All you want is paradise. A place where there is peace and hope. But the question is not when you will get there but how. You could wait until your unfortunate demise or upload your soul to Elysia. But by doing so, not only will you be able to unravel your own life, but your digital afterlife as well. Features include: Psychological Adventure with Exploration & Puzzle Solving: Interact with over 100 physical puzzles, make psychological decisions and explore memories… Read more.
There was a time where radio was a big part of the entertainment. Besides music, sports, and news, there were also stories being told through radio dramas. But what if you were able to visit the story as it unfolds through your mind as you try to do your best to keep the radio station humming along as its new DJ. You have many jobs that you will need to do to make sure things are the best that they… Read more.
Imagine a time when you and another family member had a close relationship. That family member could be a brother, sister or even a cousin. But what if that close relationship changed at some point in time? A change that set the tone for the future. A future that when you think about it, you wished you could change to correct. Waking up alone in the storeroom, you find that the mansion you have been living with your father and… Read more.
Imagine a world not of the living, but one full of spirits. A world where its inhabitants are wanting some extra life to maybe stay. But you will need to put your platforming skills to the test in order to make it across the finish line of escaping the underworld. But you have a choice to either go at this alone and play as Carly or playing in Virtual Reality as Reperman who can assist Carly by placing platforms that… Read more.
For those that have yet to play The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets or maybe you were hoping that you would be able to pick this up to add to your physical collection, you are in luck. In The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets, you will need to help your Grandfather solve the mystery of the missing pets. You will need to explore and be on the lookout as the pets could be found anywhere from the highs… Read more.
What if you suddenly were to crash land on a strange planet full of history, would you search for the answers no matter the sacrifice? Would you start to wonder if everything you worked for was for this moment or would self-awareness of the situation start to come into play? Would the mind be stronger or would the heart lead us on a soulful journey? All of these questions are valid ones that when asked among your peers, may have… Read more.
Back in October, a story-driven puzzle game allowed us to enter its world called Blind Spot. There have always been talks that DLC is coming and it looks like it is coming and coming very soon along with an updated patch. So what is in the patch and what about the new DLC? First, let's take a look at the patch notes: Add an option to change movement speed. Changed rotation performance when snap turning is off.3. Overall image quality optimization. Fixed some minor visual issues.4.Fixed some localization issues and some other minor bugs.5.Fixed "Far away" achievement and "Information Anxiety" achievement not being correctly unlocked. So improvement on the speed, visuals, rotation, localization, and achievements help is a nice touch.… Read more.
Imagine waking up on a mysterious alien planet that you crash-landed on. What you see intrigues you of this once civilization that seemed full of innocence, but somehow appears to be almost tricked in a way. But when you find a strange artifact that has power to interact with this technology of this planet, do you continue on with your curiosity? Features include: Full locomotion.Original Soundtrack.A truly immersive experience of an alien world.Multiple hours of gameplay. Will you have the… Read more.
Think back to something that you enjoyed in the past. It could be a movie, book, favorite game and think of the fond memories that you had when enjoying them. What if the things that we once enjoyed, the ones that left that lasting impression were able to see a new light in a way that only Virtual Reality can allow us to enter and experience? Would you jump right in without any hesitation? So does Developer Rayark and Publisher… Read more.
A small cabin is where you live. The size that you feel is much bigger than what you appear. As a tiny fisherman puppet named Bob, you know not of the outside world. But what happens when your radio broadcasts a storm is coming and you need to reach the top of the lighthouse so that the light can be turned on? You must use your hands to interact with things around you to accomplish your goal? Features include: Break… Read more.
If you saw something without even knowing anything about it, how intrigued would you be? And once you have gotten just a glimpse of what it was about, would you turn or away or would you be willing to step out of the safety of your boundaries in order to fully embrace it? Sometimes when we look into something that we normally might not, it may turn out to be something we enjoy. So does Developer Fast Travel Games give… Read more.
When you dream, have you ever dreamt of a different world and at a different time? Do you ever somehow in some way able to have your mind wander to that place and it's like you are there seeing things within your own eyes, even though you are really here? So does Developer Highwire Games and Publisher Perp Games show us what it is like to become dreamers in our own right, to see things through something so familiar, even… Read more.
Our past, present, and future can be a puzzling aspect. When we are younger, we don't think about how things may affect us in the future. We can look at our surroundings and relationships now and think about the past and how things could have changed so that our present selves may be in a better place and hopefully the choices we made and continue to make a change what might happen for a better future. It is really quite… Read more.
