The adventure videogame genre has experienced something of a revival in the past few years. Developers such as Telltale Games and Quantic Dream have carried a torch for the classic genre with releases such as The Walking Dead and Beyond: Two Souls. Each and everyone one of…

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It doesn’t take a $2 billion investment from Facebook to see that virtual reality’s (VR) will have a big impact in the social space. The potential for users to interact with friends and family in new ways is undoubtedly exciting, and companies are only just starting to…

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Before it was rebranded as Epic Games Poland, videogame developer People Can Fly created some of the defining titles of the last generation. Most recently the team worked on Gears of War: Judgment, and before that created the unique first-person shooter (FPS) experience, Bulletstorm. Since then the…

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The first ever South West Virtual Reality (SWVR) Meetup took place last night in Bristol, UK. Run by the team at Opposable Games, the event saw a range of virtual reality (VR) developers and enthusiasts gather under one roof to show off the latest VR videogames, head-mounted…

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Gaijin Entertainment has been a long time supporter of virtual reality (VR) technology, integrating the original developer kit for the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD) in its free-to-play massively multiplayer online (MMO) World War 2 combat title, War Thunder. This week a tease from the developer…

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Last week saw the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for a new virtual reality (VR) dedicated videogame named Vanguard Valkyrie. The title, which is developed by Proton Pulse creator Justin Moravetz at Zero Transform, is currently hoping to raise $198,000 USD to fund development. This week has…

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Last week VRFocus reported on the announcement of the next Virtual Reality Los Angeles (VRLA) Meetup for the virtual reality (VR) community. At the time it was confirmed that the event would take place on 16th August 2014 at New Deal Studios, with a handful of exhibitors…

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This week sees the launch of a brand new virtual reality (VR) compatible videogame on Valve’s Steam Greenlight service from indie developer Imaginary Game Studios. Named Perturbia, the title hopes to raise enough positive votes to be approved for sale on Valve’s digital store come full release.…

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Indie developer Thotwise Games is currently hard at work on its upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible horror title The Hum for PC and, if all goes according to plan, PlayStation 4. The team revealed the videogame earlier this year via Steam Greenlight, listing it for a Q4…

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Yesterday VRFocus reported on the launch of a stillalive studio’s Son of Nor on Steam Early Access. The title is available in pre-release form, with support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) planned for release alongside the full version in roughly three months…

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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