What constitutes a free game?


I am an aspiring game maker and I would like to ask a question about using Unreal Engine 4. My game, as I am planning it, is going to be completely free with possibly the exception of funding to make it. Will I still have to pay royalties or other fees if it is going to be completely free?

If the funding is specifically attributable to the game (e.g., we’ll pay you X dollars to make this game), then it counts as revenue subject to royalty. If it’s something like a general investment in your company, you won’t owe any of that to Epic.