The organisers of VRTGO Conference and Expo, Secret Sauce, are teaming up with nDreams to create a VR contest for students and start-ups in the VR space. The competition aims to showcase up-and-coming VR talent through innovative content and technology for games.
The competition winner will get the chance to exhibit their prototype at VRTGO event on 12th November, as well as receiving mentoring by nDreams and spend time with the Sony Computer Entertainment Europe VR team. The winner will also be named in competition press and they will receive a free affiliation to VRTGO Labs. Runners-up will be able to demonstrate their prototypes at the VRTGO after-party.
nDreams, the UK’s largest videogames developer solely focused on creating virtual reality videogames and experiences, is sponsoring the competition. Patrick O’Luanaigh, CEO of nDreams, said:
“We’re thrilled to be sponsoring the VRTGO competition and can’t wait to see what fresh ideas and original concepts the VR enthusiast community put forward. Being able to offer mentoring to those behind the winning entry is an incredibly exciting prospect – we’re eager to share our skills and experience from the forefront of the fast-moving world of VR development.”
Ukie, the trade body for the UK’s games and wider interactive entertainment industry, is supporting the competition. Dr Jo Twist, CEO of Ukie, said:
“VR technology has huge potential in both games and wider entertainment, and opportunities like this give students and start-ups a fantastic chance to get their innovative and exciting ideas seen. We’re looking forward to seeing entries from the next generation of VR talent and the new concepts that they’re working on.”
Carri Cunliffe from Secret Sauce said:
“We are seeing some interesting VR concepts from small companies and students and we thought VRTGO could give them a platform to showcase some of their work. We are purposely leaving the contest brief very wide, so as to encouage a diverse range of entertainment and serious entries.”
The contest is also supported by SCEE and nVidia, who will be taking part as judges and offering feedback to contestants.
For details on how to enter the competition, plus further information, please follow this link.