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Please allow sufficient time for your VR Game to be reviewed through the WEARVR process, before you fill out your WEARVR URL on this MSI VR JAM submission system. The time required for the process will vary and could be lengthy. To be eligible, your WEARVR URL must be submitted to the MSI VR JAM submission system no later than 15 December 2016 (23:59 UTC+8).
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MSI VR JAM CONTEST

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

Winners are responsible for any taxes, customs, duties, costs, expenses and similar amounts connected with accepting any Prizes.

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ELIGIBILITY

MSI VR JAM Contest (the "Contest") is open to global computer-powered VR Game developers that meet the following criteria: (i) the developer(s) is/are is an adult over the age of 18 years of age, (ii) No MSI products, services or equipment are purchased or need to be purchased enter this Contest, (iii) the submitted VR Game is created with the Unity platform, and (iv) placed with MSI logo or dragon pattern (v) the submitted VR Game meets the PC hardware compatibility from MSI recommended PC SPEC. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.

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CONTEST OVERVIEW

The Contest is sponsored and presented by Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. (“Sponsor”). The purpose of this Contest is for entrants (“Entrant”) to submit their original VR games ("Games category and computer-powered VR only") that are built using the Unity platform, utilizing MSI logo or dragon pattern, and are compatible with MSI VR-Ready products or meet the PC hardware compatibility from MSI recommended PC SPEC. Entrants may submit a new original game or any game which is not released on Steam. 1. A panel of MSI, Unity, Futuretown, and WEARVR judges will select the Contest winners, in accordance with the winner selection criteria set forth below.

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AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES AND MSI PRIVACY POLICY

Participation in this Contest constitutes Entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor's decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to this Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. By registering to participate in this Contest, Entrant expressly agrees to the terms and conditions set forth in this Official Rules.

Furthermore, Entrant’s access or use of the Contest website, and any service or tools therein, including Contest registration, shall be deemed as Entrant’s acceptance of MSI’s privacy policy, available at: https://www.msi.com/page/privacy-policy.

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TIMING

The Contest begins on October 3rd, 2016, at 00:00 Coordinated Universal Time +8 ("UTC+8") and ends on December 15th, 2016, at 23:59 UTC+8 (the "Contest Period"). MSI’s clock is the official clock of the Contest.

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HOW TO ENTER
To enter, participant must complete the following steps (an “Entry”):
Step 1: Registration & Pitch Submission

Fill out the Register form through MSI VR Jam submission system at http://vr.msi.com/event/msi-vr-jam/ . Please remember to download MSI logo and dragon pattern at the beginning. Writing down your pitch / VR Game concept briefly, and submit it on MSI VR Jam submission system no later than 23:59 (UTC+8) October 31st, 2016. Submission later than this deadline will affect your scores on completeness of submission schedule.

Step 2: Screenshot Submission

Log into MSI VR Jam submission system at http://vr.msi.com/event/msi-vr-jam/ . Upload 4 screenshots along with your description of how to play your VR Game, and submit it to MSI no later than 23:59 (UTC+8) November 20th, 2016. Submission later than this deadline will affect your scores on completeness of submission schedule.

Step 3: Trailer Video Submission

Log into MSI VR Jam submission system at http://vr.msi.com/event/msi-vr-jam/ . Fill out your trailer video URL and submit it to MSI no later than 23:59 (UTC+8) December 10th, 2016. Submission later than this deadline will affect your scores on completeness of submission schedule.

Step 4: Final Submission

Log into MSI VR Jam submission system at http://vr.msi.com/event/msi-vr-jam/ . Upload your final ZIP file on WEARVR, and fill out your WEARVR URL on MSI VR Jam submission system..

NOTICE: Please allow sufficient time for your VR Game to be reviewed through the WEARVR process before you fill out your WEARVR URL on MSI VR JAM submission system. The time required for the process will vary and could be lengthy. To be eligible, your WEARVR URL must be submitted to the MSI VR JAM submission system no later than December 15th, 2016 (23:59 UTC+8).
Submission Conditions and Content Restrictions:

BY UPLOADING YOUR SUBMISSION, YOU AGREE THAT IT CONFORMS TO THE CONTENT RESTRICTIONS AS DEFINED ABOVE AND THAT MSI MAY DISQUALIFY YOU FROM THE CONTEST IF IT BELIEVES, IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, THAT YOUR SUBMISSION FAILS TO CONFORM TO THESE CONTENT RESTRICTIONS.

