Oculus VR, the developers of Oculus Rift VR headset, has announced the winners of the Mobile VR Jam 2015 contest which started on 13th April and continued till 11th May, 2015. $1 million prize money has been divided among 27 winners. The contest required submission of new experiences and video games for the Rift headset. Over 1000 developers across the globe had participated in this year’s Mobile VR Jam. From more than 300 projects that were submitted, judges have now selected the winners.
Awards for Mobile VR Jam
The Jam offered Gold, Platinum, Bronze, Silver and Community awards for each track. The Community award was selected by community voting while the other awards were chosen by a panel that included John Carmack and Palmer Luckey.
The Platinum Game category and $200,000 for videogame track was won by SteamCrew VR. The experience puts you in the pilot seat of a submarine where you have to navigate it through underwater environments.
Oculus VR said about the title “It’s a hilariously good time that highlights just how great VR can be when immersed in a new world with friends.”
The Night Café: An Immersive Tribute to Vincent van Gogh, was the winner of $100,000 and the Platinum App or Experience. It was also the winner of Community’s Choice App or Experience for $10,000. In this virtual reality recreation, the players could explore the artist’s famous painting for themselves.
Daydream Blue and DRIFT, each earned $100,000 with the Gold awards. Bazaar, Panopticon, Scorched Battalion and Neuralgia VR were given Silver awards and $50,000. $10,000 and Bronze awards was given to Atop the Wizard’s Tower, Wendy, Technolust: Though Crimes, Blind Swordsman, Polo, Double Destruction, Maiden Chaos VR, Captain Clark Adventures, Audio Arena and PhaseShift. The Boucinator won the Community awards.
For apps and experiences, Gold awards with $50,000 were awarded to Along the Trail and Colosse. Speech Center and Soundspace VR won the Silver awards with $30,000. House of Languages, NeoS: The Universe, DMZ: Memories of No Man’s Land and Tana Pura won the Bronze awards and $10,000.
Oculus VR stated in its website:
“Make sure to check out each project’s submission page for a short video by clicking on its screenshot. You can also download and check out the game/experience on your Gear VR Innovator Edition by clicking its ‘Build’ link.
Everyone that submitted a final build will be receiving a special edition Mobile VR Jam 2015 t-shirt that’s exclusive to jam participants. We’ll be reaching out to each of the teams for sizes and shipping details. Congratulations again to all the winners, and thank you for the incredible work!”
What’s your take?
Did you check out any of the winning VR experiences? Which one did you like the best? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Image Source – virtualrealitybrisbane.com
Article Source – vrfocus.com