VR Awards 2018
Highlights, media and extras from 2018
The VR Awards 2018 began the night in true black tie fashion. As over 300 international delegates arrived for the evening’s events, guests were greeted with a complimentary glass of champagne and given the opportunity to network before the official opening speeches.
We asked our sponsors, partners and nominees to define what it means to be a pioneer. Their answers were inspiring; they echoed a message of inclusivity across the whole of the industry. We are all pioneers, shaping and transforming the future of immersive technology.
In 2018, the VR Awards showcased the power VR has to remove borders and bring the world to your doorstep. Exploring the rich and diverse history of African culture, the VR Awards transported attendees on a journey through Africa’s most iconic landmarks, regions and places of interest with the ingenuity and power of Google Earth VR.
Working with One-Drum founder, Abass Dodoo, originally born in the Ghanaian town of Nsawam, the VR Awards recreated the accurate and distinct musical stylings of each region Africa has to offer.
One-Drum exemplified the connection between the diversity of African culture and the modern digital age of VR.
Phil Wang, our official 2018 presenter, kicked off the ceremony with an exclusive comedy set, which set the tone for a great evening to come.
VR Awards 2018 in AltspaceVR
AltspaceVR collaborated with the VR Awards to provide a unique, entertaining and interactive experience, which allowed people from all across the world to attend the VR Awards through the power of virtual reality. AltspaceVR created a virtual space that mirrored the atmosphere and theme of the ceremony night, complete with an integrated live stream, removing the challenge of cross-continental travel to be at the VR Awards ceremony.
2018 Dinner Menu
Piperade quiche, Monmouth red cured
pork from Trealy Farm, paprika oil, caper berry and heritage radish
Daube of beef, creamed potato, heritage baby carrots, feves, and butter poached pearl onions, fried onions, braising jus
Roasted red onion, pepper & spinach pithivier, creamed potato, heritage baby carrots, feves, and butter poached pearl onions, fried onions, mushroom cream sauce
Passion fruit tart, mango compote, coconut sorbet and toasted coconut marshmallow
2018 saw 12 winners take to the stage to accept their trophies with a couple of brand new categories such as VR Social Impact of the Year. Perhaps most notably, Cloudhead Games who scooped up the VR Game of the Year category with The Gallery – Episode 2: Heart of the Emberstone.
After Party & VIP Lounge
In 2018 the after party was open to all attendees with a live DJ and exclusive demos. VIP ticket holders had access to an unlimited open bar, VIP lounge with more exclusive demos.
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