Evil Indie Games is a studio that’s already well-versed in mobile development, having already released titles such as Chiptune Runner and Angry World War 2 across the iOS and Android operating systems (OS). The studio also has some experience in the realm of virtual reality with its surreal first-person action-adventure title, EVERYTHING. It appears that the developer is working a successor of sorts to this title for Oculus VR’s official Mobile VR Jam, which is tasking studios with creating brand new videogames and apps for the Gear VR smartphone-based head-mounted display (HMD).
The developer has revealed that it is working on a mysterious project named NOTHING for the Jam. Though the studio is yet to reveal any details about the project, the name certainly suggests that it is in some way linked to EVERYTHING, which remains in development for the Oculus Rift HMD. Two early images of the project, as seen above, also showcase an art style that’s somewhat in line with Evil Indie Games’ original VR title. If this is the case, what connection does NOTHING really have with EVERYTHING?
The VR Jam features a prize pool of $1,000,000 USD spilt across two different tracks. One will be specifically for VR videogames, the other for VR experiences and apps. Software must be developed for the Innovator’s Edition of Gear VR. The winner of the ‘Platinum’ award in the videogame category will secure some $200,000, while ‘Gold’ videogame winners will earn $100,000. The ‘Silver’ prize for videogames is worth $50,000, while ‘Bronze’ offers $10,000. For apps, ‘Platinum’ gets $100,000, ‘Gold’ earns $50,000, ‘Silver’ is worth $30,000 and ‘Bronze’ earns $10,000.
VRFocus will continue to follow each and every VR Jam entrant, reporting back with the latest updates on them.