Kirta received an Epic MegaGrants, a $ 25 donation from Epic Games

Epic Krita

Epic Games teased Christmas for Krita's boysWell, a few days ago (before Christmas) the company American video game developer best known for her super star game “Fortnite,” donated the amount of 25 thousand dollars to Krita's project.

All this is derived from the initiative by Epic Games to provide financial support for open source projects and this time it was Krita's turn, with which the donated amount will be used to develop the graphics editor, which is being developed for artists and illustrators.

For those who do not know about Krita, they should know that the editor supports multi-layer image processing, provides tools for working with various color models and has a great set of tools for digital painting, drawing and forming textures.

The donation was made as part of the Epic MegaGrants initiative, during which $ 100 million is planned to be spent on grants for game developers, content creators and toolkit developers related to Unreal Engine or open source projects useful to the 3D community.

You have to remember that, In July of this year, Epic Games donated $ 1.2 million to the Blender Foundation in order to promote the development of "Creative Software Suite Blender"

These funds received at the Blender Foundation will be distributed in stages over the next three years. Since it is planned to spend the money to expand the staff of the developers, attract new participants, improve the coordination of the work in the project and improve the quality of the code (if you want to know more about it about the note you can visit the following link).

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Another project open source who benefited from the initiative Epic MegaGrants it was lutris (an exclusive FOSS game manager for Linux platforms). Epic Games' donation was also on the basis that they are very keen for the Epic Games Store to run on Linux in the most stable manner.

The funds received will continue to improve the platform as a whole, but in particular towards the development of tools that guarantee the stability of the games or launchers installed through Lutris.

As for the announcement by the Kirta guys, they simply shared their gratitude towards Epic Games:

Epic, the makers of the Unreal game engine, have supported Krita with a $ 25,000 MegaGrant!

Epic has supported other free software projects, such as Blender and Lutris before, and is now compatible with Krita. The purpose of this grant is to fund improvements to our development process to make Krita's development more sustainable. This is something that we have already started on and that we want to accelerate. With an estimated five million users, it is very important to ensure that we can release as stable a version of Krita as possible in the most reliable way possible!

Nation state towards Krita represents a financing of at least 10 months with which the developers have committed to improving the tool and the work, since the money will be spent on the development of the next stable version of Krita.

Tim Sweeney (founder of Epic Games) has thrown the house out the window in this year 2019 because has expressed his love for free software In the best way and that is by supporting it with donations, we hope that many more projects will be supported with the Epic MegaGrants initiative and that Krita can continue to receive this support to improve her tool.

This year is over and the new year is coming we hope more news like this from Epic Games We continue to surprise and cheer many users on the net since the news of the donation to Krita was very well received by users and Internet users on social networks and forums.

And what do you think about it, what other free software project do you think should be supported?

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  1.   Yan said

    So much love for open source and fortnite for linux