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150 VR experts enjoy night of games and networking at London’s BFI

150 VR experts enjoy night of games and networking at London’s BFI

150 virtual reality experts headed to London’s British Film Institute last night for an evening of VR gaming, networking and drinks.

The VR Mixer, hosted by Steel Media and DeePoon, brought together leading minds in the space from Sony, nDreams, Resolution Games, Ustwo and many more in games, other creative industries and the media.

Developers also showed off their upcoming VR games on devices like the Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and DeePoon headsets.

The VR Mixer was held in partnership with DeePoon, Alpha Games, Kingnet Technology Ltd and Virtual Umbrella.

The event came after the first day of judging for the Global VR Challenge, a brand new competition set up in association with our friends at leading Chinese developer DeePoon to celebrate the best of VR gaming.

Nearly 70 games at varying stages of development were submitted to the competition. These games will be whittled down by a panel of expert judges and shortlisted for the second round of judging on July 15th.

The panel of experts judging the VR titles include Resolution Games’ Tommy Palm, nDreams’ Patrick O’Luanaigh, ARM's Nizar Romdan, Deepoon’s Leon Zhang and ustwo’s Peter Pashley.

Developers who successfully make it through both rounds will receive a free ticket to ChinaJoy in Shanghai and be in with the chance of winning the $35,000 grand prize.

The event was part of the Global VR Challenge, a brand new competition set up in association with our friends at leading Chinese developer DeePoon.

Senior Editor

Craig Chapple is Senior Editor of PocketGamer.biz and InfluencerUpdate.biz. He was previously Deputy Editor at Develop and Online Editor at Nintendo of Europe.

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