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Winners Announced for VR Awards 2019

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11 Nov 2019 | 1 min read

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:

Fable Studio

Innovative VR Company of the Year:

Emblematic group

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

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

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About the author:

AIXR is an independent, community first, not for profit organisation that exists to support individuals and companies of all sizes as the International trade body for immersive technology industries. AIXR or, The Academy of International Extended Reality, hosts the VR Awards annually. AIXR’s mission is to support individuals and companies in the immersive industry by endorsing, inspiring, and enabling innovators through removing barriers to entry and connecting a diverse collection of trades together.

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