Credit to: Innerspace VR/Vertigo Games

Derail Valley

Think you have what it takes to operate a steam train by yourself? In Derail Valley, it’s up to you to control every aspect of either a heavy steam train or a diesel shunter, and with procedural jobs to accept, you can keep playing and improving your skills indefinitely. Be careful as you speed across the tracks, however, as a false move can cause damage to your cars or even send the train tumbling off the rail entirely.

Fitness Potential

Operating your own train requires you to keep an eye on the map while performing various actions using your arms. In the case of the steam trains, you’ll also be responsible for shoveling coal into the furnace to keep it powered. At your job sites, you’ll need to use your arms to turn levers and load your cargo on or off of your train, as well, and correcting mistakes requires quick reflexes.

Developer/Publisher: Altfuture

Release Date: January 25, 2019

Compatible With: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality

Price: $19.99

Link: Derail Valley

IgKnight Food Fight

Food fights are something you see in television shows and movies much more often than real life, because the cleanup afterward makes them a much harder sell. With IgKnight Food Fight, you can throw virtual croissants, burgers, and cheese at up to three of your armored friends, with options for kids to play or for you to practice with targets. If you have a headset with haptic feedback, you’ll even feel yourself get hit by food

Fitness Potential

IgKnight Food Fight is all about throwing objects as accurately and as quickly as possible, and you must move your body to dodge incoming projectiles. Games last just 30 seconds, so you can take what you’ve learned in a loss or defeat and apply it during your next match, and an upcoming update will also add a larger scale “Food War” mode.

Developer/Publisher: Ignight VR

Release Date: January 24, 2019

Compatible With: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality

Price: $4.89 to $6.99

Link: IgKnight Food Fight

Aztec Tower

As the last person in your Aztec tribe, it’s up to you to use your archery skills to defend your land from Spanish Conquistadors hoping to bleed the region dry of its natural resources. Enemies charge toward your tower from all directions, often moving in groups as they break through your defensive and take shots from their muskets. Only with your trusty bow can you defend your land.

Fitness Potential

The primary movement in Aztec Tower is pulling your virtual bow back and letting it go as you rapidly try to cut down the forces charging toward you. The enemies come in waves, and you’ll also have access to bombs that you must toss across the battlefield in order to defeat any stragglers you arrows couldn’t reach.

Developer/Publisher: Paul Schwörer

Release Date: January 22, 2019

Compatible With: HTC Vive

Price: $4.99

Link: Aztec Tower

A Fisherman’s Tale

A bizarre take on the puzzle genre, in The Fisherman’s Tale you play as a fisherman puppet tasked with reaching the top of his lighthouse to prepare for an encroaching storm, but the mystery surrounding your environment gradually unfolds in front of you. There are multiple layers to this world, and it’s up to you and your sidekicks to save the day before it’s too late.

Fitness Potential

A Fisherman’s Tale features several different kinds of puzzles, and you must pick up and throw certain items in the game world as you’re solving them. You also need to crank a can opener as you open cans, push open doors you encounter, toss out items you don’t need, and it can be played either sitting or standing.

Developer/Publisher: Innerspace VR/Vertigo Games

Compatible With: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality, PlayStation VR

Price: $12.74 to $14.99

Release Date: January 22, 2019

Link: A Fisherman’s Tale