The Academy of International Extended Reality (AIXR) is proud to celebrate another ground-breaking year of VR excellence with today’s announcement of the VR Awards 2022 Finalists. The nominees in line to potentially bring home a prestigious VR Award are some of the most distinctive, high-caliber submissions the Academy has seen in the history of the VR Awards. The Academy wishes the finalists all the luck as they enter this Year’s judging stage.

Summary:

  • Schell Games’ ‘I Expect You To Die 2: The Spy And The Liar’, Meta, Capcom and Armature Studio’s critically acclaimed ‘Resident Evil 4’ and Ramen VR’s ‘Zenith: The Last City’ are among the finalists running for VR Game of the Year 2022.
  • The ‘Pico Neo3 Link’, ‘Varjo Aero’, and ‘VIVE Flow’ will be battling for the title of VR Hardware of the Year 2022 and non-headset nominees like the ‘Maestro DK3’.
  • David Attenborough and Alchemy Immersive scored double nominations for VR Film of the Year with ‘First Life’ and ‘Kingdom of Plants’.

Partnership AIXR and Immersive Tech Week

The 6th International VR Awards, the largest international awards ceremony celebrating outstanding achievements in the virtual reality industry, has announced its finalists for 2022.

After hosting the last two editions of the VR Awards virtually, AIXR is proud to bring the ceremony and celebrations back to real life in collaboration with Immersive Tech Week in Rotterdam, Netherlands. AIXR recently announced a unique partnership which means that the 2022 ceremony will be held live in Rotterdam at the venue: de Doelen on 1st December 2022. The collaboration between the two events is significant as it will allow ITW and The VR Awards to reach more immersive enthusiasts and professionals from around the globe.

The VR Award’s expert judging panel will now deliberate over the finalists in preparation for the big night on 1st December 2022.

Tickets are now available! If you want to join the VR Award’s 2022 ceremony celebrating all things VR excellence, please click here to book your tickets.

The Finalists of The VR Awards 2022:

Below you find the finalists of the VR Awards 2022 per category.

VR Healthcare of the Year:

  • Born Studios Limited – The Forest of Resilience
  • Fresenius Medical Care – stay. safe MyTraining VR
  • FundamentalVR – Versius in VR: A FundamentalVR and CMR collaboration
  • Ghost Productions – Ghost VRSE II Surgical Simulation for Spineology’s Optimesh MIS
    Spinal Implant
  • Osso – Osso VR: Virtual Reality Training for Surgical Teams
  • PrecisionOS Technology – Virtual Reality Training for Doctors Doing Orthopedic
    Surgery in Low-resource Countries
  • SimX – Emergency Medicine Services (EMS) VR Simulation Training
  • Rendever – RendeverFit™
  • VR Medical – VR Medical

VR Education and Training of the Year

  • Avantis Systems – Avantis World
  • Digitalnauts – VBEE (Virtual Building Element Environment)
  • Fectar – Fectar MeetUp – work together in VR and AR – multi-user/multi-device
  • Flint Systems – Forklift VR training simulator
  • Immerse – The leading education metaverse platform
  • Ludus – LUDUS GLOBAL: TO INDUSTRY AND BEYOND
  • Make Real – Make Real Ltd / 55E5 / St James’ Place Wealth Management – Immersive
    Role Play
  • MEDIASQUAD GmbH – BRP-Rotax VR Safety Training
  • Nexefy Pty Ltd – The KiwiRail Infrastructure Programme
  • NextWave Safety Solutions, Inc. – Ladder Safety VR
  • Refense AG – Refense Advanced Tactical Training Simulator (ATTS)
  • Rezzil – Rezzil Index 2.0

VR Enterprise Solution of the Year

  • Accenture – Orchestra 1 – Supply Chain Control Tower of the Future in the Metaverse
  • Accenture GmbH (together with E.ON SE) – The Republic – The Community for
    Sustainability
  • Contact CI – Contact CI Haptic Integration: Lightweight VR Training Simulators Enabling
    High-Fidelity, Physics-Based Effects Within the Training Simulator
  • Dynepic – MOTAR (Member-Operations-Training-Analysis-Reports)
  • Immerse – Immerse Marketplace
  • Immersionn – Immersionn
  • Make Real Ltd – Make Real Ltd / Tunnelskills / CITB – VR Induction Suite
  • SEAT SA (SEAT & CUPRA) – Immersive Design Check (IMDCH)
  • Spinview – Spinview’s Vision OS for Global Media & Entertainment
  • Spinview – Spinview’s Vision OS for Transport for London
  • WaveFunction, Lda – Metaverse Car Showroom

VR Awards 2022 in Rotterdam
The VR Awards 2022 ceremony will be held in Rotterdam at the venue: de Doelen on 1st December 2022

VR Social Impact Award

  • Big Rock Creative and Microsoft – Microsoft Pride: Pride has no borders
  • Cooperative Innovations Ltd – Museum of Plastics 2121
  • DiVRse Technologies Ltd – LGBTQ+ VR Museum
  • Edstutia – Barnga: Social Impact in Virtual Reality
  • Found Object Media – The Future of Energy
  • Hope for Haiti – Inspiring Hope
  • Lucid Reality Labs – Seeing the Problem
  • Magika VRx – Hospice Savannah – SCAD – VR for Good: Transforming End-of-Life and
  • Palliative Care with VR
  • Naima Karim – The Anticipation of Rain
  • Upstream / Yazda / Surround Vision – Nobody’s Listening
  • Virti / Maudsley Learning – VR to tackle discrimination and inequality in mental health
    Care

