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access_time March 28, 2012 at 8:44 AM in News by Sean Garmer

Epic Licenses Unreal 3 Engine to Make Training Modules for the US Government



Epic Games announces a long-term, multi-platform Unreal Engine 3 reseller and support agreement with Virtual Heroes. Virtual Heroes is licensing the Unreal 3 Engine technology to the departments, agencies and units of theU.S. and allied governments to support government developers through the establishment of the Unreal Government Network.


Virtual Heroes licenses and supports the Unreal 3 engine for all currently announced platforms including the yet to be released Wii U to the government of the United States to make training programs for various departments.


Here are some examples of UGN projects underway:

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) awarded ARA-Virtual Heroes a >$10M, multi-year contract under the Sirius program. The goal of the Sirius program is to develop serious games that result in better decision-making by teaching participants to recognize and mitigate the effects of their own biases when analyzing information used to make decisions.

Virtual Heroes, in collaboration with the Duke University Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center, is creating an anesthesiology training application for Army physicians.

Virtual Heroes is developing the UE3-powered HumanSim platform for medical education and training.

The FBI Academy is using UE3 to develop a multiplayer crime scene training simulation to meet the needs of the FBI.

A top five defense contractor and a national laboratory have licensed UE3 and UGN to address their needs for custom model integrations and visualization.

Previous UE3-powered projects developed by Virtual Heroes can be viewed at www.unrealengine.com/showcase/simulation_training.


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