Keep 88% of the revenue from your games instead of 70%. If your game is built using Unreal Engine, Epic will cover your engine royalties on Epic Games store revenue.
Connect with millions of players who are already in the Epic Games ecosystem.
Epic Games’ Support-A-Creator program connects you with over 10,000 content creators and influencers with millions of supporters.
Own your game page, news feed and a direct relationship with your players.
As a developer ourselves, we have always wanted a store with fair economics that connects us directly with our players. Thanks to the success of Fortnite, we are now able to share our capabilities with other developers and make that store a reality.
There is no catch; the 88% share to the developer is the permanent rate. Epic’s 12% share covers the operating costs of the store and makes us a profit.
This will be a long term effort. Epic Games has been around for 27 years. We expect to invest in and work to grow the store for many years to come.
We are prioritizing developers who have flexibility in timing and a willingness to work through the early phases of a store with us. We consider many other factors as well, so there is no set formula.
Complete and submit the form at the bottom of this page or if you have an existing relationship with Epic through Unreal Engine licensing, reach out to your business contact.
We are planning to open the store for all developers in the second half of 2019.
We are launching with PC and Mac support. Support for other open platforms, such as Android will come later.
Players who own your games will see your news posts in their newsfeed, providing you a direct connection to your players. When purchasing a game, players can choose to share their email addresses directly with developers of games they purchase.
Yes, the Epic Games store is engine-agnostic. Epic is aiming to bring great games to players, regardless of your engine choice.
Beyond the normal ease of shipping on every platform, there are no engine royalties for UE4-based games sold on the Epic Games store. If you’re using the default free license with a 5% royalty, for example, you won’t pay the licensing fees from your sales on the Epic Games store. Royalties from sales on other platforms would remain the same 5%.
Support-A-Creator is the program full of amazing content creators who will help promote games on the Epic Games store. Creators earn a share of revenue from each attributable sale. Developers set the rate of the revenue share and Epic pays the first 5% for the first 24 months. Developers get immediate access to thousands of creators who can promote their titles with no friction. We believe this will make a more direct and sustainable connection between game developers and content creators (streamers, influencers, etc). There are currently more than 10,000 content creators in the program, with tens of millions of supporters, and that number is growing every day.
The Epic Games store is available to players in most countries in the world except where prohibited by US law, such as North Korea and Iran. Certain regions may have additional legal requirements that you may need to implement in your game in order to be compliant and to be distributed there.
Yes, we do support regional pricing. We also have a set of suggested regional discounts based on local norms that are regularly reviewed.
We currently support local pricing in USD, Great British Pound, Euro, Polish Zloty, Russian Ruble, South Korean Won, Japanese Yen, Turkish Lira, and Ukrainian Hryvnia.
No. While we do plan to offer multi-game sales events, they are voluntary.
We will offer developers an opt-in ratings system for games on the store in the future.
We will offer two no-questions-asked refunds per player within two weeks of purchase.
The Epic Games store supports credit cards, Paypal, and a variety of alternative payment methods. Approximately 80% of store transactions use credit cards and Paypal. The other 20% comprise alternative payment methods, primarily in countries where credit cards aren’t widely available. Some of these alternate payment methods carry payment processing fees, which Epic charges directly to the purchaser, and are not included in revenue-sharing calculations. This is a list of the alternative payment methods we currently support. Methods carrying additional payment processing fees are marked with an *asterisk.
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|EBANX INTERNET BANKING||BR|
|MOBILE PAYMENTS *||RU,UA|
|SUBWAY GIFT CARD*||AS|
To request your game be added to the Epic Games store please complete the following form.