BVW or Building Virtual Worlds is an intense, semester-long course taken by all students at the Entertainment Technology Center. The course gives students randomly assigned into teams two - three weeks to create a virtual world, with new prompts, groups, and platforms each round. At the end, worlds are selected to be showcased in the BVW Festival; one of CMU's most popular attractions catering to hundreds of spectators and professionals. 
round one
Title: Holy Sheep
Platform: Oculus Rift with Playstation Move
Time to Build: Two weeks
Prompt: Player helps Character A from Character B
round two
Title: Escape
Platform: Microsoft Kinect
Time to Build: Two weeks
Prompt: Build a world that has indirect control of the player
round three
Title: Ninja Touch Strike
Platform: Makey - Makey
Time to Build: One week
Prompt: Build a world that's fun
round four
Title: The Missing Piece
Platform: Microsoft Kinect
Time to Build: Three weeks
Prompt: Tell a compelling story
round five
Title: Regatta
Platform: Phidgets
Time to Build: Three weeks
Prompt: Build a world for the BVW Festival (note: the world may or may not be chosen to be showcased in the festival)

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