When the HTC Vive launched in April we were delighted to know that our purchase would include a Steam code unlocking 3 particular VR experiences. Those games were Fantastic Contraption, Tilt Brush, and Job Simulator retailing for approximately $90. Those titles were included with pre-orders and have been included with purchases after the initial launch.
HTC said the inclusion of these games was for a limited time…
It appears the time is up for a couple of the first round titles and HTC is going to mix things up by offering 2 different experiences to the Vive bundle.
Effective last Friday, anyone who purchases the Vive will get a Steam code that unlocks 3 amazing VR experiences. Well, I can only vouch for the 2 I’ve already played and assume that HTC partnered with the devs of Zombie Training Simulator because it compliments the Vive so well.
While Tilt Brush is a returning title to the Vive bundle, The Gallery: Call of the Starseed and Zombie Training Simulator have both been on the market since April. All 3 games are bound to offer hours of playtime for any new Viver. The new combo of games retails for $80 in the Steam store which is $10 less than the original bundle, but doesn’t necessarily mean there’s less value than before.
Episode one of The Gallery is a great example of virtual reality programming at its finest. You can take a walk into their story by watching the short video HTC put together when they visited Coudhead Games in Canada a few months ago. The game has an 80’s feel to it that closely relates to the vibe you get watching Stranger Things on Netflix.
Zombie Training Simulator looks like a Plants vs. Zombie mock up, but the zombies are cardboard targets that float towards you in a number of waves. For those that already have the Vive you can learn more about this game and even pick up a copy for yourself using the details below. I doubt this game will be marked down on any upcoming sales until HTC stops including it in their new purchase bundle.
Tilt Brush returns and for good reason. It’s one of the best Vive experiences to demo to people. The simple mechanics just blow people away and it is a really good tool for helping newbies ease into the use of a VR system. With the latest update (version 6.0) new brushes have been introduced that bump to the beat of any audio source on your PC. Check out Google’s cool video highlighting the new feature and brushes.
I wonder if HTC will switch up the bundles every few months or if the bundle pairing will stop all together. There’s a number of free games in Steam and the list of available games (free or for purchase) grows every week and far exceeds where it was when the Vive launched.
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Source: HTC Vive on Twitter
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