Enter VR

WebXR

Your challenge: build a WebXR game for the js13kGames competition using A-Frame or Babylon.js, with all the assets within 13 kilobytes in a zip package.

Virtual Reality is the next frontier for games! Both A-Frame and Babylon.js are powerful open source web frameworks for building virtual reality experiences. WebXR makes it possible for web developers to get involved. Last year we’ve introduced a whole new category with the A-Frame framework, and this year we're adding Babylon.js to the mix.

Inspire us with a virtual reality game experience built in WebXR with any of the two frameworks. For this category, you’ll have the same file size limit set to 13 kilobytes plus A-Frame or Babylon.js for free. We can’t wait to see what you create!

Judges

Josh Marinacci

Josh Marinacci

For over 20 years Josh Marinacci has worked as developer advocate, UX designer, researcher, engineer, and Twitch streamer. He has worked at such storied companies as Palm, HP, Nokia, Sun, and Mozilla. He is currently the Senior Developer Advocate for Mixed Reality at Mozilla. Josh believes in the power of technology thoughtfully applied, and the need for better human computer interfaces.

@joshmarinacci | joshondesign.com

Prizes

Oculus Go

3 × Oculus Go

Three Oculus Go devices.

WebStorm

5 × WebStorm license

Three personal licenses for the WebStorm JavaScript IDE created
by the JetBrains team.

Playcanvas

10 × PlayCanvas account

Ten 6-month PlayCanvas Personal accounts offering a cloud-hosted, collaborative platform for building games.

Cardboard

15 × Cardboard

Fifteen uniquely branded cardboards.

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Rules

The rules of the competition for the WebXR category are exactly the same as Desktop, with one extra - you can include the A-Frame or Babylon.js library from a remote server. Place either of this HTML in your <head> tag:

<script src="https://aframe.io/releases/0.8.2/aframe.min.js"></script>
<script src="https://cdn.babylonjs.com/babylon.js"></script>

You can download it and test locally, but remember to reference it correctly in your submission and don't include in the zip package. This JavaScript file alone is the only external resource you can use (default fonts that are automatically downloaded
by A-Frame itself are ok though).

Details

Size limit and the libraries

All the official rules for the Desktop category apply except #3. The A-Frame or Babylon.js library is an extra JavaScript file in this category alone to be referenced as an external resource, and it's the only external resource that can be used in your entry (A-Frame's default fonts that are downloaded in the background are allowed).

A-Frame components

You can freely use A-Frame components if you fit them inside the package. Remember that some of them may try to download extra resources, which is not allowed, so you have to modify them for your use in the competition.

WebXR versus other categories

Given the specificity of this category, and that entries using the library for "free" have technological advantage over other entries, the WebXR category is treated as an entirely separate one. You can submit your game to any (or all) of the three classic categories (Desktop and/or Mobile and/or Server) OR to the WebXR category alone.

Submitting your entry

The standard submit form will soon be open. Remember to select the WebXR category as the only one from the available options. The A-Frame or Babylon.js libraries cannot be included in the zipped package, only linked to - the zip without it should be 13 kilobytes or less.

Dedicated judges

The judges in this category are here to focus on your entries. Every judge will try to vote for every entry submitted to the WebXR category, and provide constructive feedback - what was great and what could be improved.

Oculus Go

Those are sponsored by Mozilla. Given the specificity of shipping hardware worldwide, and issues it may cause given various customs services around the world, this prize is not guaranteed. We will do our best to ship you the prize, but it may be limited to places where Oculus Go may be officially shipped, and ⁄ or you may have to pay extra taxes and other costs of importing such device.

Cardboards

Uniquely branded cardboards will be distributed to top 15 entries in this category. The cardboards will be sent the same way the t-shirts will be - one per entry, shipped together, for free.

Questions?

If You have any questions about this category feel free to contact us via e-mail: contact@js13kgames.com.
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