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VR Awards Take Place Next Week, Tickets and Event Info Inside

The annual VR Awards organised by the Academy of International Extended Reality (AIXR) has become one of the most prestigious on the calendar with the fifth edition due to take place next week. Due to the success of the virtual awards held in 2020 due to the pandemic, AIXR will once again be hosting the VR Awards online as well as a physical event in London, UK. VRFocus has all the details of how to attend and enjoy this innovative event.

The VR Awards 2021 is comprised of 12 categories covering the breadth of the XR industry, with all the winners selected by an expert panel of industry judges. All apart from the VR Game of the Year and VR Social Influencer of the Year which was open to public voting during September.

If you love a good awards show then the easiest way to enjoy the event next Thursday is via AltspaceVR. AIXR teamed up with the VR platform to create a whole new showcase that is entirely free to attend but you do need to book. Simply head to the VR Awards ticket section and choose the consumer option to attend the live ceremony, viewable via compatible VR headsets like Oculus Quest 2, HTC Vive and Valve Index. You’ll need an AltspaceVR account, of course, with the app freely available to download from Steam or the Oculus store.

Or for those who like the more personal, in-person approach tickets are still available for the event with prices starting from £79 GBP per person. More beneficial for those within the XR industry, it’ll be a chance for attendees to network and actually chat face to face, a rare situation only a few months ago.

“Last year brought about an extraordinary virtual celebration of the advances made in virtual reality across what was a highly unusual twelve months. Despite the constraints that COVID-19 presented, it is evident that innovation and progress in delivering virtual reality to all has not been hindered and we are looking forward to continuing to produce another ground-breaking award show to elevate VR experiences as the new normal,” said Daniel Colaianni, Chief Executive of AIXR in a statement.

VR Awards Finalists

VR Healthcare of the Year

  • BroadAR – Smell Revived
  • Health Scholars – Saving Kid’s Lives: VR Training for Pediatric Emergencies
  • Khora – The Challenge Project
  • Make Real Ltd – Make Real & NHS Blood Transplant – Aseptic Technique VR
  • NUMENA GmbH – SSI VR
  • Osso VR – Osso VR – Cinematic VR Surgical Training Platform]
  • SimX, Inc. – Elsevier Simulation Learning System (SLS) VR Curriculum
  • Tandem Marketing Communications – See again! – FundamentalVR partnership with Novartis, delivering groundbreaking Ocular Gene Therapy VR Simulation
  • Untold Games – Daily- act software: VR serious game for the evaluation and rehabilitation of the neuropsychological patients

VR Education and Training of the Year

  • Breakpoint One GmbH – VR Plant Journey
  • Haggai Goldfarb Consulting – Project Origami: “The Magic of Flight”
  • Make Real Ltd – Make Real & Severn Trent – Coaching VR
  • NORCAT – Vale VR
  • Orka – DHL Reach Truck Simulator
  • PsychIc VR Lab Co.ltd – NEWVIEW SCHOOL
  • StudioCOIN – Forum VR-Artists of OZ
  • Techno Brave Asia Ltd. & Eminent Air (Thailand) Co., Ltd. – Virtual Air Condition Installation
  • VR Inn – Virtual Reality training for container glass manufacturers

VR Enterprise Solution of the Year

  • Arthur – Arthur
  • Entropia sdn. Bhd – TM One XR City: Immersive Opportunities
  • Light&Shadows – Stipple
  • Make Real Ltd – Skill Shield – Make Real and Keltbray
  • Masters of Pie – Hyperbat – World’s First VR Design Review over 5G
  • Orka – Virtual Shipyard – Strathclyde University Department of NAOME
  • Spinview – Alveso Train Depot

VR Social Impact Award

  • Accenture – AVEnueS – Race Equity in Child Welfare
  • Gain Productions Inc. – MINDFUL VR
  • Geometry Ogilvy Japan – Shibuya Virtual Halloween
  • GRX Immersive Labs – POV: Points of View
  • Rendever – RendeverLive™
  • Sentireal Ltd – SiteIT
  • Sunshine Sachs – Suicide Prevention (Ready VR)

Rising VR Company of the Year

  • Emperia
  • EVOKE Studios
  • Lost Horizon
  • triple A code GmbH
  • Unlocked Reality

Innovative VR Company of the Year

  • Cleanbox Technology
  • DARK BAY GmbH
  • eyeora VR
  • InnerspaceVR
  • Resolution Games
  • SENSORIUM
  • Virtualware
  • Yarn Corporation

Out-of-home VR Entertainment of the Year

  • Backlight Studio – Icecube Protocol
  • DIVR Labs – Meet the Dinosaurs
  • Figment Productions Ltd. – Current, Rising
  • INCARNA STUDIOS – Incarna Adventure
  • meetspaceVR – meetspaceVR: We blow minds!
  • Secret Location – Blasters of the Universe: Infinity Forever
  • Secret Location – Paranormal Pest Patrol
  • Ubisoft Düsseldorf – Prince of Persia: The Dagger of Time

VR Marketing of the Year

  • Accenture – D-Wave Advantage Showcase
  • Geometry Ogilvy Japan – Shibuya Virtual Halloween
  • HIKKY Co., Ltd. – Virtual Market 5
  • HIKKY Co., Ltd. – VR Boatshow: Toyota Marine World
  • IMMERSIVECAST – Vraum – Car configuration app
  • Renacens Sistemas SL – The Emirates VR Experience

VR Film of the Year

  • 3DAR – Paper Birds
  • Alchemy Immersive – Micro Monsters with David Attenborough
  • Diversion cinema – Strands of mind
  • Idontloveyouanymore – To Miss The Ending
  • Mecal – Symphony
  • National Film Board of Canada – Agence

VR Experience of the Year

  • 4DR Studios – Future Static
  • ATLAS V – Madrid Noir
  • Big Rock Creative – BRCvr
  • Couzin Films & Les Produits Frais – The Passengers
  • Head, Festivals and Audience Development – The Book of Distance
  • Lost Eagle Studios – Getting Lost With Luke In Nature
  • Nowheremedia – Kusunda VR
  • SENSORIUM – LAUNCH FIRST PERFORMING AI DJ

VR Hardware of the Year

  • Facebook – Oculus Quest 2
  • HP – HP Reverb G2 Omnicept Edition
  • HTC – VIVE Focus 3
  • Pico Interactive Europe SL – Pico Neo 3 Pro
  • Varjo – XR-3
  • Vrgineers – XTAL Mixed Reality Module

VR Game of the Year

  • Archiact – DOOM 3: VR Edition
  • Electronic Arts Inc. – Star Wars: Squadrons
  • ILMxLAB – Star Wars/ Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge
  • Joy Way – STRIDE
  • MyDearest Inc. – ALTDEUS: Beyond Chronos
  • MWM Interactive – Maskmaker
  • PotamWorks – Smash Drums
  • Resolution Games – Demeo
  • VR Factory Games Sp. z o.o. – Horror Bar VR
  • Wanadev – Ragnaröck
  • Wevr – Gnomes & Goblins
  • XR Games – Zombieland VR: Headshot Fever

The fifth VR Awards will be held on 18th November 2021 both digitally and in-person. For further updates from AIXR, keep reading VRFocus.

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