Official Shortlist Selection for the 2018 VR Awards Unveiled

The VR Awards 2018 take place in October.

In March the VR Awards opened up its annual nominations looking to fill 12 categories with the latest and greatest from the world of virtual reality (VR). Of course there was plenty to choose from and now the category shortlists have been revealed.

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While some categories don’t hold too many surprises – reading like a greatest library selection – others do have a few interesting choices. Here are the 12 categories once again, this time with their shortlists:

  • VR Headset of the Year
    • HTC – Vive Pro
    • Oculus – Go
    • VRgineers Inc. – VRHero 5K Plus
    • HTC – Vive Focus
  • VR Game of the Year
  • VR Experience of the Year
    • REWIND – Silicon Valley: Inside The Hacker Hostel
    • Framestore – A Moon For All Mankind
    • Magnopus – Coco VR
    • Magnopus – Blade Runner 2049: Memory Lab
    • Preloaded and BBC Worldwide – BBC Earth: Life in VR – California Coast
    • Tomorrow Never Knows – The Day The World Changed
    • Flight School – Manifest 99
    • Framestore – Sky4DVR
    • Human Interact – Starship Commander
    • Interactive Media Foundation gGmbHl – Ulm Stories – The Dream of Flying
    • NextVR – NBA League Pass in NextVR: 2017-2018 Regular Season
  • VR Film of the Year
    • Baobab Studios – Asteroids!
    • ILMxLAB – CARNE y ARENA
    • Pink Kong Studios – Aurora Room
    • One Films – The Committee
    • Lucid Dreams Productions – The Sun Ladies
    • Olympic Channel & Jaunt – Trending Gold
    • Vision3 – My Africa
    • NSC Creative – Vestige
    • FoxNext VR Studio – Isle of Dogs Behind the Scenes (in Virtual Reality)
    • TopDogVR – Speed Kills VR
  • VR Marketing of the Year
    • ILMxLAB – Star Wars: Droid Repair Bay
    • Flight School – GMC Rangeland Derby VR
    • BackLight – L’Oreal / Diesel Only the Brave
    • Pebble Studios – Pebble Studios: DuckTales | 360° Adventure: The Lost Key of Tralla La
    • Magnopus – Coco VR
    • Somewhere Else – Delicatessen
    • GrandPano – SPP – SMART HOME
    • Magnopus – Blade Runner 2049: Memory Lab
    • Welcomm (working together with Bravo!/Plato Reality) – Melbourne, meet your new train
    • TAKELEAP – IKEA Virtual Reality Store
    • Audi and ZeroLIght – Audi VR Experience
  • Rising VR Company of the Year Innovative VR Company of the Year
    • Flight School
    • SpringboardVR
    • VRgineers Inc.
    • Fast Travel Games AB
    • Neurogaming Limited
    • Cooperative Innovations
    • Anzu.io
  • VR Social Impact Award
    • Striker VR
    • Ultrahaptics
    • Pixvana
    • Spinview
    • AiSolve
    • TAKELEAP
    • Human Interact
    • Visbit Inc.
    • Flipside
    • Gravity Sketch
  • VR Architecture & Real Estate of the Year VR Education & Training of the Year
    • Schell Games – HoloLAB Champions
    • MEL Science – MEL Chemistry VR
    • Elara Systems – Alcon Virtual Eye Experience
    • ITI, United Rentals, & Serious Labs – VR Crane & Equipment Operator Training Simulator Suite
    • Alliander – Alliander Virtual Platform
    • VR Factory – Bartender VR Simulator
    • MEDIASQUAD Medienentwicklungs- und Vertriebs-GmbH – Pharmaceutical Line Clearance VR Training
    • FarBridge, Inc. – MasterWorks: Journey Through History
  • VR Healthcare of the Year
    • Elara Systems – Alcon Virtual Eye Experience
    • Medis Media – 3D Organon VR Anatomy – Enterprise edition
    • VRHealth – First Certified VR Medical Device Company in the world
    • Rescape Innovation Ltd – DR.VR
    • Infinite MR – Cigna Peak Challenge
    • INFINITE MIXED REALITY – INFINITY HOUSE
    • Virti – Virti
    • appliedVR – EaseVR
    • NUMENA Virtual Reality Architects – B. Braun Spine Days
  • Out-of-Home VR Entertainment of the Year
    • ILMxLAB – Star Wars™: Secrets of the Empire
    • Figment Productions – Kraken Unleashed, SeaWorld Orlando
    • Framestore – A Moon For All Mankind
    • BackLight – Eclipse
    • Neurogaming Limited – World of Tanks VR
    • HOLOGATE – HOLOGATE
    • Kynoa – Koliseum Soccer VR
    • Neurogaming Limited – PolygonVR
    • Frontgrid – ParadropVR
  • VR Social Impact Award
    • ILMxLAB – CARNE y ARENA
    • The Distillery – What Will Your Day Bring?
    • Flight School – Evolution of Testicles
    • The Guardian Media Group – The Party – A virtual experience of autism
    • Virtual Dream Foundation – Virtual Dream
    • CNN – Global Warning – Arctic Melt
    • VISYON – Window to our World
    • VR CITY – Malaria: Life on the frontline
    • Animal Equality – The Dairy Industry in 360 Degrees
  • VR Architecture and Real Estate of the Year
    • GrandPano – ALL in ONE VR for architecture
    • Virtual Worlds – Virtual Worlds 4D Theatre
    • Overstruct – Overstruct
    • Nanopixel – Bostoen – Creating your dream house before it’s even built

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The VR Awards 2018 take place in London, UK, on 16th October. Tickets are still available with standard early bird prices per person going for £155 + VAT until 14th August. For any further updates from the VR Awards, keep reading VRFocus.

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