DreamSail Games Release First Footage of The IOTA Project

New York-based indie developer DreamSail Games recently announced its first virtual reality (VR) project in the form of The IOTA Project for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. As destructive mech videogame, the studio has now released the first gameplay trailer. The pre-alpha footage showcases some of the early design ideas and gameplay mechanics players can look forward…

VR Advertising Platform Immersv Completes $10.5m Financing Round

Just over a year ago Immersv announced its advertising platform for virtual reality (VR) and mobile devices with the aim of helping consumers discover VR apps and content. Today, the company has revealed the completion of a $10.5 million USD Series A round of financing. Led by Rogers Venture Partners, the round also featured institutional and…

HTC Vive And More Invest $10.5 Million In VR Marketing Platform Immersv

Immersv’s VR marketing platform has attracted the right kind of attention from investors. The company behind the platform today announced that it had raised from $10.5 million in a Series A round of funding. The round included contributes from major VR players like HTC Vive, The Venture Reality Fund and Foundation Capital. Initial Capital, East…

Animated Horror AI Nightmare Coming to VR Headsets

Lindero Edutainment, the team behind Earthquake Simulator VR for HTC Vive, has announced the debut of AI Nightmare, an animated 3D 360° virtual reality (VR) science-fiction thriller. AI Nightmare aims to deliver an unbelievable journey which allows the viewer to step into the middle of the movie’s action. Waking up in the dead of night,…

Header Goal VR: Being Axel Rix Gets Full Release

Codemodeon launched its eccentric football/shooting hybrid title Header Goal VR: Being Axel Rix onto Steam early Access back in November 2016. Since then, several updates have come to the title, but the biggest has brought the title out of Early Access and into full release whilst adding the ‘big zombie update’. Header Goal VR: Being…

Developer Plays Oculus And Steam Games With Valve’s Knuckles Controllers

Valve is developing a pair of more immersive hand controllers currently called “Knuckles” that promise to offer more precise finger tracking and grasping sensations in VR. Though the controllers are still in a prototype phase and likely to change, Valve released early versions to developers over the last few months and interest is high to…

PlayStation R&D Listing Suggests Multi-Sensor PSVR Tracking In The Works

PlayStation VR (PSVR) is a fantastic VR headset, but one of its biggest issues is the tracking system. A new job listing suggests Sony is working on something new to improve that aspect. PlayStation’s London-based R&D lab is looking for an R&D Engineer who will “work on tracking systems and drivers for a VR related project”…

The Virtual Arena: The Virtual Theme Park! (Part 2)

With the destination VR approach gathers momentum, the need to establish a profitable model exercises many developers’ minds – Out-of-home entertainment specialist Kevin Williams, in the concluding part of this column series, reflects on how the ideas envisaged by DisneyQuest has metamorphized into the latest phase of the Amusement Theme Park concept. As previously covered…

They Came From Space Set to Deliver On Controversial Technology

They Came From Space is a case where seeing is believing. The new Vive and Rift title from Scottish developer Cloudgine is a ‘proof-of-concept video game’ for cloud-based computing. Rather than relying on the just the user’s computer, Cloudgine’s tech allows distant and much more powerful server farms to crunch the numbers, then sends the…

Geometry Wars Inspired Spartaga Coming to HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

House of How has today unveiled its debut virtual reality (VR) videogame, the Geometry Wars inspired Spartaga. Currently in development for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, Spartaga is set to launch via Steam later this year. Comprised of former Gears of War and HoloLens developers, amongst other high-profile projects, House of How is aiming to…

Head to the Fairway in VR Sports – Golf DLC

Following last month’s addition of Table Tennis, Degica Games has today added more downloadable content (DLC) to the roster available for VR Sports. VR Sports – Golf is available now, with a special price promotion for the first week of release. The tenth sport and the second DLC released by Degica Games, VR Sports –…

Hover Junkers’ Single Player Campaign Mixes Oregon Trail With VR

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Hover Junkers, the HTC Vive launch title from Stress Level Zero. Despite releasing over a year ago, the developer is hard at work on a big update for the game that adds a single-player campaign, and it looks very promising. While Hover Junkers’ traditional multiplayer gameplay is…

DevCom Releases Event Schedule

DevCom, the videogame developers event at Gamescom will be taking place from 20th-24th August, 2017. The even organisers have just released the schedule of events, of which there are many that relate to the virtual reality (VR, augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) sectors. Rez creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi will be discussing how advances in…

