Small indie virtual reality (VR) developer Verge has unveiled their relaxation experience, Iceland, via Oculus Share. Not many videogames ask you to simply observe these days, this is what sets Iceland apart from other VR experiences. Iceland has been released with support for Oculus Rift, both the first and second iteration development kit (DK1 and DK2).
Most videogames require the player to take control, however Iceland only asks that you sit back and observe the environment. Designed by the talented Phillip Schmidt, Iceland promises to take the player on a journey filled with impressively drawn landscape. You can however choose this to be a simple journey or with your head-mounted display (HMD) look around to find interesting parts to the immersive world. Nothing is required of the player. Complete with its own soundtrack the player feels like they are exploring with the HMD. Designed to be comfortable in its casual exploratory gameplay, Iceland can become a welcome introduction into VR.
Less of a videogame and more of an interactive user experience, Verge offers a simpler take on VR videogames in a similar vein to Unello Design’s Eden River. You can download Iceland via Oculus Share for free, and VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest VR experiences from Verge.