Official Shortlist Selection for the 2018 VR Awards Unveiled

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.

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

Bethesda Softworks – Fallout 4 VR
Bethesda Softworks – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
Beat Games – Beat Saber
Survios Inc. – Sprint Vector
Ready At Dawn – Lone Echo / Echo Arena
Hidden Path Entertainment – Brass Tactics
Vertical Robot – Red Matter
VRWERX – Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul
ARVORE Immersive Experiences – Pixel Ripped 1989
inXile Entertainment – The Mage’s Tale
Cloudhead Games Ltd. – The Gallery – Episode 2: Heart of the Emberstone
Electric Hat Games – TO THE TOP
nDreams – Shooty Fruity

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
Cohn & Wolfe – 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

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.

Source: Official Shortlist Selection for the 2018 VR Awards Unveiled