Rusty Oak to Debut with Hurl VR on HTC Vive this Summer

Independent developer Rusty Oak has today announced that their debut title Hurl VR, a pinball-like puzzle videogame, is coming to Steam for HTC Vive this summer. Hurl VR is a ball throwing simulator in virtual reality (VR) with a touch of tactical puzzler, requiring skill, logical thinking and precise timing. Hurl VR begins as a…

VRDC – Tickets Now Available

The Game Developers Conference is one of the biggest events in the videogaming calender, sitting alongside E3 and Gamescom in terms of impact. The event successfully created a new sub-event titled VRDC specifically focussing on virtual reality (VR), and tickets are now available, with VRFocus offering a special discount. VRDC is offering four tracks: Games…

Run of Mydan Is A Fast And Fluid VR Action Game Available Now

Here’s a question of the philosophical variety: when is an on-rails shooter not an on-rails shooter? In the case of Run of Myden, a room-scale game in which you can move around on a floating platform that itself travels a set path, I think we have an answer. Though only in Early Access, this VR…

Windows VR Headset Comparison: HP vs Acer

For the past year and a half the world has known two primary PC VR ecosystems: the Oculus Home-powered Oculus Rift (and Touch controllers) and the SteamVR-powered HTC Vive (although the Rift works on SteamVR too, but that’s beside the point sort of). There have been a handful of others that popped up, like OSVR,…

Mind-Controlled VR Game Coming to Arcades 2018

Awakening uses Neurable technology to let you control the experience with just your mind. Mind-control technology is nothing new. Once considered nothing more than farfetched science fiction, neuroscientists have since taken a much more optimistic stance on the potentially game-changing tech thanks to advances in brain-computer interfaces. In fact, one startup is claiming they’ll have…

The 9 Best VR Games Of 2017 So Far

As hard as it is to believe, we’re over halfway through 2017, and what a year it’s been. The Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are now a year into their lifecycles and Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) isn’t far behind. We’ve seen developers really start to get much more comfortable with these headsets, and that’s lead…

The Solus Project Coming Soon To PlayStation VR

Developers Teotl Studios and Grip Digital have announced that first-person exploration/survival title The Solus Project will be released on PlayStation VR on 18th September, 2017. Previously available on Steam for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, The Solus Project puts the player in the role of a scout, sent to search a distant planet to look…

AltspaceVR Lives On

Many users of social virtual reality (VR) app AltspaceVR were deeply saddened and disappointed to hear that the app would be shutting down. Now it seems the app may be getting a stay of execution due in large part to the actions of its community. In any social-based app or experience, the community is the…

League of War: VR Arena Brings More Couch Multiplayer to PSVR

Munky Fun, the team behind the hit free-to-play mobile game League of War: Mercenaries, announced they’re bringing the popular franchise to PlayStation VR with League of War: VR Arena. The arena-style pseudo-tabletop strategy game sees players selecting units, placing them on the battlefield, and watching the ensuing fireworks as tanks, flamethrowers, and helicopters (among others)…

Job Simulator Meets The Shooting Range In The Frantic Shooty Fruity

You know how it is; you’re bagging your groceries at the supermarket, when a giant watermelon rolls in with an angry expression intent on squishing you, so you grab your revolver from overhead and unload a round on him with one hand while continuing to scan your produce with the other. That damn fruit is…

Preview: Shooty Fruity – Should’ve Taken that Job in McDonald’s

Job Simulator: The 2050 Archives was undoubtedly a highlight of the first wave of modern virtual reality (VR) consumer software, and so it’s perhaps inevitable that a number of copycat titles would emerge. While this argument could easily be levelled at nDreams – which readily admit Owlchemy Labs’ hit was an influence – Shooty Fruity…

Shoot the Fruit in nDreams’ New VR Exclusive

nDreams has today announced a new virtual reality (VR) exclusive title, Shooty Fruity, in development for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR. Set for release late in 2017, Shooty Fruity casts the player in the role of a cashier at a convenience store that’s being overrun by mutated fruit. Shooty Fruity cashiers must face…

Marble Land Invokes The Spirit of 80s Arcade In VR

Those who are old enough to remember classic arcade and Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) title Marble Madness may be interested to know that one of the earliest examples of the physics puzzle videogame is being brought into the 21st Century by incorporating the simple concept into a virtual reality (VR) environment with Marble Land. Marble…

These are the Nominees for VR Bound’s First VR Awards

As we reported last February, VR Bound- along with sponsors, including AMD and HP- are organizing the inaugural VR awards in London on September 23rd. VR Bound announced the shortlisted nominees for the awards’ twelve categories earlier this weekm and you can see them below. VR Headset of the Year: HTC Vive Oculus Rift Razer…