Epic Games, Inc., also known as Epic and formerly Epic MegaGames, is an American video game development company based in Cary, North Carolina. Its most recent success has been the Gears of War series and Fortnite, although it is also known for its Unreal Engine technology. Another game they made was Paragon, which Epic Games shut down on April 26, 2018. Epic Games also has their own game store, called the “Epic Games Store” in which developers can sell their own games made with Unreal Engine. The store was made to compete with Valve’s Steam and other similar stores/launchers.