Something for the Weekend: Steam VR Selection Box
Productivity, saving the oceans, African wildlife and engaging in vast military battles is all on offer this week.
The weather is starting to turn chilly in the UK and Europe. People are digging out the thermals, turning on the heating and trying to remember where on Earth they put their gloves as they prepare to trek outside into the frosty air. Much better to stay in where its warm and enjoy a new discounted virtual reality (VR) title from Steam.
Described as a ‘Nightmare adventure comedy’ this title evolved from a game gam involving William Pugh (creator of The Stanley Parable) and Justin Roiland (Rick and Morty creator) along with Dominik Johann, who worked on Minit. As such, expect the typical Squanch Games madcap antics.
Accounting+ is compatible with HTC Vive and Oculus Rift and is priced at £10.19 (GBP), a 15% discount on the usual price.
If you enjoy large-scale military battles in VR, then War Dust might be the title for you. With 64 players on the battlefield, War Dust is one of the biggest scale mutliplayer VR titles currently available.
War Dust is compatible with HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality. It is currently priced at £11.69, a 40% discount on the usual price.
Independent developer Donteco have created a VR title that combined high-speed motorcycle racig with a magic-themed first-person shooter where demons appear on the road and you need to take them out.
Death Race is compatible with HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality and is currently priced at £8.54, a 35% discount on the usual price.
Drawing from classic god-simulators and bringing the concept into VR is this title from independent developer Struct9. The god is a creative sandbox where players can create their own world, edit terrain, create weather patterns and shape life.
The God is compatible with HTC Vive and Oculus Rift and is priced at £6.68, a 35% discount on the usual price.
You are the keeper of a castle which is being invaded my a skeleton army. Pick up your trusty bow and a quiver of arrows and go defend your castle form invasion.
Dungeon Rush is compatible with HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality and is priced at £3.47, a 40% discount on the usual price.
Less a videogame and more of an application and productivity tool. WorkinVR lets users overlay monitor and keyboard over any VR environment. By setting up a webcam, users can set up a mixed reality overlay that lets them work from within VR.
WorkinVR is only compatible with the HTC Vive. It is priced at £3.09, a 50% discount on the usual price.
Savanna Shot VR
Produced by independent developers SAT-BOX, Savannah Shot VR gives the player a tranquilliser rifle and puts them in charge of the animals of a National Park.
Savannah Shot VR is compatible with HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality and is priced at £5.49, a 50% discount on the usual price
The Blood Eclipse
If you are after something a bit more spooky, then Only Human Studios attempts to deliver with a six-player VR title that sets human against zombie in a creepy abandoned house.
The Blood Eclipse is only compatible with the HTC Vive. It is priced at £2.60, a 10% discount on the usual price.
Rascals is a VR board game where players can take first-person control of the pieces in order to play wicked tricks on the other player and try and disrupt their game. Of course, they can still do the same to you.
Rascals is compatible with HTC Vive and Oculus Rift and is priced at £5.75, a 20% discount on the usual price.
Ocean Wonder VR
If you need something a bit more relaxing, Ocean Wonder VR is an underwater simulation title where you collect different fish species to populate your aquarium, make friends with fantastic ocean creatures – including mermaids – and save the ocean from pollution.
Ocean Wonder VR is compatible with HTC Vive and Oculus Rift and is priced at £3.23, a 55% discount on the usual price.
Check back next week for another selection of VR deals.