Building WebVR Worlds Together: Mozilla and Sketchfab Launching Real-Time VR Design Challenge “Medieval Fantasy”

Lindsay Saunders
Oct 4, 2017 · 2 min read

Mozilla’s mission is to ensure the Internet is a global public resource, open and accessible to all, which is great for the innovators, creators and builders on the web.Virtual Reality is set to change the future of web interaction and the ability for anyone to access and enjoy Virtual Reality experiences is critical for its further development. This is why Mozilla set out to bring virtual reality to Firefox and other web browsers, using A-Frame as a web framework for building interactive VR experiences. Originally from Mozilla, A-Frame was developed to be an easy but powerful way to develop VR content. As an independent open source project, A-Frame has grown to be one of the largest and most welcoming VR communities, making it easy for anyone to get involved with virtual reality.

To invite more developers and content creators to play with WebVR and A-Frame, Mozilla is excited to be partnering with Sketchfab for the Real-time Design Challenge. And what better playground could you imagine than going back to medieval times?

Credit: Kevin Pauly (Sketchfab)

We call for artists and designers to create open assets for use in A-Frame: castles, medieval towns, knights, spears, horses… and dragons (of course dragons!!)

By providing these assets, we will be allowing game builders and world builders a set of 3D images that they can plug into their scenes and create a whole new world with. Over time we aim to create an A-Frame ecosystem that is vibrant, shows the potential of WebVR and attracts both creators and users.

Credit: Kevin Pauly (Sketchfab)

The winners of this challenge will receive prizes that will further enhance their experience in WebVR, including a VR laptop, an Oculus headset, a Wacom Intuos Pro Tablet or 12 months of Sketchfab pro.

How to participate

To enter this contest, create a scene in the described visual style of Kevin Pauly’s work and theme. Build as many reusable components for it as you can. For example: if you create a castle scene, provide blocks for walls, floors, doors etc. You can start your own topic in the Medieval Fantasy contest forum to document your work in progress.

Please find out more details, also on the technical requirements, on the Sketchfab blog.

The submission deadline is November 1st (23:59 New York time — EST)

We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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