Limit: Submissions received from any person or email address in excess of the stated limit will be void. Submissions generated by script, macro or other automated means are void. Released Parties (as defined in Section 9, below) are not responsible for lost, late, stolen, damaged, incomplete, invalid, un-intelligible, garbled, delayed or misdirected Submissions, all of which will be void.
License Grant: Uploading a Submission constitutes Entrant’s express consent to grant MSI a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to make originals of, reproduce, distribute, publish, stream, market, promote, review, assess, test and otherwise use your Submission and all its content in connection with this Contest, in any form or manner; and (ii) feature your Submission and all content in connection with the marketing, sale, or promotion of this Contest (including but not limited to internal and external sales meetings, conference presentations, tradeshows, and screen shots of the Contest entry in press releases) in all media (now known or later developed). Entrant will retain ownership rights of his or her Submission.
In the event of a dispute regarding any Submission, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the Entrant. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder.
Representations and Warranties:

Entrant hereby represents and warrants that:

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WINNER DETERMINATION:

After the conclusion of the Contest Period, a panel of qualified judges including representatives of MSI, Unity, Futuretown, and WEARVR, as determined by MSI in its sole discretion, will select the three (3) highest scoring Submissions (potential First Prize, Second Prize and Third Prize winners) from among all eligible Submissions received, based on an application of the following criteria (“Judging Criteria”):

  1. Overall VR Entertainment & Experience (40%)
    Fun factor, interaction, engagement and immersion.
  2. Innovation in VR Mechanics (30%)
    Creative uses of VR mechanics.
    VR HMD: Oculus Rift or HTC Vive compatibility is a must.
  3. Optimization for MSI VR-Ready products. (20%)
    Recommended PC SPEC for minimum performance testing:
    MB: B150/Z170/X99 MSI Gaming Series MB
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970 / AMD Radeon™ R9 290 equivalent or greater
    CPU: Intel i5-6500 equivalent or greater
    RAM: 4GB+
    Video Output: HDMI 1.4 or Display Port 1.2 or newer
    USB Port: 1x USB 2.0 or greater port
    Operating System: Windows 7 SP1 or newer
  4. The Completeness of Submission Schedule (5%)
    To submit before reminded deadline during every submission stage and get good completeness.
  5. MSI Logo/ Pattern Placement in VR GAME. (5%)
    Interpret your VR GAME by utilizing MSI Logo and dragon Pattern.

MSI reserves the right to select fewer than the stated number of winners if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Submissions.

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WINNER REQUIREMENTS

Top three winners will be invited to attend an awards event at Taipei VR Forum venue in Taipei, Taiwan, on or around 22nd January, 2017 (“Event”). MSI provide top three winners’ round trip flight ticket & accommodation to Taipei. Winner will be one of invited speaker for Taipei VR Forum venue which host by Institute for Information Industry on or around 22nd JAN, 2017.

Winners are responsible for all other costs and expenses associated with the acceptance and use of the prize not specifically covered by MSI, including, but not limited to, all federal, state and local taxes, luggage fees, additional ground transportation, meals, gratuities and souvenirs. All prize details are at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. If, for whatever reason, the Event is cancelled or postponed, no compensation or substitution will be provided. However, the remainder of prize package will be awarded and Sponsor shall have no further obligation to such shortlisted Entrant. Travel must be made through Sponsor’s agent, on a carrier of Sponsor’s choice. Travel is subject to capacity controls, availability, and certain other restrictions, all of which are subject to change. No stopovers are permitted on tickets issued as a prize; if a stopover occurs, the prize will terminate at the stopover point and full fare will be charged for the remaining segments, including the return of the trip. The Sponsor is not liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence of a flight cancellation or flight delay. Winners must execute and return a travel liability/publicity release prior to travel. Winners are responsible for obtaining all travel documents required by applicable airline and comply with all applicable hotel check-in requirements, such as presentation of a major credit card. Sponsor reserves the right to deny winners from the Event if he/she engages in a disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person at the Event, or appears to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

In order to accept any prize, Entrants must be available for travel between January 20th to 23rd, 2017, and must attend the Event. If an Entrant cannot travel on such dates or does not attend the Event, his/her entry will not be included on the final list, and such Entrant will be ineligible to be declared a winner. Prizes will be only be awarded if the potential prize winner attends the entire Event.

