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Best 2022 Metaverse Projects from Around the World

To celebrate our new categories in the Metaverse and Immersive realm we have compiled a list highlighting some winning and honored work from the 26th Annual Webby Awards. Read below to learn more about these projects.

The Internet is always evolving, and at The Webby Awards we evolve alongside it. The metaverse and Web3 worlds are some of the most exciting recent developments on the Internet, and to reflect that the 27th Annual Webby Awards has expanded to include a dedicated suite of categories recognizing Metaverse, Immersive & Virtual, with honors like Best VR Headset Experience, Best Brand Integration, and Technical Achievement.

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Joytopia by Jung von Matt AG

Joytopia, created by German agency Jung von Matt AG, is a virtual event developed for BMW that featured an exclusive Coldplay concert and Christoph Waltz as its’ narrator. Built as a cloud streaming platform based on the Unreal Engine 4, the platform gave one-click access to fantastic virtual worlds in full HD.

Read more here.

 

Flight Of Voices: 8K 3D 360° Live Concert VR Experience by Metaverse Stage

The Metaverse Stage is, as its name suggests, a virtual stage for live performances in the Metaverse. With Flight of Voices viewers can join a collective of 8 indie artists as they create unique musical experiences that allow you to engage in different genres of music through the intimacy of VR 360 and spatial audio. 

Read more here.

Nominee
Virtual & Remote – Best 360-Video

 

Pentakill: Lost Chapter by The Mill

Rock on with the latest metal band in the metaverse! Pentakill: Lost Chapter is a 45-minute interactive and virtual experience like no other. This visual and auditory adventure by The Mill, a British VFX production company and creative studio, is complete with state-of-the-art graphics and an engaging HD sound that feels just like a real-life stadium concert.

Read more here.

Webby Winner
Virtual & Remote – Music

 

The Field by Active Theory

The Field, developed by Los Angeles and Amsterdam based Active Theory, is a narrative exploration of the nebulas paired with impactful storytelling. The two stories presented by The Wall Street Journal provide further insight into how Covid-19 changed the world and demonstrated the importance of how meditation can help to uplift our mind, body and spirit. Dive into the experience, available on desktop and VR, to enhance your learning through the help of the cosmos.

Read more here.

Nominee
Virtual & Remote – Best Narrative Experience

 

The Eurovision Village by DEPT®

“If the world can’t come to Rotterdam, we’ll bring Rotterdam to the world!”

In 2021, the highly celebrated Eurovision Song Contest made a switch to the metaverse. 2022 Webby Network of the Year DEPT® created the 3D world that encapsulated the spirit and likeness of Rotterdam, the event’s digital location. In an attempt to build up excitement over the event, the village included the city’s landmarks, cultural sites and a plethora of special components that helped to bring it to life in an inclusive, accessible and authentic way.

Read more here.

People’s Voice Winner
Social – Events

 

The O2 In Fortnite Creative by VCCP

Fortnite players got to experience the English pop group Easy Life live at #TheO2InFortnite Creative as a promo for their new album ‘Life’s A Beach’. London based international integrated communications agency VCCP created this unique gaming experience that gave attendees access to artsy virtual environments where they could dance to the new album, chat with others, and enjoy the laid-back, carefree setting of the various regions.

Read more here.

Honoree
Virtual & Remote – Brand or Partner Experience

 

P25 Music by Media.Monks B.V.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Pokemon, the legendary icon of the gaming world teamed up with 25-year-old global artist and rising star Post Malone. Together, they celebrated Pokemon Day with millions of fans from around the world to share the gift of music. The musical journey, developed by digital-first marketing and advertising services company Media.Monks, included a tour of different landscapes that reflected the different elements of the Pokemon for a genuine experience fans would never forget.

Read more here.

Nominee
Virtual & Remote – Music

 

Samsung Galaxy Metaverse Platform: Galaxy Studio by does interactive

Browse the Samsung Galaxy Metaverse, developed by South Korean agency does interactive, as a cute and fun alien character in this immersive experience! Users can chat and learn about the newest devices in the Samsung Galaxy line, and in the game mode users are also challenged to complete different tasks involving the device and choose which one best suits their needs and personality.

Read more here.

Nominee
Websites and Mobile Sites – Best Mobile Visual Design – Function

 

The Game Awards Microverse by Active Theory

Made available on desktop, mobile and VR, this immersive online experience of the 2021 Game Awards by Active Theory had a massive audience of over 80 million viewers. The 3-hour party allowed attendees to explore the microverse environment as a colorful metallic alien, participate in challenges, socialize with others, and watch the livestream of the space punk-themed show.

Read more here.

Honoree
Virtual & Remote – Media & Entertainment

 

Verizon Fortnite Stadium By R/GA & Momentum Worldwide

Amidst the pandemic, Super Bowl LV was destined to be the least attended Super Bowl ever, making it hard for fans to connect and celebrate the biggest moment in Sport. Verizon saw this as an opportunity to give every fan a chance to experience the big game. With R/GA, Momentum Worldwide and the best Fortnite creative builders, they created a replica of Raymond James Stadium in the Fortnite metaverse, giving fans an opportunity to join in and even meet NFL players, avatar to avatar.

Read more here.

Winner
Advertising, Media & PR – Game or Application

Nominee
Advertising, Media & PR – Best Use of Online Media
Virtual & Remote – Sports

If you are making this kind of work, enter it into the new Metaverse, Immersive & Virtual categories in The Webby Awards! The Early Entry Deadline for best pricing is Friday, October 28, 2022.

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