December 10, 2020 at 5:50 AM #6490
- Adventure Climb VR — a pretty good climbing exercise game, although of one level only. Good to introduce people to the joys of VR fitness!
- Aircar – a pleasant flying car driving experience in a futurist city. Reminds the pancake game Cloudpunk.
- AltspaceVR – a social network in VR. Competitor to VRChat, with the main differences being a more mature public and slightly worse exotic hardware support. It has good customization and many games and environments inside it. Works in VR and pancake modes.
- VRChat – the most well known VR social network, has bleeding-edge support for features like full body motion tracking and expressions. It has many games, environments, sports (including racing), conferences and events inside it, and now has a “VRChat plus” subscription. Has an almost unwieldy amount of customization possibilities.
- Microsoft Maquette — incredible and poweful VR 3D modeller, with an intuitive interface.
- The Lab — set of minigames devised by Valve with very creative controls.
- Hot Squat — not much to say, a simple squat exercise game!
- Propagation VR — a photorealistic wave shooter, one of the best I’ve seen, with a good campaign story and amazing controls.
- Warhammer: Vermintide VR – yes, although Vermintide 2 doesn’t work on Linux due to anticheat, this one works wonders. It’s a wave shooter based on the first Vermintide game, and has two additional levels for you to play if you own it.
- Portal Stories: VR — free game based on Portal. For some reason, it hangs up immediately when I try to start it, but most people report a good experience with it.
- Gorilla Tag — Platinum — a weird locomotion PvP game that’s making big success on Steam and Oculus. Beware object proximity, this game requires lots of arm movements (I cut my hand playing it).
December 10, 2020 at 5:02 PM #6500podikiModerator
Nice! Who doesn’t like free games 😀
December 15, 2020 at 12:23 PM #6572EkianjoKeymaster
How about the Google Painting thing? Is that free or paying?
January 12, 2021 at 6:20 PM #6783
The Google 3D painting app Blocks – https://store.steampowered.com/app/533970/Blocks_by_Google/ – works on Linux. However Microsoft Maquette is better.
January 27, 2021 at 8:31 AM #6974
New free games that I found:
Panic Station — very good horror-based linear corridor shooter, it seems to be at the same level of quality as Propagation VR.
Spellbound Spire — a very creative narrative-based tactile adventure/puzzle game, where you don’t walk with the thumbstick but in your play space, in impossible non-euclidean geometry that makes you stay in the same 3mx3m space (or you can activate expanded locomotion and reduce that to 2mx2m).
January 31, 2021 at 4:46 PM #6995
Just found another “game”… More like an experience. A very short experience. Basically, you are shrinked and inserted into someone’s brain to cure of some brain cancer by shooting their cancer neurons. I have started, configured and beat the game in 12 minutes — 100% on first attempt, so it’s very easy.
It’s supposedly linux native, but the Linux build apparently does not support VR (!). However it works perfectly via proton.
Also: the game is very odd, in that you aim and shoot just by looking at a cancer cell for about 2 seconds. I don’t think that’s a good control scheme. There’s no locomotion, you are simply on a rail.
However, no doubt, it’s very pretty and smooth.
January 31, 2021 at 4:50 PM #6996
Another VR experience:
Home – A VR Spacewalk
Yes, there’s a game in there too, which consists in you be able to get back to the station with very low fuel on the spacesuit thrusters. It’s a difficult game and it’s one shot: you live or you die, and that’s it. I think the BBC Media agency which made this game has tried to convey the message that it’s not easy being an astronaut.
I shouldn’t need to say — its graphics are spectacularly beautiful and the Earth orbit scenery is breathtaking.
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