Finalist winners and top three winners will be released on MSI VR JAM landing page at https://vr.msi.com/events/msi-vr-jam on December 23rd and 28th , 2016, respectively.

If a potential winner cannot be contacted, or does not comply with these Official Rules, potential winner forfeits the prize. If a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, the prize may be awarded to a runner-up determined by the qualified judges, in Sponsor's sole discretion. Only three (3) alternate winners may be determined, after which the applicable prize will remain un-awarded.

Acceptance of any prize shall constitute and signify each winner’s express agreement and consent that Sponsor and its designees are granted a world-wide, royalty free, irrevocable, and perpetual right to make originals of, reproduce, distribute, publish, stream, market, promote, review, and otherwise use the winner’s name, quotes, statements, biographical or occupational description, picture, portrait, or likeness, voices, or phrases regarding the winner, and his/her association with the Sponsor, the Contest, or any all of them, in photographs, video, sound recordings, or any other media, in association with the Submission, Contest, and Event for any lawful purpose determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion, including without limitation, promoting and advertising in any and all media now known or hereafter invented, including the Internet.

Prizes will be fulfilled approximately 8 – 10 weeks after the conclusion of the Contest.

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PRIZES
ONE (1) FIRST PRIZE:
ONE (1) SECOND PRIZE:
ONE (1) THIRD PRIZE:
COMMUNITY’S CHOICE:

MSI Trident (Coming Soon!)

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RELEASE

By receipt of any prize, the applicable winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Unity, and their respective parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim, cause of action, or liability, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, tax liability, arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.

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GENERAL CONDITIONS

Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures, human error or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. If terminated, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, determine the winners from among all non-suspect, eligible Submissions received up to time of such action using the judging procedure outlined above. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant it finds to be tampering with the Submission process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules of this or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and void all associated Submissions. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies (including attorneys’ fees) from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

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LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Entrant, printing, typographical or other errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the Submission process or the Contest; (4) printing, typographical, technical, computer, network or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest, the uploading, the processing or judging of Submissions, the announcement of the prizes or in any Contest-related materials; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize (including any travel/activity related thereto). Released Parties are not responsible for misdirected or undeliverable Submissions or for any technical problems, malfunctions of computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. Released Parties are not responsible for any unauthorized third-party use of any Submission.

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DISPUTES

Except where prohibited, Entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the Taipei District Court in Taipei, Taiwan; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. Entrant further waives any defenses he/she may have regarding the jurisdiction of the stated court, including lack of jurisdiction (including personal jurisdiction) and improper venue based on forum inconvenient, or similar legal principles. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Taiwan without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than laws of Taiwan.

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ENTRANT'S PERSONAL INFORMATION

By entering the Contest, Entrant understands that MSI will have access to Entrant's personal information for use in connection with the Contest.

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WINNER LIST

For a winner list, visit https://vr.msi.com/events/msi-vr-jam. The winner list will be posted after winner confirmation is complete.




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3rd OCT. – 15th DEC. 2016

Over US$80,000 prize pool

About MSI VR JAM

As a pioneer of Gaming industry, MSI provides leading VR experience with excellent compatibility of VR-Ready products for the growing VR industry. MSI VR-Ready products are born for the new era of gaming in virtual reality world. By offering incentives to encourage VR game developers to create impressive VR contents which are optimized by MSI VR-Ready products, MSI is achieving another milestone in gaming.

SUBMISSION SCHEDULE

CREATE YOUR VR GAME WITH MSI!

  • Step 1
    Registration & Pitch Submission

    Submission Materials:

    Get Registered
    Download MSI Logo & Pattern
    Submit Your Pitch

    Submission Period:

    No later than 23:59 (UTC+8) 31st October, 2016.

    Total Submission:

    0
  • Step 2
    Screenshot Submission

    Submission Materials:

    4 Screenshots
    Description of How to Play

    Submission Period:

    No later than 23:59 (UTC+8) 20th November, 2016.

    Total Submission:

    0
  • Step 3
    Trailer Video Submission

    Submission Materials:

    Trailer Video

    Submission Period:

    No later than 23:59 (UTC+8) 10th December, 2016.

    Total Submission:

    0
  • Step 4
    Final Submission

    Submission Materials:

    Upload your final ZIP file on WEARVR

    Submission Period:

    No later than 23:59 (UTC+8) 15th December, 2016.