There is something about being able to see and figure out how things work. From the plan to the execution of that plan, sometimes we may get it right on the first attempt and sometimes it may take many trials to finally get the right chain reaction in order to accomplish the task at hand. But does Developer FAKT Software along with Wild River and Perp Games allow us to have fun with physics in a new way within Virtual… Read more.
In case you never saw the movie, back in 1993, a movie starring Bill Murray, played a TV weatherman named Phil Connors who without knowing it, takes on an assignment to cover the annual Groundhog Day event in the town of Punxsutawney in Western Pennsylvania. What he didn't know is that this assignment that he was signing up for would put him in this time loop of sorts where he relives every day as the same day until no matter… Read more.
Puzzles can sometimes be plain. But what if part of the fun in the challenge is the reaction? It seems there is a dark mystery behind the disappearance of a brilliant mad scientest and her daughter. It will be up to you to create the gadgets to launch, bump, twist, create those chain reactions in order to solve the puzzles in hopes that you can discover what happened. Features include: Build with freedom. No restrictions on where and how you… Read more.
Ever since I saw Jupiter & Mars for the PlayStation VR announced at PSX 2017, there was something that drew me in. It is one thing to look at something and see it, but it is another to experience it in Virtual Reality. There is just something about what I saw and what would sure to be a glorious and refreshing experience. So I reached out to Tigerton to get some of their thoughts, some of their inspirations and to learn more… Read more.
There is a certain fan base when it comes to Killing Floor that has this passion for the love of not only the enjoy, but for the atmospheric aroma that draws players in. So back in December when I heard that Tripwire Interactive was not only bringing a new game line up in the Killing Floor franchise, but it was going to be in Virtual Reality, I had questions that were piling up in my head that I had to ask. So when I reached… Read more.
With Cold Iron from Catch and Release releasing on PlayStation VR and the theme it was based upon, I wanted to know more about the game, the company, and the overall inspiration they have for Virtual Reality. So when I reached out to Matthew Taylor from Catch and Release, he was happy to give me some more insight into being a game developer and what the future holds for Cold Iron. Matthew Taylor of Catch and Release So tell us about Catch and Release.… Read more.
With The Lost Bear releasing on PlayStation VR, I have been intrigued by the art style that was being used and how that would really carry over to VR. I was also interested in the story being told with Walnut and wanted to find out more. Odd Bug Studio, the Developing Team for The Lost Bear, stepped up, willing to answer all my questions and they did not disappoint. What were some of the influences for The Lost Bear? “The… Read more.
Crystal Rift is a grid-based dungeon-crawler, in classic first-person perspective. An experiential horror challenge game that takes the player through a series of increasingly mysterious locations. With Crystal Rift out on PlayStation VR, I wanted to delve into the minds behind the game and reached out to Psytec Games on what inspired them and their thoughts of VR. John Hibbins, the founder of Psytec Games. Was were some of the influences for Crystal Rift? “Early Grid-Based dungeon crawlers like Dungeon Master and Eye of… Read more.
Vacation. It’s something everyone thinks about no matter the time of the year. From all the hard work that you do throughout the year, isn’t it nice just to take a minute or two and imagine being on vacation? Thing is, that imagination gets interrupted by your job and whatever else life wants to throw at you. But wouldn’t it be nice to actually go on vacation whenever you wanted? Well, it appears that Developer Owlchemy Labs has an unexpired… Read more.
Do you remember when you were younger and when it was story time and as the story was being told, your imagination begins to show the story in new ways? Virtual Reality can show these stories in ways we didn’t think possible and can do wonders from the tales being told and make the characters come to life. But does Developer Funomena allow us to see the story that is truly being told in a new and exciting way? Let’s… Read more.
Jump scares can be a brilliant thing. They keep you on edge as you expect them to happen, but not sure when and where they may occur. When you bring this element into Virtual Reality, you are no longer have that safety net per se, but instead, are brought into a world where you must play by its rules. So do Developer Steel Wool Studios and Publisher Scottgames and Lionsgate take you out of your element and welcome you into… Read more.
Our world is full of some amazing life. From the creatures that are on land as well as those who have the ocean is their homes. But there is something about Man and its desire to advance. And a lot of times that greed to gain the advancements can cause some to have no respect for the planet they live on much less for the ocean and what they dump into it. But does Developers Tigertron and their development partners… Read more.
