Starting in 2016, the annual VRCORE Awards held in Shanghai, China help to celebrate not only homegrown content but virtual reality (VR) experiences from across the world. This week the VRCORE Awards has now opened submissions for entries across a range of categories.
For this year’s awards there will be a total of 15 awards to be given out, covering films, videogames, location-based entertainment (LBE), mobile, augmented reality (AR) and more.
The categories are:
- VRCORE Award
- Best Game
- Best Movie
- Best Industry Content
- Best Creative
- Most Business Potential
- Best Art (PC/Console)
- Best Audio (PC/Console)
- Best Interactive (PC/Console)
- Best Narrative (PC/Console)
- Best LBE
- Best Mobile Game
- Best Mobile Industry Content
- Best AR Content
- Best Mobile Interactive
Submissions are easy, simply head to the official website and fill out the relevant details with seemingly no cost to pay – some, like the UK’s VR Awards in June, requires a £149 + VAT entry fee per nomination. Submissions are open until 31st August with all the entries being reviewed across September – October for the awards ceremony in November.
In 2018 the VRCORE Awards gave Polyarc’s puzzle adventure Moss the highly coveted VRCORE Award, with Best Game going to Nostos from Netease Games. Best Film went to Buddy VR by Redrover, Wangli-Tech won Best Application with OTO mental health improvement system and Best Innovation went to Hello Kitty AR Park by Mirrorkey.
The other 2018 winners were:
Best Interaction – Contractors – Caveman
Best Art – Seeking Dawn – Multiverse
Best Audio – Shennong – Pinta Studio
Best Creative – ViSP – Virtual Space Port – Visper Games
Most Popular Arcade – Death Fire 2.0 – Watermelon VR
Best Mobile Game – Pitpat Plan – Chesstar Studio
Best Mobile Non-Game – OTO mental health improvement system – Wangli-Teck
Best Mobile Interaction – Pitpat Plan – Chesstar Studio
Best Mobile Creative – Starbear Taxi – Funktronic Labs
Best AR Game – HelloKittyARPark – Mirrorkey
Best AR Application – Guardiaun Grischun – Apelab
Best AR Business Content – DJ AR Interaction of Budweiser – Kivisense Technology
The awards are just one part of VRCORE, a VR developer community in China which acts as a hub for developers and partners at home and abroad to communicate and cooperate with China’s hardware manufacturers, distribution platforms and capital. As further details regarding the award submissions are released VRFocus will let you know.