Game jams are the heart and soul of indie gaming worldwide. A chance for eager developers no matter their skill levels to showcase what they’ve been working on. As well as a chance to earn some recognition and maybe some cash as well. The Lv. 99 Game Jam has had hundreds of entries from participants across the globe and now is your chance to cast your vote. There’s a bonus for doing so too, there’s a chance you could win a PICO 4 virtual reality (VR) headset!
With over 2,800 participants signing up to take part there are over 300 Lv. 99 Game Jam entries to choose from. As you can imagine, the entries cover every gaming genre imaginable; sports, horror, cosy, strategy and the plain weird are all there and playable right now…sort of.
“The voting phase utilises a queue system, whereby players will be randomly assigned a selection of games to try. This ensures that all entries get a fair chance, and exposes voters to fantastic games that they may have otherwise missed,” notes the organiser Project99.
Win a PICO 4
As mentioned, to help incentivise people to participate and vote there’s a chance to win a PICO 4. The latest standalone VR headset from PICO, the device supports inside-out tracking, has a 4K screen (2,160 x 2,160 per eye resolution) and a 105-degree field of view.
Games like Peaky Blinders: The King’s Ransom and LES MILLS BODYCOMBAT natively support the device plus you can connect PICO 4 to a PC to play Steam Games.
Retailing for £375 GBP for the 128GB model, Project99 will be giving away five headsets to lucky voters.
As for the Lv. 99 Game Jam entrants themselves, they’re all vying for a slice of the $100,000 prize pool.
- 1st Place – $50,000
- 2nd Place – $20,000
- 3rd Place – $20,000
Plus $2,000 each for the winners of five special categories, including innovation, narrative, and artistic achievement.
Voting closes on 27th May 2023. Will you be participating in the voting round? Have any titles caught your eye? Let us know in the comments below.