2023 Finalists

2023 Award-Worthy Individuals and Companies

VR Healthcare Solution of the Year

VR Healthcare of the Year recognises projects that are changing the landscape of healthcare industries for good, awarding both B2B and B2C solutions that can demonstrate a clear impact and understanding of the market.

Finalists

  • FundamentalVR – CareVR

  • NextWave Safety Solutions – Safe Patient Handling VR
  • Osso VR – Osso Academy
  • Siemens Healthineers / Virtual Zone Studios – Time is Brain Experience
  • Veyond Metaverse – Veyond Connect

VR Education and Training Solution of the Year

Awarded to companies or individuals who have demonstrated practical and innovative uses of VR in education and training. This applies to any industry that has used VR to aid in experiences, videos, games and more (providing it has a positive educational use).

Finalists

  • Born Studios – VATA
  • CXR.Agency – The Broken Mile: VR Training for Fiber Optic Network Solutions
  • Enea Operator – Technical Service Employee Training
  • HOLOGATE / HGXR – HGXR X Extended Reality Training and Simulation
  • Innerspace GmbH – VR Cleanroom Training Simulator
  • NORCAT – Certi-Fire VR
  • Nexefy – FARP – Receipt and Dispatch
  • NextWave Safety Solutions – Blueprint Reading VR
  • StudioCOIN Corp – Forum VR – Mission Blue
  • UP360 – Escape EDU
  • VirtualSpeech – ChatGPT Conversational AI and VR Soft Skills Training
  • YORD / ArtMaster – VR Piano Application

VR Enterprise Solution of the Year

VR Enterprise Solution of the Year specifically rewards projects that satisfy the needs of an organisation rather than individual users. Such organisations include businesses, schools, interest-based user groups, clubs, charities, and governments.

Finalists

  • Contact CI – Maestro EP
  • Digitalnauts / Openreach – Openreach Innovation Hub
  • LS GROUP – ACJ TwoTwenty Configurator
  • Luxoom Medienprojekte – REVELATE XR
  • RP1 – RP1
  • Vrgineers – Vrgineers Portable Trainer

The AIXR Social Impact Award

Some projects may have smaller budgets, however, that doesn’t stop them from making a significant social impact on the world around them.

The AIXR Social Impact Award is given to companies or individuals that produce and execute either an experience, product and or service which has resulted in positively impacting a cause for social good.


Finalists

  • IVAR Studios/ Team Shrub/ Arctic Research Centre – Qikiqtaruk: Arctic at Risk
  • Kost Lab – Body of Mine
  • Lucid Reality Labs / The American Red Cross – Lifeguard VR
  • NUMENA / Spectra Cities – Spectra Cities
  • TIME Studios / Flight School Studio / Meta VR For Good – MLK: Now Is The Time

Rising VR Company of the Year

Without new startups creating innovative solutions and driving forward ambition within the industry, virtual reality would not be where it is today. Commending small businesses with proven business models is VR startup of the year.

Finalists

  • Andromeda Entertainment
  • DeepWell DTx
  • Delta Reality
  • Flipside XR
  • Impact Reality XR
  • Kinemotik Studios
  • Petricore
  • Purple Yonder
  • RP1
  • Soundscape
  • Squido Studio
  • The MetaMovie

Outstanding VR Company of the Year

Recognizing the positive impact and contributions that companies are making to the virtual reality space, inspiring others to push the boundaries of what is possible and shaping the future of the industry. Additional points are given to companies that showcase milestones and achievements, and provide evidence of exceptional growth, development, and innovation.


Finalists

  • Avantis Education
  • Borderless
  • FundamentalVR
  • Innerspace GmbH
  • Innerspace VR
  • NORCAT
  • SENSORIUM
  • Soul Assembly
  • Virtualware
  • Vrgineers
  • nDreams

VR Location-Based Entertainment of the Year

Out-of-Home VR Entertainment brings a new level of immersion to theme parks, cinemas, attractions, museums and more. Nominees for this award have researched, implemented and carried out a truly outstanding, quality experience which has resulted in a high level of user satisfaction.

 


Finalists

  • Brendan Bradley – Non-Player Character
  • East City Films – In Pursuit of Repetitive Beats
  • Emissive – Horizon of Khufu
  • Glenn Kaino Studio – Aki’s Market
  • HOLOGATE – Ghostbusters VR Academy
  • JetStyle – VR Ride Scheveningen
  • Ready Team One – Isle of Trials: Curse of the Fire God
  • The Park Playground – NanoClash Focus
  • VIRTUAL ZONE – D – DAY
  • Zero Latency VR – Zero Latency Gen 3

VR Marketing Campaign of the Year

Virtual Reality gives marketers a new weapon to reach further demographics in increasingly creative ways. Judges look towards marketing campaigns that integrate Virtual Reality within the majority of the project. Particular focus is placed on the originality and creativity behind each marketing campaign.

