The Oculus Rift is an exciting product of the future. It’s been a while since a viable virtual reality experience was available to the public. Most virtual reality projects have not had a lasting effect, so it is widely understood that the Oculus Rift is in an uphill battle. The recipe for success doesn’t only lie in the hardware though, but also the software and currently, there is not a lot of software available for the Oculus Rift. Outside of some mods for existing games and other software that seems more like tech demos, the pickings area slim.
The Irvine based company is looking to remedy this with a competition that will be hosted by the OR Team and IndieCade, an annual hub for indie developers to get together and show off their projects. The grand prize is $10,000, but the OR Team is going to give away $50,000 all together for the creation of software for their platform.
This is an awesome opportunity for both parties, the aspiring developer and for the Oculus Rift to strengthen its software side of things. The winner will also have a chance to show off their software at IndieCade, which will be in Culver City later this year.
Sounds like something you would want to participate in? If so click the sign up link: http://www.oculusvr.com/vrjam