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Bristol to welcome in a new era of storytelling with inaugural SouthWest VR Conference

Published on Wednesday, 28th January 2015
On 24th February, 2015, award-winning games studio Opposable Games will invite 120-200 delegates to the At-Bristol Science Centre for the inaugural SouthWest VR Conference. And we have 5 discounted tickets!

On 24th February, 2015, award-winning games studio Opposable Games will invite 120-200 delegates to the At-Bristol Science Centre for the inaugural SouthWest VR Conference.

Guests and speakers are to include Callum Underwood, European Developer Relations Manager at industry-leaders Oculus, Phil Harper, Creative Director at Atlantic Productions’ Alchemy VR and Patrick O’Luanaigh, CEO of virtual reality-focused games studio nDreams.

With a large focus on narrative and storytelling, SouthWest VR will look at the ways in which virtual reality is set to shake up the entertainment industry by completely transforming the way we interact with film, games, TV and animation.

The one-day event, hosted by revered games journalist Will Freeman, will introduce a range of industry-leading speakers currently making waves in virtual reality.

Speakers will discuss the challenges and lessons learnt telling stories and making games for virtual reality devices, touching on subjects including gaze direction, 360° filmmaking and the task of delivering content to this new market.

SouthWest VR will provide delegates a chance to try out the latest in virtual reality technology and software including the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 and Samsung’s Gear VR Innovator Edition powered by Oculus. Experiences and games available will include Radial G, Salvaged, Gunner, Perfect Beach, Pixel Rift, and Moved by Conflict and several further high-profile titles to be confirmed in the run-up to the event.

If you’d like to sponsor, speak or exhibit at the event contact Dan Page on dan.page@opposablegames.com or 07753457435.

Our friends at Opposable Games have very kindly offered us 5 tickets at a 25% discount for Bristol Media members.  Simply enter BristolMediaETUO at the check out in Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/southwest-vr-conference-tickets-14780124751

You can find out more at www.southwestvr.com and @southwestvr on twitter.

For more information, tickets and links to our social media visit www.southwestvr.com.

SouthWest VR is proudly sponsored by DCRC, Webstart Bristol and Bristol + Bath Invest with support from Bristol Media.