Epic Games Acquires “Kid-Safe” Tech Company SuperAwesome

Fortnite developer Epic Games is continuing to expand with the acquisition of SuperAwesome, a company that creates tools for developers to “to create safer digital experiences for younger audiences.”

While Epic has acquired other game studios in the past, such as Rocket League developer Psyonix, it has also looked towards companies that make tools for developers, such as the facial animation tech of Cubic Motion.

“SuperAwesome’s Kids Web Services platform is a parental consent management toolkit that makes it easier for developers to build great experiences for users of all ages,” Epic’s press release explains. The company also runs a tool called AwesomeAds, allowing devs to “offer kid-safe monetization inside their products.”

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Author: Hayley Williams