While there are many ways of recognising achievement, industry awards have long been seen in creative industries as a substantial notifier of talent and commitment. This was the aim of the TIGI Games Industry Awards when it was first run seven years ago, and has since evolved into one of the most prestigious awards in the UK videogame industry.
VRFocus has been fortunate enough to be recognised for its work, being shortlisted among ten other nominees in the ‘Diversity’ category.
The full list of Diversity Award candidates is as follows:
- Amiqus – Putting the G into Gaming Campaign
- BAME in Games
- Curve Digital Publishing Ltd– Bomber Crew
- Curve Digital Publishing Ltd– For the King
- D’Avekki Studios – The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker
- IHDC – Gaconf
- Legendary Games – The Island: Survival Challenge
- Ninja Theory – Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
- VR Focus
The TIGA Game Awards has 30 categories, recognising achievement in all aspects of videogame creations, from audio to visuals and also recognises small studios with their own category.
VRFocus has been shortlisted thanks to its commitment to diversity, of which the involvement in the VR Diversity Initiative plays a vital part.
The VRDI is a series of one-day events which allows participants from under-represented groups to become involves in various aspects of immersive technology and the creation of VR or AR content.
The next VRDI workshop is due to take place on 19th October, 2018 and will be hosted by Plexal at the Technology Innovation Centre in London. Participants will be able to get hands-on with high-end VR headsets, 360-degree cameras and VR-ready laptops and benefit from expert guidance from leaders in VR content creation. Further information can be found on the VRDI Sign-up form.
The 2018 TIGA Games Industry Awards ceremony will be held on 1st November at the Guildhall in London. Further information can be found on the TIGA website.
For future coverage of VR and AR-related awards and initiatives, keep checking back with VRFocus.