Today, Oculus VR announced a new VR Jam.
They’re giving away $1,000,000 in prizes and the final submission date is May 11, 2015.
For those who don’t know what a game jam is, it is when game developers get together to quickly release games.
This is quite a step up from the last time. Oculus hosted a VR Jam in 2013 with “only” $50,000 in prizes. It must be nice having $2 billion of Facebook money to play with.
We got some great VR experiences from the last VR Jam, including the winner Darknet and the almost-too-scary-to-play Dreadhalls. Both of these games were released with the Gear VR and are 2 of the top 5 best games currently available, in my opinion.
The full competition details and prize structure can be found at Challengepost.com. I have included the prize schedule here for your convenience.
The Gear VR is out in the wild, I have one and it’s great. But it’s early in the product’s life and there isn’t enough content yet.
This VR Jam is sure to give us a lot of fun stuff to try in 2015!