MarineVerse Cup

Do you have dreams of winning a competitive boat race? Are you like most people and can’t afford an actual sailboat to do it? In MarineVerse Cup, that is not an issue. You’ll race against several other boats and need to know how to operate several parts in order to keep yourself going toward the goal. A few slips will be all it takes to cause failure, so think quickly!

Fitness Potential

MarineVerse Cup’s fitness potential comes particularly when you’re in close races. Using the tracked motion controllers, you’ll have to turn from left to right and adjust your sails as quickly as possible. This means plenty of arm swinging and turning, and you’ll need to keep an eye on your competition by facing them. Mastering the mechanics will take some time, but that’s the point.

Developer/Publisher: MarineVerse

Release Date: August 21, 2019

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

Price: Free (during beta)

Link: MarineVerse Cup

The Tower 2

In the mood for an exhilarating thrill ride of a shooter? In The Tower 2, you must work to escape from a dangerous city overrun by machines, shooting at attackers along the way. The game is heavily influenced by cyberpunk and dystopian classics, and offers plenty of variety in its traversal. Can you escape Delta City before certain death arrives?

Fitness Potential

The Tower 2 features first-person shooting with the tracked motion controllers, but the real fitness potential comes in the parkour and traversal. Lines and rails will appear as you move, and you need to reach out to grab them in order to progress. You can even challenge others in a Virtual Parkour League split across four worlds and eight courses. There, you’ll really prove you’re the best of the best.

Developer/Publisher: Headroom.one

Release Date: August 22, 2019

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

Price: $14.99

Link: The Tower 2

Traveling around the world on a hot air balloon

Credit to: Thoth Technology

Gee, we wonder what this game is about? Its very literal title tells you exactly what you’ll be doing. In Traveling around the world on a hot air balloon, you control the trajectory of a balloon and explore several different environments. These include snowy buildings, city ruins, and lava-spewing volcanoes. We just wouldn’t want to fall out and hurt ourselves!

Fitness Potential

The game has a unique movement system that can encourage a great workout. You must raise your arms into the air in order to change trajectory. From there, you look in the direction you want to go. Your arms have to stay up throughout that process, and if you’re turning a lot, that means holding this pose for minutes at a time.

Developer/Publisher: Thoth Technology

Release Date: August 21, 2019

Compatible With: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index

Price: $16.99

Link: Traveling around the world on a hot air balloon

Screen VR

Credit to: Hedonist Games

Go from a game that tells you everything in the title to one that tells you nothing with Screen VR. Despite sounding like a viewing app, it’s actually a neat first-person shooting gallery. The game features cute robotic enemies that you shoot, and their heads explode into a mist on combat. There is also a deep dismemberment system, but the blood is at least a bright blue!

Fitness Potential

In the game’s Wave Mode, you’ll have to take down several approaching enemies using accurately-placed shots. This must be done quickly before they reach you, and they will come from all directions. This means never getting too comfortable with the position you’re in, in case they’re rushing from behind or the side.

Developer/Publisher: Panda/Hedonist Games

Release Date: August 21, 2019

Compatible With: HTC Vive

Price: $14.99

Link: Screen VR


Attempting to live on a raft by yourself sounds fun, but it’s also extremely dangerous. You can prepare in advance with Afloat, a VR survival game from Blue Atom Interactive. In Early Access now, Afloat tasks you with building a raft from found resources and creating your own tools. You even need to cook with a fire in order to survive.

Fitness Potential

Essentially everything you do in Afloat uses the tracked motion controllers. You need to swing your arms in order to craft the parts you need to build the raft. You can also climb up ladders using the controllers, use a grapple gun for resources, and fish off the side of the raft.

Developer/Publisher: Blue Atom Interactive

Release Date: August 23, 2019

Compatible With: HTC Vive

Price: $9.99

Link: Afloat