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Building interactive MetaHumans with our Epic MegaGrant 

Ilya Gelfenbeyn
October 13, 2022
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Inworld recently received an Epic MegaGrant, which means we will be joining a community of creative, noteworthy, and innovative projects built around Unreal Engine. Inworld is introducing a layer of artificial intelligence on top of Unreal Engine’s MetaHumans to help build some of the most convincing characters. Combining our AI with MetaHuman technology will make it even more intuitive for developers and creatives to design digital humans that are capable of unscripted conversations, emotions, expressions, gestures, memory, and other dynamic interactions. 

Imagine a neo-noir detective game like the Inworld Origins demo we built on Unreal Engine. The player needs to investigate a crime and all of the eye witnesses are capable of providing unique accounts of the scene, giving players authentic clues to drive immersion in storytelling. Imagine generative NPCs in an open world that can drive emergent gameplay. The applications for AI characters are only limited by your imagination. While we’ve done some early work to integrate with Unreal Engine, we will be using the support from our MegaGrant to deliver on our ambition to make interactive digital characters more realistic in a big way.

Photorealistic digital humans powered by Inworld AI can be added to games as intelligent NPCs to increase immersion. With Inworld’s no-code creative suite, you can design AI characters in minutes to add into games, entertainment, education, brand, or virtual world experiences. AI characters can be incorporated into any interactive experience you dream up! With Inworld, creatives can add depth and interaction to their characters, do away with complicated dialogue trees, and even fuel new game mechanics based on AI characters’ choices or interactions.

Epic Games first launched the Epic MegaGrants program in 2019 as a commitment to supporting game developers, media and entertainment creators, students, educators, and tool developers like Inworld. It’s an honor to join a community of amazing projects, teams, and creators that have received an Epic MegaGrant – we can’t wait to share our progress with you.

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