Proto Virtual Reality Awards Winners Revealed, By Carolyn Giardina

Patrick Osborne's virtual reality short 'Pearl' was among the Proto Award winners.
Patrick Osborne’s virtual reality short ‘Pearl’ was among the Proto Award winners.

Honored projects included ‘Tilt Brush,’ ‘Space Pirate Trainer’ and ‘Pearl.’

Google’s Tilt Brush, which allows the user to “paint” in 3D space, was named best overall virtual reality experience and most innovative experience during Saturday’s Proto Awards for VR content, held at the Avalon Hollywood.

Additionally, Google Spotlight Stories’ Pearl, an animated musical story and debut VR short from Oscar winner Patrick Osborne (2015’s animated short Feast) also took home a prize in the category for original score.

Space Pirate Trainer, a space-set virtual reality game from I-Illusions, won three trophies — the most for a single project — in the categories for best game, sound design and individual experience.

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