Last week it was revealed that a virtual reality (VR) version of iconic mobile videogame series, Angry Birds, was in development. Brazil-based team IMGNATION Studios revealed that it was working alongside Rovio to create Angry Birds VR for the Gear VR smartphone-based head-mounted display. However, while the…

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Indepentantly developed videogame Dungeon Nightmares II, a sequel to the original Dungeon Nightmares a horror roguelike initially released on mobile back in 2013, has released two new videos. Both showing how far the title, which has now passed its Steam Greenlight campaign and is progressing towards an official launch…

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It has never been easier for a videogame fan who believes they could do better than the professionals to channel their creativity into making something new.  Now following a successful few months on Steam Early access budding game designers have another tool to help further their creative ambitions.Revealed…

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This week has seen the launch of a new Steam Greenlight campaign for a brand new virtual reality (VR) compatible platforming-based videogame by the name of ACACIA: Time Trials. Developed by UK-based videogame artists Ashley Vuong and Thomas Seabrook, the title is being created using Epic Games’…

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It is not often that a submission on Oculus VR Share requires anything other than an Oculus Rift head-mounted display and a keyboard, mouse or gamepad. Today however we feature one that requires a little bit more than that. Developed by Thalmic Labs, Icarus Rising sees you…

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It’s a busy time for the Gear VR smartphone-based head-mounted display (HMD), which has today launched its latest edition, the Gear VR for S6, in the UK and a handful of other European countries. Co-creator Oculus VR has also been running a Mobile VR Jam in search…

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Next week will see Google host its annual developer event, Google I/O, from 28th – 29th May in the Moscone Center, San Francisco, California. A handful of virtual reality (VR) related talks have already been scheduled for the event, which will include an appearance from Smash Hit…

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Virtual reality (VR) specialist Oculus VR is no stranger to legal battles. Since being purchased by social networking giant Facebook for $2 billion USD back in 2014 the company has faced accusations from ZeniMax Media, parent company of Bethesda Softworks, surrounding former employee John Carmack’s transition to…

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Earlier in the week a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign was launched for a brand new virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) known as FOVE. The company behind the device was looking to raise $250,000 USD in order to bring its kit, which uniquely emphasises eye-tracking as a means…

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Earlier this morning VRFocus reported on the news that Samsung and Oculus VR’s Gear VR for S6, the latest edition of the smartphone-based virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD), had launched in the UK for £169 GBP. Of course, the UK is far from the only country…

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Liveblog: Shayla Games VR Jam
Liveblog: Shayla Games VR Jam
Liveblog: Shayla Games VR Jam
Make It A (Virtual) Reality: Zombie Army Trilogy
Make It A (Virtual) Reality: Zombie Army Trilogy
Make It A (Virtual) Reality: Zombie Army Trilogy
Oculus Rift: The Story So Far
Oculus Rift: The Story So Far
Oculus Rift: The Story So Far
VR vs. Mac & Linux
VR vs. Mac & Linux
VR vs. Mac & Linux
Make it (Virtual) Reality: Disney Infinity
Make it (Virtual) Reality: Disney Infinity
Make it (Virtual) Reality: Disney Infinity
From Starved to Spoiled: Oculus, Valve and Sony Prepare for War in 2016
From Starved to Spoiled: Oculus, Valve and Sony Prepare for War in 2016
From Starved to Spoiled: Oculus, Valve and Sony Prepare for War in 2016
VR vs. 2015 Mobile VR Jam
VR vs. 2015 Mobile VR Jam
VR vs. 2015 Mobile VR Jam
Make It A (Virtual) Reality: Star Wars (Games)
Make It A (Virtual) Reality: Star Wars (Games)
Make It A (Virtual) Reality: Star Wars (Games)
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
VRCast Episode 1: Fire Panda’s Nick Pittom
VRCast Episode 1: Fire Panda’s Nick Pittom
VRCast Episode 1: Fire Panda’s Nick Pittom

LATEST REVIEWS

Review: Project CARS

AAA virtual reality (VR). That’s something the community has dreamed about since the day the initial Kickstarter for Palmer Luckey’s Oculus Rift launched. Nearly three years later with no consumer hardware available that’s still a dream, but if anything Project CARS serves as wonderful reassurance that we…

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Review: Project CARS

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

VR vs. Mac and Linux

Until now, the Mac and Linux operating systems have been pretty balanced support for virtual reality (VR) compared to PC. Studios working with the Oculus Rift’s second development kit (DK2) have been free to add VR support to titles that are heading to these operating systems (OS).…

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VR vs. Mac and Linux

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