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This Weekend: VR Jam in NYC at @Sketchfab HQ, also Online #VR #gamedev #ludumdare

Not exclusively limited to development on the Vive (pictured), there’s a game development VR Jam this weekend in New York City and also online, corresponding with Ludum Dare around the world. Some fun prizes are to be won.

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A weekend virtual reality (VR) jam, teams of 1-3, good times and prizes.
Noobs and advanced creators are welcome!

The following prizes are up for grabs:

HTC Vive Development Kits. HTC evangelist be present in NYC. They will review all projects (online/nyc) and award development kits to high quality projects they deem worthy.
1 Vuvix iWear HD/VR Headset
2 Samsung Gear VR Headsets compatible with Oculus
1 Nvidia Shield Portable and limited edition swag from Unreal Engine
1 Unity Pro License, $100 to spend in the Unity Asset Store, and Limited Edition swag from Unity
1 year subscriptions to Sketchfab Pro, Sketchfab T-Shirts, and get featured on Sketchfab.
1 year subscriptions to Houdini

Via Sketchfab blog; VR Jam website here.


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