Oculus Start is your membership to the next level of access, support and savings from our team. Links to all the pertinent benefits are below. We'll update this page each month with any new offerings and member spotlights! If you can't find what you're looking for, contact an Oculus Support Agent for more info. As a reminder your participation in the Oculus Start Program Start Track is subject to program terms listed here.
Hardware: Due to unforeseen circumstances, shipments of developer kits for newly approved Oculus Start members may be delayed until a later date. You will be notified when hardware has been shipped to you. Please make sure to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if the shipping address you provided during your application has changed. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time as we work to resolve these issues.
Asset Store Credit Code Benefit: You have access to one (1) Unity Asset Store credit codes worth $25 (USD). Your codes can be found in your Oculus Start welcome email. Please follow the steps below to redeem your credit code:
IGDA: To sign up for your complimentary one year IGDA membership, you can register directly on the IGDA registration page for Oculus Start members.
Events: As a safety precaution for developers and our employees, all of our onsite event support has been suspended for the next several months. Similar to our presence at GDC, we are investigating virtual options to help support our developer community. We’ll be monitoring the situation closely, and we will let you know as soon as possible if anything changes..
Technical Support: You have up to five (5) separate conversations dedicated to your annual membership where you can receive support for your existing VR title or your next VR project. Bookmark this link!
Forums: You are a badged member of Oculus Start in the Oculus Developer Forums. Connect with the VR developer community to share your experiences. You also have access to the exclusive Oculus Start Member Forum. Be sure to share your stories!
Official Oculus Start Developers Discord: As a part of the Oculus Start program you will have access to our new Official Oculus Start Developers Discord. This channel will be a place for Oculus Start members to meet peers, share your development journey, and access exclusive content from subject matter experts. You will need to self-verify following the steps listed on the Discord server. If you do not have access to the Oculus Start forums, send an email to email@example.com and we will provide you access: https://discord.gg/22pCwq
Related Oculus Programs: You may also be interested in our Oculus for Good program if you are working on a project for social good or social justice. We also recommend you check out Creators Lab as well, if you are working on 360 video or other linear content in VR. If you are working on an enterprise app, then Oculus for Business is the best place to apply for support from Oculus.
Unity Developers: If you are new to Oculus Start, you should have received a coupon code to redeem for a one-year Unity Plus license key. Check your Oculus Start Welcome email for details. Please don't forget to redeem your coupon as they expire at the end of December, 2020. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us (it won't count against your support conversation limit).
Unreal Developers: You can license Epic's Unreal Engine and Oculus will cover the royalty due to Epic for sales on the Oculus platforms, until your cumulative revenue from such app sales is $5,000,000. You will obtain the engine license directly from Epic and are responsible for compliance with its terms, and must opt-in via your developer dashboard in order to participate in this program. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us (it won't count against your support conversation limit).
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CONSUMER DISCLOSURE GUIDELINES
We hope you enjoy the developer kit with gifts (the “Gifts”) you have received or will be receiving soon. We are providing these Gifts to you free of charge with no expectation of anything in return. The Gifts are for your own personal use only. You may not sell or transfer the Gifts to any third party, including as a prize or giveaway, without the express, written permission of Oculus. Should you choose to post a photo or video that features any Oculus products or Gifts (the “Review”), including on any blog, website and/or social media channel, please abide by the following guidelines: