Hundreds of developers devoted themselves to building new and original virtual reality games and experiences for VR Jam 2013 with over $50,000 in prizes on the line.
We challenged teams 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 games and experiences in 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.
The verdicts are in, and we’re pleased to share the winners of VR Jam 2013 as selected by IndieCade, Oculus, and a few friends in the industry:
Scoring for the finalists was incredibly close, and we’d like to congratulate Ciess and Virtual Internet Hacker on taking home the grand prizes! The Ciess and Virtual Internet Hacker teams will each receive $10,000, a trip to attend and exhibit their game at IndieCade 2013, and an invitation to visit Oculus HQ and spend the day with the Oculus team.
If you haven’t had a chance to play the winning games (or finalists) yet, carve out some time soon! The jam is packed with great, made-for-VR games to play and learn from. You can check out the VR Jam 2013 site for more information on the winning teams.
We’d like to congratulate each of the winners, as well as every developer who created an experience for the jam. Playing through all the entries has been an inspiring glimpse of what’s to come and we’re looking forward to seeing where these projects go next!
The Oculus and IndieCade teams will both be at IndieCade in Culver City, CA October 3rd – 6th. If you’re in the area, swing by, say Hello, and check out some new VR games with us!
Thank you again, and we’ll see you next year!
— Oculus & IndieCade