The Global VR Challenge is a competition run by UK-based Steel Media (the media company behind Pocket Gamer, PG.Biz and PG Connects conferences) in partnership with leading Chinese VR company DeePoon, and is open to all VR game developers.
The aim is to unearth, showcase and reward the best new unpublished VR games and connect western developers with the burgeoning Chinese VR market.
There are cash prizes on offer, with a $35,000 pool to be shared amongst the top 5 developers, plus DeePoon VR hardware dev kits. The ultimate shortlisted teams will also be flown out to Shanghai to experience the Chinese market for themselves by exhibiting their game at the DeePoon booth during ChinaJoy, asia’s largest games event.
The competition is open internationally and games can be submitted on either mobile (e.g. Gear VR style) or PC-based (e.g. Oculus Rift) VR formats.
The competition will be structured over a series of 3 rounds:
In terms of criteria, as VR is such a young industry there’s little point in being over specific (because simply no one knows what works yet!), but suffice to say our expert judges and partners will be looking for innovative concepts and high quality execution as well as commercial potential. They’ll also consider the graphics/UI design and of course assess how fun the games are!
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