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DeePoon Launching Global VR Challenge Game Jam

Brand new VR competition in association with DeePoon gives developers opportunity to get their game in front of global experts and journalists

Bath, UK – 19th April 2016 – Steel Media, publisher of Pocket Gamer, is delighted to reveal the launch of a brand new VR competition created in association with DeePoon, the leading VR company in China.

The Global VR Gaming Challenge is a new initiative setup to identify the best new VR games development talent and concepts, from UK, Europe, and the rest of the world, and help bring them to the world’s biggest VR market, China.

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The challenge will include a total of $35,000 worth of cash prizes up for grabs for the winners, alongside VR hardware for all longlisted teams, and an expenses paid trip to ChinaJoy, Asia’s biggest game show in Shanghai in July, for the developers that are shortlisted.

This competition is open to all Independent developers, providing their game / concept is suitable for mobile VR, and will be unreleased prior to 28th July 2016. A full detailed set of rules can be found at the following link.

In order to enter, developers must submit a one page description of their game / concept, alongside any artwork and video assets available via the Global VR Gaming Challenge website.

After an initial entry period, expert judges from the industry will create a longlist of nominees in June who’ll then be provided DeePoon hardware and a month to hone their games before a final judging session on 15th July creates a shortlist of developers who’ll all be invited to ChinaJoy (flights and accommodation paid) to pitch at the final in Shanghai.

Those interested can also find a full breakdown of the competition’s timeline at the following link.

Through this competition Steel Media and DeePoon collectively hope to not only help the development of brand new VR concepts, but also in deepening the ties between China, Europe, and the rest of the world within the video game industry.


For more information, contact Simon Aubrey Drake (

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About DeePoon

Founded in 2014, DeePoon are a leading Chinese VR company that create some of the most popular VR hardware in China, including both mobile (V2 and M2) and PC-based (E2, frequently compared to the Oculus DK2) models. They shipped nearly one million units in 2015 alone.

They also run BoBo, the biggest mobile VR app store with over 2 million users and 60K monthly actives as well as a separate dedicated store for their PC systems. Their hardware is currently focused on the Chinese market, but will soon be available in western markets.

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About Steel Media

Steel Media is a leading mobile consumer technology publisher based in the UK. With a team boasting unrivalled consumer and contract publishing experience, the company currently publishes Europe’s biggest mobile and handheld gaming website, which is licensed internationally, the leading mobile games industry portal, the US-based 148Apps network, respected iPhone video review portal AppSpy, and organises numerous industry events, including the world-renowned Pocket Gamer Connects conference series.

For further information on the Pocket Gamer network or Steel Media, contact Chris James:

Author: VR Reporter

I am a hi-tech enthusiast, VR evangelist, and a Co-founder & Chief Director at Virtual Reality Reporter!

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