If you’re looking for great VR experiences start with the Proto Awards honoree list

by Ian Hamilton • August 24th, 2015

The Proto Awards has named its list of honorees for its second Oscars-esque awards ceremony on Sept. 22, which is the night before Oculus Connect 2. The list amounts to a greatest hits of virtual reality experiences created and released over the last year. So, if you’re looking for interesting companies and experiences to check out, start with these. It is not a complete list of all the best VR experiences, however, as people had to submit their experiences to be considered. The awards are organized by the same people who put together VRLA and its massive meetup event which is taking place Aug. 29 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The full list of honorees and the categories are below. It will be fascinating to come back to this list next year and the year after that, after consumer VR has launched, to see what has become of these companies and the talented individuals who were building experiences before people could buy consumer VR products.

Best Graphical User Interface

Skyworld by Vertigo Games

VRMT: VR Worldbuilder by Defective Studios

Virtual Desktop by Guy Godin

World of Comenius by Tomáš “Frooxius” Mariančík

Best Art Direction

The Gallery: Emberstone Teaser by Cloudhead Games

Lucky’s Tale by Playful, Inc.

Surge by Arjan van Meerten

Technolust by Iris VR

theBlu: Encounter by WEVR

Best Live Action Experience

Inside The Box of Kurios by Felix & Paul Studios

Insurgent Shatter Reality GearVR by Kite & Lightning

Vrideo

Wild – The Experience by 20th Century Fox

Best Interaction Design

Crystal Rift by Psytec Games

The Gallery: Emberstone Teaser by Cloudhead Games

I Expect You To Die by Schell Games

Job Simulator by Owlchemy Labs

World of Comenius by Tomáš “Frooxius” Mariančík

Best Social Experience

Convrge by Shawn Whiting

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes by Steel Crate Games

SteamCrew VR by Aurelien Kerbeci

Vice News VR: Millions March by VRSE

Best Score

Lunadroid 237 HD by Unello Design

Playhead by Innerspace VR

Surge by Arjan van Meerten

Welcome to Oculus by Trey Davis

Best Sound Deisgn

Insurgent Shatter Reality GearVR by Kite & Lightning

Playhead by Innerspace VR

Tactera by E McNeill

Technolust by Iris VR

theBlu: Encounter by WEVR

Best Gameplay

I Expect You To Die by Schell Games

Job Simulator by Owlchemy Labs

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes by Steel Crate Games

Lucky’s Tale by Playful, Inc.

Tactera by E McNeill

Best Educational Experience

Clouds Over Sidra bt VRSE

Neos: The Universe by NeosVR

Rapid Fire: A brief history of flight by Studio Transcendent

World of Comenius by Tomáš “Frooxius” Mariančík

theBlu VR by WEVR

Best Mobile Experience

The Fifth Sleep – Short by Innerspace VR

Insurgent Shatter Reality GearVR by Kite & Lightning

Neos: The Universe by NeosVR

SteamCrew VR by Aurelien Kerbeci

theBlu VR by WEVR

Best Student Experience

ElemenTerra by Max Pittsley

Ghosts Of Hogwarts by Gregoire Davenas

Lollihop by Samuli Jääskeläinen

Nighttime Terror by Daniel Pots

Virtual Cell Classroom by Emily Donald

Best Independent Experience

Job Simulator by Owlchemy Labs

Tactera by E McNeill

Virtual Desktop by Guy Godin

Vox Machinae by Space Bullet Dynamics Corporation

Most Transportive

Convrge by Shawn Whiting

The Gallery: Emberstone Teaser by Cloudhead Games

I Expect You To Die by Schell Games

Technolust by Iris VR

Best Innovative

ElemenTerra by Max Pittsley

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes by Steel Crate Games

Surgeon Simulator by Bossa Studios

VRMT: VR Worldbuilder by Defective Studios

Virtual Desktop by Guy Godin

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