I am sure at some point in your life you have played Angry Birds on some type of device from mobile to console. There has been everything from toys to movies and really doesn’t seem to be any stopping the craze. So does Developer Resolution Games bring a new perspective angle to the mix? Let’s found out with Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs for the PlayStation VR. Yes, Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs the familiar charm that you know and love, but… Read more.
Painting can be fun as you start to put brush with the colors onto the canvas. Something as simple as the color yellow can make the sun seem to shine as bright as can be and the color blue and make the sky seem as clear as it is when you are outside getting a breath of fresh air. But it’s when you start mixing the colors that different shades and tones to finally see your scene come alive. But… Read more.
When you have a life surrounded by the ones you love, it can be full of joy. When that life is taken away, great sadness can overcome the ones that were touched the most. But when one is reincarnated, the one that mattered the most will know that it will all be OK and yet there is still a purpose for the life that they have. But does Developer White Lotus Interactive show us that pathway from life to the… Read more.
Mental health is in no way a joking matter. One can suffer from the anxiety of depression, trying to do the right thing and to even fear itself. It can be hereditary or one can start to lose interest in things that would usually give them joy only to find the demons within that they must battle. But does Developer World Domination Project and Publisher Factoria Cultural Gestio, S.L open the door so we can enter this world that causes… Read more.
If you somehow woke up in a room that seemed to have no escape, would your fears start to automatically kick in or would you be able to take the time to think about how to escape? Just imagine how it would feel like as your heart pounding, your mind starts to play tricks, and wonder who or what was doing this. But think about it, what would your last thoughts truly be or even your last words if you… Read more.
One of my favorite Twilight Zone episodes is the one about five different characters inside a box just wondering what else could there be out there and do whatever they can to find an exit. The characters show hope, determination, doubt, and even acceptance. All the possibilities of their mind. But in order to break on through to the other side, everything they thought they might know, would be sort of flipped. Their realization now would have a different outlook and meaning.… Read more.
Penguins. They are cute, well dressed, love to eat fish, slide on some ice and play and some snow. And you have to give it to them, they are always well dressed for any occasion. One of my favorite things to do at Sea World is to go to where the penguins are and they have this moving walkway where you can just stand as it moves you as you admire the penguins. I mean if you get the chance… Read more.
There was a ride at Disney World called Body Wars that allowed you to be shrunk so you could carry out a special mission inside the human body aboard vehicle called Bravo 229. In the ride, you got to enter through the skin to help out the Doctor due to a splinter had entered the body. The riders rode past the lungs, the heart, and the rest of the body. Sadly, the ride is no longer operational, but there was… Read more.
You know how when you put on the PlayStation VR headset and magically you are in that new world. Your reality doesn’t exist, but this new world, this new place has become your reality. But what if something in this new reality trapped you. Would you know how to get back home? All very good questions to ask. But does Publisher Rebellion and Developer Dream Reality Interactive show us how to escape from reality to the next? Let’s find out… Read more.
At times I am sure we have held a puzzle in our hands and tried to figure out how things work as we try to solve it. Sometimes it may take minutes and sometimes we put everything aside and are laser-focused on solving our newly founded distraction as the minutes can become hours. So does Developer VizonEck bring the past up to present and twist it? Let’s find out with Twisty Puzzle Simulator for the PlayStation VR and PlayStation 4. So what… Read more.
Certain genres can work very well in Virtual Reality where they may not get the life they need otherwise. Sometimes that life has such a heart that can end up looking at you with such opening eyes that you cannot help but caught up in its world. But what if that world could be looked at from different views? What if just by the looks of that world, someone passed it by without a chance to actually explore it? So… Read more.
Tetris. The word alone has so many memories for so many players. Wither you played in the ’80s on a handheld or played one of the many variations over the years, it’s part of many of our lives. Even when I first played Tetris I knew the magic that before me and I knew that somehow someway, there would be the ultimate version. So simple yet challenging it’s one of those moments that anyone can pick up and play. So does Developers Resonair… Read more.
I love sci-fi. I love the way it takes you on the adventure. I love how sometimes you can just see the energy that went from the idea to the visual product kind of like how it is in Virtual Reality. Think about the idea, envision the outcome, and prepare to allow people to experience a whole new world in new ways like never before. But does Developer Secret Location allow us to enter Virtual Reality to manipulate time along… Read more.
I am all about Horror in Virtual Reality and I welcome any twists that may be used with it. From a story based on real events to even from a different culture view. But as important as the story being told is the environment that you are put into with the sounds that you hear to the immersion that surrounds you all make up the experience. So how well does Developer LITCHIGAME and Publisher Winking Entertainment plan on scaring you?… Read more.
