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Oculus VR Game Jam Offers Unity Developer $50 in Assets

Previously VRFocus has reported on Oculus VR’s new game jam running from the 13th April to the 11th May 2015. The mobile virtual reality (VR) game jam aims to secure content for Samsung’s Gear VR head-mounted display (HMD) made in conjunction with Oculus VR. At Unity’s session at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) today, Palmer Luckey came on stage to reveal that those who are using Unity software in the Game Jam will receive a bonus of $50 USD to spend on Unity assets. This news came following the announcement of Unity 5.

To gain entry to the game jam, developers must pitch their title by the 20th April. Then after passing this stage, give an update on the progress using screenshots by the 27th with a video by the 4th May. The final version must be submitted by the 11th May.

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The prize pool for the Game Jam will be $1,000,000 USD. The competition will be separated into a videogame and app category each with their individual cash prizes. The videogame prizes will be as follows; bronze will secure, $10,000, silver will get $50,000, Gold will be $100,000 while the first place platinum price will get $200,000. For the app segment of the Game Jam, Bronze will be $10,000, Silver will earn $30,000, Gold will be worth $50,000 and finally platinum will net $100,000.

VRFocus will keep you updated on the progress of the Gamejam.