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VR Austin is a community of VR developers and enthusiasts in the central Texas area. Our quarterly networking events encourage the growth of ideas for developers and enthusiasts alike.
We talk, play, and share VR.
Whether you’re an aspiring VR developer, enthusiast, artist, programmer, designer, musician, filmmaker, dancer, architect, or all/none of the above— you can help contribute to the future of virtual reality with our community!
Code of Conduct
VR Austin is committed to maintaining a safe, diverse, and inclusive space for all VR enthusiasts! Everyone is welcome regardless of age, race, religion, gender, sexuality, or preferred HMD taste, and we protect our community members. Review our community guidelines here and continue to live by these words!
When’s the Next Event?
Mark your calendars because VR AUSTIN is back at The North Door on Tuesday, JULY 9th 2019 with NO COVER and a free drink for the first 50 in the door! Come check out new VR/AR experiences and mingle with the incredible VR Austin Community.
XRCade : Streets of Reality – A crowd favorite from the 2018 Austin VR Jam!
Nitro Sandbox – Viewer Ready’s new AR Game developed for the Magic Leap!
Job Simulator: Quest Edition – The classic hit game Job Simulator, now optimized specifically for the Oculus Quest!
AND SPECIAL GUEST DEMO:
Museum of Symmetry – An absurdist mind-and-body romp through the feel-good alter-universe of cartoonist and animator Paloma Dawkins from Montreal, Canada!
We can’t wait to see you there!
The city is an exciting place! The world-class tech, gaming, art, and film scenes make Austin the best place to be for VR/AR development. With over 2,000 members and around 300 attendees per meet up event, our community is growing daily!
There are lots of great groups and gatherings in Austin, and we endeavor to list them all on our Community Calendar!
If you’re in the Austin area, reach out, and stop by to say hello!
A VR Jam?
That’s right! In addition to our regular quarterly meetups, we run a once-a-year VR jam that gathers VR developers from all over the world to spend a weekend crafting — after all, building, collaborating, and experimenting are our bread and butter! It’s our biggest, most ambitious event of the year! More about the VR jam here!
VR Austin is currently co-organized by following members of the Austin VR development community:
Autumn Taylor – Owlchemy Labs
JJ Castillo – Viewer Ready
Michael Daubert – Phaser Lock Interactive
Patrick Curry – FarBridge
As VR Austin continues to be run by a crew of dedicated volunteers, here are those who have moved onto new ventures:
Alex Schwartz – VR Austin Founder / Alum
Cy Wise – VR Austin Organizer Alum
Robert Brackenridge – VR Austin Founder / Alum
Local VR Community
There are tons of devs doing incredible VR work in the central Texas area — here are some of them!
- Arkane Studios
- Banjo Digital
- Capital Factory
- Ghost Machine VR
- Gunfire Games
- Gyoza Games
- Magic Leap
- Meta 3D Studios
- Oculus VR
- Originator Studios
- Owlchemy Labs
- Panic Button
- Phaser Lock Interactive
- Sony Computer Entertainment America
- Twisted Pixel Games
- The Wave VR
- Unity Austin
- Viewer Ready
How Do I Get Involved?
We welcome folks at all levels, from curious developers thinking of entering the VR space, to seasoned VR developers. Hobbyist or professional, this is the place for you!
If you’re interested and want to learn more, check out the links below, or send us a friendly message at firstname.lastname@example.org!