Over the last couple of months VRFocus has reported on the upcoming Viveport Developer Awards (VDAs), with 20 experiences being nominated. Today the Viveport team announced the members of an eight person jury who will be voting alongside allowing the VR community to have an opportunity to vote for their favourite nominee with the VDA Community Choice Award.
The jury, along with the Viveport Community vote, will determine the ultimate winner that best represents the four key pillars of the Viveport platform: Explore, Experience, Create and Connect. The nominees will be inline to win part of $500,000 USD in cash and prizes that will be revealed in January 2017.
The judges for the VDAs are:
Brent Bushnell, CEO of Two Bit Circus
Marcie Jastrow, SVP Immersive Media and Head of Technicolor Experience Center, ?Technicolor
Geoff Keighley, Journalist and Executive Producer of the Video Game Awards
Nathaniël de Jong (Nathie), VR Content Creator on YouTube
Rajeev Pureen, Business Development – Commercial VR, Intel Corp
Justin Roiland, Writer/Animator and Co-Creator of Rick and Morty
Taryn Southern, internet personality and founder of Tribe of Good
Reggie Watts, Comedian/Musician CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden and Netflix’s SPATIAL
“There aren’t enough ways to thank developers for their early investment in VR and sharing their experiences with us at Viveport,” said Rikard Steiber, President of Viveport and SVP Virtual Reality, HTC. “We want the VDAs to encourage creators to continue innovating and driving the VR industry forward, and through the Community Choice Award give our consumers a voice in recognizing their favourite VR apps.”
For the VDA Community Choice Award you can visit the Viveport Community Forum (http://community.viveport.com/) to check out the all the nominees and help one of them win a bonus $10,000 in recognition of their work. Public voting will be available on the forum today through 18th December, 2016.
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