A weekend virtual reality (VR) jam, teams of 1-3, good times and prizes. Noobs and advanced creators are welcome!

Theme + Restrictions

Since this is the same weekend as Ludum Dare, we’re doing the same theme, but only VR projects. That includes games, experiences, and films. We’re keeping this pretty open

Sponsors

Itch.io | Unreal Engine | Unity | Google Cardboard | SideFX | Samsung Devs | HTC Vive | Vuzix | UploadVR

Prizes

We’ll be giving away the following items:

  • HTC Vive Development Kits. HTC evangelist be present in NYC. They will review all projects (online/nyc) and award development kits to high quality projects they deem worthy.
  • 1 Samsung Gear VR Headsets compatible with Oculus
  • 1 Nvidia Shield Portable and limited edition swag from Unreal Engine
  • 1 Unity Pro License, $100 to spend in the Unity Asset Store, and Limited Edition swag from Unity
  • 1 year subscriptions to Sketchfab Pro, Sketchfab T-Shirts, and get featured on Sketchfab.
  • 1 year subscriptions to Houdini

and possibly more. ;)

Jam Schedule

Online Jam Schedule via Itch.io

Friday 4/15

  • 9pm ET: Theme announced.

Friday until Sunday 4/15 - 4/17

  • Create your VR game, experience, or film.

Sunday 4/17

  • 11pm ET: Submit your project on itch.io.

Sunday to Sunday 4/17 - 4/24

  • Online voting via Itch.io for a week!

Monday 4/25

  • Winners announced. Top games will be featured and showcased.

New York Jam Schedule at Sketchfab HQ http://nyc.vrjam16.com

Friday 4/15

  • 8-9:30pm - Meet to create teams, get theme, and start your projects.

Saturday 4/16

  • 10am-5pm - Onsite open hours. Make your VR experience or game. We’ll have an Oculus DK2, Samsung Gear VR, and HTC Vive present for you to use to develop your projects. Feel free to bring your own hardware.

Sunday 4/17

  • 10am-5pm - Onsite open hours. Make your VR experience or game. We’ll have an Oculus DK2, Samsung Gear VR, and HTC Vive present for you to use to develop your projects. Feel free to bring your own hardware. 11pm - Submit your game to https://itch.io/jam/vrjam

Sunday to Sunday 4/17 - 4/24

  • Online voting via Itch.io for one week!

Monday 4/25

  • 7:30-9pm Public showcase and announce winners at Amazon Loft NYC! Drinks, food, and VR games. RSVP here for the showcase.

Contact

If you have any questions about this jam, tweet @RAWRsoft

Sponsors

  • Unreal Engine

    Achieve your vision for PC, console, mobile, VR & the Web with Unreal Engine. It's free! Unreal is sending us swag, has provided us a NVidia Shield as a grand prize for the local event and other goodies.

  • Unity Technologies

    The Unity game engine brings state-of-the-art, affordable multiplatform tools to developers of interactive content everywhere. Unity is sending us swag, $100 to spend in the asset store, and give away one pro license to the grand prize winner.

  • itch.io

    Open indie game marketplace. Where you can vote and submit your game for this jam.

  • SideFX

    SideFX develops Houdini, a procedural approach to content creation which involves building node networks that define a “recipe” to create detailed and functional game art assets. Houdini will give out 1 year licenses for both online and offline prizes

  • SAMSUNG DEVELOPERS

    Samsung Devs

  • HTC Vive

    HTC’s Vive headset, with SteamVR, pulls virtual worlds off your computer screen and into your home. HTC will have a Vive present at the NYC location and depending on the projects give out a vive to projects they deem high quality.

  • Google Cardboard

    Experience virtual reality in a simple, fun, and inexpensive way with Google Cardboard

  • Vuzix

    The world's leading developer of Smart Glasses and Video Eyewear.

  • Upload

    We exist to accelerate the success of the immersive technology industry.

  • VRB

    We're personalizing virtual reality. Gather your friends and family and personalize a virtual winter wonderland holiday extravaganza. Follow us and stay tuned! They're sponsoring the jam with both technical tips and tricks and providing two Gear VR's as prizes.

Hosts

Location

1133 Broadway

1133 Broadway, New York, NY 10010, USA

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