It’s a busy time for virtual reality (VR) developer, Otherworld. The studio has recently revealed two entries into the ongoing Oculus Mobile VR Jam in the social app Starport and the educational Share the Science: Climate Change. Despite having these two projects in the works for at…

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You may recall VRFocus reporting on the work of Thomas Pasieka, the artist who was looking to create, with support via Patreon, a virtual reality (VR) experience based on ‘The Raven’ by Edgar Allen Poe. Pasieka has recently given a minor update on his project The Raven…

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Oculus VR’s ongoing Mobile VR Jam appears to be attracting developers both new and familiar to virtual reality (VR). Indie developer and Bangor University Lecturer Dr Llyr ap Cenydd belongs in the latter category, having already gained VR fan’s attention with underwater experience Ocean Rift, which is…

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In VR Lab Rats you take on the role of a test scientific test subject, initially trapped in your cage with the face of a scientist looming at one of the walls it is up to you to complete a series of tests. The experiments include tests…

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PulseTense Games’ intriguing science-fiction horror title, Solarix, has received an official release date. Set to launch on PC this month, Solarix will be available to download via Steam. A stealth-based psychological horror adventure videogame set in the far reaches of space and the planet of Ancyra, Solarix…

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Evil Indie Games is a studio that’s already well-versed in mobile development, having already released titles such as Chiptune Runner and Angry World War 2 across the iOS and Android operating systems (OS). The studio also has some experience in the realm of virtual reality with its…

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Following on from their earlier Steam Greenlight announcement, All is Dust developers Mannequin Games have released a trailer for their first-person horror videogame. The title, due out in the Summer, which according to the developer will be an entirely free release, sees users take on the mantle…

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Earlier this month VRFocus reported on the news that indie developer Sunken Places’ upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible videogame, Classroom Aquatic, would be seeing a brand new demo in the near future. The developer hopes to launch a full version of the title in May 2015, but…

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As mentioned with Project Pipe the other day, Oculus VR Share is not just a platform for paid products, final products or even demos but also a place to show off how you are learning something new and get feedback on your efforts. That is the case…

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Kart racing is something many have dreamed of doing in virtual reality (VR). Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) owners already have one such title to enjoy in VR Karts from Viewpoint Games. But those that own Samsung’s Gear VR smartphone-based HMD have been missing out on the…

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Make It A (Virtual) Reality: Star Wars (Games)
Make It A (Virtual) Reality: Star Wars (Games)
Make It A (Virtual) Reality: Star Wars (Games)
Make It A (Virtual) Reality: Mortal Kombat
Make It A (Virtual) Reality: Mortal Kombat
Make It A (Virtual) Reality: Mortal Kombat
Stompz: A Kickstarter Post-Mortem with Creator Matt Carrell
Stompz: A Kickstarter Post-Mortem with Creator Matt Carrell
Stompz: A Kickstarter Post-Mortem with Creator Matt Carrell
VR vs. Third-Party Hardware
VR vs. Third-Party Hardware
VR vs. Third-Party Hardware
VR vs. HTC Vive In 2015
VR vs. HTC Vive In 2015
VR vs. HTC Vive In 2015
Make It A (Virtual) Reality: TRON
Make It A (Virtual) Reality: TRON
Make It A (Virtual) Reality: TRON
VRCast Episode 1: Fire Panda’s Nick Pittom
VRCast Episode 1: Fire Panda’s Nick Pittom
VRCast Episode 1: Fire Panda’s Nick Pittom
Make It A (Virtual) Reality: Xenoblade Chronicles
Make It A (Virtual) Reality: Xenoblade Chronicles
Make It A (Virtual) Reality: Xenoblade Chronicles
Make It A (Virtual) Reality: Space Invaders
Make It A (Virtual) Reality: Space Invaders
Make It A (Virtual) Reality: Space Invaders
Hands-on with the FOVE Eye-Tracking VR HMD
Hands-on with the FOVE Eye-Tracking VR HMD
Hands-on with the FOVE Eye-Tracking VR HMD
Hands-On with HTC & Valve's Vive
Hands-On with HTC & Valve's Vive
Hands-On with HTC & Valve's Vive

