Thanks to videogames like Beat Saber, BoxVR and others, fitness has become a growing virtual reality (VR) trend enabling players to burn a few calories at home whilst having fun at the same time. Indie Polish studio Fit Reality announced its take on the genre Viro Move last month, today, going one step further by revealing a fitness competition in collaboration with HTC Vive.
The Vive Viro VR Fitness Challenge (dubbed #MOVEMORE) will take place at the end of August and run for an entire month (plenty of time to work up a sweat). Viro Move isn’t yet available so for the competition you’ll need to register here to be sent a key – 150 will be made available – featuring a tailored version of the videogame.
This challenge version of Viro Move will feature three modes, Tutorial, Freeplay and Challenge. Tutorial will always be accessible, allowing players to master the mechanics. In Freeplay, players can practice Easy and Medium levels up to a maximum of 20 times, with the mode becoming unavailable after the 20th session. While Challenge mode only features 12 total attempts to gain the best score across each fighting style: Boxing, Shooting, Sword Play and Mixed Weapons
The build will also only feature four environments (Fishing Pier, Stonehenge, Roman Ruins, Glass Bridge), four fighting skins, and four songs from the soundtrack.
No competition would be complete with some cool prizes to win:
● The top 30 participants will each receive the full version of Vire Move.
● The top 5 challengers will each win an HTC Vive Headset.
● The top 10 challengers will each be eligible to enter the 2020 VR Fitness World Championships.
“Viro Move was built by gamers who felt they didn’t move enough. #MOVEMORE is a simple but powerful message to all people whose lives can be better by adding some daily physical activity. We are proud and honoured to have HTC Vive support the message, and we invite the VR community to help us kick-start the movement,” says Paul Lynch from Fit Reality in a statement.
To enter the challenge you’ll need either an HTC Vive or Oculus Rift headset. For further details including how the scoring system works head to the official website. The Vive Viro VR Fitness Challenge runs from 29th August to 26th September 2019. For further updates keep reading VRFocus.