When Microsoft first revealed HoloLens they of course did so immediately playing one of their their videogame aces: Minecraft. The globally renowned world builder from the newly purchased Mojang helped get across the idea of an augmented reality (AR) videogame that could take your world and transform it into a canvas for adventure. Whether or not we will ever get such a game with the HoloLens system, and whether or not it will ever work at the levels shown in the promotional material remains to be seen. For those of you keen to get building though there is a today on our New To VR spotlight an Oculus VR Share title from developer Carl Taylor that might act as a bit of a distraction.
BrickBox is an ‘open-ended brick building game’ featuring some rather familiarly designed bricks. Essentially it is a freeform virtual reality (VR) playground based around the original world building titan LEGO, with bricks and patterned base pieces to enhance your design. Whether you want to build a house or a castle, the options are there for you.
Complete with a tutorial to get you used to the control scheme and an array of bricks to use including decorative flora and fauna. BrickBox is a free download that is compatible with the Oculus Rift DK2 head-mounted device (HMD). For more information see the product page on Oculus VR Share.
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