WebVR is the dark horse of VR tech
As reported by Venture Beat, Virtuleap’s global hackathon is taking submissions from independent developers from all across the world to create WebVR applications, completely unhindered by specific rules or guidelines. Thus far, developers from eight different countries have submitted projects, including those from Japan, Czech Republic, the United States, Spain, and more. The projects vary greatly, from an unexpected WebVR game to a panoramic viewer.
With no theme or guides to speak of in the WebVR hackathon, developers have been free to create anything of their choosing. One includes A-Frame Arcade, a dimly-lit virtual space for playing games within the Internet Arcade. Another is the abstract art within WebVR Worlds, a project that features interactive gyroscopic interactions and connecting desktop graphics.
The deadline to submit a WebVR application is February 1st, and the winner of the grand prize (a €30,000 cash prize and a slot in the 6-month VR accelerator VRBASE in Amsterdam) will be announced on February 15th.