Viveport Declares Jury For Viveport Developer Awards; Provides New Neighborhood Selection Award
Right now, the Viveport™ workforce announced the members of an elite, eight individual jury who shall be voting on the nominees for the first-ever Viveport Developer Awards (VDAs). That eight individual jury, together with a Viveport Neighborhood vote, will decide the final word winner of a complete of $500,000 in money and prizes that shall be revealed in January 2017. Twenty apps had been nominated for his or her pioneering work in VR that best symbolize 4 of the important thing pillars of the Viveport platform: Discover, Expertise, Create and Join. The VDAs had been established to showcase, have fun and reward builders for his or her VR creations, with content material to be made available on Viveport, the app retailer for virtual reality.
The judges embrace:
Brent Bushnell, CEO of Two Bit Circus
Marcie Jastrow, SVP Immersive Media and Head of Technicolor Expertise Middle, Technicolor
Geoff Keighley, Journalist and Government Producer of the Video Recreation Awards
Nathaniël de Jong (Nathie), VR Content material Creator on YouTube
Rajeev Pureen, Enterprise Improvement – Industrial VR, Intel Corp
Justin Roiland, Author/Animator and Co-Creator of Rick and Morty
Taryn Southern, web character and founding father of Tribe of Good
Reggie Watts, Comic/Musician CBS’ The Late Late Present with James Corden and Netflix’s SPATIAL
The VR group will even have a possibility to vote for his or her favourite of the deserving nominees with the just lately revealed VDA Neighborhood Selection Award. Individuals can visit the Viveport Neighborhood Discussion board (http://group.viveport.com/) to take a look at the all of the nominees and assist one in every of them win a bonus $10,000 in recognition of their stellar work. Public voting shall be available on the discussion board at this time by way of December 18, 2016. The winner of the VDA Neighborhood Selection Award shall be offered alongside the winners within the 4 classes.
“There aren’t enough ways to thank developers for their early investment in VR and sharing their experiences with us at Viveport,” mentioned Rikard Steiber, President of Viveport and SVP Digital Actuality, HTC. “We want the VDAs to encourage creators to continue innovating and driving the VR industry forward, and through the Community Choice Award give our consumers a voice in recognizing their favorite VR apps.”
About HTC VIVE™
VIVE is a first-of-its-kind virtual reality platform developed by HTC and Valve for complete immersion in virtual worlds. Designed from the bottom up for room-scale VR and true-to-life interactions, VIVE delivers on the promise of VR with game-changing expertise and best-in-class content material. VIVE has been acknowledged with over 65 awards and huge crucial acclaim since its unveiling in 2015. For extra data, visit www.VIVE.com