Leading game company and maker of Unreal Engine, Epic Games, acquired pioneering technology company SuperAwesome under a contract that gives them access to one of the world's leading GDPR-compliant “Kidtech” platforms for delivering secure digital content to young children Trusted with Developer Tools Over 300 top brands, including LEGO, NBC Universal and Hasbro, securely digitally engage more than 500,000,000 children in thousands of apps, games and services each month.
SuperAwesome's Kids Web Services (KWS) platform is a parental consent management toolkit that allows developers to easily create great experiences for users of all ages. Today, SuperAwesome products and services are GDPR compliant and have been certified through the KidSAFE and ESRB COPPA Safe Harbor programs. With AwesomeAds, developers can offer child-safe monetization in their products. Through this deal, Epic Games and SuperAwesome plan to expand the company's offering by building a wide range of child safe services to support their mission to make the Internet safer for children.
Tim Sweeney, Epic Games Founder and CEO, said, “More kids are interacting online than ever before, and now it's time to double their safety. SuperAwesome is the company that developers want to work with to create better online content for kids. We share the belief that digital experiences are better when you respect privacy, and we look forward to investing in that future with the talented SuperAwesome team. "
“The internet was never designed for children. That's why we started SuperAwesome to make it as easy as possible to bring safe, privacy-conscious digital experiences to children anywhere, ”added Dylan Collins, Co-Founder and CEO of SuperAwesome. “By partnering with Epic Games, we have the opportunity to deliver on that promise to an extent that simply wouldn't have been possible alone. We're proud and excited to work together to make the internet safer for children. "
Source: Epic Games
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