Tag Archives: Oculus Rift

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

Eden River Sees Steam Release

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It’s already been a big week for indie developer Unello Design. The team has just released its virtual reality (VR) compatible relaxation experience, Eden River, onto the Android mobile operating system (OS) with support for the Google Cardboard smartphone-based head-mounted display (HMD). The title is currently available on handsets for £1.27 GBP. But if you would rather play the experience on PC with the Oculus Rift then you’re in luck; today sees the launch of the full PC version of Eden River following its pre-release version. READ MORE

Peter Jackson Working on Potential VR Videogame or Movie

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Virtual reality (VR) movies are rapidly growing in popularity just as they are with videogames. While several flimmakers have either released or begun work on 360 degree videos that can be viewed with the likes of the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD), some of the most influential people in the industry are starting to take interest in it. Peter Jackson, the director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy and, more recently, The Hobbit trilogy, is the latest Hollywood name to be tied to the technology. READ MORE

Verde Station Launches Full Version, VR Suppport to Follow

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It’s a rare sight in this day and age when an indie developer manages to make a videogame announcement and follow it through all the way to release without the need of a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign. Duelboot Games has done just that with virtual reality (VR) compatible title, Verde Station. The developer announced the title with Oculus Rift support via a Steam Greenlight campaign back in July 2014. Following on in September an Early Access version of the title was released. Today sees Verde Station launch a full version, albeit with VR support till to come. READ MORE

Astronaut Simulator Greenlit on Steam

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Last week VRFocus reported on the launch of a Steam Greenlight campaign for a new virtual reality (VR) compatible videogame named Astronaut Simulator. The campaign was looking toward gather enough positive votes from the community in order to be approved for sale on Valve’s digital PC store come full launch. Now, exactly one week on from when that campaign first launched, it has raised enough votes to pass. As such, Astronaut Simulator will launch with full support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). READ MORE

Leap Motion Controlled VR Telekinesis Title Kinesis Gets Demo

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There have been plenty of interesting new virtual reality (VR) experiences that have surfaced in recent weeks thanks to the launch of voting for Leap Motion’s 3D Jam development contest. Entrants have been tasked with creating titles that support both the company’s hand-tracking controller as well as a head-mounted display (HMD) such as the Oculus Rift. One such title is Kinesis from a developer by the name of messingaround. The title recently launched its demo over on the official Oculus VR Share Beta. READ MORE

Monstrum Early Access Launch Date Revealed

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Indie developer Team Junkfish has had an eventful year working on its upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible horror title, Monstrum. Having been announced in early 2014 the developer has kept fans in the loop with regular blog and appearances at shows as as EGX Rezzed in Birmingham, UK. Back in July the team had to confirm a slight delay for the project, pushing it back into 2015. Today it’s been revealed that Monstrum will be releasing in the very near future in Steam Early Access form, though VR support won’t yet be included. READ MORE

New VR Title Adopted Casts Players as a Boston Terrier

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Virtual reality (VR) lets users become entirely different people, but what about animals? Will the technology convincingly allow players to feel like they’ve become a household pet? That’s what indie developer Clockwork Demon is looking into with Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) support for its newly-announced title, Adopted. Due for release on PC in 2016, this first-person videogame casts players as a recently rescued Boston Terrier in what sounds like a VR experience unlike anything that has come before it. READ MORE

Toybox Turbos’ Oculus Support Goes Live Today

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One of the best surprises of the year for virtual reality (VR) enthusiasts has been that Codemasters’ manic table top racing title, Toybox Turbos, will be seeing support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). The developer revealed as much back in November, promising that integration would arrive as a free update for the PC version of the title this month. Today the studio makes good on that promise as VR support for Toybox Turbos goes live. READ MORE

MIND: Path to Thalamus Oculus Suppport Coming in ‘near future’

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August 2014 saw indie developer Carlos Coronado launch his first-person puzzle title, MIND: Path to Thalamus on Steam. The title launched without any support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD), although the developer did assure that it would be coming later on. There’s still no specific date attached to the videogame’s VR integration, but the developer has at least recently assured that it will be arriving in the ‘near future’. READ MORE