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MSI hosts Global VR Game Jam with USD 80,000+ worth of rewards

MSI hosts Global VR Game Jam with USD 80,000+ worth of rewards

by Louis Daniel AndresOctober 11, 2016
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Who says Game Jams need to happen in one place only?

Computer hardware manufacturer MSI hosts what is described to be this year’s biggest Virtual Reality Game Jam event, their very own Global VR Jam which invites VR game creators from all around the world to participate and showcase their creations, all to earn, not only recognition, but part of the USD 80,000 prize pot and additional MSI products together with Unity Plus Licences worth USD 588.

As it is obviously centered on the PC VR Game experience, developers must create HTC Vive or Oculus Rift compatible video game titles while meeting the minimum PC hardware requirements which include either NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290 graphics, 6th Generation Intel i5 Processors and at least 4GB of RAM.

Minimum PC Specification Requirements

Processor Intel Core i5-6500
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
AMD Radeon R9 290
Motherboard MSI Gaming Series B150/Z170/x99
Memory 4 GB
Video Output HDMI 1.4
Display Port 1.2
I/O Port x1 USB 2.0
Operating System Windows 7

As an added challenge, participants will generate their creations using the MSI Logo or Dragon Pattern and use the Unity Game Engine as their VR development platform. Participants are also required to submit their video game pitch first before proceeding to the next step in the contest. The contest is divided into 5 parts, from Registration, Pitch Submission, Screenshot, Trailer Videos and Final Product uploads up until the testing and awarding which will happen later this year.

MSI Global VR Jam Event Schedule(s)

  • Registration and Pitch Submission: Oct 3, 2016 to Oct 30, 2016 23:59 UTC+8
  • Screenshot Submission: No later than Nov 20, 2016 23:59 UTC+8
  • Trailer Video Submission:  No later than Dec 10, 2016 23:59 UTC+8
  • Final Submission: No Later than Dec 15, 2016 23:59 UTC+8
  • Judging Phase
    • Phase 1: Dec 16-23, 2016
    • Phase 2 (Community Testing and Voting): Dec 24-28, 2016

Registration is now open until October 30, 2016 and interested participants can head on to the MSI Global VR Jam Event Web Page to register and brief themselves with the contest rules and additional event information.

 

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About The Author
Louis Daniel Andres
Gaming know it all, dresses like a thug at conventions, loves to spam Spiritbreaker in Dota 2, and only owns video games because of free keys and game codes.

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