Oculus Quest takes home VR Hardware of the Year, A Fisherman’s Tale for VR Game of the Year and more.
London, UK – 11 November 2019
AIXR, the independent not-for-profit trade body for immersive industries, have announced their 2019 winners for their third annual VR Awards ceremony in central London.
With over 500 nominations received internationally, 103 finalists went before a jury of 80 expert judges undergoing a rigorous judging process. This evening’s events now feature the following 13 exceptional winners:
VR Hardware of the Year:
Quest – Oculus
VR Game of the Year:
A Fisherman’s Tale – Innerspace VR & ARTE France
VR Experience of the Year:
Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series – Episode I – ILMxLAB & Oculus Studios
VR Film of the Year:
Wolves in the Walls: It’s All Over – Fable Studio, Third Rail Projects & Oculus Story Studio
VR Marketing of the Year:
Oasis Pocket Adventure: The Infrunite Slide – Backlight, Orangina Suntory & Marcel
Rising VR Company of the Year:
Innovative VR Company of the Year:
VR Education of the Year:
Working at Height – Vodafone & Make Real
VR Healthcare of the Year:
Fundamental Surgery (FS) – Fundamental Surgery
Out-of-home VR Entertainment of the Year:
War Remains – MWM Immersive & Flight School Studio
VR Social Impact Award:
The 100% – Maggie’s Story – Springbok Entertainment
VR Enterprise Solution of the Year:
VIROO: Virtualware Immersive Room – Virtualware
VR Lifetime Achievement Award by Accenture:
John Carmack was awarded the honour of the first VR Lifetime Achievement Award in collaboration with Accenture for his work in virtual reality, such as his work on the original Oculus Rift and continued support and work ethic in the virtual reality industry. Carmack is currently CTO at Oculus and accepted the award with a video from his office in the USA.
The ceremony was hosted by Foxdog, at 8 Northumberland Avenue, London and included big names such as Oculus, HTC, Disney, Sony, Facebook, Lloyds Banking Group, ILMxLAB, University of Leeds, Ubisoft Blue Byte, Vertigo Studios, Accenture, BDO, Deloitte, and many more.
Red carpet highlights, backstage interviews with all the winners, clips of the nominated projects and all the latest images from the night’s events will become available at https://vrawards.aixr.org/.