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GDC’s annual State of the Games Industry survey revealed HTC VIVE as the most popular platform among developers for the third year in a row. We’re proud of our standing in the developer community and strive to be the number one advocate for VR developers. To that end, we’ve got an exciting lineup of activities planned for developers attending GDC 2019:
Developer Day – March 18th @ Moscone West Hall, Room #2024
VIVE will be holding a developer day on Monday, March 18th. Filled with visionary and technical sessions directly from the VIVE team and partners, we’ll delve into the topics most meaningful to VR developers.
To start, we’ll walk developers through our platform roadmap for 2019 to share the new opportunities ahead and how they can take advantage of them. Next, our engineers will provide in-depth demonstrations on our SDKs to provide the tools and knowledge necessary to accelerate VR development.
Check out our full schedule below:
10:00AM – 11:00AM: Developer Day Keynote: Platform Strategy for 2019
11:20AM – 12:20PM: Developer Success in the Era of New Competing Digital Platforms
1:20PM – 2:20PM: Getting Started, Publishing and Beyond: Viveport SDKs + VIVE Input Utility
2:40PM – 3:40PM: Building for the Standalone Ecosystem: Wave Platform SDKs
4:00PM – 5:00PM: Creating More Immersive Experiences: 3DSP Audio SDK + Hand Tracking SDK
5:30PM – 6:30PM: The Future of XR Development: SRWorks SDK + SRANIPAL SDK
VR Play – March 20th-22nd @ Moscone Center Hall
This year, the VR Play area is sponsored by VIVEPORT. GDC attendees can see the new technologies from our technical talks in action on the latest VIVE hardware. VIVE will be showcasing innovative content that demonstrates the power of our developer tools such as eye and hand tracking, 6DoF input for the WAVE platform and more. Stop by the Moscone Center Hall from March 20th – 22nd try out some of our favorite VR experiences.
Viveport Developer Awards Mixer – March 18th
On March 18th, we’ll announce the winners of the 3rd annual Viveport Developer Awards at a private mixer for developers. The Viveport Developer Awards is an opportunity to celebrate and reward the exceptional studios and content that have contributed to Viveport Subscription’s success. This year’s batch will have one winner and one finalist from four PC-VR categories and one winner from three VIVE Wave categories. Winners in each category can walk away with up to $50,000 in cash and prizes to support their current and future development objectives.
We hope to see you at GDC and be sure to add our developer day sessions to your schedules!