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Oculus Rift creators hosting three-week VR game jam, with big money prizes on offer

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The Oculus Rift (opens in new tab) has already been modded into every game ever in the history of everything, but the company behind it will soon be offering an incentive to make virtual reality games from scratch - or 10,000 incentives, to be precise. Oculus VR and IndieCade's 'VR Jam' (opens in new tab) will run for three weeks from the 2nd to the 25th of August, and there's a cool $10,000 awaiting each of the eventual top winners. Anyone can enter - well, anyone with a $300 Oculus devkit knocking about.

Entries will be judged on "innovation and virtual reality design"; the finalists will be announced September 13th, and the winners on the 19th, before the games are shown off at IndieCade in LA at the start of October. There's a $50,000 pot in play here, so even if you don't win first place you still stand a chance of coming home with some decent money, some free promotion, and "a limited edition Oculus + IndieCade VR Jam 2013 t-shirt".

To register, head here (opens in new tab) . Best of luck!

Thanks, Eurogamer (opens in new tab) !

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.