Vision AR/VR Summit 2016 Reveals Award Finalists

The inaugural Vision AR/VR Summit 2016 which takes place next month for artists, engineers, programmers, designers, producers and any other professional in the virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) industry, will hosting its own set of awards. Now the event organisers have announced the finalists for each award category.

The awards are split over 8 categories and the winners will be announced at a ceremony taking place on February 10th, 2016 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, California. A distinguished panel of judges will be selecting the winners, including: Brandon Bray from Microsoft, Jed Ashforth from Sony, Chris Pruett from Oculus, Timoni West from Unity Technologies, Per Nielsen from PTC, and Will Mason from UploadVR.

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The categories and finalists are as follows:

VISION INSPIRE AWARD

  • I Expect You to Die – Schell Games
  • Fantastic Contraption – Radial Games
  • Faster Than Light – Anomaly Productions
  • Honourable Mentions: Job Simulator, Lucid Trips – Whateverland, BRAVEMIND

BEST VR EXPERIENCE

  • Fantastic Contraption – Radial Games
  • Job Simulator – Owlchemy Labs
  • Thunderbird: The Legend Begins – Kai and Tony Davidson
  • Honourable Mentions: Classroom Aquatic, Apollo 11 VR, Modbox

BEST AR EXPERIENCE

  • Table Zombies – SRG United Solutions
  • Eleanor of Ayer – Gelly Bomb Games
  • Faster Than Light – Anomaly Productions
  • Honourable Mentions: Kraft Interactive Placemat, Clandestine: Anomaly

ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

  • Technolust – IRIS VR Inc
  • SENS – Red Corner
  • Lucid Trips – Whateverland – Lucid Trips Team
  • Honourable Mentions: Jake and Tess’ Finding Monsters Adventure, Arizona
  • Sunshine, Residential Condominium Architectural Simulation

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

  • Modbox – Alientrap
  • Residential Condominium Architectural Simulation – Arch Virtual
  • EasyAR Engine – EasyAR
  • Honourable Mentions: Kraft Interactive Placemat, Fantastic Contraption,

BEST GAME

  • I Expect You to Die – Schell Games
  • Budget Cuts – Neat Corporation
  • Classroom Aquatic – Sunken Places
  • Honourable Mentions: Jake and Tess’ Finding Monsters Adventure,
  • Adventure Time: Magic Man’s Head Games, Vanguard V

BEST FILM/INTERACTIVE STORY

  • Apollo 11 VR – Immersive VR Education
  • The Shoebox Diorama – Daniel Ernst
  • The Fabulous Journeys of Tess & Leonie
  • Honourable Mentions: Waves of Grace, Happyland360

BEST LIVE-ACTION EXPERIENCE

  • U2 Song for Someone – Chris Milk, U2, Universal Music Group, Vrse Inc., vrse. Works
  • Get Barreled in Tahiti – Rapid VR
  • Sinking – Maren Demant
  • Honourable Mentions: Waves of Grace, Imago

VRFocus will continue to follow the latest updates from the Vision AR/VR Summit 2016, reporting back with any new announcements.

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