Now that you’ve ordered the HTC Vive you are starting to build a list of experiences to try when your head mounted display arrives in April or May. Below are ten exciting titles we are interested in trying when the Vive arrives.
This is not a top ten list and the list isn’t in any special order. Honestly, everything VR deserves a fair shot at gaining visibility among the early VR adopters and we’re just trying to make sure these titles are on your radar since there’s so much VR news flying around these days. These are exciting times!
Alright, let’s get into it shall we.
- Budget Cuts by Neat Corporation – This is one a lot of people are excited about. The robot game uses the teleportation navigation feature to hop around the game and urges users to maneuver stealthy like an assassin.
- The Wake by INVRSE Studios – Engage in hand-to-hand melee combat in a room-scale survival game unlike anything before. Use all sorts of close range weapons to fight off waves of zombie-like monsters.
- Time Machine VR by Minority Media Inc. – As a time-traveling scientist, you must go back to the Jurassic and face ancient creatures whose DNA holds the key to our survival. Pilot a time machine through prehistoric oceans, investigate these beasts, and save the human race before it’s too late.
- Descent Underground: Horizons by Frontier Developments – This is a spaceship battling game where you fly around and face lots of drones. Fire at them using the Vive controls and picking up different weapons along the course.
- Vanishing Realms: Rite of Steel by Indimo Labs – Also using teleportation, this game has a lot of dungeonous spaces to explore, requires you to solve mini-puzzles to advance, and even involves sword fights with skeleton looking creatures.
- Modbox by Alientrap – This is a physics sandbox game where players create to interact.
- Waltz of the Wizard by Aldin Dynamics – Equipped with magical powers you can combine ingredients and explore a world where everything is interactive. This is a title for the fans of Harry Potter!
- The Gallery: Call of the Starseed by Cloudhead Games – Embark on a mysterious adventure puzzler where practically everything in the game can be messed with by the player. The game will come in a series of waves with the first one being ready in the near future.
- Space Pirate Trainer by I-Illusions – A fun shooting range game where waves of droids pop up and fly around you. Duck and dodge their bullets and take out as many as you can.
- Felt Tip Circus by Alpha Wave Entertainment – The smallest show on Earth! Take charge of the circus and put on an amazing show or be dealt with by the demanding crowd.
Notice we didn’t mention the three titles included with your Vive pre-order, because we figured you’re already tracking those and you’re thirsty for more! But just for good measure the games you’ll have access to right after you set up your Vive are:
And a recent addition to the freebies was Valve’s own set of demos referred to as The Lab and is comprised of eight experiences the team has developed to provide different use cases for the Vive in room-scale and non-moving scenarios.
If you’re still looking for justification to buy the Vive we hope these titles will make the investment a little more enticing for you. Chet Faliszek says there will be at least 50 titles ready to purchase in the Steam Store when the Vive ships in April. We hope the Vive tours continue after the release, because some people will have to try it before they buy and many that get to demo it are amazed.
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