IndieCade And Oculus Team Up For Virtual Reality Game Jam

by Mike Futter on Jul 23, 2013 at 06:49 AM

It's not unusual these days to see an Oculus Rift devkit show up as part of a game jam, but IndieCade and Oculus VR are taking it one step further. The pair have announced a competition for independent designers exclusively focused on the immersive headset.

The competition begins on August 2 and runs for three weeks in two categories. One group will consist of ten pre-selected developers. The Open Call is will accept registration from anyone.

The top prizes are $10,000 in each category, a trip to IndieCade 2013, and a visit to Oculus HQ. Winners will be announced on September 19, 2013, with IndieCade taking place in Los Angeles October 3 through 6.

To register and find out more information, visit the VR Jam website.


Our Take
The Oculus Rift was one of the most exciting things I saw at E3 2013, and I am very eager to try it out again. The device has the potential to drastically shift how we interact with the medium, and if Oculus VR is successful in driving the price of the hardware down, it could be pervasive enough to significantly impact development.