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2015 Proto Awards Announces Jonah Ray as Host

The annual 2015 Proto awards which celebrates virtual reality’s (VR) new generation of technologists, filmmakers, artists and enthusiasts, sees its second iteration next month. Announced to host the event at the Avalon Hollywood will be Jonah Ray.

Jonah Ray is the co-host of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail on Comedy Central, The Nerdist on BBC America and the successful Nerdist podcast. Jonnie Ross, Proto Awards, Founder said in a statement: “It’s exciting to see VR make its way into the mainstream. In our second year we’ve seen the industry do a lot of growing up, and I think that’s reflected in the variety of honourees at this year’s ceremony. To be able to work with a host like Jonah who is so well-respected in the tech and comedy communities is a thrill.”

Also revealed below is the list of the 2015 Proto Awards honourees and their categories:

Most Transportive:

  • Technolust
  • The Gallery: Emberstone Teaser
  • Convrge
  • DMZ: Memories of a No Man’s Land
  • I Expect You To Die

Best Live Action Experience:

  • Inside the Box of Kurios
  • Vrideo
  • Insurgent: Shatter Reality GearVR
  • Wild: The Experience
  • Bjork: Stonemilker

Best Mobile Experience:

  • Neos: The Universe
  • theBlu VR
  • The Fifth Sleep
  • SteamCrew VR
  • Insurgent: Shatter Reality GearVR

Best Student Experience:

  • ElemenTerra
  • Lollihop
  • Ghosts of Hogwarts
  • Nighttime Terror
  • Virtual Cell Classroom

Best Art Direction:

  • Surge
  • The Gallery: Emberstone Teaser
  • Technolust
  • theBlu: Encounter
  • Lucky’s Tale

Best Sound Design:

  • Technolust
  • Playhead
  • theBlu: Encounter
  • Tactera
  • Insurgent: Shatter Reality GearVR

Best Interaction Design:

  • Job Simulator
  • The Gallery: Emberstone Teaser
  • I Expect You To Die
  • World of Comenius
  • Crystal Rift

Best Score:

  • Surge
  • Adult Swim Presents: The Virtual Brainload
  • Lunadroid 237 HD
  • Playhead
  • Welcome to Oculus

Best Independent Experience:

  • Job Simulator
  • Virtual Desktop
  • Vox Machinae
  • Tactera
  • Technolust: Thought Crimes

Best Gameplay:

  • Job Simulator
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
  • I Expect You To Die
  • Tactera
  • Lucky’s Tale

Best Educational Experience:

  • Neos: The Universe
  • theBlu VR
  • World of Comenius
  • Rapid Fire: A Brief History of Flight
  • Clouds Over Sidra

Best Graphical User Interface

  • Skyworld
  • Virtual Desktop
  • VRChat
  • World of Comenius
  • VRMT: VR Worldbuilder

Best Social Experience:

  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
  • VRChat
  • Convrge
  • Vice News VR: Millions March
  • SteamCrew VR

Most Innovative:

  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
  • Virtual Desktop
  • Surgeon Simulator
  • VRMT: VR Worldbuilder
  • ElemenTerra

 

VRFocus will continue to follow the latest updates regarding the 2015 Proto Awards a they’re announced.