Build Your Dreams in VR
VRTGO launches competition for new & innovative VR titles, sponsored by nDreams and supported by SCEE & Ukie
September 1st, 2015 – The organisers of VRTGO Conference and Expo; Secret Sauce are teaming up with nDreams to create a VR contest for students and start-ups in the VR space. The competition aims to showcase up and coming VR talent through innovative content and technology for games.
The competition winner will get the chance to exhibit their prototype at VRTGO event on 12th November, as well as receiving mentoring by nDreams. The winner will also be named in competition press and they will receive a free affiliation to VRTGO Labs. In addition to this, the winner will also receive ‘An Afternoon with PlayStation’. You’ll get to visit the Sony Computer Entertainment Europe offices for a design consultation session from the Project Morpheus team and the opportunity to play some exclusive demos. Runners-up will be able to demo their prototypes at the VRTGO after party.
nDreams, the UK’s largest videogames developer solely focused on creating virtual reality videogames and experiences, are sponsoring the competition. Patrick O’Luanaigh, CEO of nDreams, said, “We’re thrilled to be sponsoring the VRTGO competition and can’t wait to see what fresh ideas and original concepts the VR enthusiast community put forward. Being able to offer mentoring to those behind the winning entry is an incredibly exciting prospect; we’re eager to share our skills and experience from the forefront of the fast-moving world of VR development.”
Ukie, the trade body for the UK’s games and wider interactive entertainment industry is supporting the competition. Dr Jo Twist, CEO of Ukie, said, “VR technology has huge potential in both games and wider entertainment, and opportunities like this give students and start-ups a fantastic chance to get their innovative and exciting ideas seen. We’re looking forward to seeing entries from the next generation of VR talent and the new concepts that they’re working on.”
Carri Cunliffe from Secret Sauce said, “We are seeing some interesting VR concepts from small companies and students and we thought VRTGO could give them a platform to showcase some of their work. We are purposely leaving the contest brief very wide, so as to encourage a diverse range of entertainment and serious entries.”
The contest is also supported by SCEE and nVidia, who will be taking part as judges and offering feedback to contestants.
For details on how to enter the competition, plus further information, please follow this link: https://vrtgovrcontest.eventbrite.co.uk. For any queries re the contest email Elspeth@secret-sauce.co.uk
nDreams was formed in 2006 by former Codemasters and Eidos Creative Director, Patrick O’Luanaigh (Tomb Raider Legend, Hitman Blood Money, Conflict: Desert Storm, Micro Machines V3) with a focus on virtual worlds. Since 2013, the company has exclusively dedicated its talents to developing innovative and remarkable virtual reality games and experiences. The studio has already worked on a number of VR titles – including SkyDIEving, Gunner, Perfect Beach and the upcoming The Assembly – and continues to develop multiple unannounced projects. In January 2015, the company completed a $2.75 million investment round with Mercia Technologies PLC.