Having worked for Epic Games and developed the title “Bulletstorm” for the Cary-based company, the founders of a new game company in Poland have turned to Epic for technology to help build their own venture.

The Astronauts, a videogame company formed by three ex Epic employees at People Can Fly, have signed a license agreement for use of Epic’s Unreal game development engine.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Adrian Chmielarz, Andrzej Poznanski and Michal Kosieradzki left Epic when Epic acquired the remaining portion of People Can Flay it did not already own. The three were among the owners.

Epic acquired a controlling interest in People Can Fly in 2007.

The Astronauts plan to release their first game next year. 

“We’ve worked with UE3 for the last six years, and we know its power,” Chmielarz said in a statement. “Choosing Unreal Engine technology for our future was the textbook definition of a no-brainer. We are on a quest to map uncharted waters, and Epic’s tech provides the stability required for success.”