Fellow virtual reality news outlet VRFocus has launched ‘Virtual Reality Challenge’ and has hopes for it to become the largest hackathon of its kind in the UK dedicated to virtual reality content.
Hackathon events in various forms are now commonplace across different technologies and for virtual reality has proven an important catalyst for innovation and creativity in the past, with both Oculus and HTC embracing the format to encourage content creation. Now fellow VR news outlet VRFocus, has announced an initiative of its own designed to further seed the creation of original content for immersive platforms.
The Virtual Reality Challenge is to be held at Campus London and is scheduled to take place over 2 days, with 8 teams, each made up of 3 members battling it out from September 3rd 2016, all aiming to build the best VR application they can.
VRFocus has teamed up with Epic Games, developers of the Unreal Engine, and will also feature various mentors from the gaming industry including representatives from Climax Studios, CherryPop Games and Supermassive Games who will be present to guide teams in their endeavours.
The VRC will conclude on Sunday, 4th September 2016, where members of the winning team will each receive a HTC Vive of their own, courtesy of Valve, as part of Epic’s Unreal Dev Grants programme.
If you’re interested in taking part, you can apply for a place now by heading here.