From its PC-only launch days through the embrace of Microsoft’s Xbox and other video game platforms to Apple, Cary-based Epic Games has constantly evolved over two decades.

Now it has embraced Google’s Android.

On Wednesday, Epic announced its first Android project – an app called “Epic Citadel.”

It’s designed to show the capabilities of Epic’s worldwide-selling Unreal game development engine.

As the world embraces Android with those devices outselling Apple iOS by a wide margin in smartphones, Epic developed internally the Epic Citadel app that is based in part on the Infinity Blade game. Infinity Blade was Epic’s first move into the iOS space.

Epic Citadel is available free of charge at Google Play and Amazon’s Appstore for Android. 

“While we’ve licensed our engine to help developers build and ship many fantastic games for Android, ‘Epic Citadel’ is our first internally developed product to be released to Android users,” said Jay Wilbur, vice president of Epic Games, in announcing the Android move. “It’s a free, easy way to check out the high-quality experience Unreal Engine technology delivers on mobile devices.”

Epic worked with high-end chip developer NVIDIA on the project as well as Intel. 

At the same time, Apple released an update at Apple for iOS to improve graphics and to support high-resolution devices.

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