Rookie Awards 2019 | Game of the Year

Immersive Media

Team and individual games that have been designed to use the latest immersive media headsets and systems. Completed projects preferred, but game play examples and trailers accepted.

Submissions closed on 31 May 2019
Round of applause for our sponsors


On behalf of the sponsors and judges, The Rookies would like to congratulate the following caetgory winners.


Illia Statkevych - Soundbender


In a world of darkness where light is powered by sound dive into a VR discovery metaphor that explores communication barriers via light and interactions with a surreal ecosystem.

See credits to see my role in it. The build can be arranged upon request.

Runner Up

Wiktoria Skrobarczyk - The Order of Quadrivium - VR Escape Room

The Order of Quadrivium - VR Escape Room

Benjamin H. Fox is dead, and the lock he designed just trapped you inside his workshop. Explore mysterious, Victorian observatory and search for last pieces of a puzzle hidden in the environment. Accomplish his work and go on a journey that he could not make himself.

Highly Commended

Carl Krause - MindPalace


"MindPalace" is a realtime VR Experience for Oculus and Vive.

People's Choice

Pierre Ministeri - ICHOR - VR Melee Wave Shooter

ICHOR - VR Melee Wave Shooter

Ichor is a VR Game with an asymetric multiplayer co-op feature where you have to defend an objective from human's attacks.

Honorable Mentions

The following winners made a lasting impression on the judging panel and secured highly sort after Excellence Awards and Draft Selection badges.

harrybiggs (Draft Selection) View Entry
meryllee (Rookie of the Year - People's Choice) View Entry
ramonschauer (Excellence Award) View Entry
meriemlina (Draft Selection) View Entry
gioiavarago (Draft Selection) View Entry
mamieshi (Excellence Award) View Entry
robbevl (Draft Selection) View Entry
gioiavarago (Excellence Award) View Entry
izelmo (Rookie of the Year - Runner Up) View Entry
harrybiggs (Excellence Award) View Entry
izelmo (Excellence Award) View Entry
ramonschauer (Draft Selection) View Entry
izelmo (Draft Selection) View Entry
meriemlina (Excellence Award) View Entry
justicerisesvr (Excellence Award) View Entry

Category Brief

The primary focus for this category is games designed to be played with headsets - VR, AR, MR. The judges are looking for completed games here. This is not a category for people to share parts of a game they contributed to. If you have not completed your game yet, please make sure to share a teaser trailer to pitch your work to the judges.

Important Notes:

  • The judges will be reviewing complete games or trailers, not assets or other elements that will be used in a film that hasn’t been released yet.
  • Make sure to share your details about how you created the game. The challenges you overcame, what your goals were and any other information that will help the judges better understand your project.
  • Successful entries in previous years have included video footage of people playing the games. Other ideas have included screencasts where the team walk you through the platform.
  • Teaser trailers must include gameplay, not cut scenes.
  • If you have a link to your finished game that can be downloaded, please share it as part of your entry page using the Add Text field.
  • Make sure to include supporting material such as concept art, assets and breakdowns to really showcase your game.
Immersive Media
Immersive Media
Immersive Media
Blackmagic Design
Epic Games
Chaos Group
3D Artist
3D World
Animal Logic
Axis Studios
CG Cookie
CG Record
Double Negative
Electric Theatre Collective
Image Engine
Media temple
Monolith Productions
NetherRealm Studios
Ninja Theory
Polygon Pictures
Rodeo FX
Weta Digital