Oculus Publishing Ignition

About Oculus Publishing Ignition

We understand the recent challenges faced by the game industry and the impact it has had on newly formed teams. In light of this, we are excited to announce our prototype funding initiative, Oculus Ignition. This program is aimed at supporting these teams as they bring their projects to fruition. Our goal is to provide the necessary resources for these teams to turn their ideas into reality. We encourage all eligible teams to apply for this opportunity and take the next step in realizing their vision.

What we are looking for

This is your chance to develop an amazing game for Meta Quest 3 with our direct backing and attention. For Ignition we are primarily focused on the development and exploration of game concepts that target the midcore player - more mainstream than niche, and broad in scope with compelling Meta Quest 3 interaction mechanics. We are open-minded towards all genres of games and care deeply about you building the game you’re most passionate and experienced in. We’re looking for mixed reality concepts just as much as conventional VR, and have enhanced interest in simulation games, active sports, and accessible social titles.

What Oculus Publishing Ignition developers receive

(3) Paid milestones at 3 month intervals, 6 month total timeline

(3) Meta Quest 3 dev kits

Oculus Publishing prototype and game concept review and consultation, with potential for additional funding on fully-scoped game

Retention of full IP, code, assets, design and distribution rights

Reviews of new studios and projects for investment consideration by VC funding partners, at developer discretion

Reviews of projects for additional game co-funding consideration by independent VR game publishers, at developer discretion


Veteran team member backgrounds with strong pedigree of shipped titles.

Recently established and incorporated team (April 2023 or newer).

Original concepts only, no licensed games.

Application period ends on September 1, 2024 or when fund is exhausted.

Oculus Publishing Ignition prototype funding approval closes on October 1, 2024 or when fund is exhausted.

**Please ensure you are logged into the Meta account that is associated with your Meta Developer account and your developer organization before applying.**

If you do not have a Meta Developer account, you may create one here: developer.oculus.com/sign-up/

If you do not have a Meta Developer Organization associated with you account, you may create one here: developer.oculus.com/dashboard/

Having trouble submitting your application? Send us an email at OculusStart@meta.com

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