Inaugural 2016 VR/AR Summit Vision Award Finalists Announced Including the Best and Brightest of the VR/AR World

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- Jan 12, 2016 -- As part of the inaugural Vision VR/AR Summit 2016, the finalists for the 2016 Vision Awards have been announced. The winners will be revealed at the Vision VR/AR Summit, taking place February 10-11 in Hollywood, CA.

Vision Award Finalists
The 2016 Vision VR/AR Awards recognize the most innovative virtual and augmented reality projects to date across eight categories, including Best Film/Interactive Story, Best AR experience, and Artistic Achievement, among others. The winners will be announced at the Vision Awards Ceremony taking place on February 10th, 2016 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, California. Hosted by Nonny de la Pena, senior research fellow at the University of Southern California, the ceremony will be preceded by a networking reception during which attendees will have an opportunity to ask finalists about their projects.

Winners will be selected by a distinguished panel of judges, including: Brandon Bray from Microsoft, Jed Ashforth from Sony, Chris Pruett from Oculus, Timoni West from Unity Technologies, Per Nielsen from PTC, and Will Mason from UploadVR.

The finalists are:

VISION INSPIRE AWARD
I Expect You to Die - Schell Games
Fantastic Contraption - Radial Games
Faster Than Light - Anomaly Productions
Honorable Mentions: Job Simulator, Lucid Trips - Whateverland, BRAVEMIND

BEST VR EXPERIENCE
Fantastic Contraption - Radial Games
Job Simulator - Owlchemy Labs
Thunderbird: The Legend Begins - Kai and Tony Davidson
Honorable Mentions: Classroom Aquatic, Apollo 11 VR, Modbox

BEST AR EXPERIENCE
Table Zombies - SRG United Solutions
Eleanor of Ayer - Gelly Bomb Games
Faster Than Light - Anomaly Productions
Honorable Mentions: Kraft Interactive Placemat, Clandestine: Anomaly

ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Technolust - IRIS VR Inc
SENS - Red Corner
Lucid Trips - Whateverland - Lucid Trips Team
Honorable Mentions: Jake and Tess' Finding Monsters Adventure, Arizona Sunshine, Residential Condominium Architectural Simulation

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Modbox - Alientrap
Residential Condominium Architectural Simulation - Arch Virtual
EasyAR Engine - EasyAR
Honorable Mentions: Kraft Interactive Placemat, Fantastic Contraption

BEST GAME
I Expect You to Die - Schell Games
Budget Cuts - Neat Corporation
Classroom Aquatic - Sunken Places
Honorable Mentions: Jake and Tess' Finding Monsters Adventure, Adventure Time: Magic Man's Head Games, Vanguard V

BEST FILM/INTERACTIVE STORY
Apollo 11 VR - Immersive VR Education
The Shoebox Diorama - Daniel Ernst
The Fabulous Journeys of Tess & Leonie
Honorable Mentions: Waves of Grace, Happyland360

BEST LIVE-ACTION EXPERIENCE
U2 Song for Someone - Chris Milk, U2, Universal Music Group, Vrse Inc., vrse. Works
Get Barreled in Tahiti - Rapid VR
Sinking - Maren Demant
Honorable Mentions: Waves of Grace, Imago

Hands-on Showcase & Exhibit Hall
Attendees will have the opportunity to demo new and award-winning experiences in the VR/AR Showcase, with four rooms of expertly curated content from around the globe. Across from the Showcase will be the exhibit hall with 25 exhibitors, giving attendees more opportunities to experience an array of content on the latest hardware.

Early bird passes are available through January 18, 2016 and can be purchased here. Additional Summit details can be found on the event website: www.visionsummit2016.com

About the 2016 Vision Virtual and Augmented Reality Summit
Designed for artists, engineers, programmers, designers, producers, and more, the Vision VR/AR Summit 2016 is a cross-industry event geared towards furthering the knowledge base of anyone developing virtual or augmented reality content. The inaugural 2016 Vision VR/AR Summit will be held at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, CA, February 10-11. Hosted by the brightest minds in the industry, the event showcases some of the most creative new projects the community has to offer, hands-on training for all levels and areas of expertise, as well as numerous networking opportunities. The event also features the new Vision Awards, which honor the most innovative virtual and augmented reality projects to date. For tickets and more information about the Summit and Vision Awards, visit www.visionsummit2016.com.

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