'Build Your Dreams in VR' Competition Opens

We're delighted to announce that we've teamed up with Secret Sauce, the organisers of the VRTGO Conference and Expo, 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 remarkable content and innovative technology for games and interactive experiences.

The competition winner will get the chance to exhibit their prototype at the VRTGO event on 12th November, as well as receiving mentoring by us here at nDreams. The winner will also be named in competition press and they will receive a free affiliation to VRTGO Labs

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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.

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We welcome applications from students, pre start-ups, start-ups, small games companies and non-games companies working in the VR field. There is no rigid or set theme for this contest, but we would ideally like to see demo’s and prototypes that you have already been working on in the games and entertainment field within the last 12 months.

The deadline for all submissions to be made is Thursday 1st October at 5pm GMT.

Patrick O’Luanaigh, our CEO, is thrilled that we're sponsoring the VRTGO competition. “We can’t wait to see what fresh ideas and original concepts the VR enthusiast community put forward," he said. "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.”

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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 of Secret Sauce, the competition's organisers, added, “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.

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For details on how to enter the competition, plus further information, please follow this link: https://vrtgovrcontest.eventbrite.co.uk.

For any queries about the contest, please e-mail Elspeth@secret-sauce.co.uk

Good luck and we look forward to seeing your projects!

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