    Total Submission:

    0
Step by Step
Submission Materials
Submission Period
Total Submission

Step 1

Registration & Pitch Submission
Get Registered
Download MSI Logo & Pattern
Submit Your Pitch
No later than 23:59 (UTC+8) 31st October, 2016.
0

Step 2

Screenshot Submission
4 Screenshots
Description of How to Play
No later than 23:59 (UTC+8) 20th November, 2016.
0

Step 3

Trailer Video Submission
Trailer Video
No later than 23:59 (UTC+8) 10th December, 2016.
0

Step 4

Final Submission
Upload your final ZIP file on WEARVR
No later than 23:59 (UTC+8) 15th December, 2016.
0

JUDGING CRITERIA

STAGE 1 Finalist:
16th DEC. – 23rd DEC. 2016

  • 1

    Overall VR Entertainment & Experience (40%)

    Fun factor, interaction, engagement and immersion.

  • 2

    Innovation in VR Mechanics (30%)

    Creative uses of VR mechanics.

    VR HMD: Oculus Rift or HTC Vive compatibility is a must.

  • 3

    Optimization for MSI VR-Ready products. (20%)

    Recommended PC SPEC for minimum performance testing:

    MB: B150/Z170/X99 MSI Gaming Series MB
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970 / AMD Radeon™ R9 290 equivalent or greater
    CPU: Intel i5-6500 equivalent or greater
    RAM: 4GB+
    Video Output: HDMI 1.4 or Display Port 1.2 or newer
    USB Port: 1x USB 2.0 or greater port
    Operating System: Windows 7 SP1 or newer
  • 4

    The Completeness of Submission Schedule (5%)

    To submit before deadline during every submission stage and get good completeness.

  • 5

    MSI Logo/ Pattern placement in VR GAME. (5%)

    Interpret your VR GAME by utilizing MSI Logo or Pattern.

STAGE 2 Winners & Community’s Choice:
24th DEC. – 28th DEC. 2016

Community Voting period and finalize top three winners.

JUDGES

Sam Chern

[ Marketing Director ]

Johan Yang

[ CEO ]

Kelvin Lo

[ Unity Evangelist ]

Andrew Douthwaite

[ WEARVR COO ]

PRIZES

1st Prize

CASH PRIZE US$30,000
MSI Notebook: GP62M VR GeForce GTX 1060
Unity Plus One Year License $588 USD

Round trip flight ticket & Accommodation to Taipei for award ceremony at Taipei VR Forum in Taipei, Taiwan, on or around 22nd January, 2017.

Winner will be one of invited speakers at Taipei VR Forum which will be hosted by Institute for Information Industry on or around 22nd JAN, 2017.

2nd Prize

CASH PRIZE US$25,000
MSI Desktop: Aegis X
Unity Plus One Year License $588 USD

Round trip flight ticket & Accommodation to Taipei for award ceremony at Taipei VR Forum in Taipei, Taiwan, on or around 22nd January, 2017.

Winner will be one of invited speakers at Taipei VR Forum which will be hosted by Institute for Information Industry on or around 22nd JAN, 2017.

3rd Prize

CASH PRIZE US$15,000
MSI Motherboard: X99A GAMING PRO CARBON
MSI Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 1070 ARMOR 8G OC
Unity Plus One Year License $588 USD

Round trip flight ticket & Accommodation to Taipei for award ceremony at Taipei VR Forum in Taipei, Taiwan, on or around 22nd January, 2017.

Winner will be one of invited speakers at Taipei VR Forum which will be hosted by Institute for Information Industry on or around 22nd JAN, 2017.

Community’s Choice

1st Prize

2nd Prize

3rd Prize

Community’s Choice

Winners & Community’s

Choice Award Announcement

MSI VR JAM Developer Competition: With total prize money over US$80,000 prize pool, since the competition submission opened in October, we received applications from over six hundred teams across 72 countries by the official enrollment deadline of December 15. Our official partner, the Institute for Information Industry, set up a professional preliminary judge panel. And after all the teams entered are evaluated by the aforementioned panel, MSI’s internal assessment process, and the final round judges, the top three winners and Community’s Choice Award are officially announced! Congratulations to the MSI VR JAM winners. Thanks everyone’s incredible effort poured into this competition; the final eligible entries were all impressive. We are proud of everyone who completed the final milestone for the two and half months competition.

  • 1st Award

    Block Rocking Beats

  • 2nd Award

    Mass Exodus

  • 3rd Award

    Derail Valley

Community’s Choice Award

Project Ghost Alpha Rev1

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