LATEST REVIEWS

Review: Toybox Turbos

Codemasters have broken new ground. A full title released for a piece of hardware not yet publicly available, and polished in it’s support despite the limited audience. Technical demos are commonplace for virtual reality (VR) at present, as are Steam Greenlight campaigns and Kickstarters; but a full…

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Review: Toybox Turbos

Review: QBEH-1: The Atlas Cube

If QBEH-1: The Atlas Cube gets one thing right, it’s the implementation of its Oculus Rift support. Launch the videogame via Steam and a pop-up with two options appears immediately: ‘Play QBEH-1: The Atlas Cube’ or ‘Launch Oculus Rift Mode’. For fans of virtual reality (VR) right…

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Review: QBEH-1: The Atlas Cube

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: Google Maps on HTC Vive

Is it a videogame? Is it a map service? Is it an exploration piece? In truth, Valve’s interpretation of Google Maps using the recently revealed HTC Vive hardware is all of these and yet none; it’s something completely original. Videogames with no defined objective are nothing new,…

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Preview: Google Maps on HTC Vive

Preview: Reflections

Broken Window Studios have already made waves in the virtual reality (VR) scene with their interesting take on survival horror, Grave, following a successful Kickstarter campaign. Not ready to stop there, the team has a second VR title in development, Reflections, however despite having been a project…

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Preview: Reflections

Preview: Nevermind

Billed as a ‘bio-feedback horror’ title, Nevermind has been part of the virtual reality (VR) circuit for some time now, and without even a glimpse of the videogame working within a head-mounted display (HMD). The promise the title holds for VR is evident even before work has…

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Preview: Nevermind

Preview: Crystal Rift's Level Editor

Launch line-ups can be tricky. On one hand, companies can choose to hit the ground running with a wide range of titles supporting new hardware from the first day, but risk then struggling with drought in the following weeks and months. The other option is to have…

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Preview: Crystal Rift's Level Editor

Preview: Sublevel Zero

Right now there’s no better place for virtual reality (VR) experiences than the cockpit. As the likes of EVE: Valkyrie, Darkfield and more prove, it’s far easier for developers to maintain immersion when piloting an aircraft, as it cuts back on many of the human interactions that…

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Preview: Sublevel Zero

Preview: DEEP

If space is the go to place for virtual reality (VR) developers, then the ocean follows closely behind it. Few things can prove as immersive as diving into the unknown and studios are exploring that at both ends of the spectrum, from the terrifying experience of being…

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Preview: DEEP

Preview: Eclipse

White Elk Studios’ Eclipse (working title) is somewhat of an anomaly for the current virtual reality (VR) market. As pure an indie project as indie can be, Eclipse exhibits high-quality production values in every moment of its very short playable demo. It’s a teaser for something much…

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Preview: Eclipse

Preview: Smash Hit Plunder

The more you think about it, the harder it is to pin down Smash Hit Plunder. Its riotous gameplay doesn’t quite fall under ‘action’ when there are no enemies to slay and the grin-inducing mess that comes from carelessly tossing objects across a room won’t qualify for…

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Preview: Smash Hit Plunder

Preview: CCP Games' VR Labs' Project Nemesis

CCP Games’ VR Labs contingent may have been presented as working on ‘experimental’ virtual reality (VR), but if there was any one project that was confident enough to eventually receive a consumer release it was undoubtedly Project Nemesis. Developed by CCP Shanghai exclusively for Gear VR, Project…

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Preview: CCP Games' VR Labs' Project Nemesis

Preview: Crystal Rift on Gear VR

Crystal Rift works. VRFocus already came to that conclusion when sampling developer Psytec Games’ virtual reality (VR) dungeon crawler for the first time on the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). But does Crystal Rift work on Gear VR? There are plenty of experiences already available for Samsung…

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Preview: Crystal Rift on Gear VR