The application deadline for Magic Leap’s Independent Creator Grant Program is up, and the company has revealed that over 6,000 applications have been received for consideration.
The grant program has earmarked between $20,000 to $500,000 per project to populate their content store, Magic Leap World. The overall number of funds dedicated to the program are said to be in the range of an “eight-figure” number.
“We hoped for a steady stream of pitches, but what we received was a tsunami of sensational ideas,” says Magic Leap chief content officer Rio Caraeff. “The team has literally laughed out loud, applauded and experienced profound moments of pause. It’s clear to me that the inaugural class of our Independent Creator Program will be nothing short of groundbreaking.”
The company has also now opened up Magic Leap World to individuals looking to publish free applications.
The review process and resultant funding will be offered on an ongoing basis through February 15th, 2019. The company says once developers have built, submitted and launched their apps that the best experiences will be announced at L.E.A.P. Conference in 2019.