It is becoming more common to see virtual reality (VR) videogames and experiences be recognised in awards ceremonies. As the sector grows and the technology develops, it will hopefully become commonplace to see prestigious awards going to VR experiences such as the BAFTA received by David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef Dive VR, or the German Computer Game Award received by Robinson: The Journey.
The sci-fi adventure title by Crytek was awarded Best Presentation during the Computer Game Awards on 26th April 2017. The German Computer Game Awards are known to celebrate high-quality videogames and winners are selected by a panel of industry experts. Regarding Robinson: The Journey, the jury had this to say: “Robinson: The Journey is a VR game with a very high level of technical and aesthetic development and with hours of play-time, intuitive controls, a flexible narrative structure, and high audio-visual quality.”
The German government has expressed praise for the growth in the videogame sector in Germany: “We are experiencing a new level of quality in the German games industry,” German Federal Minister for Transport and Digital Infrastructure Alexander Dobrindt said of the year’s award candidates. “Our developers are important drivers of technological innovation.”
Robinson: The Journey puts players in the role of Robin, a boy stranded on an alien world inhabited by dinosaur-like creatures. Robin faces a struggle to survive the alien environment, solving puzzles and finding secrets with only AI companion HIGS along to help. The title was originally launched for the PlayStation VR, though later got support for the Oculus Rift.
VRFocus will bring you further news on award-winning VR titles as it becomes available.