Review: Cosmic Trip

Last year indie videogame developer Funktronic Labs released its first virtual reality (VR) title onto Steam Early Access. A 60s themed real-time strategy (RTS) experience called Cosmic Trip, which certainly garnered interest due to its bold style and easy to pick up gameplay. Now Cosmic Trip is a fully fledged videogame having left early access, and Funktronic Labs has…

Don Your Space Suit as EVERSPACE Comes to VR

It’s been a while in the making but finally ROCKFISH Games’ rogue-like space combat title EVERSPACE Earlier this month the studio revealedhas finally made it to virtual reality (VR). the title would be getting the long awaited support for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and OSVR and now version 1.0 has been released. ROCKFISH first announced VR support…

Samsung Demonstrates an Incredible Flexible OLED

Samsung is showing off bendy OLED screens which, apart from looking cool, have the potential to change mobile display technology forever. The screens on our mobile devices have reached the point where our eyes can’t even pick out individual pixels anymore. Super AMOLED screens and other OLED variants in particular are beautiful. The double-curved unit…

Form Is A VR Puzzler That Looks Set To Deliver Next Week

There haven’t been many high-profile VR releases on late, but Charm Games is promising to deliver something special next week with Form. Due for release on the HTC Vive on June 1st, Form is a puzzler game that’s caught the industry’s attention with the high production values and intriguing challenges. It’s a first-person experience that…

Monster Buster: World Invasion Claws onto the App Store

A couple of weeks ago VRFocus reported on developer Tag of Joy announcing the upcoming release of augmented reality (AR) title Monster Buster: World Invasion. Today, the monster collecting and fighting videogame is now available on App Store for iPhone and iPad. Monster Buster: World Invasion will naturally be paralleled with last summers mobile AR hit Pokemon GO, which garnered…

A World of Monsters and Legends Await in Medusa’s Labyrinth VR

Ancient legends and mythical monsters have been used countless times for videogame story lines and that’s no different for virtual reality (VR). The most recent of which is Guru Games’ new experience Medusa’s Labyrinth VR which has just launched on Steam for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Set in ancient Greece, Medusa’s Labyrinth is a mythological first-person horror…

Tech Store Saturn Gets AR Sales Assistant Using HoloLens

Visitors to German tech store Saturn could have the opportunity to be guided around the store by an augmented reality (AR) creation called Paula by donning Microsoft’s HoloLens as part of a pilot program in certain stores. Somewhat resembling a kind of alien, vaguely humanoid squid, or a creation of Pablo Picasso; the AR cartoon…

Square Enix Launches Its First Vive-exclusive Game, ‘Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR’, in Japan

Videogame publisher and developer Square Enix, famous for its Final Fantasy franchise, among others, has launched its first game for the HTC Vive, Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR in Japan. In collaboration with game developer GREE, Square Enix has published its first Vive title, an adaptation of the company’s JRPG card-based combat game Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur which has grown to prominence…

VFX Intern at Splash (Berlin, Germany)

VFX Artist – InternAs VFX Artist intern, you will assist in developing original and highly engaging interactive video and AR experiences for our new… Source: VFX Intern at Splash (Berlin, Germany)

VR Education Comes to Singapore’s Classrooms

As part of his opening address to the Infocom Media Business Exchange, Singapore’s minister for Communication and Information Yaacob Ibrahim announced a pilot scheme to introduce virtual reality (VR) in to schools and clinical training centres. The Sangapore regulator Infocom Media Development Authority (IMDA) will be working collaboration with VR production company Beach House Pictures…

Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR Comes to HTC Vive in Japan

September 2017 saw HTC Vive, Square Enix and Gree Co announce Kai-ri-Sei Million Arthur VR at theTokyo Game Show (TGS). Now the virtual reality (VR) title has launched on the head-mounted display (HMD) in Japan for 3,980 yen on Steam. As Gematsu reports, the Japanese Steam page is region locked, so there’s no accessing the title for western…

To The Top Review: Lightning Fast VR Parkour Is A Must Play

Ever since the console wars of the 1990s video game fans have been obsessed with how things look. For decades now gamers have been captivated by concepts like 8 bit, 16 bit,  HD, 4K,  “Mode 7,” or even the infamous “blast processing” that makes the Sega Genesis so obviously superior to any other console. Today, games look…

HTC ‘Link’ Headset Brings 6DOF To Mobile VR In Japan

Positional-tracking mobile VR and a new Ghost In Shell experience arrive this June exclusively in Japan. Earlier this morning HTC announced that a brand new mobile virtual reality headset powered by their upcoming flagship model smartphone, the HTC U11, will be coming to Japanese consumers this June alongside a Ghost in the Shell tie-in experience….

