VR GAME JAM – Let’s build variations of our favorite retro video games in VR!

Datum: 3 december 2015 Geschreven door: admin vr.nl In:

Updated: 03/02/16

Hey everyone,

The Virtual Reality Game Jam for Retro and Arcade gaming is only ten days away and we couldn’t be more excited. A couple of arrangements have been made, and we have a few things to announce…

We recently updated the website. Of note, we’ve added a schedule of the entire event.

As mentioned before, the event will be held at the Erasmus Centre for Entrepeneurship in Rotterdam. We will have a large, open space for presentations, a few offices for teams to work and brainstorm, and open tables for everyone to work.

Of course, we are also giving you plenty of opportunity for a bit of R&R between the coding. We will have a console ready, filled with numerous old arcade games, as well as a HTC Vive for inspiration.

We will provide you with a lunch and dinner on Saturday, and with lunch on Sunday, free of charge.

If you have an old console of your own, bring it along to share in on the fun.

A wiki will be available for all teams to share information, assets and track your progress.

We still have some spots left, so spread the word. Bring your friends. As mentioned on the site, we really want this event to be for enthusiasts, so no experience is required. There will be help on-site to point you in the right direction to start out with development. We will be more than happy to share our own experiences.

Please make sure that you have signed up on the meetup page and filled out the questionnaire. We need to estimate the distribution of skills so that functional teams can be formed.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to sleep on site, and we will close down around 2300 on Saturday and open up again on 0900 the next day.

We’re looking forward to meeting you all, and seeing what kind of projects you will develop.

With kind regards,

Ruben, Daan & Nick

Hi everyone,

With the DutchVRdays just behind us, we figured this might be a good time to look ahead to the coming year. Because we have a lot of crazy VR-related ideas throughout the year, we thought it might be a good idea to put all those ideas to use and build them into something.

We love VR, but we also love games, video games and so we would like to organize a game jam. And more specifically, we would like to build variations of our favorite old style video games, using VR-technology. So the Game Jam theme is Arcade Games – starting with classics like Pong, through Pac Man, Donkey Kong and Space Invaders.

Any and all games that we used to play when we were little game-playing noobs. So if you want to join us to come and build awesome games, show off your skills at either playing or building or if you want to apply your great insights in gamedy-names…. please join us.

It will take place on the 13th & 14th of February 2016. We’ll update you on the time-schedule over the course of the next few weeks.

We’ve supplied additional information at http://vrgamejam.nl. We’ll be updating that site regularly, so please check back regularly. Please feel free to contact the organizers here on the meetup page or for additional info or mail us at vrgamejam@gmail.com

Hope to see many of you there!
Daan & Ruben

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"To begin with, Virtual Reality is a part of computer science and it represents a new approach to computer science. Instead of treating the computer as a box that's out there that is supposed to accomplish something, you put a human being in the center and say, "Let's look at the human being closely. Let's see how people perceive the world or how they act. Let's design a computer to fit very closely around them, like a glove, you might say. Let's match up the technology to exactly what people are good at.""
Jaron Lanier, 1992