What with the massive summer sales on Steam and Oculus alike, it was actually a slow couple of weeks for new releases. That said, we’ve got plenty of interesting new Oculus releases to amuse you and help you celebrate the summer:
from Blacksmith Studios
What’s summer without camping? In this darkly comedic game from Blacksmith Studios, play a counselor charged with protecting four young campers from a roaming grizzly bear.
Requiring quick reflexes – players must keep the campers entertained while also keeping the campfire fed with firewood – Camp Grizzly is an entertaining new take on the frantic multi-tasking and time management genre with a unique setting perfect for those of us who like the idea of camping more than the reality of sleeping on the ground.
Oculus Rift | $7.99 from Steam
from Team Mons
An altogether gentler affair, FINSummerVR doesn’t involved bears, just a grouchy elderly gentleman.
Literally a simulator of a lazy summer day in rural Finland, this release includes visits to the sauna and the lake, and is narrated in Finnish with English subtitles. Tuo on mahtavaa!
Oculus Rift | 300 MB | $9.99 from Steam
from VR Studio
If even lazy summer days in Finnish villages sound like too much outdoor activity, perhaps you’d prefer a Parisian apartment?
Catify VR puts players in the shoes…or paws, rather…of a house cat, so if just lounging around fails to entertain, there’s also the option of clawing up the furniture.
Oculus Rift | 1 GB | $4.99 from Steam
Rise of Insanity – Episode II
from Red Limb Studio
The second episode in this ongoing series once again stands out not only for its unsettling imagery, but its perfectly immersive 1970s setting. Rise of Insanity continues to stand out as one of the best horror games in mobile VR.
A meditative journey with abstract washes of color, sound and imagery, Remembering is the kind of artistic experience VR excels in providing, as well as an experiment by its creators in the way sound affects bodily perception.
Oculus Rift | 275 MB | $1.99 from Oculus