Today is Unity’s Vision Summit in Los Angeles. The event is a chance for the 3D visuals company to focus on its support for the VR/AR industry and encourage creators to develop using its tools. The show also includes an awards portion and this year one of the top honors is going to a familiar face.
Superhot VR has been awarded Best Game at the Vision Awards. This is a nice feather in the cap of a game that VR users have come to adore since its release on Oculus Rift with Touch late last year. Runners up for the honor included Vertigo’s Arizona Sunshine and Virtual Virtual Reality from Tender Claws.
Superhot VR is an action/puzzle hybrid with a unique time control mechanic. The flow of time is tied directly to your movements so if you stand completely still everything around you freezes. This includes your enemies and the bullets they may or may not be firing at you. Once you move time moves so careful positioning and calculated motions are key in this experience.
The complete list of Vision Award winners is as follows:
Best Game – Superhot VR (SUPERHOT Team)
Best Cinematic VR – Zero Days VR (Scatter)
Best 360 Video – MIYUBI (Felix & Paul Studios, in collaboration with Funny or Die)
Artistic Achievement Award – Chocolate (Tyler Hurd)
Technical Achievement Award – Ghostbusters: Dimension (The Void and Hyper Reality)
Narrative Achievement Award – Zero Days VR (Scatter)
Best AR Experience – ProtoSpace (NASA)
Best VR Experience – ASTEROIDS! (Baobab Studios)
Social Impact Award – Out of Exile: Daniel’s Story (Emblematic Group, Atrevida Productions, True Colors Fund)
In a statement, Unity celebrated all of its award winners and nominees:
This year’s selection showcases the continued growth and maturation of VR, AR, and MR content by highlighting advancements with narrative, artistic, and technical achievements. From games to 360 videos to a variety of experiences that defy traditional categorization, these finalists were chosen because they are exceptional examples of virtual and augmented reality content.
Congratulations to Superhot Team and all of this year’s winners.