Relaxing is about to become strangely competitive. The arrival of consumer virtual reality (VR) technology is going to see a swarm of meditative titles hit head-mounted displays (HMDs) such as the Oculus Rift. In fact, they’re already arriving; nDreams released its Perfect Beach onto Gear VR earlier this year and Cubicle Ninjas is currently busy prepping what looks to be one of the most accomplished VR relaxation experiences yet in Guided Meditation, a free version of which is already available. VRFocus recently got the chance to speak with the latter’s CEO, Josh Farkas, about his project.
In the interview below, Farkas explains Cubicle Ninjas’ goals with Guided Meditation, which will allow players to relax in a wide range of peaceful environments. He also describes the developer’s other major project, Ramble in Venice, which breaks new ground in the VR tourism sector by offering a sort of all-in-one package of a trip around the iconic city. Just how effective does Farkas think VR relaxation can be? And what gives Cubicle Ninjas’ products the edge over its competitors?
VRFocus will continue to follow both Guided Meditation and Ramble in Venice closely, reporting back with any further details on them.