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The Climb, Adrift, and Raw Data among Proto Award video game noms

The Virtual Reality Foundation has announced the nominees for the third annual Proto Awards, which look to honor those VR devs driving the young medium forward.

The Virtual Reality Foundation has announced the nominees for the third annual Proto Awards show, which looks to honor those VR devs driving the young medium forward.

The recipient of the first-ever Proto Award was the independent studio Skillman & Hackett, for the earliest version of virtual paint studio, Tilt Brush, which is back in the running this year after the studio was acquired by Google

Other nominees include Crytek's mountaineering sim, The Climb, Survios' sci-fi combat effort, Raw Data, Three Zero One's immersive sci-fi narrative, Adrift, and Owlchemy Labs' comedic career sim, Job Simulator

We've posted a select list of nominees below. For the full rundown head on over on the Proto Award website

The event itself will take place on Saturday, October 8, at Avalon Hollywood, and will be captured in live-action 360-degree VR.

Most Transportive Experience:

  • Apollo 11 VR - Immersive VR Education Ltd.
  • The Climb - Crytek
  • Adrift - Three One Zero
  • Old Friend - Tyler Hurd
  • theBlu: Season 1 - Wevr
  • Irrational Exuberance: Prologue - Ben Vance, Wevr

Best Game:

  • Raw Data - Survios
  • The Gallery - Episode 1: Call of the Starseed - Cloudhead Games
  • Job Simulator - Owlchemy Labs
  • The Climb - Crytek
  • Space Pirate Trainer - I-Illusions
  • Bullet Train - Epic Games

Best Music Experience:

  • Soundscape - SNAKE Productions
  • Old Friend - Tyler Hurd
  • Music From Every Angle - m ss ng p eces
  • Grace - MacInnes Scott
  • SoundStage - Logan Olson
  • Apex - Arjan van Meerten

Best Overall:

  • Tilt Brush - Google
  • Raw Data - Survios
  • Space Pirate Trainer - I-Illusions
  • Bullet Train - Epic Games
  • Modbox - Alientrap
  • The Lab - Valve

Most Innovative:

  • Blocks - Leap Motion
  • Firebird: La Peri (Book One) - Innerspace VR
  • Pixel Ripped 1989 - Pixel Ripped Inc.
  • The Lab - Valve
  • Tilt Brush - Google
  • VR Noir: A Day Before the Night - StartVR

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