Epic Games has given a “MegaGrant” to Ukrainian studio Frogwares, to help the company relocate and maintain financial stability.
Frogwares spoke about receiving the grant in a blog post (via Eurogamer), saying:
“As of right now in Ukraine, the war still keeps going. During this time, we as a studio need to feel strong, maintain a positive mindset, and do everything we can to keep the business operating while also providing our team with the support that they require.
“This is why we’re proud to share that we’ve received an Epic MegaGrant from Epic Games. The war has negatively affected our production workflows and led to the partial disorganization of our studio. The funds from the Epic MegaGrant will be crucial in relocating employees to safer areas and will help those who’ve moved to remote regions of Ukraine, or to other nations in the EU, maintain their financial stability.”
Any developer working on an Unreal Engine-powered game can apply for a MegaGrant, which is up to $500,000. The sum of money sent to Frogwares was, however, undisclosed. It’s also worth noting that the grant is separate to the money that Epic has already raised for Ukraine through Fortnite. Epic donated two weeks of Fortnite revenue, $144 million in total, to Ukraine charities.