Calling all Independent Developers

Submit your idea for the Independent Creator Program by Dec. 15

November 15, 2018

Independent developers are the lifeblood of our creator ecosystem. Their tireless commitment to pushing the envelope and doing the never-been-done-before is what inspires us. Together, we share a pioneering spirit and unrelenting desire to move computing forward. To enable indie devs to bring their dreams to life, today, we are proud to announce the Magic Leap Independent Creator Program.

It’s a grant program designed to provide indie devs with the financial, development and marketing support they need to release world-class experiences on the Magic Leap platform. Anyone can apply, and grants to those accepted will range in size from $20,000 to $500,000.

Submissions open November 15 and creators have 30 days to apply. We’ll award grants on a rolling basis, starting in November and continue notifying creators through February 15, 2019.

So, Creators. What are we looking for?

Mind-expanding spatial computing experiences. Ideas that take advantage of the full capabilities of the Magic Leap platform. Ideas that users will return to day after day. Ideas that will change the world for the better. We’ll distribute grants across a range of industries, use cases, user bases — and to all types of developers.

Once you receive the creator grant, it’s off to the races to bring your idea to life. You will retain full control of your project, code and IP, and earnings from the distribution of your project through Magic Leap World and other platforms. What’s more, the project doesn’t need to be exclusive to Magic Leap.

We’re on this journey together

If you’re awarded a grant, we’ll form a small army of committed humans at your disposal to provide technical and design support. You’ll have a dedicated partner from the Magic Leap Developer Relations team to help you on your way. And the whole Magic Leap family will be cheering you on from the sidelines.

Once your project is published, we’ll provide marketing and promotion support to shout your title from the rooftops. And yes, we have plans to highlight the winning projects at L.E.A.P. Conference 2019.

To dig deeper into the Independent Creator Program and all it has to offer, head to our Creator Portal. In the forums, you’ll find others who hope to apply for a grant. That’s the place to find best practices or even team up with other creators. Plus, you’ll find learning resources and sample code — and we’re adding more every day.

Initiating countdown

We’ve set the stage. Now it’s onward and upward: Turn your amazing ideas and early-stage projects into workable, high-quality finished applications for Magic Leap One. We can’t wait to see them. Join the mission. Apply for a grant now.

*For official terms and conditions that govern your participation in the Independent Creator Program, including odds and eligibility, see our Independent Creator Program Terms. Project funding will be subject to additional terms and conditions. Sponsor: Magic Leap, Inc. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Begins November 15, 2018.

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