LEIRIA, PORTUGAL — Epic Games, the videogame company known for the Fortnite title and the Unreal game engine, has offered Sound Particles (www.soundparticles.com) a grant for $50,000, as part of their Epic MegaGrant program. The grant will streamline the integration of the 3D audio software application with Unreal Engine’s ecosystem of forward-thinking tools. Sound Particles’ software is capable of generating thousands of sounds in a virtual 3D audio world.
The Epic MegaGrant program was created with the commitment to support a variety of creative industries and individuals who are doing groundbreaking things with Unreal Engine. The grant will go toward supporting the advancement and continued success of Sound Particles software in combining CGI and audio techniques to create a new audio standard in the gaming world.
“We were delighted with the vote of confidence from Epic Games in our technology,” says Nuno Fonseca, Ph.D., founder and CEO of Sound Particles. “Regardless of the amount in question, it’s a recognition for the work we develop, and for the potential of our technology.”
Sound Particles’ software has been used on as Game of Thrones, Star Wars 9 and Frozen 2, and allows sound artists to create immersive soundscapes in innovative and efficient ways.