• This International competition is open to all VR game developers, be they individuals, start-ups or more established studios.

• Submitted games must be a new concept that has not been published prior to January 2016

• Entries must be suitable for either mobile or PC-based VR and must be playable on DeePoon’s hardware.

• Shortlisted entrants from the first judging session will be required to submit their game for final judging on relevant DeePoon hardware (hardware and support will be provided by DeePoon)

• Entries will need to have at least one member of their team with a valid passport and able to travel to China on July 25th - 30th.

• To qualify for initial entry we need you must provide a full description of the game and key concept, Concept artwork/screenshots, Video and/or playable file, and the core details of the development team (team name, developer names, mails, engine used and project status with estimated launch date)

• Any entries after the closing date may not be accepted.



What next?

We’ve outlined the key stages in the competition below.
Please note: All dates are subject to change if due to events out of our control.


STAGE 1: First Round

April 12th 2016Challenge officially launched. Submission open for teams to enter their initial concepts.
June 20th 2016First round submission closes
June 23rd 2016First round judging – expert judges look at ALL submissions and create a longlist.

STAGE 2: Second Round

June 24th 2016Longlisted teams notified and relevant DeePoon hardware sent.
Teams have c.4 weeks to port their game to DeePoon hardware and polish it for submission.
July 14th 2016Second round submission closes
July 15th 2016Second Round judging to create final shortlist

STAGE 3: Final Round + ChinaJoy Trip

July 15th 2016Shortlisted teams notified and final arrangements made for trip to Shanghai
July 26th 2016Shortlisted teams arrive in Shanghai
July 27th 2016Shortlisted teams visit DeePoon office for the Challenge Roadshow.
July 28th 2016Teams attend ChinaJoy and exhibit their games on DeePoon booth
July 29th 2016Winners announced at ceremony on show floor in ChinaJoy
July 30th 2016Teams return home

Please note: We reserve the right to modify these dates if circumstances dictate. All submitting teams will be notified of changes.