Finalists

  • DENTSU & ambr – TOKYO GAME SHOW VR 2022

  • MEDIASQUAD – SWARCO Virtual Meta-City
  • MyDearest – VR Communicator
  • Qatar Airways and Neutral Digital – QVerse
  • vrisch multimedia production – EGLO World of Lights

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VR Film of the Year

Working to create an immersive, spatial and original VR media is very new territory for most designers and cinematographers. All nominations must substantially feature virtual reality within their media and work to create a comfortable and enjoyable experience for the viewer. Additional attention is given to the use of positioning and movement within the media. Can include short film, interactive pieces and design work within VR.

Finalists

  • Felix & Paul Studios – Space Explorers – Spacewalkers Extended
  • IREP – A night in another world
  • Oready Innovation Lab – Wonder of Life
  • Public Agency – Villa Ventorum
  • TARGO – Behind the Dish
  • Very Cavaliere Productions – Reimagined Volume II: Mahal

VR Experience of the Year

Experiences are what makes Virtual Reality come to life. VR experience of the year is awarded to companies that produce and execute a truly outstanding, quality experience which has resulted in positive user feedback.

Finalists

  • ASTREA – Evolver
  • Astrolabe Immersive – The Tarot Experience VR
  • Games by Stitch – Broken Spectre
  • MiniSea – CAMPING-MIND
  • Rematch STM – LockerRoom
  • Soundscape – Soundscape
  • TRIPP – Sanctum
  • Zhestkov.Studio – Modules
  • quantumbar.ai – Quantum Bar

VR Hardware of the Year

VR Hardware of the Year is awarded to companies producing outstanding and impactful manufactured technology year on year.

Finalists

  • Actronika – Skinetic
  • Contact CI – Maestro EP
  • Cyberith VidMill – Video Production Treadmill
  • HTC VIVE – VIVE XR Elite
  • Meta – Meta Quest Pro
  • PICO – PICO 4 Headset
  • Somnium Space – Somnium VR1
  • Sony Interactive Entertainment – PlayStation®VR2

VR Game of the Year

Focusing on the use of Virtual Reality within games is the VR game of the year award. This combines the ingenuity and creativity that it takes to make a successful game along with the innovative use of movement that makes an experience worthwhile.

A public vote will make up 10% of the final score and our dedicated Judging panel’s decision will make up 90%.


Finalists

  • Combat Waffle Studios – Ghosts of Tabor
  • Funktronic Labs – The Light Brigade
  • Maze Theory – Peaky Blinders: The King’s Ransom
  • MyDearest – Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate
  • Out of the Blue Games – Call of the Sea VR
  • Schell Games / Innersloth / Robot Teddy – Among Us VR
  • Skybound Entertainment – Before Your Eyes
  • Skydance Interactive – The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Chapter 2: Retribution
  • Sony Interactive Entertainment – Horizon Call of the Mountain
  • Squido Studio – No More Rainbows
  • Stalwart Games – Barbaria
  • Wanadev – Propagation: Paradise Hotel

VR Content Creator of the Year

VR Content Creator of the Year is awarded to content creators producing the most impactful and engaging virtual reality content that make a fundamental difference to the VR community – no matter the medium, size, or purpose. This years’ shortlist was compiled by our media partners and judges.


Public Voting Closes 08 November 2023

Beardo Benjo

BMFVR

Cas and Chary XR

GetHip

Matteo311

Nathie

Naysy

The VR Show

ThrillSeeker

The Mysticle

Tyriel Wood

VR Oasis


Honorary Mentions

This year, we’ve implemented new minimum criteria, including a subscribed audience size above 60k, a minimum of 100+ full-length videos/audios published, and a requirement for also publishing educational style videos in addition to their regular content. Read more here.

With so many amazing creators that should be finalists, we want you to be aware of them, so you too can also support their content.

  • Between Realities
  • DiscoVR
  • EddieVR
  • Gamertag
  • Habie147
  • JayBratt
  • jmancurly
  • Kaysar inc
  • KentBye
  • SadlyItsBradley
  • VR with Jasmine
  • VRelity

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