Steel Media Launches Global VR Gaming Challenge
The most buzzed about topic in gaming right now is clearly virtual reality. Virtual reality is giving gaming enthusiasts so many exciting new options.
Although as more and more games are created for virtual reality, it’s hard for consumers to figure out which games are going to be the best games.
DeePoon is China’s largest virtual reality company. DeePoon along with Steel Media, the company behind PG, they’re creating the first ever Global VR Gaming Challenge. It’s going to be an international virtual reality competition that will find the best virtual reality games that have are currently being created as well as the best VR developers all over the world from the US to the UK to China and beyond.
There’s going to be $35,000 total in cash prizes that people can win as well as a slew of VR hardware and a costly trip that’s paid for to ChinaJoy which is Asia’s largest game show in Shanghai this summer, in July.
Here’s how developers qualify for the Global VR Gaming Challenge… They must be an independent developer. All submitted games/concepts have to be able to be used with mobile VR.
All submitted games/concepts can’t yet be released as of July 6th, 2016. People will have to have at least 1 person on their team that has a valid passport and can travel to China from July 25th through July 30th. Developers also need to submit a 1 page description outlining their game/concept along with all artwork and video assets that are accessible through the Global VR Gaming Challenge’s website.
Virtual reality experts will be judging the competition and they will make a long list of nominees in June who will then receive DeePoon hardware and one month to perfect their game. After that, there’s one more judging session on July 15th where the judges will make a short list of developers who will be invited to ChinaJoy to go to the finals in Shanghai where they will be able to pitch judges one last time. The trip to ChinaJoy is completely paid for as for flights and accommodations.
DeePoon and Steel Media are hoping that this initiative of theirs will help spur many new VR creations and create deeper ties throughout the gaming industry in China, Europe, the US and all over the world.