2019 Winners & Finalists

2019 Award-Worthy Individuals and Finalists

John Carmack

The Accenture VR Lifetime Achievement Award

John Carmack
Consulting CTO, Oculus VR

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VR Hardware of the Year

Winner: Quest by Oculus

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


  • VRgineers – XTAL 5K HMD

  • Oculus – Rift S

  • HTC – Vive Pro Eye

  • VR Electronics – Teslasuit

  • HP – Reverb VR Headset

VR Game of the Year

Winner: A Fisherman’s Tale by Innerspace VR & ARTE France

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 worth while.


  • JAPAN Studio & ASOBI Team – ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission

  • Ninja Theory – Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice VR Edition

  • Coatsink – Shadow Point

  • Sony London Studio – Blood & Truth

  • Owlchemy Labs – Vacation Simulator

  • Outerloop Games – Falcon Age

  • Secret Location – Transpose

  • First Contact Entertainment – Firewall Zero Hour

  • Survios – CREED: Rise to Glory™

  • Archiact – FREEDIVER: Triton Down

  • Resolution Games – Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs

  • SignSine – PROZE: Enlightenment

VR Experience of the Year

Winner: Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series – Episode I by ILMxLAB & Oculus Studios

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.


  • NBC Universal & Digital Domain – Eleven Eleven

  • Start VR & Animal Logic – Awake

  • REWIND & SkyVR – Curfew: Join The Race

  • Lucas Rizzotto – Where Thoughts Go

  • Cinétévé Experience & ARTE France – The Scream VR

VR Film of the Year

Winner: Wolves in the Walls: It’s All Over by Fable Studio, Third Rail Projects & Oculus Story Studio

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.


  • Axis Studios – the bOnd

  • Baobab Studios – Crow: The Legend

  • Walt Disney Animation Studios – Cycles

  • Secret Location – The Great C

  • Breaking Fourth Limited – Lucid

  • Felix & Paul Studios – Traveling While Black

  • Simpals Studio – Aripi

  • Parable, Channel 4 & 59 Productions – Grenfell: Our Home

VR Marketing of the Year

Winner: Oasis Pocket Adventure: The Infrunite Slide by Backlight, Orangina Suntory & Marcel

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.


  • UDG Ludwigsburg, Nerdindustries & Porsche – Porsche “Hall of Legends” VR Experience

  • Qualcomm Technologies – Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit 2018 Invitations

  • NUMENA & BMW – S 1000 RR VR

  • Proektmarketing +1 & Ledvizor – Ledvizor VR-presentation space

  • LR Studio & Cartier – VR experience for Santos de Cartier launch

  • Ready At Dawn – Lone Echo II: Trailer Experience

  • Happy Finish, H+K Strategies & Ford – Ford ‘WheelSwap’ VR


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Rising VR Company of the Year

Winner: Fable Studio

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.


  • KageNova

  • Immotion


  • Maze Theory

  • Periscape VR

  • Lume

  • Enduvo

  • AtlasV

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Innovative VR Company of the Year

Winner: Emblematic Group

Virtual Reality is a constantly evolving landscape that requires innovative thought leaders to pave the way by leading by example through first-to-market developments. Additional points are given to companies that place focus on their company culture and policies along with how sustainable their practices are.


  • Make Real

  • Fundamental Surgery

  • AmazeVR

  • BackLight

  • Spinview

  • Ballast Technologies

  • Avantis Systems

VR Education and Training of the Year

Winner: Working at Height by Vodafone & Make Real

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).


  • Filament Games – Breaking Boundaries in Science

  • Isbank – IsReality (Isbank)

  • Orka Informatics – Virtual Training Ship Simulation (VTS)

  • Nanopixel & Fluvius – Training: Replace low voltage fuses without life-threatening risks

  • Somewhere Else – BODYSWAPS®

  • Avantis Systems – ClassVR

  • Immerse & DHL – DHL: Gamification of the Cargo Loading VR Training Process

  • Engine House VFX – Exoplanet Explorers 2

  • MOYOSA Media – Mighty Masters

VR Healthcare of the Year

Winner: Fundamental Surgery

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.


  • Immerse – GE Healthcare: Increasing training opportunities for radiographers through VR

  • Oxford Medical Simulation – Oxford Medical Simulation

  • Fundamental Surgery – Fundamental Surgery (FS)

  • Precision OS Technology – Augmented Baseplate Shoulder Simulation & Patient Specific Planning

  • Oxford VR – Fear of Heights (clinical acrophobia).

  • Virtualware & King’s College London – VR for Psychosis Research and Treatment

Out-of-Home VR Entertainment of the Year

Winner: War Remains by MWM Immersive & Flight School Studio

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.


  • ILMxLAB & The VOID – Ralph Breaks VR

  • Ballast Technologies & Wiegand.Maelzer – VRSlide

  • DIVR – Golem VR

  • MWM Immersive – Chained: A Victorian Nightmare

  • Dreamscape Immersive – Curse of the Lost Pearl: A Magic Projector Adventure

  • Holocafe – FaBIOS Fantastic Fun Factory

  • Zero Latency – Sol Raiders

  • Vertigo Games & Jaywalkers Interactive – Arizona Sunshine LBVR

  • Ymagis & Backlight Studio – TOYLAND : CRAZY MONKEY

  • Ubisoft Blue Byte – Beyond Medusa’s Gate


  • MWM Immersive & Flight School Studio – War Remains

VR Social Impact Award

Winner: The 100% – Maggie’s Story by Springbok Entertainment

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

The VR Awards 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. 



  • Vulcan Productions – X-Ray Fashion

  • Force Field Entertainment – Anne Frank House VR

  • Galactig – Dementia Yn Fy Nwylo I / First Hand


  • Vulcan Productions – Ghost Fleet VR

  • East City Films – Common Ground

  • Oculus For Good & Mercy Ships – Mercy

  • Visualise, Don’t Panic & ICRC – The Right Choice – ICRC

VR Enterprise Solution of the Year

Winner: VIROO: Virtualware Immersive Room by Virtualware

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.


  • Make Real & Lloyds Banking Group – Lloyds Resilience & Vitality

  • Blueprint Reality – MixCast VR Marketing System

  • Autodesk – Autodesk VRED – VR Collaboration

  • Goodpatch – Athena

  • Elara Systems – VR Command Center

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