The VR Awards Announce 2022 Finalists


The prestigious VR ceremony returns with a live in-person event in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

For the past six years, the Academy of International Extended Reality (AIXR) has been recognizing incredible ground-breaking milestones in the VR industry with its annual VR Awards. Past winners have included hardware such as the Meta Quest 2 headset, social media influencers like Thrillseeker, and VR experiences including ILMxLAB’s Secrets of the Empire and Wolves in the Walls from Fable Studio.

This year’s awards promise to be even bigger. Schell Games’ I Expect You To Die 2: The Spy And The Liar’, Armature Studio’s critically-acclaimed Resident Evil 4 VR, and Ramen VR’s Zenith: The Last City are just a few of the finalists looking to walk away with the top spot. Meanwhile, the Pico Neo3 Link, Varjo Aero, and VIVE Flow will be duking it out for the title of VR Hardware of the Year 2022 along with non-headset nominees like the Maestro DK3.

Credit: AIXR

This year, the VR Awards returns as a live in-person event in collaboration with Immersive Tech Week (ITW) in Rotterdam, the Netherlands at the de Doelen concert hall on December 1st. This partnership will allow both ITW and The VR Awards the unique opportunity to expand their reach in the global immersive community.

With that said, let’s just dive into this year’s finalists!

Credit: FundamentalVR

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 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 – Immerse
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

Credit: WaveFunction, Lda

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 – Make Real Ltd / Tunnelskills / CITB – VR Induction Suite
SEAT S.A. (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 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 – Nobody’s Listening
Virti – VR to tackle discrimination and inequality in mental health care

Credit: GeniusX

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 – 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

Credit: MyDearest

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

Fast Travel Games AB – 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

Credit: HTC

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
Vertigo Games – After the Fall
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

Credit: AIXR

You can also find the list of finalists on the VR Awards website

If you want to join the VR Award’s 2022 ceremony to celebrate all things VR excellence then please book your tickets here

Feature Image Credit: Dom Martin

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