World Book Day Collection

World Book Day arrives early in the UK this year. It's traditionally held on the first Thursday in March, which happens to be March 1st! Although there's definitely no substitute for breaking out a book, it's important to remember that the important factor is the story, regardless of its delivery method. So if you want to look up from the page for a few minutes, here's how VR can help enhance your World Book Day!

World Book Day Collection
Apps are available on:
Android
Android
Daydream View
Daydream View
Samsung Gear VR
Samsung Gear VR
iOS
iOS
HTC Vive
HTC Vive
Rift CV1
Rift CV1
Rift DK2
Rift DK2
  • Chimera Reader

    Chimera Reader
    Price
    FREE
    Available on
    Samsung Gear VR

    Experience the simple pleasure of reading a good book.

    Chimera Reader is an eBook reader designed from the ground up for virtual reality.

    With Chimera Reader, you can read your favorite books in a private, comfortable setting. Get lost in your favorite novel while relaxing in a beautiful 19th century study, or crack open a textbook while seated in a cozy college library.

    Chimera Reader gives you the ability to truly get away and experience the best part of reading - getting lost in a book. Avoid the distractions of the everyday, and crack open a great book!

    Features:

    - Beautiful reading environments that make you feel like you're really there

    - Support for .epub format books

    - Calming background music to help you truly get away

    - Supports most bluetooth controllers for additional ways to read

    - Chimera Reader
  • Book Of Merlin

    Book Of Merlin
    Price
    $2.99
    Available on
    HTC Vive

    "Book of Merlin" is a VR puzzle game with magic style. The game is developed with

    Unity3d engine and it supports HTC Vive. In the game you will act as the descendant

    of Wizard Merlin, you need to solve different puzzles remained in the Magic Tower

    with your wisdom. You will get the unique power from the book of Merlin after

    crack the seal!

    《梅林之书》是一款魔幻风格的密室解谜游戏,面向HTCVIVE硬件设备开发,

    采用U3D引擎制作,游戏中玩家作为人类世界中梅林大法师的后人,

    需要通过智慧破解梅林的魔法塔存留的谜题。最终破解封印,成功获得梅林之书的力量

    - Book Of Merlin
  • Abbot's Book Demo

    Abbot's Book Demo
    Price
    FREE
    Available on
    HTC Vive

    680, Vicenza, Italy. Explore the ruins of an ancient religion that riddle the catacombs beneath a noble estate, where the shadow of a forgotten god has awakened to haunt the dreams of men. A dark tale in the classic, gothic tradition, The Abbot’s Book traces the lives of four generations of a family cursed by the corrupting influence of a mysterious book.

    When complete, The Abbot's Book will be 8 episodes of VR narrative content. This demo shows a small slice of the 7th episode.

    - Abbot's Book Demo
  • Peronio Pop-Up Book

    Peronio Pop-Up Book
    Price
    FREE
    Available on
    Android / iOS

    PERONIO is an interactive Pop-up Book like you have never seen before!

    Unlike any other interactive book around, PERONIO wows through the use of virtual reality glasses technology and presents a holographic game-play experience, combining Virtual and Augmented Reality technology into one unique experience that you will never forget!

    It provides the user a never before, seen adventure that the reader can engage in to discover this ultra-imaginative Pop-up Book.

    - Peronio Pop-Up Book
  • Storyteller: Fireside Tales

    Storyteller: Fireside Tales
    Price
    FREE
    Available on
    Rift DK2

    Fireside Tales is a smart new way to enjoy audio books: they're read to you by a cave-dwelling hermit as you're sat with him in his cave. Play one of the included public domain works of H. P. Lovecraft, or play your own by replacing the audio.

    - Storyteller: Fireside Tales
  • Sera: A Story

    Sera: A Story
    Price
    FREE
    Available on
    Samsung Gear VR

    Sera is a casual exploration puzzle in a fantasy setting. Players will make their way through various environments in a strange new world and solve puzzles along the way. There are many inhabitants to meet along the path of this strange and whimsical world; some will attempt to aid you while others might not be so nice!

    - Sera: A Story
  • Vr Storyteller Episode0

    Vr Storyteller Episode0
    Price
    FREE
    Available on
    Rift CV1

    The storyteller tell to you a story and the story appear in front of your eyes.

    Live the experience in first.

    Survive the events and face your fears.

    - Vr Storyteller Episode0
  • Atlas Obscura

    Atlas Obscura
    Price
    FREE
    Available on
    Samsung Gear VR

    Season one of Atlas Obscura VR allows you to explore three incredible episodes, each with over 15 minutes of self-paced interactivity and hundreds of secrets to explore and unlock. Harnessing the latest virtual reality capture tools and using genre-defining interactive storytelling techniques, Atlas Obscura VR features incredible imagery, fascinating stories and hidden interactive gems that will transport you to some of the most amazing locations in the world.

    - Atlas Obscura
  • Language VR

    Language VR
    Price
    FREE
    Available on
    Android / iOS

    The VirtualSpeech app will help you master the English language and culture, by providing photo-realistic virtual reality environments to speak, listen and learn in.

    - Language VR
  • The Economist VR

    The Economist VR
    Price
    FREE
    Available on
    Daydream View

    Welcome to The Economist VR app, which provides access to virtual-reality content from the world’s most influential news publication. The latest version of the app features:

    Ocean: The mystery corals

    Lukas Isall, a researcher at the Palau International Research Centre, tells the story of some of the world’s most beautiful and mysterious corals. This 360-degree video experience accompanies the “Ocean” series by Economist Films.

    Oceans VR: Net positive

    Explore the case for limiting fishing on the high seas, examining things from the viewpoint of diner, fish, fisherman and policymaker. By taking you inside the argument, we hope to give you a new perspective on this serious issue. Produced by The Economist Media Lab with Object Normal. Featured in the Convergence programme at the 54th New York Film Festival.

    RecoVR: Mosul, a collective reconstruction

    Take a tour of the Mosul Museum in Iraq, destroyed by militants from Islamic State but now recreated in virtual reality. Examine lost artefacts reconstructed by Rekrei, a project dedicated to restoring cultural heritage through photogrammetry and 3D modeling. Developed by The Economist Media Lab, with additional VR production from Visualise. Winner of the jury prize for innovation at the 2016 British Interactive Media Awards.

    Passport: Osaka

    Bright lights, bath-houses and seafood markets — take a tour of the Japanese city of Osaka with a local who can show you the city's best-kept secrets. This 360-degree video experience accompanies the Osaka episode of the “Passport” series by Economist Films.

    - The Economist VR