The digital services platform ‘imagin’promoted by CaixaBank, and PlayStationthrough PlayStation España and PlayStation Talents, have jointly organized a ‘hackathon’ to develop virtual reality video games.. The imaginMetaHackwhich will be held this coming Saturday, November 26th at the imaginCafé in Barcelona.Its main objective is to promote innovation in the videogame sector and in the universe of the metaverse.
The competition, indicate from Caixabank, will have a total of 20 participating teams who will have to create a video game on the platform. ‘Dreams’ by PlayStation. “A specialized team from imagin and PlayStation has selected these 20 teams after an exhaustive evaluation process from among the more than 200 entries that, over the past few weeks, have applied to participate,” they add.
The teams are made up of contestants from different cities in Spain who, with a grant from imagin, will travel to Barcelona to compete in the grand finale of imaginMetaHack this coming Saturday.
“Eetween 11:00 am and 11:00 pm, contestants must develop an original videogame proposal. in virtual reality that exudes values related to imagin and PlayStation, such as innovation and sustainability,” the bank said. “After the 12-hour hackathon, a jury of four experts will choose the winners”.
The first-placed team will receive €1,000, a PS5 console and a PS Plus subscription. for each of the members.
The event will feature two DJs who will entertain the contestants, two launch and chill areas to rest, and catering service. In addition, a team of eight mentors made up of professionals from imagin and PlayStation will answer participants’ questions during the imaginMetaHack.
Through this initiative, imagin and PlayStation are joining forces to. “drive innovation, talent and the development of new ideas in immersive environments.”. The imaginMetaHack is part of imaginLAND, the project through which imagin carries out actions in the universe of the metaverse and virtual reality. imagin also has its own program of contents and initiatives in the field of video games, imaginGames, through which it offers imaginers experiences, services and products related to gaming.