First Time in VR

Virtual reality gear was the big winner at Christmas, so all those new converts will need some great games and apps to demonstrate how amazing VR is to friends, family and visitors who are experiencing it for the first time. Here are six of the best!

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First Time in VR
Apps are available on:
Android
Android
Samsung Gear VR
Samsung Gear VR
Windows Phone
Windows Phone
iOS
iOS
HTC Vive
HTC Vive
PlayStation VR
PlayStation VR
Rift CV1
Rift CV1
  • Plank not included

    Plank not included
    Price
    $4.00
    Available on
    HTC Vive

    Plank not included is a virtual reality (walk the plank) experience.

    You will experience acrophobia (fear of height)

    - Plank not included
  • Job Simulator

    Job Simulator
    Price
    $29.99
    Available on
    HTC Vive / PlayStation VR

    A tongue-in-cheek virtual reality experience for HTC Vive. In a world where robots have replaced all human jobs, step into the "Job Simulator" to learn what it was like 'to job'.

    Key Features!

    - Throw a stapler at your boss!

    - Learn to 'job' in four not-so historically accurate representations of work life before society was automated by robots!

    - Use your hands to stack, manipulate, throw, and smash physics objects in an inexplicably satisfying way!

    - Aggressively chug coffee and eat questionable food from the trash!

    - Use the confluence of decades of VR research to accurately track your every movement to sub-millimeter precision so that you eat VR donuts, of course!

    - Able to juggle tomatoes in real life? Do it in VR! Unable to juggle? There's no cleanup required in VR!

    - Gain valuable life experience by firing new employees, serving slushy treats, brewing English tea, and ripping apart car engines!

    - Have a comfortable VR experience where vomiting is solely a gameplay mechanic, not a side-effect!

    A VR-Only game!

    Communicate with the Owlchemy team over Twitter at @OwlchemyLabs

    - Job Simulator
  • theBlu

    theBlu
    Price
    FREE - $9.99
    Available on
    Samsung Gear VR / HTC Vive

    theBlu: is a deeply immersive VR series that allows audiences to experience the wonder and majesty of the ocean through different habitats and come face to face with some of the most awe inspiring species on the planet. The series, which is directed by Jake Rowell (Call of Duty, Final Fantasy, Superman Returns), has been designed as beautiful moments in passing or a collection of memories that powerfully tap into the vast potential of VR. The debut episode, featuring an incredible close encounter with an 80 foot whale, is already recognized as one the most iconic room scale VR experiences to date (a Sundance Film Festival 2016 selection). Additional episodes in this bundle take place on a teeming coral reef and in the very deepest region of the ocean. Gain access to new modes of discovery in each episode. Slow time and capture pictures in Inspector Mode, and return to a meditative version of each location in Ambient Mode.

    - theBlu
  • SUPERHOT VR

    SUPERHOT VR
    Price
    $24.99
    Available on
    HTC Vive / PlayStation VR / Rift CV1

    Lose track of what’s real. Commit yourself, body and mind. Confront the evocative, elegantly brutal world of SUPERHOT VR. Enemies pouring into the room from all sides, a dozen bullets coursing through the air...wait.

    Something is different here...

    SUPERHOT VR is a title reimagined from the ground up for Oculus Rift and Touch controllers. The fruit of over three years of close cooperation between the critically acclaimed SUPERHOT Team and Oculus, SUPERHOT VR brings the intensely visceral action of SUPERHOT directly into your head and soul.

    Building upon one of the most recognized VR GOTYs, the Forever Update brings you 20+ more hours of intense, nerve wrenching endgame. The plethora of new challenges, achievements and endless arenas is guaranteed to mercilessly break you and reshape you into a superior version of yourself. You will sweat. You will scream. You will doubt your own sanity. And at the end, maybe, just maybe, you will prevail.

    BODIES ARE DISPOSABLE

    MIND IS SOFTWARE

    - SUPERHOT VR
  • Google Earth VR

    Google Earth VR
    Price
    FREE
    Available on
    Android / Windows Phone / iOS / HTC Vive

    Google Earth VR lets you explore the world from totally new perspectives in virtual reality. Stroll the streets of Tokyo, soar over the Grand Canyon, or walk around the Eiffel Tower.

    The world has so many beautiful and amazing places to visit. If we're lucky, we're able to travel and see a few of them. But even the most active travelers can only see a fraction. What if we could see them all?

    Ten years ago, Google Earth began as an effort to help people everywhere explore our planet. And now, with more than two billion downloads, many have. Today, we are introducing Google Earth VR as our next step to help the world see the world. With Earth VR, you can fly over a city, stand at the top of the highest peaks, and even soar into space.

    - Google Earth VR
  • The Lab

    The Lab
    Price
    FREE
    Available on
    HTC Vive

    Welcome to The Lab, a compilation of Valve’s room-scale VR experiments set in a pocket universe within Aperture Science. Fix a robot, defend a castle, adopt a mechanical dog, and more. Still not sold? It’s free!

    - The Lab