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Unreal Government Network (UGN)

Welcome to the Unreal Government Network (UGN).  UGN is the official site for government licensees of the award-winning Unreal Engine real-time technology.

ARA/Virtual Heroes is partnered with Epic Games to offer Unreal Engine licensing. This support channel is the mechanism for government contractors and users to become part of a larger community of Unreal developers, receive premium support from the experienced professionals at Virtual Heroes, and leverage millions of dollars of investment by Epic each year in cutting-edge engine refinement and advancement.


Current Licensees

To login to the UDN support forum, go to the Unreal Developer Network (login required).

To get started on Unreal Engine 3, see the UE3 documentation (public portal).

For instructions on connecting to the UGN Perforce server via the UGN VPN, login to view this UDN post (login required).

For UGN support:

New License

For UGN sales:



Unreal Engine Technology

Unreal Engine 3 (UE3) is a ‘Made in the USA’ complete development framework for PC, console systems and mobile devices, providing a vast array of core technologies, content creation tools, and support infrastructure content.  Learn more about UE3 platform support.

UE3 is integrated with more than two dozen leading middleware technologies through Epic Games’ Integrated Partners Program. Continual optimizations are made to the Unreal Engine’s highly mature tool pipeline, massive world support and multi-processor performance. UE3’s advanced toolset is designed specifically to accelerate developers’ productivity for ultra-complex, next-generation content.

From entertainment software to training simulations, the Unreal Engine provides the platform and tools needed to develop cutting-edge 3D projects. Unreal Engine 3 holds more than 25 top technology awards, including seven Game Developer magazine Front Line Awards, a place in the Front Line Awards Hall of Fame, and five Develop Industry Excellence Awards.


‘GO’ Platform

GO brings high-fidelity, immersive training environments to any Windows computer through a web browser. Central access to GO’s training modules via the web is easy and training content and records are always up-to-date. GO can be hosted on your IT infrastructure or by Applied Research Associates, Inc. , (ARA).

GO is a single/multi-player immersive training and education platform based on Epic Games’ Unreal® Engine 3. GO consists of a series of ActiveX/Netscape plug-ins that contain the Unreal Engine connected to backend computer server infrastructure. Content released on the GO platform is accessed via a web server that provides pages containing content plug-ins as well as an interface to access specific training applications, as authorized by the user database. A sample plug-in is available to allow visitors to meet and converse in a 3D showcase environment and provides a way for users to navigate to other training environments. Browsers currently supported are: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and Opera.