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HTC Hands Out Prizes to Winners of First Annual Viveport Developer Awards

Why it matters to you

Here are the best apps for the Vive VR system, and if you act fast you can save a bundle on the four best selections.

created its Viveport app store as an easy way for users of its Vive reality (VR) system to locate, purchase, and download new VR apps. Viveport also serves as a place for developers to showcase their apps, allowing them to feature their work somewhere other than the crowded Steam store.

The company also kicked off another effort to spur developers to make apps for the HTC Vive, specifically the Viveport Awards (VDA), which honor — and financially reward — the best apps. That contest has now concluded, and HTC announced the on its Vive blog.

More: Viveport Development Awards offer up $500K prize pool for VR devs

The first annual VDA offered up $500,000 in award money to the best apps in four categories. First prize was $50,000, second prize was $30,000, third prize was $15,000, and a special community’s choice winner netted $10,000. Each winning entry along with two runners-up also received an HTC Vive system.

Here are the :

First place Second place Third place Runners up
Explore Apollo 11 VR Realities The Body VR A Chair in a Room: Greenwater, Mars Odyssey
Create Fantastic Contraption Soundstage Paintlab Kodon, Arcade Artist
Connect Cloudlands: VR Minigolf Altspace VR Engage World of Diving, SurrealVR
Experience Allumette Pearl Firebird – La Péri TheBlu, The Night Café: A VR Tribute to Van Gogh
Community A Chair in a Room: Greenwater

Three of the winners, Penrose Studios, Futuretown, and Northway , will join an on-stage discussion panel on March 3, 2017 at the upcoming game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco. If you’re an HTC Vive user, then head over to Viveport to pick up the first-place apps at a 40-percent discount through March 2, 2017.

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