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Epic Games has entered into a “long-term, multi-platform” partnership with Applied Research Associates (ARA) to license its Unreal game engine for government use.

The government organization will create software, mainly multiplayer crime scene training simulations, using the Unreal engine for the FBI, Army physicians and “top five defense contractor and national laboratory.” as a teaching and training platform.

We recognize the growing market needs of our government customers and are excited to have Virtual Heroes provide a full spectrum of focused services and support using our game engine technology,” Michael Capps, the president of Epic Games, said in a statement.

Epic Games has listed the company’s 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.

Virtual Heroes is committed to providing world-class support to our licensees to ensure that all UE3 solutions achieve the best possible results across multiple platforms,” said Jerry Heneghan, founder of Virtual Heroes and director of HumanSim product development at ARA. “Our technical and creative staff is uniquely qualified to provide a new standard of responsive, personalized service to government customers worldwide.

via Epic Games




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