Round Midnight: Multi Award Winners

Digital City Awards 2021

We are were absolutely thrilled to be nominated for three Digital City Awards recently; VR Project of the Year; Tech For Good Award; Best Use of VR in Education. And we were overjoyed to win all three!

These awards were sponsored by a range of prestigious companies:

The Digital City Awards recognise and reward the organisations, teams and individuals who are helping to build a better future through technology.

We were nominated (and crowned WINNERS) for our ground breaking virtual reality project: Virtual_Decisions: GANGS.

The Virtual_Decisions journey began in 2018, when we combined our knowledge of transferable creative methodologies with modern-day technology. Alongside BDH Immersive, the Round Midnight team designed and developed Virtual_Decisions; a groundbreaking Tech for Good, VR in Education programme that is used as an early intervention tool to reduce youth violence and criminal exploitation.

Virtual_Decisions is a ‘choose-your-own-path’ experience whereby wearing a VR headset, participants are faced with a simulated real-life scenario in which they must make choices. This enables young people to be able to explore the world around them in a real-world environment, where they can achieve a greater understanding of themselves, the decisions they make and the possible consequences of their actions.

Footage curtesy of The Digital City Awards and the Digital City Festival 2021.

The Virtual_Decisions programme was recognised not only by the Digital City Festival, but also by West Midlands Police and the Home Office and as such we have gained funding for a new VR film: Virtual_Decisions: KNIVES. This project is currently in post production and the new VR programme, and follow-on workshop is set to be in schools by September 2021.

For more information, or to book the the original VR programme, Virtual_Decisions: GANGS, and the accompanying workshop please contact us here.

To follow the Virtual_Decisions journey in it’s next phase, please follow our dedicated Instagram page.