To the good people at Epic:
Thanks to you guys I wasn’t kicked out of college, thanks a lot.
I’m at the University of Washington and here the only majors I cared for are competitive. Because of my transfer situation I only had a single chance to apply to majors while other students have several (which no one told me about until orientation). I already had a block on my registration so you can imagine how anxious I was.
On reddit one morning I saw a post saying Epic was licensing their engine to indie developers for $20 dollars. I had played an indie game made with UDK once called Dream of the Blood Moon, and I was super impressed with it, so I downloaded UE4 the same day even though I had never worked with a game engine.
So for my major application, knowing very little blueprint and nothing about 3D modeling, within a week I put together a little game presentation with UE4 talking about why I want to go into game dev. And I got accepted! They said it was their most competitive year and that I barely got in, so I can say for certain I wouldn’t be studying what I love now without Epic and the Unreal Engine. Thanks guys, I owe you one.