Inaugural 2016 VR/AR Summit Vision Award Finalists Announced Including the Best and Brightest of the VR/AR World

English Français Deutsch Español Nederlands Italiano Polski Русский

 
Press Release

unity-logo

 
San Francisco, CA – January 13, 2016
 

Inaugural 2016 VR/AR Summit Vision Award
Finalists Announced
Including the Best and Brightest of the VR/AR World

– Judging the competition are VR/AR luminaries from Microsoft, Oculus, Sony, PTC, Unity Technologies, University of Southern California and UploadVR  –
 

As part of the inaugural Vision VR/AR Summit 2016, the finalists for the 2016 Vision Awards have been announced. The winners will be revealed at the Vision VR/AR Summit, taking place February 10-11 in Hollywood, CA.

Vision Award Finalists

The 2016 Vision VR/AR Awards recognize the most innovative virtual and augmented reality projects to date across eight categories, including Best Film/Interactive Story, Best AR experience, and Artistic Achievement, among others. The winners will be announced at the Vision Awards Ceremony taking place on February 10th, 2016 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, California. Hosted by Nonny de la Pena, senior research fellow at the University of Southern California, the ceremony will be preceded by a networking reception during which attendees will have an opportunity to ask finalists about their projects.

Winners will be selected by a distinguished panel of judges, including: Brandon Bray from Microsoft, Jed Ashforth from Sony, Chris Pruett from Oculus, Timoni West from Unity Technologies, Per Nielsen from PTC, and Will Mason from UploadVR.

The finalists are:

VISION INSPIRE AWARD

I Expect You to Die – Schell Games

Fantastic Contraption – Radial Games

Faster Than Light – Anomaly Productions

Honorable Mentions: Job Simulator, Lucid Trips – Whateverland, BRAVEMIND

BEST VR EXPERIENCE

Fantastic Contraption – Radial Games

Job Simulator – Owlchemy Labs

Thunderbird: The Legend Begins – Kai and Tony Davidson

Honorable Mentions: Classroom Aquatic, Apollo 11 VR, Modbox

BEST AR EXPERIENCE

Table Zombies – SRG United Solutions

Eleanor of Ayer – Gelly Bomb Games

Faster Than Light – Anomaly Productions

Honorable Mentions: Kraft Interactive Placemat, Clandestine: Anomaly

ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Technolust – IRIS VR Inc

SENS – Red Corner

Lucid Trips – Whateverland – Lucid Trips Team

Honorable Mentions: Jake and Tess’ Finding Monsters Adventure, Arizona Sunshine, Residential Condominium Architectural Simulation

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Modbox – Alientrap

Residential Condominium Architectural Simulation – Arch Virtual

EasyAR Engine – EasyAR

Honorable Mentions: Kraft Interactive Placemat, Fantastic Contraption,

BEST GAME

I Expect You to Die – Schell Games

Budget Cuts – Neat Corporation

Classroom Aquatic – Sunken Places

Honorable Mentions: Jake and Tess’ Finding Monsters Adventure, Adventure Time: Magic Man’s Head Games, Vanguard V

BEST FILM/INTERACTIVE STORY

Apollo 11 VR – Immersive VR Education

The Shoebox Diorama – Daniel Ernst

The Fabulous Journeys of Tess & Leonie

Honorable Mentions: Waves of Grace, Happyland360

BEST LIVE-ACTION EXPERIENCE

U2 Song for Someone – Chris Milk, U2, Universal Music Group, Vrse Inc., vrse.Works

Get Barreled in Tahiti – Rapid VR

Sinking – Maren Demant

Honorable Mentions: Waves of Grace, Imago

Hands-on Showcase & Exhibit Hall

Attendees will have the opportunity to demo new and award-winning experiences in the VR/AR Showcase, with four rooms of expertly curated content from around the globe. Across from the Showcase will be the exhibit hall with 25 exhibitors, giving attendees more opportunities to experience an array of content on the latest hardware.

Early bird passes are available through January 18, 2016 and can be purchased here. Additional Summit details can be found on the event website: www.visionsummit2016.com

About the 2016 Vision Virtual and Augmented Reality Summit

Designed for artists, engineers, programmers, designers, producers, and more, the Vision VR/AR Summit 2016 is a cross-industry event geared towards furthering the knowledge base of anyone developing virtual or augmented reality content.The inaugural 2016 Vision VR/AR Summit will be held at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, CA, February 10-11. Hosted by the brightest minds in the industry, the event showcases some of the most creative new projects the community has to offer, hands-on training for all levels and areas of expertise, as well as numerous networking opportunities. The event also features the new Vision Awards, which honor the most innovative virtual and augmented reality projects to date. For tickets and more information about the Summit and Vision Awards, visit www.visionsummit2016.com.                                       

About Unity Technologies
Unity Technologies is the creator of Unity, a flexible and high-performance end-to-end development platform used to create rich interactive 3D and 2D experiences. Unity’s powerful graphics engine and full-featured editor serve as the foundation to develop beautiful games or apps and easily bring them to multiple platforms: mobile devices, home entertainment systems, personal computers, and embedded systems. Unity also offers solutions and services for creating games, boosting productivity, and connecting with audiences including the Unity Asset Store, Unity Cloud Build, Unity Game Performance Reporting, Unity Ads, and Unity Everyplay. Unity Technologies serves over 700,000 monthly active developers including large publishers, indie studios, students and hobbyists around the globe. For more information, visit: http://unity3d.com.
 
 
Screenshots

Vision_Summit_logo_PR

 
Press contact
For all media/interview requests, contact Cosmocover:
unity@cosmocover.com
Tel: +33 (0) 184 200 104