The VR Jam held by Oculus VR Inc and IndieCade has come to an end. Two winners, announced today, take home $10,000 each, along with a trip to attend and exhibit their game at IndieCade 2013, and an invitation to visit Oculus HQ and spend the day with the Oculus team.
Road to VR was honored to be among those asked to judge the VR Jam finalists.
Congratulations to the developers of Ciess and Virtual Internet Hacker who take home the two grand prize packages. Here’s the full placing:
You can find the full list of finalists and winners, along with download links, at the official VR Jam page.
Oculus says during the three week competition, “over 220 teams comprised of nearly 1,000 individuals submitted made-for-VR games!”
Earlier this week our very own Paul gave a roundup of thoughts of the first 10 of 20 finalists. Here’s what he had to say about one of the winners:
Seems there are a few developers out there who see VR as the key to unlocking their hacking fantasies, although not the dull, realistic type — the wonderfully over the top Hollywood type we’ve all enjoyed and chuckled at over the years.
Ciess is a game of subtlety and beauty and constructed with incredible polish. You’re placed as a construct inside ‘the net’, represented by a neon, wireframe world. Your aim, to rip-off as much money from each node as possible armed with only hacks and viruses. The core mechanic revolves around circumventing the security programs protecting each of these nodes. Select a node of choice and you have to use your limited supply of hacks to overwhelm the node.
I love this game, from it’s brilliant realisation (and sense of place) to the wonderfully elegant control mechanism which just feels right. It has the hallmarks of what makes a great game and I can’t wait to see more of it.
Our second roundup of finalists is on the way. Stay tuned!