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…

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…

VR Space Fantasy Title The Stone Coming Soon To Steam

We’ve seen hard sci-fi in the shape of EVE: Valkyrie and Elite: Dangerous, but sweeping space fantasy is not something that has been seen much on virtual reality (VR), but one developer, indie studio Bornteks Entertainment are looking to hange that with the upcoming launch of space opera The Stone. The Stone puts players in…

Watch 30 Minutes Of Unedited Killing Floor: Incursion Gameplay

I have a confession to make: this headline is kind of a lie. The video that’s embedded above isn’t actually 30 minutes, it’s a little bit shorter, but it just sounded better to describe it that way. For this horrible act of deception I am truly sorry, but your click will soon pay off as…

Practise Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse with Undead Development

What’s your plan for surviving the zombie apocalypse? Does it involve a nail gun? Undead Development might change your mind on that, since in this title survival is all about skilful use of a nail gun to defend and attack. Undead Development is a survival crafting title at its hard. Players need to explore various…

VR vs. Holidays

“Oh hey, I’ve been keeping up with your Op-Eds.” “Op-Eds?” I found myself echoing back at the speaker of the statement tiredly. My sleep is notoriously bad as I’ve mentioned previously. Indeed, it is 3:30am as I write this and whilst very tired indeed I am unable to find rest. Which over time really does…

Aquarium of the Bay Introduces New AR and VR Attractions

You can now swim with sperm whales and play with polar bears all in San Francisco, thanks to virtual reality. Aquarium on the Bay at PIER 39 in San Francisco just launched three new VR and AR exhibits, allowing visitors up close interaction with whales and polar bears without disturbing the animals. The three exhibitions…

Hangry Bunnies From Mars Get August Release Date

Kickstarter-funded madcap title Hangry Bunnies From Mars has been confirmed by developers Studio229 as having a launch date of 23rd August on Steam for HTC Vive, along with the release of a new teaser trailer. Hangry Bunnies From Mars is a comedic and brightly coloured shooter title where the object is to cut down those…

The Lost Bear Coming To PlayStation VR End of August

The official twitter for independent development studio Oddbug Studio has announced that its hand-drawn 2D platform title The Lost Bear will be launched on PlayStation VR on 31st August, 2017 for a price of $12.99 (GBP). The title’s director, Daniel Robinson had previously indicated that The Lost Bear was headed to an August release on…

Nvidia Release Game Ready Driver for Killing Floor: Incursion

Graphics card makers Nvidia have been quite keen on supporting the virtual reality (VR) industry by providing the best possible experience for players taking on a VR experience. The new Game Ready Driver from Nvidia includes specific support for Killing Floor: Incursion, along with other titles Agents of Mayhem and Crossout. The new Game Ready…

Preview: The Tower – Get Ready to Move, a lot

Indie virtual reality (VR) developers have come up with all sorts of innovative videogames that not only tests the hardware to its limits but also a players own endurance and skill. The latter is certainly true of Headroom.one’s new early access release for Oculus Rift, The Tower. Essentially an obstacle course set on a conveyor belt, The Tower will…

Final Fantasy XV: Monster of the Deep Gameplay Details Revealed

Final Fantasy XV: Monster of the Deep was officially announced at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Los Angeles, back in June. However, few details on exactly how the videogame will play on PlayStation VR have been revealed. That is, until now. Details revealed earlier this month at the PlayStation Experience South East Asia, Kuala…

VR Bound Announces Nominees For Inaugural 2017 VR Awards

An evening dedicated to celebrating the past years VR accomplishments. Back in March, VR Bound along with their partners AMD, Foundry and HP asked VR enthusiast from all around the globe to nominate VR experiences, hardware, startups and innovations in 12 different categories for the inaugural 2017 VR Awards; an elegant black-tie event which will be held at the legendary…

Community Download: Does The HTC Vive Need A Price Cut?

