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Inaugural Vision VR/AR Awards doled out

Thunderbird named Best VR Experience, Eleanor of Ayer takes Best AR award

Game conferences and awards shows tend to be paired together like VR and AR, so it makes sense that the inaugural Vision VR/AR Summit hosted its own Vision VR/AR Awards show last night. The event was hosted by USC senior research fellow Nonny de la Pena, with finalist for the eight awards determined by a panel of judges including representation from Microsoft, Sony, Oculus, Unity, and more.

The full list of winners and runners-up follows below. In each category, the winner's name is in italics.

Vision Inspire Award

  • I Expect You to Die - Schell Games
  • Fantastic Contraption - Northway Games & Radial Games
  • Faster Than Light - Anomaly Productions

Best VR Experience

  • Thunderbird: The Legend Begins - Innvervision Games
  • Fantastic Contraption - Northway Games & Radial Games
  • Job Simulator - Owlchemy Labs

Best AR Experience

  • Eleanor of Ayer - Gelly Bomb Games
  • Faster Than Light - Anomaly Productions
  • Table Zombies - SRG United Solutions

Technical Achievement Award

  • Modbox - Alientrap
  • EasyAR Engine - EasyAR
  • Residential Condominium - Architectural Simulation

Artistic Achievement Award

  • Technolust - IRIS VR Inc
  • Lucid Trips - Whateverland - VR Nerds/Lucid Trips Team
  • SENS - Red Corner

Best Game

  • Budget Cuts - Neat Corporation
  • Classroom Aquatic - Sunken Places
  • I Expect You to Die - Schell Games

Best Film/Interactive Story

  • Apollo 11 VR - Immersive VR Education
  • The Fabulous Journeys of Teo & Leonie - Kenzan Studios
  • The Shoebox Diorama - Daniel Ernst

Best Live-Action Experience

  • U2 Song for Someone - Vrse, Chris Milk, U2, Apple, Universal Music Group
  • Get Barreled in Tahiti with Samsung Gear VR - Rapid VR
  • Sinking - Maren Demant

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