During the launch of Viveport, HTC announced that it’ll be awarding developers with cash prizes during the Viveport Developer Awards. First place winner is awarded $50,000 along with an HTC Vive. The second place winner is awarded $30,000 and an HTC Vive. The third runner up is awarded $15,000 with an HTC Vive. Runners-up (2 in total) are awarded an HTC Vive. There’s also the Community Choice Award where a developer wins $10,000. This is the first annual Viveport Developer Awards by HTC Vive.
The prizes are awarded in four different categories that includes “Explore,” “Create,” “Connect,” and “Experience.” According to the HTC Vive team, only the very best VR experiences were chosen from the enormous pool. Below are the winners in their certain categories.
1st place: Apollo 11 VR, by Immersive VR Education Ltd.
2nd place: Realities, by Realities.io
3rd place: The Body VR, by The Body VR
Runners-up: A Chair in a Room: Greenwater (Wolf & Wood Interactive) Mars Odyssey (Steel Wool Studios)
1st place: Cloudlands: VR Minigolf, by Futuretown
2nd place: AltspaceVR, by AltSpaceVR
3rd place: Engage, by Immersive VR Education Ltd.
Runners-up: World of Diving (Vertigo Games), SurrealVR (SurrealVR)
1st place: Allumette, by Penrose Studios
2nd place: Pearl, by Google Spotlight Stories
3rd place: Firebird – La Péri, by InnerspaceVR
Runners-up: TheBlu (Wevr), The Night Café: A VR Tribute to Van Gogh (Borrowed Light Studios)
Community Choice Award
A Chair in a Room: Greenwater, by Wolf & Wood Interactive Ltd.
A lot of these VR application were well known by the VR community as they provided positive experiences in the virtual world. These awarded VR applications would be all be great experiences to start for the new adopters of HTC Vive. We look forward to seeing the next annual Viveport Developer Awards and what amazing experience we get to see next.