These VR games are nominated for the "Video Game Oscar"

These VR games are nominated for the

Eight VR games are nominated for the prestigious D.I.C.E. Awards this year.

The D.I.C.E. Awards have been presented since 1998 and are considered the "video game Oscars" industry-wide. D.I.C.E. stands for Design Innovate Communicate Entertain. The awards ceremony is organized and carried out by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS).

The AIAS puts together a panel of over 100 representatives from the video game industry who are responsible for the nominations. The AIAS, which consists of approximately 22,000 members, votes on the winners, who are announced each year during the D.I.C.E Summit in Las Vegas.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the awards ceremony. The show, once again hosted by Jessica Chobot and Greg Miller, will take place on February 24, 2022, and will be streamed live over the Internet by IGN.

These VR games from 2021 are nominated

The D.I.C.E. Awards introduced two categories for VR and AR games in 2017:

  • Immersive Reality Game of the Year (Best VR or AR Game of the Year)
  • Immersive Reality Technical Achievement (award for special technical achievement in the field of VR and AR)

This year, the following eight VR games are nominated in these categories:


Immersive Reality Game of the Year

  • Demeo
  • I Expect You To Die 2: The Spy and the Liar
  • Lone Echo II
  • Resident Evil 4 VR
  • Song in the Smoke

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement

  • Lone Echo II
  • Puzzling Places
  • Resident Evil 4 VR
  • Song in the Smoke
  • YUKI

VR game The Climb 2 even made it into the best sports game category, where it competed against 2D competition.

Sports Game of the Year

  • Mario Golf: Super Rush
  • NBA 2k22
  • Riders Republic
  • The Climb 2

The Climb 2 and Puzzling Places were developed by German studios, The Climb 2 by Frankfurt-based Crytek and Puzzling Places by Berlin-based This article will be updated as soon as the winners are announced.

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Sources: AIAS