The Magic Leap Independent Creator Program is a development fund to help individual developers and teams to kick-start their Magic Leap One projects. They are offering grants between $20,000 and $500,000 per project along with the developer, hardware, and marketing support.
The company highlights that the program is a grant and not an exclusivity deal. “You own your IP and publishing is not exclusive to Magic Leap, You’ll be expected to publish on Magic Leap World, but participation in our program does not exclude you from supporting other platforms. Go forth, and share what you make however you wish.” the company writes.
Applications are evaluated on originality, use case, and the team’s technical capability and diversity, project scope and feasibility, and to what extent their concept encourages user engagement.
How will the process work?
- Developers are invited to apply and showcase their projects by December 15th, 2018.
- Applications will be reviewed by the Magic Leap team and funding will be offered on a rolling basis through February 15, 2019.
- If developers receive a grant, they will be paired with Magic Leap’s Developer Relations team for guidance and support.
- Once, teams have built, submitted, and launched their projects, the best experiences will be showcased at L.E.A.P. Conference in 2019.
Teams will receive dedicated marketing support, including planning, promotion, and social media amplification. The Developer Relations team consisting of Magic Leap’s subject matter experts and QA testers will give developers one on one guidance.
You can start applying from Magic Leap’s website.