Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney and co-founder Mark Rein are being inducted into Develop magazine’s game development hall of fame next month and being honored with the publication’s Development Legend award.
The pair are the first non-British developers to receive Develop’s award, joining the ranks of Phil Harrison, Peter Molyneux, and David Perry. Sweeney, who serves as Epic’s CEO and technical director, and Rein, the company’s vice president, will be presented the award during the Develop Industry Excellence Awards on July 10.
“I owe much gratitude to Develop and to all of the gamers and developers who have supported Epic Games, and Mark and I personally, throughout our company’s 22-year history,” said Sweeney. “This is awesome!”
“I’ve always been a huge fan and supporter of the British game industry, so it is truly a special honor for me to be able to accept this recognition, along with Tim, on behalf of everyone at Epic who has worked tirelessly over the years to delight British gaming enthusiasts and to empower British game developers with the Unreal Engine,” added Rein.