The developer of Pokémon GO and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, Niantic, has joined forces with the New York-based game development company, Playcrafting to host a global augmented reality software jam this summer.
Called the Lightship Global Jam, it will feature three events running from June to September. The organizers will pick sixty developers who would be paid to participate in the event. They would have to deploy the Niantic Lightship Augmented Reality Developer Kit to create their games.
“Reaching and inspiring developers to use the newest AR tools in our Lightship ARDK is important to us and partnering with Playcrafting to get our jam on is the perfect way to accelerate the creative process,” said Niantic’s Head of Platform and Developer Marketing, Meghan Hughes.
“With Lightship ARDK, developers can quickly build a new AR experience with our tools, and no matter what they choose to build, seeing those demos and prototypes come to life on our platform is incredibly rewarding and motivating.”
The partnership between the two companies will conclude with the release of a series of live streams featuring the participants’ creations. More details on the same are yet to be announced.
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