September 9, 2019
September 27, 2019
The Quest Showcase will feature 10 of the most exciting new titles currently in-development for the Oculus Quest. Spanning genres such as gaming, narratives, apps, and art, the showcase will highlight work with the potential to reach and grow an audience of rabid fans. In Kaleidoscope’s first private online event, selected projects will present to a global audience of distributors, curators, co-producers, and industry leaders. From idea phase to completed project, work in all stages of development will be considered. Kaleidoscope’s past showcases have helped secure funding and distribution for acclaimed projects such as Battlescar, Spheres, Terminal 3, Vestige and many more.
The Oculus Quest is nothing short of miraculous. Think back to your first experience with the DK1. Do you remember the excitement? Not for the DK1 itself — because lets face it, the DK1 sucked — but your excitement for the promise of VR. Well, after seven years the Quest delivers on that promise. It’s the first standalone headset with room-scale head and hands tracking that’s easy enough for your grandma to use. And considering all the technology packed into the Quest, the $399 price tag is totally fair. So why hasn’t VR taken off like a rocket ship? The answer is content. We need 100x more titles like Beat Saber, Virtual Virtual Reality, Super Hot, and Fujii. So that’s what we’ll be looking for when making selections for The Quest Showcase. We need projects that can reach and grow an audience of rabid fans. The size of the audience is less important than the intensity of love. Better to have 1,000 people who can’t live without your project then 100,000 people who just kind of like it. The time is now. Give us your best shot.
Projects must be in development specifically for the Oculus Quest and should fully take into consideration the affordances, opportunities, and limitations of this specific device. If selected, you must be willing to prepare and rehearse a polished pitch for your project and make yourself available for the presentation on or around September 27th. The showcase will be held online and be a private invite-only event, so projects with sensitive information care share openly without worrying about the public having access.
Selection Committee of XR Artists and Industry Leaders to be Announced Soon
Applications Close on September 9 @ 11:59PM PST // Selected Projects Notified by by September 16
Login to your Kaleidoscope account, or apply to join if you are not already a member.
Once you are logged in, add your project to Kaleidoscope. On the top navigation bar, click the “ADD PROJECT” button and follow the instructions. Please check to make sure you successfully added your project by searching for it on the main PROJECTS tab. If your project shows up, it worked!
Once your project has successfully been added to Kaleidoscope, copy your project’s URL. Make sure you are not copying the project’s URL from the edit screen. Best way to avoid this is to search for your project from the main PROJECTS tab, click to view the details page for your project, then copy your project’s URL from that page.