What if you somehow were placed in a room with just four walls with no signs of any doors, how would you feel? Would you scream, would you start placing the blame on others or would you try and escape even if the answer was not as obvious as you would think? These are very real answers given the situation that you are in. Does Developer Gamedust allow us to enter the challenge of trying to escape a cube of… Read more.
If you were forced to be in a room locked in with at the time appears to be no escape, would your mind rumble with fear or would it have the determination to allow you to use whatever you could find and try to get out? Imagine surrounded by four walls that seem to have a life of its own or maybe the life you start to fear is in the room with you the whole time. But does Developer… Read more.
If you lost your ability to see, what would do? How would you feel? Would you…could you adapt to the world that you have known? But would you let this set back keep you down or would you become stronger and turn it into a positive? But it seems that Developer Tiny Bull Studio and Publisher Fellow Traveller want to give us that experience with Blind for PlayStation VR. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOA18Rq-T7Y Before even starting just take a moment to enjoy the beautiful music… Read more.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pj_-iaXhigo you ever have seen Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, there is a scene on the boat ride allows us to see Willy Wonka almost like a different person while he tests his guests? For some reason, this scene has really stuck with me. The images that play are a form of psychoanalysis and see if anything from their past would come up. Could it be a way for Willy Wonka to test everyone, including himself? But as the movie progressed and we… Read more.
If you were able to see things that you thought you knew, would you try looking at them from a different angle? What if the way you thought was only one way to look at things, would you try a different way or continue the way in which you knew? Sometimes I think about questions like these and wonder if given the chance to be faced with them if I would in return be able to answer them in the… Read more.
Puzzles and the challenges they can bring. Sometimes they can be so difficult that it can make your head hurt, sometimes puzzles allow us to think in new ways, and sometimes puzzles allow us to play them in new ways. But what do Developer Steel Minions (Sheffield Hallam Uni) bring to the virtual table? Let’s find out with PieceFall VR for the PlayStation VR. Back in July of 2015, there was a puzzle game for the PlayStation 4 called PieceFall released on the EU PlayStation… Read more.
At the launch of PlayStation VR, there were was quite a selection of titles to select from at launch. But with that selection, there was one title that may have been overlooked as it launched on August 30th, 2016 with the ability to play in Virtual Reality a little bit later. A game of humor, remarks, puzzles, and space was right there waiting to be explored. But does Namazu Studios title something that you missed out on and should play… Read more.
Ever since seeing Professor X and what he could do to seeing the movie Phenomenon to the T.V. show Heroes, I have always thought how cool it would be to move objects with our mind, to somehow feel like a superhero. Then I thought about what if the government found out about me? Would I be part of a traveling freak show? Would I be studied and put under the knife for experiments in Area 51? These could be valid… Read more.
The corporate world. You wake up, get into traffic, go to work, leave, get into traffic, go home, eat, sleep, and repeat. Day after day…week after week…month after month, and year after year. It’s the same thing…over and over. But does Publisher Oasis Games and Developer Red Accent Studios take the thoughts of escaping the workforce of entrapment and allow that to be represented in Virtual Reality? Let’s find out with Salary Man Escape for the PlayStation VR. Salary Man Escape is a… Read more.
I like puzzles as they allow you to think. Each piece needs to be in the correct location to move, to complete the picture of a scene. There are many different types of puzzles from mechanics to sliding the pieces around. I always thought about puzzles in Virtual Reality. Would the work? Would they keep the interest of the player? Could a story be told surrounding puzzles? These are some of the questions I actually have had. So have my… Read more.
Puzzle games can be fun. They are cherished by many. Your thinking, knowledge, and logic all tested. Your frustration can reach its limits just as well as your ability to overcome the challenges and succeed can be rewarding. So does Turbo Button’s Floor Plan for the PlayStation VR have the right formula for a fun puzzle adventure game in Virtual Reality? In one short answer, yes…yes it does. So what really is Floor Plan? What do you do? Well, Floor Plan is a puzzle adventure game. It… Read more.
When you have a story that is so heartwarming it's great. When that story can bring you in and bring you down to the level of where the characters bring life to that story, that is something special. But the question then becomes, can you bring that heart to a new level in Virtual Reality? Well, it seems that that is exactly what Turbo-Button has done with Along Together for the PlayStation VR. So what is Along Together really about? Its a story about… Read more.
