SouthWestVR-conference-oculus-riftVirtual reality is coming and it’s going to be huge, but who’s going to make the content? Why not you?

On 24 February, 2015, award-winning games studio Opposable Games (including our own SPARKies 2014 best use of tech for good award) will invite 120-200 delegates to the At-Bristol Science Centre for the first 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.

Game-changing VR

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.

“SouthWest VR will provide delegates a chance to try out the latest in virtual reality technology”


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.

Try out the tech

SouthWestVR_conference-2015SouthWest VR will provide you with 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.

You can see more at the South West VR website and you can buy your SouthWest VR Conference tickets now (£80 for Early Bird tickets, £120 for Standard tickets). If you’d like to sponsor, speak or exhibit at the event contact Dan Page. SouthWest VR is proudly sponsored by DCRC, Webstart Bristol and Invest Bristol + Bath Invest with support from Bristol Media.