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Jan. 3, 2018 6:08 pm

Baltimore’s virtual reality meetup is getting ready for some olympic-level competition

The Feb. 7 Bmore VR meetup at City Garage has a little friendly gaming competition among nations lined up.

More than 150 people were on hand to play with locally made virtual and augmented reality games.

(Photo by Christopher Wink)

It’s an olympic year (winter version), and the spirit of the games is spreading around the world.

That extends to the next edition of the Bmore VR meetup, where a competition among “nations” will be staged.

On Feb. 7, the virtual reality–focused meetup is holding an olympics of its own with a series of VR games as the chosen events to conquer in the arena known as City Garage in Port Covington.

Organizer Zoe Nardo said the team behind the meetup at BaltiVirtual was looking to mix things up from the usual “science fair” format of demos. The fact that the kickoff the winter games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, is the same week provided some advantageous timing.

Here’s how it will work: Each team will be tasked with play a game for five minutes per member, getting as many points as they can and then moving onto the next. The teams are encouraged to come up with nation names – real or imagined – and bring some of their own pageantry in the form of uniforms, flags and even anthems.

Nardo said that all are welcome regardless of skill level, and she is still taking game suggestions.

There will also be prizes, and even a ceremonial torch lighting.

Bmore VR – The Olympics Edition

Wednesday, Feb 7, 2018, 6:00 PM

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City Garage
101 W. Dickman St Baltimore, MD

19 VR Pioneers Attending

We’re mixing it up in Baltimore and this is how it’s going to go down: There will be teams of 2-5 members each representing a different country (imaginary countries are encouraged). Bonus points will be awarded for creative uniforms, flags and National Anthems. Each country will play a VR game for 15ish minutes (5 minutes per team member) and recor…

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