Games can come in all shapes and sizes. Some have massive worlds while others have you contained in certain rooms. Some games require only for the single-player storytelling, while others require to be online. But sometimes, just sometimes there comes along something that is neither single nor online, but requires you to have someone with you in order to play. But the question is can this type of game be any fun? This is what Team Future Games hopes to… Read more.
MYST. It was a game that launched back in 1993 and It was one of the best graphic puzzle adventure games at the time. It was one of those games that helped get a PC in your home. But what was so special is how you were just thrown in, with no clue of what was going on. All you had was a book that allowed you to travel to the island of Myst. By solving the puzzles, you could then… Read more.
There is something about horror games that draws us in. You can sit on the couch or your favorite chair. You can play with the lights on so you know everything will be alright. You could take it one step further and turn out all the lights just to add to the atmosphere. All of this is fine as you have that wall of space. What do I mean by that? Well, when we play, you see the T.V. and… Read more.
When a game has puzzles, it can be fun. When the game has a certain theme to compliment the puzzles, it becomes a real joy to play. And I am happy to say, that if you like your games to be a joy to play, then Rangi from Developer Funsoft and published by Digigo, just might be the joy you have been searching for on the PlayStation VR. One thing you will notice about Rangi is how beautiful the world really is. The African… Read more.
When I first heard about Moss and Quill I knew in the back of my head there was something about a mouse in Virtual Reality. Then the screenshots and gameplay came and finally we had a demo on the PlayStation VR Demo Disc 2. Even with the screenshots, gameplay and the demo, I held back…I had to. Not because I didn’t want to see this for myself, but I didn’t want to be spoiled about the magic of this adventure. And I… Read more.
Ever since infamous outlaw legends from Billy the Kid to Jesse James, I have been fascinated with the wild west and the stories that have been told. And I have always imagined and wondered how it would be to be in the wild west. And I can say that Cold Iron from Catch and release have brought that imagination and excitement to PlayStation VR. Cold Iron is a puzzle shooter that will have you trying to draw your gun faster than your opponent.… Read more.
We have all played our share of platformers over the years. Some have us jumping barrels, some have us collecting coins, and even some have memorable boss battles. Now take all the favorite things you love about platformers, add some new perspectives, add a touch of feeling like a God, and blend that in the VR blender and pour it into your favorite smoothie glass and you will have a replenishing, soothing and refreshing experience with Light Tracer from Oasis Games. In Light… Read more.
The Lost Bear from the Developers Odd Bug Studio and Publishers Fabrik Games LTD is a 2D platformer in a hand-drawn world. And what the Publishers and Developers have done with this art is truly amazing that has yet to be seen in VR and just may have set a new level of standard when it comes to combining 2D with 3D immersive VR and this is a very good thing. When I first started The Lost Bear I knew when that… Read more.
When you add an episodic tale and add that to Virtual Reality, something magical will happen where you are part of that story in immersive ways that must be experienced and Time of VR and Keen Vision are doing just that with their artistic vision of Soul Dimension for PlayStation VR. Playing as Frank, you have the ability to go across dreams. As you move around the house you start to remember and see what appears to be a vision of someone… Read more.
Some of the games that help expand what we may know now can be bounced off a certain type of genre of games, dungeon crawlers. You might have to find a key or a potion or fight a monster. All that nostalgia and more are present in Crystal Rift by Psytec Games for PlayStation VR. When I first tried Crystal Rift I was brought back to those games where we must explore and try not to fall in the pits of fire… Read more.
Oh, how puzzles and VR go hand in hand just like peanut butter and jelly. Symphony of the Machine from Stirfire Studios comes to the PlayStation VR in an immersive way. For that, I love the way the world is presented with it’s Mother Nature of puzzles. When I first started, I was in this world that had a familiar vibe with a peaceful tone even when going up very high on the elevator. This world needs your help to… Read more.
Dying: Reborn from the great people over at Oasis Games has come to the PlayStation VR and for one I am glad. In Dying: Reborn you play as a detective who is trying to piece together what is going on. A Clue type of sorts if you will. Mixed with a very immersive feel along with impressive visuals. When I played I did not go in thinking this would be another type of the same game as well as it shouldn't,… Read more.
Imagine a time when you and another family member had a close relationship. That family member could be a brother, sister or even a cousin. But what if that close relationship changed at some point in time? A change that sets the tone for the future. A future that when you think about it, you wished you could change to correct. Waking up alone in the storeroom, you find that the mansion you have been living with your father and… Read more.