While there aren’t necessarily any headlining releases for either the Oculus Rift or Gear VR this week, there are definitely a handful of games and apps we recommend you check out, including a VR adaptation of a scene from one of this year’s most emotional games.
If you missed last week, you can see those new releases here. And don’t forget that UploadVR has a Steam community group complete with a curated list of recommendations so that you don’t have to waste any money finding out what’s good in the world of VR.
That Dragon, Cancer: I’m Sorry Guys, It’s Not Good, from Numinous Games
Price: Free (Gear VR)
That Dragon, Cancer was an emotionally-charged PC game that launched earlier in the year, telling the developer’s story of their journey with their terminally ill son. At the time of release fans expressed interest in seeing the game in VR and, while this isn’t the full experience, you can now see one of its pivotal scenes with a Gear VR.
Recommendation: It’s not a light subject, but that’s the very reason you should check out this powerful experience.
Unimersiv, from Unimersiv
Price: Free (Rift)
Unimersiv is a new educational VR platform, previously available on the Gear VR and this week launching on the Oculus Rift. Venture to historical locations like the Titanic or the Acropolis of Athens. If you have haven’t already seen what VR can do for VR, this is a good place to start.
Recommendation: If VR education interests, you definitely should check it out.
Constricting Cubes, from D.W.S.
Price: $3.99 (Currently Discounted)
This game is essentially your Tetris or Brick Breaker type game in a virtual space. Destroy the cubes in various ways before they crush you.
Recommendation: Snatch it up and ride the nostalgia wave.
High Fidelity, from High Fidelity, Inc
High Fidelity is an open-source, multi-user platform that allows anyone to create and share virtual spaces and experiences. It also works outside of VR and is created by one of the original creators of Second Life.
Recommendation: A virtual blank canvas free of charge, worth a shot. More info.