Rookie Awards 2022 | 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.

Immersive Media
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Winners

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

Winner

Yang Hong - The Oin

The Oin

This VR game was developed based on Oculus Quest 2 and using Unity as the engine. Players can walk around, move, teleport, and interact with characters and items to explore the game world, solve puzzles, finish tasks and achieve different narrative endings.

Runner Up

Cecilia KJY - Nutrifood

Nutrifood

An interactive AR educational toolkit aimed at educating young children and raising awareness about maintaining and improving their eating habits.

Highly Commended

Law Yan Ming - Malaya Quest

Malaya Quest

An AR interactive game is suitable for children to learn and engage in history.

Malaya Quest consists of different chapters and every chapter will be named based on the 3D historical building model that leads to a story of the past events that happened there.

Play and have fun while learning!

People's Choice

Beatriz Benedetti Sandner - Tierras Lejanas

Tierras Lejanas

"Tierras Lejanas" is a immersive experience that portrays the emotional and psychological impact of child migration on the American border, shown in a dreamlike way from the perspective of Ixchel, a girl with repressed memories of her childhood who only remembers her experience through her dreams.

Honorable Mentions

The following winners made a lasting impression on the judging panel and secured highly sought after badges.

lyolo (Rookie Awards - Finalist and Draft Selection) View Entry
ShanYi (Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
carlossuarez (Excellence Award and Draft Selection) View Entry
AldenChia (Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
limsingyuen (Draft Selection, Rookie of the Year - Highly Commended, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
NeoJoly (Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, and Draft Selection) View Entry
bensrenders (Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
NeroPop (Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Draft Selection) View Entry
paulacharlotte (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
jingyiloh (Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, and Draft Selection) View Entry
kcasey (Draft Selection and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
YvetteKooke (Draft Selection and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
tunglais (Draft Selection) View Entry
crescentlwc (Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie of the Year - Runner Up, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
RuijunLiu (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, and Rookie Awards - Finalist) View Entry
RuijunLiu (Draft Selection and Draft Selection) View Entry
TimberRobert (Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, and Draft Selection) View Entry
ponytailjoe (Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, Draft Selection, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Rookie Awards - Finalist, Draft Selection, and Draft Selection) 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

  • You must submit a completed game or teaser trailer. Single assets and clips will not be considered.
  • Please include supporting material with your finished game. The judges need to better understand the process, the challenges and how your game was created.
  • Team entries are allowed. Make sure that only one team member submits the project and tag any additional team members as project collaborators.
  • Games must not have been released prior to June 2021.
  • 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.
  • Ask questions on our Discord Channel if you need help.
  • Review Winning Entries from last year that were selected by our judges.
  • Watch this video demonstration that shows how to create a perfect entry.

Requirements & Deliveries

  • Read the Rules to make sure you are eligible to enter.
  • No professional work may be included in your entry.
  • Share your process with the judging panel by including supporting material, not only finished work.

Judging Criteria

The judges are looking for artists or teams that have created a game that is not only creatively and technically sound, but is also fun and immersive to play. They are looking for artists or teams with a passion for game design and development. The judges will be considering your overall presentation, technical skills, creative skills, variety of content, and employment potential.

How to enter

  1. Click Submit Entry button to create an entry page.
  2. Upload your best images, videos and supporting media using our entry page builder.
  3. Select ‘Game of the Year > Immersive Media’ as your nominated category.
  4. Add details including a cover image, title, description, tags, and software used.
  5. Accept rules and confirm eligibility.
  6. Confirm & Submit your entry to judging panel.