XR Games Takes Home Top Two Honours at the 2023 Australian XR Festival Awards
Melbourne, Australia, Dec. 19, 2023 – XR Games is proud to announce that it has won the two top honours at the 2023 Australian XR Festival Awards. Capping off a tremendous year of growth and success, XR Games’ ‘Zombieland: Headshot Fever Reloaded’ won 'Best in Gaming' and 'Best in the World’ at Australia’s premier XR festival awards.
Held at ACMI in Melbourne, Australia from 19th - 21st December, the Australian XR Festival Awards showcase and celebrate leading talent in the creative tech industries including those working in Gaming, Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Creative AI, Animation and Digital Arts.
The strong line-up of 25 finalists included industry heavyweights Sony Pictures VR, XR Games, Ubisoft, Atari, Sugar CS, T&DA, Arvore and more.
The awards ceremony concluded the three-day Australian XR Festival, which included industry events and a public showcase, offering the opportunity for people to experience some of the world’s best creative technology in person.
Not only did Zombieland: Headshot Fever Reloaded win ‘Best in Gaming’, but it was also awarded the best International submission across all categories, leading to it being crowned ‘Best in the World’. The judges were blown away by the craftsmanship of the work on Zombieland Reloaded, as well as the creativity.
"We are thrilled and humbled to receive such esteemed recognition from the Australian XR Festival," said Bobby Thandi, Founder and CEO at XR Games.
"These awards are a testament to the hard work, dedication, and creative vision of our talented team, and cap off an incredible year for the studio. With Zombieland Reloaded on PS VR 2, we were able to deliver the best version of Zombieland in a brand new art-style, and it’s great to see this hard work resulting in accolades from our peers in the industry.”
Festival Director and Founder Matt Kirby was blown away by the quality of the award submissions, as well as the public response to the festival.
“It was amazing to see the reactions of people of all ages experiencing VR for the first time and wanting to learn more about how they can get a device in their home or business. It was also fantastic to see gaming fans enjoying battling it out in their favourite games on the massive screen at ACMI,” he said.
About XR Games
XR Games is a multi award-winning virtual reality (VR) game development studio with over 110 members of staff. XR Games makes games that provide 3D virtual experiences for players to navigate, explore, and have fun in.
The studio works closely with Sony Pictures and other IP holders to bring licences to life in VR, and works with the world’s largest publishers and hardware manufacturers such as Meta, PlayStation and Microsoft.
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