9 VR Games Shortlisted for the TIGA Games Industry Awards

It’s becoming much more common to see game awards featuring VR/AR categories. Sometimes, XR finalists even make it into other categories as well. That’s the case with the upcoming TIGA Games Industry Awards, with nine VR games making the cut.

As you’d expect from an awards selection, the best XR game category is filled with some of the best titles from 2023. These include Peaky Blinders: The King’s Ransom from Maze Theory taking players inside the popular TV show. Or then there’s XR Games’ action-packed shooter Zombieland: Headshot Fever Reloaded. However, not all the entrants are games, such as Nown Town: VR Language Learning for example.

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TIGA Games Industry Awards

The full list for the ‘BEST VR/AR/XR/MR GAME‘ is as follows:

  • Maze Theory: Peaky Blinders: The King’s Ransom
  • nDreams: Synapse
  • Noun Town: Nown Town: VR Language Learning
  • Squido Studio: No More Rainbows
  • Sony Interactive Entertainment/Guerilla: Horizon Call of the Mountain
  • Sugar Creative: 878AD: Winchester Revealed
  • Supermassive Games: The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR
  • Wired Productions: The Last Worker
  • XR Games: Zombieland: Headshot Fever Reloaded

Elsewhere across the awards categories, British VR studio nDreams has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Publisher’ and ‘Best Large Studio’ categories, with Supermassive Games in the latter as well. Purple Yonder – the team behind Little Cities – was selected for the ‘Best Small Studio’, a Wired Productions’ The Last Worker is shortlisted for ‘Best Visual Design’.

Sony and Guerilla Games’ PSVR 2-exclusive launch title Horizon: Call of the Mountain is selected for the coveted ‘Best Action and Adventure Game’.

Lastly, both Bobby Thandi, CEO of XR Games and Patrick O’Luanaigh, CEO of nDreams are up for the ‘Outstanding Leadership Award’.

It is great to see so many XR projects and companies recognised in these prestigious awards. Who do you think deserves to win? Let us know in the comments below.