Lv. 99 Game Jam doubles winners fund to $100K!
Game publisher Project 99 has announced that due to enthusiastic response from global game developers, it will be doubling the Lv. 99 Game Jam prize money from USD$50,000 to $100,000.
Challenged with the task of reaching 777 participants in 7 days in order to double the cash prize, the jammer community rallied together this March and exceeded the registration target in less than 3 days. Since registrations opened in late February, Lv. 99 Game Jam has seen interest from developers and universities in over 200 cities around the world.
In addition to an attractive prize fund and flights to Singapore for finalists, event attendees will get to hear from prestigious speakers in pre-jam Expert Sessions including:
Hideki Okamura - President, Japan eSports Union
Seiji Aoki - Producer, SEGA (Yakuza, Virtua Fighter, Border Break, and Super Monkey Ball)
Celia Hodent - UX Strategist (Fortnite), Author
Jordan Whitaker - Esports Head Coach (League of Legends, Valorant)
Supported by main sponsor PICO, a leading VR brand with independent innovation and R&D creation capabilities, Lv.99 Game Jam 2023 will focus on spotlighting global creators and bringing together development talent and game enthusiasts alike to collaborate, ideate, create and - with help from the public - potentially spot the next big global game IP.
Peter Li, Head of Gaming Partnerships at PICO, said: "PICO is excited to partner with Lv. 99 Game Jam, empowering game developers and fostering innovation in the gaming industry. We look forward to supporting the next generation of gaming talent and creating synergies between gaming and sports to mark the first-ever Olympic Esports Week, particularly in VR gaming."
Commenting on the recent developments Candice Chen, co-founder and CMO at Project 99, said:
"We are delighted to double the cash prize for the first-ever Lv. 99 Game Jam after the enthusiastic response from the developer community. With the incredible support from all our partners and a fantastic speaker line-up, we hope more game creators around the world will come together to test their skills, push their creative limits and be richly rewarded for submitting innovative concepts.”
Make sure to join the Discord community to meet participants from around the world.
A public vote will determine the top three concepts shortlisted for a live pitching session which will take place live in Singapore this June, as participants take one step closer to being the first-ever champions of Lv. 99 Game Jam.
Register now for the Lv.99 Games Jam 2023