24-hour Hackathon & VRLab part of Brighton Digital Festival
Virtual Reality company Make Real is hosting one event and collaborating in another during the Brighton Digital Festival this month to showcase currently unreleased cutting-edge technology to an eager public.
The 24-hour Hackathon (The Old Market, 9am Thursday 15th Sept until 11:30am Friday 16th Sept) gives local creatives (working in teams of up to four) the chance to create VR experiences using the as-yet commercially unreleased Oculus Touch controllers – not officially available until the end of the year (pictured left). According to the manufacturers they will “fundamentally, addictively change the experience”.
The purpose of the event is for the teams to create mini-game experiences that best utilise the tracked motion controllers in fun, unique or clever ways. This will then be judged by a panel formed of representatives from Unity, VR Focus, Make Real and The Old Market. Winners will take home an Oculus Rift!
To sign up for the 24-hour Hackathon and full details visit: http://bit.ly/2c7Nknb
Furthermore, VRLab (The Old Market, Sep 17th, 18th, 19th) is an opportunity to try nine of the latest VR experiences and games on the latest VR systems such as Oculus, Vive and Gear VR including:
- Radial-G – sci-fi racing game (Tammeka Games)
- Top of the Crop – potato harvesting sim (Make Real)
- Reactor Builder – nuclear power station circuit construction (Make Real)
- Private Eye – detective investigation (Jake Slack)
- Gnosis – interpretive dance VR experience (Rob O’Tron)
- Grow – puzzler where plants think they are machines (Tom Sandford)
- The Assembly – story-driven mystery (nDreams)
- RotoVR – 360º motion chair & VR experiences (RotoVR)
- Ctrl – moving 360º film story with strong nature (Breaking Forth)
Tickets for VRLab priced £10 are available here: http://theoldmarket.com/shows/vrlab/
For more information about the Hackathon or VRLab contact Sam Watts: firstname.lastname@example.org / 0845 017 8777
Make[REAL] Hackathon is co-presented by The Old Market, Hove, as part of this year’s Brighton Digital Festival. It feeds into an ongoing programme of work the venue is leading on immersive technology, which includes a series of development labs for artists, new commissions, and hosting debates and gatherings. Through programmes and conferences such as StoryHack, The Old Market seeks to explore what the role of live performance venues will be in years to come and how we will all consume art and culture in the future. Explore the full programme and join in the conversation online at theoldmarket.com/tomtech #TOMtech