Welcome back to the Community Download, our weekly series that lets you, our members of the UploadVR Community, voice your opinion on a wide range of topics.! Last week we reflected on AltspaceVR’s closing a bit, asking whether or not social VR is really the future of our industry and this week we’re pointing the…

The VR Job Hub: Ultrahaptics, Adobe Research, Force Field VR and more

Whether you’re an experienced designer, programmer, engineer, or maybe you’ve just been inspired after reading VRFocus  articles, the jobs listed here are located worldwide, from major game players to humble indie developers – the one thing they all have in common is that they are all jobs in VR. View the new listings below for more…

Viacom Next + NYC Media Lab Present New VR Projects

Viacom NEXT & NYC Media Lab present the music-driven VR projects of their selected fellowship students at NYC headquarters. Viacom NEXT & NYC Media Lab are back yet again for their 2nd annual Viacom VR Fellowship program and so are new experimental experiences from some of the brightest students of the technology today. This year…

Punch and Judy Meets Charades in Puppet Fever

Even with online multiplayer videogames and apps that promote social experiences in virtual reality (VR), locally the technology is still quite isolating. There are titles such as Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes or The Playroom VR which showcase how, with a little imagination, VR experiences can work in a group setting. Swedish indie developer Coastalbyte Games is tackling this…

Out of Ammo: Death Drive Due for Launch This Month

Last year DayZ developer RocketWerkz released its first virtual reality (VR) project, Out of Ammo, for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. This month will see the developer launch a sequel in the form of Out of Ammo: Death Drive, mixing up base building strategy with first-person action. In Out of Ammo: Death Drive players will need to collect scrap, build…

EVE Valkyrie Gets Oculus Touch Support Sans Motion Controls

Thanks to all the great deals on Oculus hardware this summer, the number of people using the Oculus Touch controller has skyrocketed. In response to player demand, EVE: Valkyrie developer CCP Games has added beta support for the Oculus controllers. We have a hard time imagining a space-sim like EVE: Valkyrie with motion controls. How…

Oculus Is Extending The $399 Rift Sale Due To High Demand

It looks like Oculus’ massive Summer Sale on its Rift headset is indeed going well; the company is extending the promotion “due to high demand”, so you’ll have more time to pick it up at the $399 mark. “Due to high demand, and the resulting switch to the all-in-one Rift+Touch package, we’re extending the sale…

Immersive Content Will Generate $6 billion in Revenue by 2022

According to a report by ABI Research, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and 360-degree video will usher in a new era of interactive and immersive content, which will generate an estimated $6 billion (USD) by 2022. The report shows that since the launch of major VR platforms such as Oculus Rift, large companies has…

CCP Games Adds Oculus Touch Beta Support to EVE: Valkyrie

With Oculus’ Summer of Rift promotion still going on developers have got an issue. The new package now comes with the Oculus Touch controllers as standard – which is great – but the Xbox One gamepad is no longer supplied, so new headset owners won’t be able to play any of Oculus Rift’s early titles…

Sports Illustrated’s College Football Preview Issues Have AR-Enhanced Covers

Sports Illustrated announced yesterday that their latest series of issues previewing the upcoming college football season will have covers enhanced through the use of augmented reality technology. Using your phone’s camera and the Life VR app for Android or iOS. you can point your phone at the cover of one of four different Sports Illustrated…

Gorn’s Hilarious Giant Mode Turns You Into An Enormous God Of Death

As if Gorn’s usual brand of skull breaking and sword slashing wasn’t enough of a guilty pleasure, the game’s Experimental branch reveals yet more options for you to toy with your enemies with. If you right click on Gorn in your Steam library, hit properties and then click on the Betas tab, you’ll be able…

XING: The Land Beyond Release Date and New Trailer Announced

Long-awaited virtual reality (VR) puzzle adventure title XING: The Land Beyond has been teasing HTC Vive and Oculus Rift owners for some time. Now the developers at White Lotus Interactive have finally announced its release date, along with a new release date. The atmospheric puzzle-adventure title has been in development since 2014, with a significant…

Rez Infinite Updated Review: A Sight and Sound Excursion Into VR Cyberspace

Remember Rez? Originally a Dreamcast game way back when, it’s bumped around–mostly on Sony platforms–over the years. A kind of hypnotic, surreal rails shooter-meets-rhythm game, Rez has always been a kind of cult classic. As one of the premiere launch titles for the PSVR and now on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, however, it’s about…

Making VR Accessible for Everyone

Most human beings are right-handed. This means, that by and large, most things are designed for use by right-handed people. Can openers, scissors, even pens are all biased towards the right handed community. Videogames are no different, as any leftie who has tried to play Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword or Sonic and the Black…