The VR Awards (opens in new tab) has announced the winners of its second ever awards ceremony. On 16 October a host of the biggest names in virtual reality gathered at 8 Northumberland Avenue for a glamorous evening organised by VR Bound, celebrating phenomenal accomplishments in the industry.
3D Artist (opens in new tab) was invited along to the ceremony, which was hosted by comedian Phil Wang. The long list of esteemed guests included Oculus, HTC, Bethesda, Google, Jaunt VR, Framestore, Neurogaming Limited, AWE and REWIND.
Over 400 nominations were received internationally; 105 finalists then underwent a rigorous judging process from a panel of 40 industry experts. The evening’s events saw the following 12 winners take to the stage – celebrating work including an eerie experience from Flight School and cutting-edge film from director Alejandro G. Iñárritu.
- VR Headset of the Year:
HTC Vive Pro (opens in new tab)
- VR Game of the Year:
The Gallery – Episode 2: Heart of the Emberstone by Cloudhead Games Ltd (opens in new tab)
- VR Experience of the Year:
Manifest 99 by Flight School (opens in new tab)
- VR Film of the Year:
CARNE y ARENA by ILMxLAB (opens in new tab)
- VR Marketing of the Year:
Coco VR by Magnopus (opens in new tab)
- Rising VR Company of the Year:
Neurogaming Limited (opens in new tab)
- Innovative VR Company of the Year:
Ultrahaptics (opens in new tab)
- VR Education of the Year:
HoloLAB Champions by Schell Games (opens in new tab)
- VR Healthcare of the Year:
Virti (opens in new tab)
- Out-of-home VR Entertainment of the Year:
Star Wars™: Secrets of the Empire by ILMxLAB and The VOID (opens in new tab)
- VR Social Impact Award:
Window to our World by VISYON & The Cornerstone Partnership (opens in new tab)
- VR Architecture and Real Estate of the Year:
Bostoen – Creating your dream house before it’s even built by Nanopixel (opens in new tab)
Red carpet highlights, backstage interviews with the winners, clips of the nominated projects, and images from the night are all available at awards.vrbound.com (opens in new tab). Make sure you also check out Computer Arts UK Studio Rankings 2018.