2016’s Best VR Apps Are Making Money
The Proto Awards announced their latest “honorees” for 2016, with a gala planned for October 8. Tilt Brush by Google, Raw Data by Survios, Space Pirate Trainer by I-Illusions, Bullet Train by Epic Games, Modbox by Alientrap, and The Lab by Valve were selected in the “Best Overall” category.
Raw Data, and The Gallery from Cloudhead Games, generated more than $1 million in sales from each of their games, priced $40 and $30 respectively. In addition, Space Pirate Trainer, at $15 and built by a team of three, expects to clear $1 million in sales this year.
Platform Launches Soon
The next couple of weeks are expected to transform the VR marketplace, with a Google press event scheduled for October 4 likely to debut a Daydream reference design. This is followed by Oculus Connect 3 from October 5-7 and Valve Software’s Steam Dev Days, a developer-only event on October 12 and 13. In addition, the Virtual Reality Developers Conference is coming up on November 2 and 3.
Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey tried out a terrifying experience in Japan, and his 16-second reaction video is worth a couple views.