For the third time, the Viveport Developer Awards were held and, as every year, announced at this year’s GDC 2019. Among the winners in the various categories include Apex Construct of Fast Travel Games and Bait! from Resolution Games. The winning titles will be available from April 2nd at Viveport.
Third Viveport Developer Awards – winners announced at GDC 2019: Apex Construct, Bait! and more
Ambitious developers were able to submit VR experiences and games for the annual Viveport Developer Awards in advance for a chance to win prizes totaling $ 50,000. Prizes include cash prizes, GDC 2019 tickets, Vive hardware and Viveport Developer Stories video marketing support.
In a total of four different categories, the winners were announced at the big event, which will move into the digital distribution platform at the same time as the new Netflix-like subscription Viveport Ininfity on 2 April. The four PC categories Entertainment, Education, Arts & Culture and Arcade are intended to provide a comprehensive overview of the most popular VR genres.
As the first winner Apex Construct of Fast Travel Games in the category entertainment against blind of Tiny Bull Studios & Fellow Traveler was able to prevail and take the first place on the winner’s podium.
In the education section, VR Frog Dissection: Ribit-ing Discoveries won the VictoryVR award. In the final, the virtual dissection of a frog could convince more than VR Regatta – The Sailing Game by MarineVerse.
In the artistic category Arts & Culture Claude Monet – The Water Lily obsession of Lucied Realities & Arte, Camera lucida, Musée d’Orsay et de Orangerie was awarded the first place. The VR experience won against the finalist MasterpieceVR from the same developer studio.
In the section Arcade Shooty Fruity Arcade by nDreams Limited was chosen for the first place. Monad Rock’s Summer Funland Summer Funland has to settle for second place.
In addition, Devs were awarded for the mobile platform Vive Wave in three wave categories. So Bait! from Resolution Games (Entertainment), Star Chart from Escapist Games Limited (Education), and Paint VR from COSKAMI LLC (Arts & Culture) securing an award in the categories.