Brighton's first virtual reality tournament
GOVR is putting on Brighton's first ever virtual reality tournament. The tournament will feature Insomniac Game's mesmerising The Unspoken.
Compete in virtual reality to win a prize of £100!
The Unspoken is an Oculus Touch‐enabled virtual reality action game that pits you in a player versus player magic duel. Put your reflexes and cunning to the test in this visually spectacular spell casting game.
Main tournament - 24 September 2017
You'll be entered into a tournament bracket where you'll get to compete head to head against other players. Summon unfathomable powers with your bare hands, manipulate the environment around you with arcane forces that flow through your fingertips and battle your way to victory. A tournament prize of £100 awaits the winner!
Tournament ticket - £10
Entry to tournament. Free entry to two pre-tournament training events.
Spectator ticket - FREE
It's free to watch the tournament and support your friends! Spectators please book a free ticket to avoid disappointment.
£100 main prize
£25 Steam voucher for under-16s winner
Time and location:
3:30pm - 10:30pm
24 September 2017
The Prince Albert
48 Trafalgar Street
Please note that this event will be video-streamed live.
Do I need to be familiar with the game or have played VR before?
No. For a lot of the people participating in the tournament, this will be the first time they've played VR or played the Unspoken. The game is easy and quick to learn and uses intuitive motions - like throwing a ball. If you haven't played The Unspoken before, you'll get a chance to practice before you compete in the tournament.
Is this event kid friendly?
The Unspoken is rated PEGI 7 which means the game is suitable for all ages but contains some possibly frightening scenes or sounds. Learn more about the PEGI 7 rating.
There is an 8pm pub curfew for under-16s observed at the tournament. Following the group stages, the elimination rounds will be split up into under-16s and over-16s to make sure that those under 16 can compete before the 8pm curfew. PLEASE NOTE that that the tournament prize for the under-16s champion will be a £25 Steam voucher.
This event is part of the Brighton Digital Festival
BDF is a platform that supports and encourages people across the city to experience and explore digital technology and culture.
The festival both celebrates Brighton’s creativity, its innovative digital economy and top-level arts scene and provides space for meaningful critique about the role of digital technology in reshaping life and culture.