From Wikipedia: Epic Games, also known as Epic and formerly Epic MegaGames, is an American video game development company. Its most recent success has been the Gears of War series of games, although it is also known for its Unreal Engine technology. It is also the parent company of game developers Chair Entertainment and People Can Fly.
Based in Cary, North Carolina.
Predatory Monetization: In August 2021, Epic Games was one of 12 major game companies to receive a letter from the US Congress, concerned with the collection and "Manipulative Monetization" of children's data, and exposure to online predators. Although not legally required, the letter pressured the companies to adhere to the UK's "Age Appropriate Design Code" (AADC). The ESRB's ratings were specifically called out as 'insufficient', citing expert studies and the rising credit card debt accumulated by children who thought they were using "play Money", succumbed to peer pressure/manipulative design, or became addicted to LootBoxes.