If I'm doing crowd-funding, how will I send my 5% to Epic?

Can I pay using Paypal, Bank-to-Bank, or Checks? I don’t really like mailing, in this case I can make an exception, but I have fear someone may take it. My neighborhood suck and so is my family I share house with.

I have trust issues sending money through mail.

Hello JeDeergab,

This should have been answered sooner, thank you for your patience. This should clarify your options:

Once you’ve begun collecting money for
your product, you’ll need to track
gross revenue and pay a 5% royalty on
that amount. Royalty payments are
due 45 days after the close of each
calendar year quarter. After the end
of each quarter, you will need to
provide the following information.

Product Name
Product Release Date
Publisher (if applicable)
Advances Received 
Gross Revenue (quarterly and life to date)
Sales by Number of Units

You can send this information, along
with any other royalty related
questions, to
royalty@unrealengine.com. Once this
information is received and processed,
Epic will provide payment

Let me know if you have any questions.


Here is an except from the EULA about Kickstarter as well:

What if my product obtains crowdfunding via Kickstarter or another source?

Royalties are due on revenue from Kickstarter or other crowdfunding sources when the revenue is actually attributable to your product, for example if the user is required to purchase a particular funding package to obtain access (now or later) to your product, or if that package gives the buyer benefits within the product such as in-game items or virtual currency.

Here’s an example of what we mean by “attributable”: Assume you provide two tiers of offers, a signed poster for $20, and a signed poster plus game access for $50. No royalties are due on ancillary products like posters, so no royalty is due on the $20 tier. On the $50 tier, the user is paying for the poster with a $20 value, and that implies that the remaining $30 of value is attributable to the product. So, for each $50 tier sale, you’d pay a royalty of $1.50 (5% of $30).