Belgrade, and in collaboration with numerous partners, including Epic Games. Local industry stakeholders and studios from across Europe will have an opportunity to hear how 3Lateral helped create The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience, a boundary-pushing cinematic and open-world interactive tech demo that has set new standards for the entertainment industry.