PAX West gaming convention is currently underway in Seattle and there’s a lot of great stuff happening today. Companies such as Oculus and HTC are in attendance to showcase some of the amazing VR games available on their respective platforms.
Below is a list of special events and prizes you can obtain if you are at the convention.
HTC Vive: HTC has announced the launch of a great big VR treasure hunt starting today, September 1 – 4 where you’ll have a chance to win many splendid prizes. All you have to do to enter the treasure hunt is find a HTC Vive PAX West partner, do a VR demo at their booth and get your PAX badge scanned by one of the VIVE VR Specialists afterwards.
Each demo you complete will give you a chance to win – the more demos you do, the more entries you get. Winners will be drawn at random after the event has closed.
List of partners at PAX West:
- Alienware – Booth 1115
- Corsair – Booth 1713
- Dell – Booth 1125
- Intel – Booth 625
- Bethesda – Booth 1102
- Devolver – Booth 1613
- VR Free Play – Westin Ballroom
VIVE VR System
Alienware 13 Laptop
$50 VIVEPORT Wallet Credit
Runner-Up Prize (available for 2 Treasure Hunt Participants):
Intel Core i9 Processor
$50 VIVEPORT Wallet Credit
Consolation Prize (available for 8 Treasure Hunt participants):
Corsair Void Pro Wireless Carbon Headset
Winners can check back to see if they won on HTC Vive’s Twitter account after September 7th.
Oculus is also holding some special events of their own starting with demos to some of their beloved VR games. If you head on over to the VR Village located just a few short blocks from the Washington State Convention Center, you can experience titles such as Blasters of the Universe, Headmaster, Oculus Medium, and Rez Infinite for free.
Additionally, Oculus will be holding tournaments throughout the length of the convention. Starting today, attendees have the opportunity to play and compete against one another for some good ol’ bragging rights and also the Oculus Rift bundle.
- 5:00 pm—Saturday Afternoon VR Mystery Tournament
- 8:00 pm—Eagle Flight
- 11:00 am—Dead and Buried
- 5:00 pm—Oculus Medium Sculpting Competition
- 2:00 pm—Robo Recall
Oculus is also holding a panel with various partners during the longevity of the PAX West convention where we’ll here various subjects going on in the VR and entertainments industry.
- 11:00 am—Real Feels: Crafting Meaningful Relationships in Games
Featuring inXile Entertainment Lead Writer Gavin Jurgens-Fyhrie
- 2:00 pm—Boss Fight Books: Stories Behind the Stories of Classic Games
Featuring Oculus Developer Relations Specialist and Shadow of the Colossus Author Nick Suttner
- 3:30 pm—Manners in the Metaverse: A Social VR Story
Featuring Owlchemy Labs Knowledge Purveyor & Media Master Autumn Taylor and Studio Director & Owlmancer Cy Wise, Against Gravity Chief Creative Officer Cameron Brown, and AltspaceVR Head of Community Lisa Kotecki
- 4:00 pm—Is THIS Going to Be the Year of VR?
Featuring Funomena Co-Founder Robin Hunicke, Hidden Path Entertainment CEO Jeff Pobst, Experiment 7 Managing Director Demetri Detsaridis and Creative Director Geoffrey Zatkin, Kite & Lightning Co-Founder & CEO Ikrima Elhassan, and Google VR/ARContent Partnerships Manager Maria Essig
- 11:00 am—The Do’s and Don’ts of VR
Featuring Skydance Interactive President Peter Akemann
- 1:30 pm—Why Should Gamers Care About VR?
Featuring Baobab Studios Founder & CEO Maureen Fan, The Rogue Initiative CEO, Creative Director, & Founder Pete Blumel, and Kite & Lightning Co-Founder & CEO Ikrima Elhassan
- 3:30 pm—The Audacity of #HYPE V: Social Media Strikes Back
Featuring Adult Swim Games Marketing and Events Producer Jacqui Collins and Ubisoft Project Marketing Manager Andrien Gbinigie
- 1:30 pm—You Either VR or You VRn’t
Featuring Owlchemy Labs Studio Director & Owlmancer Cy Wise and Production Director & Alleged Certified Adult Andrew Eiche, Radial Games Developer Chris Floyd, and Northway Games Creators Colin and Sarah Northway
Make sure to attend, hear, and win some prizes while you’re at the PAX West convention.