VR Awards 2017
Highlights, Media and Extras from 2017
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The VR Awards brings together top executives and pioneers from across the world every year, rolling out the red carpet award and providing a platform for recognising the very best talent in the immersive industry.
The VR Awards 2017 began the night in true black tie fashion. As over 300 international delegates arrived for the evening’s events, guests were greeted with champagne and given the opportunity to network before the official opening speeches.
Exploring all that has been achieved in the previous decades of Virtual Reality, how far we’ve come and all that we have to look forward to for the future of VR.
Both Daniel Colaianni from AIXR and James Knight from AMD Studios took to the stage, providing a warm welcome to delegates and reflecting on just how far the industry has come in such a small amount of time.
Fried pumpkin & sage cannelloni, roasted shallot, gruyere & pumpkin jam.
Slow roasted duck breast, pea puree, charred baby gem lettuce, petit pois a la française, pea and shallot tortelloni & spearmint jus.
Vegetarian Main Dish
Kale, beetroot & feta wellington, pea puree, charred baby gem lettuce, petit pois a la française, pea and shallot tortelloni spearmint jus
Passion fruit tart, mango compote, coconut sorbet and toasted coconut marshmallow.
In collaboration with Google and Anna Zhilyaeva, a talented artist from Paris, the VR Awards team orchestrated a truly creative and innovative art piece utilising Google Tilt Brush. To tie the art piece together, the musical talent of London-based ZHL strings choreographed a condensed 15 minute performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.
The Award Ceremony
2017 saw 12 award-worthy winners take to the stage to accept their trophies and give short but inspirational acceptance speeches. Most notably, both Google & Oculus went home with not one, but two awards.
Raw Data by Survios
VR Game of the Year
Tilt Brush by Google
VR Experience of the Year
ITI Crane Simulator by Industrial Training International
Best use of VR in Education and Training
Innovative VR Company of the Year
Allumette by Penrose Studios
Interactive VR Media/Film of the Year
Touch by Oculus
VR Hardware of the Year
Daydream View by Google
Mobile VR Headset of the Year
ImmersiCare by Tribemix
Best use of VR in Healthcare
VR Startup of the Year
Dimension by The VOID
Best Out-of-Home VR Entertainment
Rift by Oculus
VR Headset of the Year
IKEA VR by IKEA
Most Creative use of Marketing in VR
The After Party
Before the night came to the close, VIP ticket holders took to the dance with a Live DJ, a free unlimited bar and the opportunity to experience new depths of bass from Subpac.
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