Shortlist announced for VR Awards 2018

The VR Awards has announced it’s shortlist, recognising outstanding achievement in a variety of categories including VR experiences, LBE and innovation.

Competition in the location-based entertainment category is tough with many strong projects up for the VR Awards. 

The VOID’s Star Wars™: Secrets of the Empire is up for nomination with locations in Anaheim, Orlando, Las Vegas, and Glendale, after a successful completed run in London’s Westfield malls in partnership with Continuum Attractions.

For rides and attractions, Figment Productions has been nominated for its work on Kraken Unleashed, at SeaWorld Orlando. Figment recently announced the launch of its location-based entertainment experience Project Helix, which uses realistic avatars to create the most immersive guest experience to date.

In addition, Frontgrid’s new ride system ParadropVR™, the world’s first VR paragliding experience, is also up for consideration. Frontgrid have partnered with Simworx for the attraction, and with TEQ4 for distribution in the US.

Free-roam attractions like HOLOGATE and Neurogaming’s PolygonVR are in the running with Neurogaming also being nominated for their World of Tanks VR experience, bringing the video game to life in virtual reality.

For gaming, Kynoa, manufacturers of Coliseum Soccer VR, have been nominated. Players put on a VR headset and play on a real football table, bringing the game up and off the table.

For the VR Experience of the year category, nominations include Magnopus for Blade Runner 2049: Memory Lab, and Preloaded and BBC Worldwide for BBC Earth: Life in VR- California Coast.

The VR industry is growing at a huge rate, with many companies innovating to drive the technology forward. AI Solve, SpringboardVR and Neurogaming are among the companies nominated for Rising VR Company of the Year.

The VR Awards will be held 16th October 2018 in London at 8 Northumberland Avenue. Over 300 attendees will enjoy the reception, dinner, entertainment and awards ceremony. See the full list of nominations here.