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Unreal Engine Pittsburgh: Igniting Excellence in Technology, Game Development, Architecture, and Beyond

Unreal Engine Pittsburgh is more than just a community; it's a catalyst for transformation. We are a vibrant hub for technology advancement, innovation, and collaborative knowledge sharing, with a focus on propelling Pittsburgh to the forefront of various creative domains. Our mission is not only to nurture creativity and foster excellence within Unreal Engine but also to enhance Pittsburgh's technology ecosystem, contribute to the city's growth, and explore exciting opportunities as potential future endeavors.

Fueling Excellence in Video Game Development:  Unreal Engine Pittsburgh is dedicated to elevating the city's presence in the realm of video game development. Our members are a fusion of technical virtuosos, artists, and storytellers. We possess a plethora of skills, from game mechanics to advanced rendering techniques, and from character design to level development. Our aim is clear—to put Pittsburgh on the map as a hub for video game development excellence. Together, we craft immersive, interactive worlds and innovative gameplay experiences that captivate audiences worldwide.

Pioneering Architectural Visualization: Unreal Engine Pittsburgh takes immense pride in its members who have harnessed Unreal Engine's capabilities for architectural visualization. Their mastery in translating architectural concepts into immersive, interactive experiences is a testament to our community's versatility. If you're passionate about architecture, design, or urban planning, our community provides a supportive environment to explore and excel in architectural visualization.

Embracing Film Making and Cinematic Storytelling:  As Pittsburgh's film industry continues to grow, Unreal Engine Pittsburgh is at the forefront of embracing this exciting opportunity. We extend an enthusiastic invitation to members interested in exploring the intersection of Unreal Engine and cinematic storytelling. Our community provides a platform to delve into the realm of film making, leveraging Unreal Engine's cutting-edge capabilities to create visually stunning and immersive cinematic experiences. Whether you're a director, cinematographer, visual effects artist, or a storyteller at heart, we're here to empower your cinematic aspirations and contribute to the cinematic landscape of Pittsburgh.

Exploring the Frontier of eSports & Gaming (Future Endeavor):  While our roots lie in Unreal Engine, we are eager to explore the evolving landscape of eSports and gaming. Representing game titles by Epic Games, the creators of Unreal Engine, we are poised to venture into the world of competitive gaming. While eSports is a potential future endeavor, we envision bridging the gap between the vibrant gaming community and those eager to explore the competitive frontier. With the guidance of Unreal Engine, we aim to create thrilling eSports experiences that captivate and engage players and spectators alike.

Our Commitment:  Our group convenes regularly in Pittsburgh, both virtually and in-person, providing an inviting space where members unite for collaborative discussions, knowledge exchange, and shared insights. Here, the spirit of camaraderie thrives as we delve into the intricacies of Unreal Engine 5, associated software, and programs that harmonize with this dynamic ecosystem.

Join Us:  Unreal Engine Pittsburgh is a place where boundless creativity thrives, where innovation is celebrated, and where ideas take flight. Whether you're an established professional, an aspiring creator, or an enthusiast in the world of technology and creative arts, our community is your canvas.

Sponsorship and Partnership Opportunities:  We are actively seeking sponsors and partners to join us on our journey. Sponsors, defined as individuals or organizations exchanging cash for services or promotion, and partners, defined as those supplying non-cash services such as venues, food, video production, or event promotion, play a crucial role in supporting our community's growth and impact.  We invite you to explore sponsorship and partnership opportunities with Unreal Engine Pittsburgh and become an integral part of our mission to foster technology advancement, innovation, and creative excellence in Pittsburgh.

The Unreal Engine Pittsburgh Community Space (Future Goal):  One of our long-term goals is to establish the Unreal Engine Pittsburgh Community Space—a welcoming haven where computer equipment, tools, and resources are readily accessible to everyone. We envision this space as a hub for technology enthusiasts, learners, and creators, designed to democratize access to cutting-edge tools and empower individuals to bring their digital dreams to life.

We invite you to join Unreal Engine Pittsburgh today and become a part of our thriving community. Together, we'll embark on a journey of creative excellence that encompasses game development, architectural visualization, cinematic storytelling, and the exciting frontier of eSports and gaming.

Unreal Engine Pittsburgh: Where Creative Visions Become Reality.











Contact:  UnrealEnginePittsburgh@gmail.com

Contact: RyanLeeEicheldinger@yahoo.com (Unreal Engine Pittsburgh Director & Chief Game Developer)

Contact:  Community@unrealengine.com (Unreal Engine / Epic Games) 

***Unreal Engine is the world’s most open and advanced real-time 3D tool. Creators across games, film, television, architecture, automotive and transportation, advertising, live events, and training and simulation choose Unreal to deliver cutting-edge content, interactive experiences, and immersive virtual worlds Unreal Engine is freely available at http://www.unrealengine.com.***

Upcoming events

22 sept 2024

Virtual Event

Unreal Pittsburgh September 2024 Online Meeting

Unreal Pittsburgh September 2024 Online Meeting

Past events

Virtual Event

Unreal Pittsburgh July 2024 Online Meeting

Virtual Event

May 2024 Pittsburgh Unreal Meet-Up online

Virtual Event

Unreal Pittsburgh March 2024 Virtual Meeting

Virtual Event




Ryan Lee Eicheldinger (UNREAL RYAN)


Patrick McKenzie

Registered Architect & Emeritus Founder

Rob Milliken

Unreal Engine Adviser & Collaborative Team Lead

Wendy Sherer

Event & Social Media Manager Unreal Engine Pittsburgh