Indie developer Red of Paw has been hard at work offering fans a taste of what’s to come from his RedOfPaw’s Big Crazy Stupid VR Adventure and American Pie videogame, which is set to be based on the developer’s visit to the upcoming Oculus Connect event in…

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Earlier this week social giant Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) creator Oculus VR came full circle as it was finally completed. The buyout took a huge investment from the former, spending over $2 billion USD. Since the deal was announced Oculus…

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You may recall earlier in the year when VRFocus reported on Blocked In, a unique virtual reality (VR) experience that placed players inside a room, with giant Tetris-like blocks constantly falling outside a window. At the time developer Daniël Ernst had said that the experience was just…

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Since its first publication in 1922, James Joyce’s celebrated novel, Ulysses has become notorious for its demanding and obscure text. Split across 18 chapters, the novel requires commitment from the reader to see the text through and form their own understanding of it. Now one indie developer…

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PulseTense Games is currently running a Kickstarter campaign for its upcoming sci-fi horror title, Solarix. The indie developer is keeping its target ambitiously low in comparison to other  campaigns, seeking £10,000 GBP to fund further development of the first-person experience. But virtual reality (VR) fans may want…

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This week sees the release of yet another new virtual reality (VR) experience that lets users experience a seemingly pedestrian experience with an Oculus Rift VR headset. A develooper has released a new title simply named Fireworks onto the official Oculus VR Share beta. The experience can…

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The closer we get to San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) 2014, which opens its doors later today, the more obvious it has become that virtual reality (VR) will play a huge part of the show. 20th Century Fox has already revealed two VR experiences based on its X-Men…

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Cyberith posted the Kickstarter campaign for its upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible omnidirectional treadmill, the Virtualizer, at 17:00 BST yesterday, 24th July 2014. The company is hoping to raise $250,000 USD in order to fund production of the device, which can be used with the Oculus Rift…

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Earlier this week VRFocus reported on the release of the Eel Creak VR cinema experience, discussing the applications of virtual reality (VR) simulated cinemas. Now a new and even more in-depth VR big screen experience has arrived, Riftmax Theater 4D. The software is now available over on…

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As promised, Cyberith has today launched its crowd-funding campaign for its upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible omnidirectional treadmill, the Virtualizer. The company has started a Kickstarter campaign that hopes to raise $250,000 USD by 31st August 2014 in order to help fund production of the device, which…

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LATEST REVIEWS

Review: Infinity Runner

Wales Interactive’s Infinity Runner joins the small collective of videogames that offer support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) long before a consumer version of the device is available. Jumping on the VR bandwagon so early is most certainly a double-edged sword: developers…

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Review: Infinity Runner

Review: Crashed Lander

Available to purchase now, Crashed Lander is the definition of an ‘indie’ title. Not necessarily in respect to the way in which it was developed – though this too is a observer of the trends of that same label – but in the fact that it’s a…

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Review: Crashed Lander

Review: Ether One

BioShock was a landmark videogame. Though its roots are firmly grounded in the first-person shooter (FPS) genre it opened the door for many more experiences where the player becomes an active participant in the world in areas removed from simply shooting enemies. It laid the groundwork for…

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Review: Ether One

Review: Strike Suit Zero

Having launched just over a year ago, Born Ready Games’ Strike Suit Zero has developed a keen audience on Windows, Mac and Linux PC formats. Developed by a small UK studio thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, Strike Suit Zero is a space combat videogame designed to…

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Review: Strike Suit Zero

Review: No More Room in Hell

Originally launched back in 2011, No More Room in Hell is a mod developed using the Source engine, based on the hugely popular Half-Life 2. The videogame has frequently been touted as a ‘zombification’ of Gordon Freeman’s second crusade, but following its official release in 2011 it…

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Review: No More Room in Hell

Review: QUAKE II

Undeniably the most popular genre in the modern videogames industry, first-person shooters (FPS) titles owe a debt of gratitude to a number of 1990s titles. QUAKE II is one such landmark release; a perfect mix of visceral violence and logical puzzle solving all wrapped-up in a technically…

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Review: QUAKE II

Review: Slender: The Arrival

Slender: The Arrival is the speedily produced sequel to the hugely popular Slender: The Eight Pages, having seen release just one year after it’s predecessor. Keen to capitalise on the success of the original the development team at Blue Isle Studios is said to be considering bringing…

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Review: Slender: The Arrival

LATEST PREVIEWS

Preview: Jurassic Encounter

One of the very few brand new virtual reality (VR) experiences present at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) came in the form of Jurassic Encounter, a new Project Morpheus title from Supermassive Games. As the name suggests, Jurassic Encounter takes you out of your real-world environment…

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Preview: Jurassic Encounter

Preview: Radial-G

A super-fast futuristic racing videogame. Players take on the roles of pilots as the battle for position on tracks comprised entirely of cylindrical tubes. Nudging against rivals as they aim for the boost pad or in a vindictive endeavour as you barge them into a speed-down zone;…

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Preview: Radial-G

Preview: Beasts of Prey

Beasts of Prey is suffering from The War Z syndrome at present. It’s a videogame that promises an awful lot: a sandbox in which players can live however they wish. Hunt dinosaurs, craft items, build structures and create your own empire in a procedurally generated world that…

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Preview: Beasts of Prey

Preview: Virtual Bike

The diversification of virtual reality (VR) is not a bad thing. The modern rebirth of the medium brought about by the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) has spurred on creators to fill early adopters boots with all manner of experiences in virtual constructs. But what happens next?…

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Preview: Virtual Bike

Preview: The Deep

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe’s (SCEE) London Studio brought a brand new version of The Deep along to this month’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Due to time constraints they were reluctant to offer a full demonstration to attendees, however VRFocus managed to get hands-on with the full version,…

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Preview: The Deep

Preview: 4PM

You awake in your own bed. This is not the most dramatic opening for a videogame ever invented, but nonetheless acts as a subtle informant of the kind of experience that awaits: you are a human, on earth, living an everyday, run-of-the-mill life. You have a dull…

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Preview: 4PM

Preview: XING: The Land Beyond - A Rollercoaster Ride Made for VR

An adventure videogame set in a lost world played from a first-person perspective. XING: The Land Beyond may not sound particularly inventive, but those of you who are regular readers will know that VRFocus already has high hopes for the title. It’s environment design, gameplay loop and…

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Preview: XING: The Land Beyond - A Rollercoaster Ride Made for VR

Preview: XING: The Land Beyond

White Lotus Interactive’s XING: The Land Beyond is attracting a lot of attention, and with due cause. It’s an adventure videogame that taxes the player’s minds more than their trigger finger, placing them in a lost world setting filled with traps, puzzles and hidden treasure. Furthermore, the…

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Preview: XING: The Land Beyond

Preview: Lucky's Tale

Virtual reality (VR) is largely considered to be the domain of first-person experiences. Anyone who follows VRFocus regularly however, will know that this is not necessarily the case. This is a limitation forced by audiences and not designers, and Playful Corp. intends to push past that artificial…

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Preview: Lucky's Tale

Preview: The Assembly

2014 is a landmark year for virtual reality (VR). Despite the fact that we’re unlikely to see any of the head-mounted displays (HMDs) make their way to retail before the year’s end, we are noticing a shift in software. It’s no longer five-minute tech demos by indie…

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Preview: The Assembly