2018 VR Award Nominations Highlight Skyrim, Beat Saber, Coco, And More

by David Jagneaux • July 12th, 2018

Nominations are in for the 2018 VR Awards which is put on by VR Bound and judged by an expert panel. As of today there’s a shortlist of nominees for 12 different categories including headset of the year, VR game of the year, and even best marketing.

Last year marked the first-ever VR Awards with Rift taking home best headset and Raw Data securing VR game of the year — among a long list of winners. Comparatively, for UploadVR’s 2017 awards, we selected the Samsung Odyssey and Lone Echo/Echo Arena respectively as our winners for those categories.

Here are this year’s nominees:

VR Headset of the Year Nominees

HTC – Vive Pro

Oculus – Go

VRgineers Inc. – VRHero 5K Plus

HTC – Vive Focus

VR Game of the Year Nominees

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 (currently unreleased)

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 Nominees

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 Nominees

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 Nominees

ILMxLAB – Star Wars™: Droid Repair Bay

Flight School and Momentum Worldwide – 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 Nominees

Flight School

SpringboardVR

VRgineers Inc.

Fast Travel Games AB

Neurogaming Limited

Cooperative Innovations

Anzu.io

Innovative VR Company of the Year Nominees

Striker VR

Ultrahaptics

Pixvana

Spinview

AiSolve

TAKELEAP

Human Interact

Visbit Inc.

Flipside

Gravity Sketch

VR Education of the Year Nominees

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 Nominees

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 Nominees

ILMxLAB and The VOID  – 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 Nominees

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 Nominees

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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