At GDC 2019, VIVEPORT, HTC VIVE’s global platform, app store and subscription service, hosted the third annual Viveport Developer Awards. The awards program is an open contest for VR developers who have titles published in Viveport Subscription. Viveport announced the winners of the four categories for PC titles and winners of the three VIVE WAVE categories during the event, celebrating VR’s most captivating and original titles in the genres of entertainment, arts & culture, arcade and education.
“Viveport’s goal is to be the number one advocate for VR developers to ensure they have the support they need to develop the experiences that continue to drive engagement and excite consumers,” said Rikard Steiber President of Viveport. “This year’s winners highlight the high caliber of VR content now available across popular genres and all of these experiences will be available in the Viveport Infinity service.”
The Viveport Developer Awards celebrate exciting new content that has been published on Viveport Subscription. Winners received a prize bundle including a cash prize, the newest VIVE hardware, tickets to the 2019 Game Developers Conference and marketing support, including a “Viveport Developer Stories” video, totaling over $50,000 in rewards.
The categories and winners are listed below, all of which will be available in Viveport Infinity when it launches on April 2nd:
Entertainment – PC
- Winner – Apex Construct by Fast Travel Games
- Finalist – Blind by Tiny Bull Studios & Fellow Traveller
Education – PC
- Winner – VR Frog Dissection: Ribbit-ing Discoveries by VictoryVR
- Finalist – VR Regatta – The Sailing Game by MarineVerse
Arts & Culture – PC
- Winner – Claude Monet – The Water Lily obsession by Lucid Realities & Arte, Camera lucida, Musées d’Orsay et de l’Orangerie
- Finalist – MasterpieceVR by MasterpieceVR
Arcade – PC
- Winner – Shooty Fruity Arcade by nDreams Limited
- Finalist – Summer Funland by Monad Rock
Entertainment – WAVE
- Winner – Bait! by Resolution Games
Education – WAVE
- Winner – Star Chart by Escapist Games Ltd.
Arts & Culture – WAVE
- Winner – PAINT VR by COSKAMI LLC