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VR Awards 2017 Shortlist Announced

VR Awards 2017 Shortlist Announced

VR Bound has revealed the shortlist of nominees for its VR Awards 2017. There’s a wide range of hopefuls across 12 categories, from indie devs all the way up to global brands.

Judges include event partners, AMD, as well as IBM and the BBC. You’ll also recognise regular contributors and Focal Point alumni from TheVirtualReport.biz amongst the esteemed judges, as well as your humble Editor...

 

Here’s the complete shortlist of nominees for The VR Awards 2017:

 

VR Headset of the Year

  • HTC Vive
  • Oculus Rift
  • Razer OSVR
  • Sony Playstation VR
  • Starbreeze StarVR Mobile

 

VR Headset of the Year

  • Merge VR Goggles
  • Google Daydream View
  • Samsung Gear VR
  • Homido V2

 

VR Hardware of the Year

  • SOMNIACS Birdly
  • Leap Motion
  • Oculus Touch
  • NullSpace VR Hardlight Suit
  • Ultrahaptics

 

VR Game of the Year

  • Owlchemy Labs - Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality
  • Epic Games - Robo Recall
  • Dylan Fitterer - Audioshield
  • Playful - Lucky’s Tale
  • Steel Crate Games - Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
  • Survios - Raw Data
  • Tender Claws - Virtual Virtual Reality
  • Vertigo Games & Jaywalkers Interactive - Arizona Sunshine
  • SUPERHOT Team - SUPERHOT VR
  • Rebellion - Battlezone
  • Ready At Dawn - Lone Echo

 

Innovative VR Company of the Year

  • Zero Latency
  • Technicolor Experience Center
  • G’Audio Lab
  • Merge VR
  • Globacore
  • Jaunt VR

 

VR Experience of the Year

  • WEVR - theBlu
  • Reactify - Horizons VR
  • Against Gravity - Rec Room
  • Google - Tilt Brush
  • Google - Google Earth VR
  • Magnopus - Mission:ISS
  • REWIND - Home – A VR Spacewalk
  • Toast - Richie’s Plank Experience

 

Most Creative use of Marketing in VR

  • Greenpeace - Virtual Explorer
  • Idea Studio - UNICEF 360°
  • OPTIMA Batteries - Ford F-150 Raptor: Born to Baja
  • Pebble Studios - ABC – ‘Catch Jack’ Time After Time
  • IKEA - IKEA VR
  • Imagination - Jaguar Electrifies – The Future Is Now
  • Kuju - The Chainsmokers: Paris VR
  • Framestore - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: VR
  • RSA VR - Alien: Covenant In Utero | A Virtual Reality Experience
  • Infinite360 - Capital Creates Change

 

Interactive VR Media/Film of the Year

  • 5TH WALL - ‘The Mummy’ Zero Gravity Stunt VR Experience
  • Google - Tabel
  • Baobab Studios - INVASION!
  • Penrose Studios - Allumette
  • Anotherworld VR - KOBOLD VR
  • Hver Sin Stilhed - Separate Silences

 

VR Startup of the Year

  • Inception VR
  • Cerevrum Inc.
  • MANDT VR LiveLike
  • MetaVRse

 

Best use of VR in Education and Training

  • Unimersiv - Virtual Reality Educational Experiences
  • Make Real - PROCAT
  • Leicester Fire and Rescue Service - VF4-360
  • VirtualSpeech - VirtualSpeech
  • BLVRD - Boulevard
  • Cerevrum Inc. - Skill Hub VR
  • Make Real - EDF Energy “Reactor Builder’
  • Industrial Training International - ITI Crane Simulator
  • Alchemy VR - Space Descent VR with Tim Peake

 

Best use of VR in Healthcare

  • AiSolve - VRSIMS
  • Osso VR - Osso VR
  • Vivid Vision - Vivid Vision
  • Tribemix - ImmersiCare

 

Best out of home VR Entertainment

  • THE VOID - Ghostbusters: Dimension
  • Universal Creative - The Repository
  • Thorpe Park Merlin Entertainment - Derren Brown’s Ghost Train
  • Zero Latency
  • REWIND - Magic Butterfly

 

Judging closes on 14th August, with the winners announced at a gala event in central London on 9th October.


Editor

Steve has been a games journalist on and off since the first PlayStation made games ‘cool’, but he’s never forgotten the thrill of finding a Space Invaders machine in the wild. Neuromancer is one of his favourite books and The Matrix is one of his favourite movies, so he’s been ready for VR all his life.

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