We’re all busy people, but there’s no reason we can’t commit to fitness! Fitness is a lifetime pursuit with a long term payoff. No one likes feeling like their body is locked up, or like they are constantly out of breath or short on energy. Fitness helps us sleep...
The original Holopoint holds a much-vaunted role for me as the game I credit most for proving that VR and fitness are a match made in Heaven. When first I experienced it, I had no notion how physically taxing it would be until I felt my legs the next day,...
Schell Games received acclaim for the VR puzzler I Expect You to Die, and the studio is back with a new virtual reality game from a very different genre. Until You Fall is a sword combat game mixed with a touch of magic, and it could teach you a...
Fitness is a goal-oriented pursuit that encompasses a lifetime of effort. Goals are broken down into milestones you achieve to get to them. Are you tracking your progress? A fitness journal records not just your goals, but the session-by-session progress you make to get there. They are a power motivator,...
VR makes a promise that critics argue it sometimes falls short of: your body as the controller. There are plenty of full body experiences in VR, so this claim is already pretty far out there, but we all want to step and move in our games. With Cybershoes, that...
Fear Simulator https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjrZk2rz9oQ Fear Simulator isn’t a traditional horror game trying to get you to freak out with simple jump scares. Instead, it’s a VR experience with several scary situations that many people consider to be their worst fears, such as a horde of spiders or swimming near a shark. Developer...
Holodia wants to show you another version of our world, one where the technology behind Blade Runner is reality. Offering four regions of dystopian wonderland to trek through, High World offers players the opportunity to relive the excitement of Blade Runner while getting fit. Prepare for the unimaginable, and take...
Holopoint is a great game, but it shows its age and some of the limitations that existed in VR at the time. The UnityScript offered its developers the opportunity to re-write the game and make that right. The effort was estimated at over a year, so it didn’t make...
Harmonix didn’t find much success with Rock Band 4 back in 2015, but the legendary music game developer is back with another title that blends shooting with bumping beats. Shoot to the beat Audica is set to a classic Harmonix soundtrack, but replaces lines of notes or plastic instruments with targets...
Climb your way to victory. If you've climbed up the side of a virtual mountain in The Climb, then you know how good VR can be at making you respect virtual geometry—almost as if your body were clinging to a rock wall for dear life. You aren't actually in peril, no...
VR Fitness Insider
If you’re a fitness fanatic, an iron-tough gym boss, or want to shake up your fitness routine, a VR fitness session is something you’ve got to try! Go on a fitness adventure at a VR arcade or ask your gamer buddies if they have a rig to try. Then,...
I’m often asked what improvements does VR tech need to make it better for fitness. The fact of the matter is, the same advances that will make VR better for gaming will also make it better for fitness. Lighter, better-ventilated headsets, wireless technology, a higher field of view, and...
Seeing your virtual body is a major contributor to feeling “there”. While the introduction of the virtual nose didn’t necessarily fix many early VR game development issues, especially regarding motion sickness, the recent trend of devs including virtual bodies on player characters in games like Echo VR and Contractors has...
Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87cBPQlTJgw At long last, the Angry Birds experience you became obsessed with on your mobile device is now available in VR. Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs is filled with more than 50 levels of pig-destroying action, with varied environments like snowy hills and beaches....
Pavlov VR has finally earned its namesake. Multiplayer VR shooter Pavlov VR is my de facto hole-in-the-wall hangout spot in VR right now. I’m talking specifically about the Jailbreak mod. No matter what I choose to do at the beginning of my VR time, I always seem to find myself...
As the in-home fitness market continues to grow and people are starting to realize that VR can be used as a fitness tool, games like Beat Saber, BOXVR, Creed and many more are pushing players and increasing their physical activity. This new popularity in the VR fitness space gave rise to a...
Playing and exercising in VR with single player games boosts our self-confidence and makes us feel like superheroes. But diving into multiplayer VR games and player versus player (PvP) games push us to work with other players as a team, improves communication skills, and also gives us a dose...
If you check Steam’s new and upcoming section, you’ll come across a curious title called “Kungfucious”. The Wuxia combat simulator uses the kinds of martial arts moves you might see in old Jet Li movies (the ones where he breaks bones). It’s an exaggerated form of martial combat, complete...
The process of getting into shape is very fulfilling, but many find it challenging thanks to burn out. Two major factors influence burnout: pushing ourselves too hard and motivation. We push ourselves too hard because we crave results. Gyms and repetitive workouts can make losing weight and getting in shape...
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World arrives in theaters on February 22, but if the big screen doesn’t give you enough of Hiccup’s adventure with Toothless, the skydiving company iFly has something else for you. A new How to Train Your Dragon VR experience is available now,...