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Top Five Oculus Rift Releases – August 13-19, 2017

With the growing tide of VR releases, we here at OGR want to do our part to highlight a few of the most interesting. With no further ado, our weekly series of top five releases (plus a few extras), in no particular order:

Out of Ammo: Death Drive

by RocketWerkz

Out of Ammo: Death Drive game screenshot courtesy Steam
Out of Ammo: Death Drive – screenshot courtesy Steam

A follow-up to the developer’s popular VR strategy game Out of Ammo, this standalone sequel adds first person action and base-building to the mix. Survive in a post-apocalyptic – but rather cute, thanks to voxel-based graphics – wasteland by gathering scrap, reinforce your base and lay waste to zombies and bandits. Did we mention that you can also summon a magic healing dog?

Oculus Rift | 6 GB | $14.99 from Steam

Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul

by VRWERX

Paranormal Activity: Lost Soul game screenshot courtesy Steam
Paranormal Activity: Lost Soul – screenshot courtesy Steam

Based on the film series of the same title, Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul is already being called the scariest VR game ever developed. Some people have reported issues with movement and motion sickness, though, so this one should be avoided by those with weak stomachs – and weak hearts.

Oculus Rift | 10 GB | $39.99 from Steam

Killing Floor: Incursion

by Tripwire Interactive

Killing Floor: Incursion game screenshot courtesy official website
Killing Floor: Incursion – screenshot courtesy official website

Killing Floor: Incursion brings the popular series of gory mutant zombie killing into the world of VR. In addition to the over-the-top violence and heart-pounding terror fans of the Killing Floor games have come to expect, Killing Floor: Incursion features a multi-hour story mode and environments ranging from farmhouses to catacombs to scientific research facilities.

Oculus Rift | 10.7 GB | $39.99 from Oculus Store

Miniature TD – VR

by Reality Reflection

Miniature TD - VR game screenshot courtesy Steam
Miniature TD – VR – screenshot courtesy Steam

A cute and colorful tower defense game with lots of eye-popping voxel explosions, Miniature TD – VR takes advantage of the Oculus Touch for map-building and artillery placement. The game also provides players with a more active role, allowing them to directly bombard a variety of adorable enemies.

Oculus Rift | 2 GB | $4.99 from Steam

Nano Shift

by Egg Roll Digital Studios, Inc.

Nano Shift game screenshot courtesy Steam
Nano Shift – screenshot courtesy Steam

A room-scale adventure with a dark edge, Nano Shift is still in Early Access, but its promise of immersive puzzle-solving and story of a world ravaged by a mysterious nano virus already has us intrigued.

Oculus Rift | 4 GB | $14.99 from Steam

Other Noteworthy Oculus Releases:

Journey VR

by Capon Design

Journey VR game screenshot courtesy Steam
Journey VR – screenshot courtesy Steam

Shifting directions from zombie apocalypses and supernatural horror, Journey VR is a short film for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and OSVR that explores outer space. Relying on stunning visuals and a cinematic soundtrack rather than narrative, this is less a “story” than an “experience,” but its exploration of other planets and asteroid fields are impressive.

Oculus Rift | 50 MB | $2.99 from Steam (or $1.99 to rent)

The Raven VR

by Thomas Pasieka

The Raven VR game screenshot courtesy official website
The Raven VR – screenshot courtesy official website

An animated retelling of the titular poem by Edgar Allen Poe, The Raven VR features music by Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess. Think Poe is too old-fashioned for virtual reality? Nevermore!

Oculus Rift | 254 MB | FREE from the Oculus Store

Aquila Bird Flight Simulator

by Graeme Scott

Aquila Bird Flight Simulator game screenshot courtesy Steam
Aquila Bird Flight Simulator – screenshot courtesy Steam

“Fly like an eagle.” Steve Miller’s lyric goes VR in this bird flight simulator, currently in Early Access. While playable using a gamepad, using an Oculus Touch Controller is the way to go; you want to flap those wings and really feel like a bird. As the joke goes, “I just played Aquila Bird Flight Simulator, and boy, are my arms tired!”

Oculus Rift | 3 GB | $4.99 from Steam (or FREE demo)

In other Oculus Rift news, social and game-playing space Rec Room continues to add loads of free updates, with this week seeing the launch of a new quest, The Curse of the Crimson Cauldron, featuring two new player avatars.

Be sure to check back next week for more exciting VR releases!

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tinyBuild GAMES Announces First VR Signing – Stage Presence

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TinyBuilding a Stage Presence in VR

tinyBuild GAMES, the indie publisher behind such games as Boid, SpeedRunners and No Time to Explain, has announced its first virtual reality offering: Stage Presence.

Designed by Manchester, UK studio Sea Green Games, the developers rather cheekily describe Stage Presence as “a microphone-based music festival and angry mob simulator.” Virtual reality explorers take on the role of lead singer for a band…right when the power cuts out. Players are then required to do their best to keep the virtual audience entertained using only the power of their voice.

Twitching with Stage Fright

Sea Green Games’ approach to Stage Presence appears to be inspired as much by horror – albeit a more mundane sort of horror than the usual zombies and giant spiders – as by the fantasies catered to by games like Guitar Hero. Your primary goal is to keep the crowd from booing you off the stage.

Adding insult to injury, Stage Presence features multiple methods of online humiliation. Players can invite their friends to join the virtual crowd, and said friends can then express their distaste with your singing voice by throwing bottles of urine at you (although if they’re throwing bottles of urine at you, maybe they’re not really your friends).

If you’d prefer to be humiliated by strangers, you’ll also have the ability to not only stream your session on Twitch, but you can let the Twitch chat channel control the crowd.

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Furthering the Twitch connection, Stage Presence bears the distinction of being the first VR to be shown live on the Twitch stage at PAX East, which took place over the weekend of April 22nd to 24th in Boston, Massachusetts.

Stage Presence is due for release this summer on Steam and for the Oculus Rift.

In the meantime, watch the announcement trailer below: