SoarTech has almost two decades of experience as a highly innovative Government and military contractor providing research and development services for military and Government simulations, serious games and artificial intelligence. SoarTech and Epic kicked off our partnership at I/ITSEC 2015.
“SoarTech’s long history of success in
Government and military research and
development makes them uniquely suited
to support the application of the UE4 in
this market sector.”
Joe Kreiner, Unreal Engine licensing manager for the Americas
SoarTech is Epic’s official partner for providing licensing, maintenance & support, training, and development services for UE4 to the U.S. Government and their contractors. SoarTech’s support services will come via the Unreal Government Network (UGN) site and will also include support for classified environments. SoarTech is also developing tools that will uniquely reinforce the Government modeling and simulation community, in addition to offering training classes on UE4 and making UE4 experts available as consultants or to supplement project staff.
“This relationship provides an opportunity
to leverage SoarTech’s artificial intelligence
technologies to explore how UE4 can make
our warfighters more prepared, more
informed and more capable.”
Dr. Michael van Lent, SoarTech President and CEO
Sample projects include the following:
AVANT (Avatar-Administered Neuro-psychological Testing)
Virtual Tour Guide
SoarTech offers government employees and contractors an annual subscription for membership in the UGN (Unreal Government Network) Support Community, which also includes read-only access to the UDN (Unreal Developers Network). UGN members enjoy exclusive access to SoarTech’s streamlined support services, including support for classified environments. UE4 experts will monitor and respond to member questions in the UGN. The UGN network enables the ability to collaborate with other Government based organizations to develop a strong UGN knowledge base.
SoarTech offers professional training on a variety of topics to support best practices for simulation and game development. Led by experts in the field, face-to-face seminars are offered at customer locations or SoarTech facilities. Standard pricing is based upon a maximum of 8 students per seminar, but customized training packages can be negotiated.
How is the cost of the license determined? Are there runtime, deployment, or seat costs?
For most Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation projects, the free standard Epic EULA works well. For acquisition programs such as CAT I, II, III, and IV, it may be necessary to negotiate a custom license with SoarTech. The license can be granted on an enterprise, project, and/or seat basis, for a set term or as a perpetual agreement.
Is an Internet connection required to use UE4?
The UE4 engine does not require Internet connectivity in order to function. Internet connectivity is only required to download patches or updates, or to purchase content from the marketplace. The standard distribution method is via the Internet, but if a development environment cannot connect to the Internet for the installation, SoarTech can provide an offline installation package and updates.
How do Government employees and contractors find support for UE4?
SoarTech will provide expert support for UE4, including access to UGN (the Unreal Government Network) and UDN (Unreal Developers Network). Contact SoarTech for Annual subscription rates.
What are UE4’s system requirements?
For developing with UE4, we recommend a desktop PC with Windows 7 64-bit or a Mac with Mac OS X 10.9.2 or later, 8 GB RAM, a quad-core Intel or AMD processor, and a DX11 compatible video card. UE4 will run on desktops and laptops below these recommendations, but performance may be limited.