HTC has introduced the winners of its third annual Viveport Developer Awards, celebrating new games included in its VR subscription service, Viveport. The extraordinarily various collection of winners have been introduced throughout 4 classes final evening on the firm’s GDC 2019 showcase.
In a blog post issued earlier right this moment, HTC stated that the awards aimed to “celebrate VR’s most captivating and original titles” throughout its 4 classes – leisure, arts & tradition, arcade, and training. Viveport president Rikard Steiber stated that “this year’s winner highlight the high caliber of VR content now available across popular genres.”
Most notable of the winners is archery game Apex Construct, which took first place within the Entertainment class. Earlier this yr, the title discovered itself review-bombed on Steam as gamers by some means confused the premium VR title with free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends – a game not even accessible on Valve’s platform. Elsewhere, issues get slightly extra grisly, because the winner of the Education class duties gamers with performing a full frog dissection in digital actuality.
The different winners additionally present one thing of a juxtaposition with each other. In the Arcade class, Shooty Fruity Arcade bears a big similarity to games like Job Simulator, however asks you to carry out your duties whereas blasting fruit out of the air – a la Fruit Ninja, however with a gun.
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By comparability, the winner of the Arts & Culture award is Claude Monet – The Water Lily Obsession, an expertise permitting these inside it to discover the a few of the well-known artists’ most well-known items from the within. You can take a look at a full checklist of the winners and nominees within the weblog put up talked about above.