Recently we found out the winners of the Proto Virtual Reality Awards, and the results are quite interesting. The best overall virtual reality experience was named The Tilt Brush, from Google. This allows you to paint in the 3D space. At the same time, it was called the most innovative experience at the Proto Awards for VR content event, held on Saturday at the Avalon Hollywood.
Moreover, Pearl, an animated musical story from Google Spotlight Stories, which is also the VR debut from Patrick Osborne, who won the Oscar with the animated short named Feast back in 2015), also gained the original score category award.
Three awards were given to Space Pirate Trainer, which is a VR game set in the space, developed by I-Illusions. This is the biggest number of awards that were given for a single project and as such this product occupied the spots for best individual experience, best game and sound design.
The best narrative experience award went to Cloudhead Games, for The Gallery – Episode 1: Call of the Starseed. The ceremony was hosted by Ron Funches, the famous comedian, and a founders award was given to the VR pioneer Thomas A. Furness III.
Other winners were:
- Best Social Experience: Altspace VR, from Altspace VR
- Best Mobile Experience: Tactera, E McNeill
- Most Transportative Experience: theBlu: Season 1, by Wevr
- Best Game: Space Pirate Trainer, from I-Illusions
- Best Interaction Design: Fantastic Contraption – Northway Games and Radial Games
- Most Innovative: Tilt Brush, from Google
- Best Original Score: Pearl, from Google Spotlight Stories
- Best Live Action Experience: The Argo File, from Argos VR
- Best Sound Design: Space Pirate Trainer, from I-Illusions
- Best Educational Experience: Apollo 11 VR – Immersive VR Education Ltd.
- Best Student Experience: Fruit Golf – Coal Car Studio
- Best Music Experience: SoundStage, from Logan Olson
- Best Art Direction: Firebird, La Peri (Book 1), by Innerspace VR