Rising VR Company of the Year

  • Anotherway
  • Born Studios Limited
  • GeniusX Inc.
  • Shattered Lands
  • VR Future

Innovative VR Company of the Year

  • Andromeda Entertainment
  • ARuVR Ltd
  • Emerge
  • FundamentalVR
  • Future House Studios
  • Immerse
  • Magos
  • nDreams
  • NXRT
  • Owlchemy Labs
  • Rezzil
  • Sensorium
  • The Edge VR

VR Location-Based Entertainment of the Year

  • BackLight – Ascenders
  • Divr Labs – The Lost Lab
  • Emissive / Orange – Eternal Notre Dame
  • INFINITY Experiences – THE INFINITE
  • Museum of Future Experiences – Gnosis
  • Red Bull – Red Bull The Edge Matterhorn VR
  • Red Raion / Loveland Living Planet Aquarium – The Ecosystem Exploration Craft &
    Observatory (EECO) Voyager
  • SPREE Interactive – Battery Powered VR Bumper Cars
  • Universal Studios Japan, Osaka – Monster Hunter World: Iceborne XR Walk
  • VIRTUAL ZONE NEXUS SL – Dead Mansion
  • VIRTUAL ZONE NEXUS SL – INVASION
  • XR Immersive Tech – UNCONTAINED Hyper-Immersive VR™

VR Marketing Campaign of the Year

  • canVERSE – Arksen 85 Digital Twin
  • INVIDAR – Milwaukee HUB
  • MyDearest, Inc. – Project: Gathering
  • NEKONATA XR TECHNOLOGIES GMBH – XQ Avatar by NXRT
  • Philips – The Wonder of You

VR Film of the Year

  • Alchemy Immersive – David Attenborough’s First Life
  • Alchemy Immersive – Kingdom of Plants with David Attenborough
  • Atlas V, Arte France, BBC, Serendipity, PTS Taiwan, Wild Fang Films, GIIOI – Missing Pictures
  • Baobab Studios – Namoo
  • CityLights – Experience Yosemite
  • Fluffy Cactus – Diagnosia
  • Infinite Frame Media – The Choice
  • New Canvus – Lustration
  • TARGO – Surviving 9/11
  • Virtual and Physical Media Integration Association of Taiwan – Samsara

VR Experience of the Year

  • Really Interactive – Virtuoso
  • Film Addict – Le Bal de Paris de Blanca Li
  • Hakawati Studio – Wamdah | Journey to the future
  • Interactive Media Foundation – MYRIAD. Where we connect. | VR Experience
  • Meta Platforms Inc. – Post Malone’s Twelve Carat Toothache: A VR Experience
  • Meta, ARTE France, BFI; Archer’s Mark, Atlas V – On The Morning You Wake (To the
    End of the World)
  • Schell Games – Lost Recipes
  • SENSORIUM – Out-of-This-World Experiences
  • The MetaMovie – The MetaMovie Presents: Alien Rescue
  • YORD – LifeboardVR | YORD

VR Awards 2022 are organized by AIXR in collaboration with Immersive Tech Week
VR Awards 2022 are organized by AIXR in collaboration with Immersive Tech Week

VR Hardware of the Year

  • Contact CI – Maestro DK3
  • Emerge Inc – Emerge Wave-1
  • Pico – Pico Neo3 Link
  • Varjo – Varjo Aero
  • Vive – VIVE Flow
  • Vrgineers Inc. – XTAL™ 3 Mixed Reality

VR Game of the Year

  • AEXLAB – VAIL VR
  • AMATA K.K. – The Tale of Onogoro
  • Fast Travel Games AB – Cities: VR
  • ILMxLAB – Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge – Last Call
  • Meta / Capcom / Armature Studios – Resident Evil 4
  • Mighty Eyes – Wanderer
  • Miru Studio – Finger Gun
  • Neat Corp – Garden of the Sea
  • POLYARC GAMES – Moss: Book II
  • Ramen VR – Zenith: The Last City
  • Ready at Dawn / Meta – Lone Echo II
  • Schell Games – I Expect You To Die 2: The Spy And The Liar
  • Vertigo Games – After the Fall

Click here for the complete list of finalists on the VR Awards website.

About VR Awards

The VR Awards is at the center of recognition and celebration of outstanding achievements in VR. Combined with year-round international initiatives, the VR Awards brings an evening of recognizing VR excellence through premium red-carpet moments to gather the world’s most influential names in immersive technology. All to commemorate the greatest VR achievements of the year. The VR Awards is an unmissable awards ceremony for all professionals from various industries worldwide. AIXR’s independent Steering Board oversees the VR Awards.

About AIXR

Internationally, AIXR identifies, celebrates, and exemplifies the best in immersive technology. By connecting people, projects, and knowledge AIXR enables growth, nurtures talent, and develops standards, bringing wider public awareness and understanding to virtual and augmented reality industries. Officially founded in 2019, AIXR now boasts over 125 company members, supports a growing network of over 12,000 people internationally, and works across North America, Europe, and Asia.

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