HTC Announces Viveport Developer Awards Winners

HTC is giving cash awards to top developers under the Viveport Developer Awards. There’s a couple of categories covered – “Explore”, “Create”, “Connect”, and “Experience”, and there’s even a Community Choice Award. This is the first year the awards have been given, but with the way VR technology is going, I won’t be surprised to see this a decade down the road.

The winners are as follows:

Explore

1st place: Apollo 11 VR, by Immersive VR Education Ltd.
2nd place: Realities, by Realities.io
3rd place: The Body VR, by The Body VR
Runners-up: A Chair in a Room: Greenwater (Wolf & Wood Interactive) Mars Odyssey (Steel Wool Studios)

Apollo 11 Command Module

 

Create

1st place: Fantastic Contraption, by Northway Games
2nd place: Soundstage, by Hard Light Labs
3rd place: Paintlab, by LAB4242
Runners-up: Kodon (TenkLabs), Arcade Artist (Groove Jones)

fantastic-contraption

Connect

1st place: Cloudlands: VR Minigolf, by Futuretown
2nd place: AltspaceVR, by AltSpaceVR
3rd place: Engage, by Immersive VR Education Ltd.
Runners-up: World of Diving (Vertigo Games), SurrealVR (SurrealVR)

cloudlands-golf

Experience

1st place: Allumette, by Penrose Studios
2nd place: Pearl, by Google Spotlight Stories
3rd place: Firebird – La Péri, by InnerspaceVR
Runners-up: TheBlu (Wevr), The Night Café: A VR Tribute to Van Gogh (Borrowed Light Studios)

firebird-la-peri

Community Choice Award

A Chair in a Room: Greenwater, by Wolf & Wood Interactive Ltd.

chair-in-the-room

The cash awards are substantial – First place gets $50,000 along with a Vive, the second is awarded $30,000 and a Vive, the third placer gets $15,000 with a Vive. Runners-up get “just” the HTC Vive. Community Choice Award nets the developer a still cool $10,000.

 

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