AR and VR Playground to Debut at Augmented World Expo

The Augmented World Expo will be taking place soon in Santa Clara, California and the conference organisers have announced that the first AWE Playground full of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) experiences will debut at the event. With the aim of eliminating barriers between consumers and experiences, the AWE Playground has almost two…

Luden.io’s Mobile Adventure InMind 2 Comes to Gear VR

Last year Russian developer Luden.io released InMind 2 for iOS and Android, after which support then expanded to Google Daydream, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Now Samsung Gear VR users can head into this virtual reality (VR) adventure of the mind. InMind 2 follows the story of a boy named John, exploring the chemistry governing…

Fusion Wars Gets Gear VR Controller and Oculus Avatar Support

Oculus announced back in March that it would be rebuilding Oculus Home to reduce load on devices that powered the Samsung Gear VR. Alongside that update would come the introduction of Oculus Avatars, now Gear VR title Fusion Wars is introducing support for Avatars and the Gear VR controller. Fusion Wars will be integrating Avatars…

IMAX VR Experience Raising a Rukus Comes to Samsung Gear VR

Raising a Rukus, a virtual reality (VR) experience that debuted at the flagship IMAX VR Centre in Los Angeles this month has now been made available for Samsung Gear VR. Created by The Virtual Reality Company, Raising a Rukus is an animated magical adventures with twins Amy and Jonas and their mischievous pet dog, Rukus. Produced by two-time Academy Award winner and…

LUMO Labs Bringing Wireless Full-Body Tracking And Dreamscape Games To VR

The two year accelerator program is guiding and investing in several projects that could potentially break new ground in VR. While developing for virtual reality can be an exciting and rewarding experience, it’s also anything but easy. Thankfully there are various accelerator programs, incubators and developer centers full of amazing teams committed to supporting virtual…

VR Company’s Raising A Rukus Now Available on Gear, in IMAX Centers

Last month we wrote up impressions of Raising A Rukus, a family-oriented animated VR film from the Virtual Reality Company. From today, Gear VR owners can get a taste of the experience for themselves. Raising A Rukus follows two twins on their birthday that go on a fantastical adventure with their dog, Rukus. It’s intended…

How This Woman Was Proposed to Using VR

Kate, 33, was under the impression she and her partner Robin, 37, would be traveling from their home in Brighton to Sheffield to test a new VR experience for a little extra cash. What she didn’t expect was to leave with a fiancé and £5,000. The UK financial provider Santander helped Robin stage an elaborate…

Epic Games’ Latest Unreal Dev Grants Include 7 VR Studios

Epic Games’ Unreal Dev Grants began back in 2016 as a $5 million USD initiative awarding developers with funding for contributions to the Unreal Engine community. In this latest round, 17 projects have received a total of $275,000, seven of which are virtual reality (VR) related. The projects cover a range of genres – mostly videogames – with…

Zero-G Shooter Sublevel Zero Getting Full VR Support

Developer Sigtrap Games has announced that shooter Sublevel Zero will be receiving a large update on PC, Mac and Linux to upgrade the title to the expansion Sublevel Zero Redux; an update which will fully implement virtual reality (VR) support for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Sublevel Zero is a space shooter where the player takes…

Kenzan Studios: Behind the Scenes of the Kenzan Arena Franchise

Kenzan Studios’ out-of-home entertainment franchise, Kenzan Arena, made waves in the virtual reality (VR) industry upon its announcement earlier this year. A large-scale multiplayer experience that utilises backpack PCs, Oculus Rift or HTC Vive head-mounted displays (HMDs) and Noitom optical tracking systems to deliver original content and unique VR experiences to consumers. VRFocus recently visited…

HTC U11 to get its own Headset called Link

It seems as if having one virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) on the market isn’t enough for HTC, with the recent reveal of a standalone headset being made in partnership with Google. Today, the company has unveiled another, the HTC Link, a mobile headset its marketing alongside flagship smartphone, the U11. In a Japanese…

The Zenfone AR is a Tango Device You Can Buy

Image Credit: Asus Project Tango is Google’s premier AR R&D programme aimed at solving the many technical problems with advanced augmented- and mixed-reality. Tango uses impressive sensor suites and software to scan the environment and integrate that data with visuals generated virtually. Tango has shown off some truly impressive tech demos, but actual…