It isn’t that often we get a multiplayer-player virtual reality (VR) experience as part of our Oculus VR Share spotlight, let alone a board game that has VR compatibility built into it, but that is very much the case today. Quarto is a full strategic videogame for two players, developed byfor Battlehub.net.
One part Connect 4, one part tic-tac-toe/noughts and crosses and one part chess, Quarto features 4 by 4 board (sixteen squares) on which the goal is to create a line, either horizontally, vertically or diagonally of four pieces. In each case all pieces on this line must contain one unifying aspect, one common element between them. Whether or not that is the colour of the piece, whether the pieces are all circular or square, have or do not have a hole in them or alternatively whether the pieces are large or small.
This may seem a little simple, however the intriguing twist is the piece you put down is chosen for you by your opponent, adding an extra degree of tactical and lateral thinking and even possibly psychology.
Quarto comes to Oculus VR Share in full and supports the Oculus Rift DK2 head-mounted display. VRFocus will bring you more Oculus VR Share additions throughout the week. Come back tomorrow morning for a very different VR experience indeed.