VR Challenge

Bi-monthly challenge where we build
great VR experiences,create new friends,
and make great memories!
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Award

【VR Challenge #3 - Theme: Interactivity and Music】

DAW [n] XR - a WebXR audio creation tool

Ayas

Do you like making music? Want to try a classic synth inside your VR headset? You are in the right place! Use your hands to compose music, made possible through hand tracking and WebXR inside the Meta Quest browser! 

Judges Comments

The DAW [n] XR project truly is a showcases the technical and artistic capability of WebXR on Quest. Featuring a realtime multi-channel music synth, emulation of a Korg synth keyboard and matrix sequencer. It’s intuitive, immediately approachable, and fun.

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Award Histroy

【VR Challenge #1 - Theme: Anything】

Great entries by Stevie, Ayas, and Know.  The judges chose NeoCity Defender – VR Mech Shooter as 1st place, and a tie between DeusExMachina and PlayVoxel.

NeoCity Defender stood out with music, play mechanics, menu system, and in particular, the outstanding sequence of enemy movements that made it feel like the Matrix battle scene.

DeusExMachina is a fantastic prototyping tool, but takes a little bit of effort to load it with media; images and 3D  assets.  We think this has huge potential if hooked to some kind of Google Drive or Dropbox file folder to make it easier to add your own assets. The menu system, and intuitive controls make it fun to play around.

PlayVoxel is a fun WebXR experience, that has a simple focused experience of painting with blocks.  The color picking controls are a bit awkward, but on the whole it is impressive how complete the experience is for creating art in a VR environment.

NeoCity Defender - VR Mech Shooter

Stevie

This VR Mech Shooter Prototype was made over the winter break off work. The project was inspired from a scene in the Matrix 3 where the humans use mechs with guns to fight and defend their underground city from waves of enemy sentinels. My goal was to recreate that experience and feeling in VR.。

DeusExMachina - xR prototyping tool

Know

DeusExMachina is a 3D space prototyping tool for VR/AR/MR products, like 2D UI prototyping tool; Figma, Sketch, InVision and so on.

Our product helps engineers, designers and producers testing the concepts of their xR products easily, rapidly and iteratively.

PlayVoxel - a WebXR game for Quest 2

Ayas

Made using PlayCanvas and WebXR to be experienced on Meta Quest 2.

【VR Challenge #2 - Theme: Geometry】

think ̶o̶u̶t̶s̶i̶d̶e̶ with boxes
- a WebXR / Browser game

Ayas

A WebXR/PC puzzle game based on projection and geometry.

Judges Comments

This is a full game, with music, menus, and level editor. It’s impressive for how the game feels complete, and for how well polished and enjoyable is the overall gameplay experience. Highly recommended to try it out. It works on both desktop browser and in Quest’s browser WebXR mode.

Event Outline

Requirements

Quest 2

We are using Meta Quest 2 as the common VR platform.

Any Language*

Experience, title, art, music, sound, can be in any language.
* But description must have English version (We can help!)

Open Source

You Own Your Content, however all submissions must be released with an open source license; BSD, MIT, Apache, or public domain.

Licence Aware

Assets must be free, royalty free, or made by yourself.  Be aware that the license of all submitted assets must be shareable.

Dependencies

Packages must be freely available or demo version. From Git Repos, must be freely available, or permissions must be compatible with sharing in the project.

Size Limit

1GB max project + APK (zipped)

Awards

Amazon Gift Card (approx $ 50 USD )
and Winner Certificate​

Winner Certificate

Submissions will be rated by an independent panel of judge and the community members. However only judge be announced online, in press releases, and in the Steampunk Digital Discord community.
Prizes will be sent to the winners.

1st place
will receive an Amazon Gift Card closest to $ 50 USD in the store of their choice,
and winner certificate

2nd and 3rd place
will receive a winner certificate

We are looking for sponsors to help us celebrate great works!!
If you are interested please contact us [email protected]!

How to submit

Visit to itch. io website. and click on the log in button or create an account on itch.io.

Go to our itch. io web page and click on the join jam.

Go to the creator Dashboard and choose Projects tab on the menu, then click Create new project button.

Fill out the Create a new project page and submit your project file.
Please fill in the Description in the Details section in English.
Finally, click the Save & View button.

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