VR Jam 2013 Finalists Announced

Oculus Blog
Posted by Oculus VR
September 13, 2013

VR Jam 2013 Finalists Announced!

The development stage of VR Jam is complete and we’re pleased to share the 20 finalists as selected by IndieCade, Oculus, and few friends in the games industry. Hundreds of developers devoted themselves to building new and original virtual reality experiences, with over $50,000 in prizes on the line.

We challenged developers to experiment with VR game design and it was incredible to see the response and innovation from the community: over 220 teams comprised of nearly 1,000 individuals submitted made-for-VR games! That’s a remarkable amount of new VR content for just 3 weeks.

Submissions were graded based on audio/visual design, game design, virtual reality design, innovation, story/world design, and overall fun by a panel of over 30 judges.

After playing every last game and experience, we’re thrilled to present the 20 finalists for VR Jam 2013:

More details on the finalists can be found at the VR Jam Portal. If you're interested in seeing more of the jam submissions, check out the VR Jam Official Forum.

From this pool of finalists, we will select 1st, 2nd, and 3rd placements. Those winners will be announced Thursday, Sept 19. The top team from each group (Open Call and Selected Developer) will receive $10,000 in cash, the opportunity to exhibit at IndieCade 2013, and a trip to Oculus HQ to meet the Oculus team.

We’d like to congratulate each of the finalists, as well as every developer who created a VR experience for the jam. Playing through all the entries has been an inspiring glimpse of what’s to come.

Thank you again and we’ll see you next week!

— Oculus & IndieCade
@oculus | @indiecade