VR Awards 2022: These are the nominated VR games

VR Awards 2022: These are the nominated VR games

The VR Awards will be held again this year. Which hardware, games, movies, and experiences are nominated?

Organized by AIXR (The Academy of International Extended Reality), this year marks the sixth consecutive year of the event. The jury, made up of more than 70 industry representatives, announced the 2022 finalists on August 3. The awards ceremony will take place in Rotterdam on December 1, 2022.

Below are the nominees in the twelve award categories. The lists of previous winners can be found at the end of the article.

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Best VR Hardware

  • Contact CI – Maestro DK3
  • Emerge Inc – Emerge Wave-1
  • Pico – Pico Neo3 Link
  • Varjo – Varjo Aero
  • Vive – VIVE Flow
  • Vrgineers Inc – XTAL™ 3 Mixed Reality

Best VR Game

  • AEXLAB – VAIL VR
  • AMATA K.K. – The Tale of Onogoro
  • Fast Travel Games AB – Cities: VR
  • ILMxLAB – Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge – Last Call
  • Meta / Capcom / Armature Studios – Resident Evil 4
  • Mighty Eyes – Wanderer
  • Miru Studio – Finger Gun
  • Neat Corp – Garden of the Sea
  • POLYARC GAMES – Moss: Book II
  • Ramen VR – Zenith: The Last City
  • Ready at Dawn / Meta – Lone Echo II
  • Schell Games – I Expect You To Die 2: The Spy And The Liar
  • Vertigo Games – After the Fall

Best VR Movie

  • Alchemy Immersive – David Attenborough’s First Life
  • Alchemy Immersive – Kingdom of Plants with David Attenborough
  • Atlas V, Arte France, BBC, Serendipity, PTS Taiwan, Wild Fang Films, GIIOI – Missing Pictures
  • Baobab Studios – Namoo
  • CityLights – Experience Yosemite
  • Fluffy Cactus – Diagnosia
  • Infinite Frame Media – The Choice
  • New Canvus – Lustration
  • TARGO – Surviving 9/11
  • Virtual and Physical Media Integration Association of Taiwan – Samsara

Best VR Experience

  • Fast Travel Games AB – Virtuoso
  • Film Addict – Le Bal de Paris de Blanca Li
  • Hakawati Studio – Wamdah | Journey to the future
  • Interactive Media Foundation – MYRIAD. Where we connect. | VR Experience
  • Meta Platforms Inc. – Post Malone’s Twelve Carat Toothache: A VR Experience
  • Meta, ARTE France, BFI; Archer’s Mark, Atlas V – On The Morning You Wake (To the End of the World)
  • Schell Games – Lost Recipes
  • SENSORIUM – Out-of-This-World Experiences
  • The MetaMovie – The MetaMovie Presents: Alien Rescue
  • YORD – LifeboardVR | YORD

Best VR Arcade Experience

  • BackLight – Ascenders
  • Divr Labs – The Lost Lab
  • Emissive / Orange – Eternal Notre Dame
  • INFINITY Experiences – THE INFINITE
  • Museum of Future Experiences – Gnosis
  • Red Bull – Red Bull The Edge Matterhorn VR
  • Red Raion – The Ecosystem Exploration Craft & Observatory (EECO) Voyager
  • SPREE Interactive – Battery Powered VR Bumper Cars
  • Universal Studios Japan, Osaka – Monster Hunter World: Iceborne XR Walk
  • VIRTUAL ZONE NEXUS SL – Dead Mansion
  • VIRTUAL ZONE NEXUS SL – INVASION
  • XR Immersive Tech – UNCONTAINED Hyper-Immersive VR™

Best emerging VR company

  • Anotherway
  • Born Studios Limited
  • GeniusX Inc.
  • Shattered Lands
  • VR Future

Best innovative VR company

  • Andromeda Entertainment
  • ARuVR Ltd.
  • Emerge
  • FundamentalVR
  • Future House Studios
  • Immerse
  • Magos
  • nDreams
  • NXRT
  • Owlchemy Labs
  • Rezzil
  • Sensorium
  • The Edge VR

Best VR health app

  • Born Studios Limited – The Forest of Resilience
  • Fresenius Medical Care – stay.safe MyTraining VR
  • FundamentalVR – Versius in VR: A FundamentalVR and CMR collaboration
  • Ghost Productions – Ghost VRSE II Surgical Simulation for Spineology’s Optimesh MIS Spinal Implant
  • Osso – Osso VR: Virtual Reality Training for Surgical Teams
  • PrecisionOS Technology – Virtual Reality Training for Doctors Doing Orthopedic Surgery in Low-resource Countries
  • Rendever – RendeverFit™.
  • SimX – Emergency Medicine Services (EMS) VR Simulation Training
  • VR Medical – VR Medical

Best VR education and training

  • Avantis Systems – Avantis World
  • Digitalnauts – VBEE (Virtual Building Element Environment)
  • Fectar – Fectar MeetUp – work together in VR and AR – multi-user/multi-device
  • Flint Systems – Forklift VR training simulator
  • Immerse – Immerse
  • Ludus – LUDUS GLOBAL: TO INDUSTRY AND BEYOND
  • Make Real – Make Real Ltd / 55E5 / St James’ Place Wealth Management – Immersive Role Play
  • MEDIASQUAD Ltd – BRP-Rotax VR Safety Training
  • Nexefy Pty Ltd – The KiwiRail Infrastructure Program
  • NextWave Safety Solutions, Inc – Ladder Safety VR
  • Refense AG – Refense Advanced Tactical Training Simulator (ATTS)
  • Rezzil – Rezzil Index 2.0

Best VR enterprise solution

  • Accenture – Orchestra 1 – Supply Chain Control Tower of the Future in the Metaverse
  • Accenture GmbH (together with E.ON SE) – The Republic – The Community for Sustainability
  • Contact CI – Contact CI Haptic Integration: Lightweight VR Training Simulators Enabling High-Fidelity, Physics-Based
  • Effects Within the Training Simulator
  • Dynepic – MOTAR (Member-Operations-Training-Analysis-Reports)
  • Immerse – Immerse Marketplace
  • Immersionn – Immersion
  • Make Real Ltd – Make Real Ltd / Tunnelskills / CITB – VR Induction Suite
  • SEAT S.A. (SEAT & CUPRA) – Immersive Design Check (IMDCH)
  • Spinview – Spinview’s Vision OS for Global Media & Entertainment
  • Spinview – Spinview’s Vision OS for Transport for London
  • WaveFunction, Lda – Metaverse Car Showroom

VR Award for Social Impact

  • Big Rock Creative and Microsoft – Microsoft Pride: Pride has no borders
  • Cooperative Innovations Ltd – Museum of Plastics 2121
  • DiVRse Technologies Ltd – LGBTQ+ VR Museum
  • Edstutia – Barnga: Social Impact in Virtual Reality
  • Found Object Media – The Future of Energy
  • Hope for Haiti – Inspiring Hope
  • Lucid Reality Labs – Seeing the Problem
  • Magika VRx – Hospice Savannah – SCAD – VR for Good: Transforming End-of-Life and Palliative Care with VR
  • Naima Karim – The Anticipation of Rain
  • Upstream – Nobody’s Listening
  • Virti – VR to tackle discrimination and inequality in mental health care

Best VR marketing campaign

  • canVERSE – Arksen 85 Digital Twin
  • INVIDAR – Milwaukee HUB
  • MyDearest, Inc. – Project: Gathering
  • NEKONATA XR TECHNOLOGIES GMBH – XQ Avatar by NXRT
  • Philips – The Wonder of You

Sources: VR Awards Finalists