Author Archives: Jamie Feltham

Youtube-Style VR Platform Vizor Launching Crowdsale Early Next Year

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Virtual reality (VR) experiences are set to be delivered in a number of ways once consumer head-mounted displays (HMD) finally start rolling out. Aside from physical releases, Oculus VR itself will be handling a lot of distribution through digital channels. But other outlets are also looking at unique ways of hosting VR experiences. One such company is Vizor, which has recently revealed plans to launch a crowdsale of its VR platform that allows developers to create and host new apps. READ MORE

War of Words Gets New Trailer

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Last month saw the launch of an intriguing virtual reality (VR) experience for the Google Cardboard smartphone-based head-mounted display (HMD) named War of Words. Created by BDH in partnership with the BBC, this free app was released as part of the ongoing events in honour of the 100th anniversary of World War 1. For those that have yet to sample the experience, a new trailer can now be seen below. READ MORE

Verde Station Gets Release Trailer

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Last week saw the release of the full version of indie developer Duelboot Games’ Verde Station on Steam. Having only been revealed in July 2014, the title has made it through a Steam Greenlight campaign and Early Access phase and into release in the space of less than half a year. That said, confirmed virtual reality (VR) support is yet to arrive as it remains in testing. Those waiting on the VR version of the title before jumping on board can now enjoy a new release trailer while they wait. READ MORE

New War Thunder Screenshots Showcase 1.45 Update

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Earlier in the week Gaijin Entertainment, the developer behind virtual reality (VR) compatible historical combat title War Thunder, released the 1.45 update for its videogame, bringing its Steel Generals expansion into Closed Beta. The update brings a whole host of new additions to the War Thunder experience, many of which can now be seen below in a set of brand new screenshots for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) compatible title. READ MORE

Faceted Flight Gets New Trailer

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Earlier this week indie developer The Dept of Silly Stuff launched a new Steam Greenlight campaign for its upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible flight-based videogame, Faceted Flight. The campaign is looking to secure enough positive votes to launch on Valve’s digital PC store early next year with full support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). Now a new trailer for the experience has arrived, which can be seen below. READ MORE

Playhead Gets New Screenshots

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It’s been a big week for indie developer Innerspace VR. The team has become one of the first studios to make it onto Samsung’s Gear VR smartphone-based virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) with the release of Playhead. The music-based experience is available as of this week for free. For those that have yet to pick it up, the developer has released a set of new screenshots that can now be seen below. READ MORE

Grave Gets New Screenshots

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While the end of 2014 will be about winding down for many videogame developers, some of which will have released some of the biggest titles of the past few months, Broken Window Studios likely won’t be able to rest too much. Grave, the developer’s upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible horror title, is set for release in early 2015. And with the team recently confirming a PlayStation 4 version to go alongside the Xbox One and Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) supported PC version, there’s no doubt plenty of work still to be done. READ MORE

Weightless Shows its Zero Gravity Gameplay New GIFs

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Earlier this week VRFocus reported on news that the developer of Weightless, one of the many entrants in the Leap Motion 3D Jam, was hoping to release a full version of the virtual reality (VR) compatible title sometime in 2015. With public voting for the jam now closed, it will be revealed today just which entrants made it into the list of 20 finalists that will then compete for the top spot. While you wait for the results, the developer has provided some GIFs of Weightless, showing off its zero gravity gameplay. READ MORE

BlazeRush Adds Oculus Rift Support with New Update

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Earlier this week Codemasters released its anticipated patch for top-down racing videogame, Toybox Turbos, adding support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). Oddly enough, today sees the launch of another patch for another top-down racer, again adding support for the device. This time it’s BlazeRush from indie developer Targem Games that’s treating fans to VR support with a free patch integrating the Oculus Rift’s second development kit (DK2) and bringing the title to version 1.0.3. READ MORE

Lava Inc. Releases for Google Cardboard

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Back in August 2014 VRFocus reported on the launch of a new virtual reality (VR) rollercoaster named Lava Inc. for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display’s (HMD) second development kit (DK2). Developed by The Virtual Dutch Men, it was one of the first experiences of this type to support the latest version of Oculus VR’s device. This week sees Lava Inc. come to new platforms including the Google Cardboard smartphone-based HMD and Durovis Dive. READ MORE