A total of 25 new web-based VR projects have been lined up for next week’s New View Awards in Tokyo, Japan.
The New View Awards highlight VR experiences focused around fashion, culture and art, showcasing projects created on web-based development and publishing platform, Styly, developed by Psychic VR Lab.
You can check out some of the finalists now just through your browser, and there are some really interesting picks from developers all over the globe. We particularly like this unique take on Japanese manga, which has you navigating a virtual world in which panels of a story overlay certain locations. Intersubjectivity, meanwhile, boasts impressively lush visuals for a web-based VR project, though it gets a bit trippy to say the least.
Elsewhere, Piece of String showcases an impressive degree of photogrammetry and Tsukumo offers an authentic exploration of Japanese culture and history. If you want to see them all in VR, you can also download the free Steam app right here. The company also recently published an AR app on iOS and Android.
A Gold Award totaling $20,000 will be given to one winner. Three runners-up will also receive $5,000. Styly will also be hosting a VR exhibition at the new Shibuya PARCO building from December 14 – 22, where you can see these sorts of experiences for yourself.
The awards take place on December 15. We’ll bring you coverage of the winners, and look out for some of these projects to pop up in our next episode of the VR Culture Show!
Disclosure: UploadVR is a media partner for the New View Awards and will be attending the ceremony with accommodation paid for by the awards.