With the way the world has been over the past year, there’s a good chance that you may have not been to the bowling alley in quite some time. Fortunately, the bowling experience is one that is now able to be had on a VR headset near you thanks to a new game that is available to pick up at this moment.
Coming from ForeVR Games, which is a new studio dedicated to creating virtual reality titles, ForeVR Bowl is the company’s first venture which looks to offer an enjoyable bowling experience. The game features six unique bowling alleys across a number of different locations (the moon, a mansion, a disco club, and more) to go along with over 100 different balls to utilize. Not to mention, ForeVR Bowl is also said to include “the latest innovations in gaming technology” to ensure that the bowling experience is somewhat authentic. “ForeVR Bowl uses a cutting-edge bowling simulator and Real Feel throw technology to create an authentic bowling experience that brings real-life games to VR,” explained an accompanying press release of the tech that the game uses.
By far the best aspect for many with ForeVR Bowl is that it is multiplayer-focused. While you can head to the virtual bowling alley by yourself to try and get your own high score, the game is one that is very much able to be played with others and is likely one of its biggest selling points. So if you haven’t gone to your own local bowling alley with your friends in quite some time, this is a solid alternative.
You can get a look at ForeVR Bowl’s gameplay in the trailer down below:
When it comes to the reason why ForeVR Games wanted to create ForeVR Bowl, the answer all came down to providing a simple, enjoyable experience. “Who doesn’t love bowling? It was a lot of fun to imagine and create this alternative bowling universe,” explained Mike Pagano Doom, the CCO of ForeVR. “We took one of America’s favorite and most popular pastimes and adapted it for a VR experience that people of all ages, geographies and abilities can enjoy together,” added ForeVR CEO Marcus Segal.
Obviously, bowling as a whole has never been the most fitness-focused game/sport around. That being said, it is one that prompts you to get up off of your feet and move about. While not every game in the VR fitness space can give you a high-intensity workout, sometimes, it’s purely enough to just get up off of your couch and move about, especially on days where you aren’t up for it. Not to mention, the fact that this is again a multiplayer title means that your friends can help encourage you to play and stay active even at times when you would prefer not to.
When it comes to how you can pick up ForeVR Bowl for yourself, the game is available now on the Oculus Store and is compatible with Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2. The game also retails for only $19.99.