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Proto Awards 2016 Winners

Proto Awards 2016 Winners

Following on nicely from Oculus Conn3ct in Los Angeles USA, The Virtual Reality Foundation held their annual Proto Awards in Hollywood to celebrate the very best that VR has to offer, with sponsors including Radeon, AMD, and Skullcandy.

In terms of standout winners, Space Pirate Trainer bagged the most awards from the event, with I-Illusions taking home three awards; Best Sound Design, Best Independent Experience, and Best Game.

But the biggest categories went to Google, with Tilt Brush picking up a brace of awards; Most Innovative, and – surely the most coveted award of all - Best Overall.

Here’s the full list of winners from the Proto Awards 2016:

 

Best Original Score:

Pearl, Google Spotlight Stories

 

Best Live Action Experience:

The Argos File, Argos VR

 

Best Narrative Experience:

The Gallery – Episode 1: Call of the Starseed, Cloudhead Games

 

Best Sound Design:

Space Pirate Trainer, I-Illusions

 

Best Social Experience:

AltspaceVR, AltspaceVR

 

Best Game:

Space Pirate Trainer, I-Illusions

 

Best Educational Experience:

Apollo 11 VR, Immersive VR Education Ltd

 

Best Music Experience:

SoundStage, Logan Olson

 

Best Mobile Experience:

Tactera, E McNeill

 

Most Innovative:

Tilt Brush, Google

 

Best Interaction Design:

Fantastic Contraption, Northway Games & Radial Games

 

Best Student Experience:

Fruit Golf, Coal Car Studio

 

Best Art Direction:

FIREBIRD: La Peri (Book 1), Innerspace VR

 

Best Independent Experience:

Space Pirate Trainer, I-Illusions

 

Most Transportive Experience:

theBlu: Season 1, Wevr

 

Best User Interface:

Modbox, Alientrap

 

Best Overall:

Tilt Brush, Google

 

The Virtual Reality Foundation was founded as a non-profit to reward individuals and teams making strides in the field of virtual reality. The Proto Awards accept open submissions, which are then narrowed by the Board of Governors and voted for by a panel that includes past honorees.

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Steve is an award-winning editor and copywriter with 20 years’ experience specialising in consumer technology and video games. He was part of a BAFTA nominated developer studio as project manager for the UK’s first fully interactive digital TV channel. In addition to editing TheVirtualReport.biz, Steve contributes to PocketGamer.biz, PCGamesInsider.biz and BlockchainGamer.biz, as well as creating marketing content for a range of SMEs and agencies.

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