VU Dream http://www.vudream.com Global VR Accelerator. Speeding up the Future of Virtual Reality with Education, Distribution and Collaboration. Shop for the Best & Affordable VR Headsets & Devices for Education, Healthcare, Entertainment, Gaming and more. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:26:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 http://www.vudream.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cropped-VRheadsets-32x32.png VU Dream http://www.vudream.com 32 32 LEGO is Transforming “Project X” Roller Coasters into VR Rides http://www.vudream.com/lego-transforming-project-x-roller-coasters-vr-virtual-reality-rides/ http://www.vudream.com/lego-transforming-project-x-roller-coasters-vr-virtual-reality-rides/#respond Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:03:08 +0000 http://www.vudream.com/?p=9458 Introducing LEGO's new Great LEGO Race Roller Coasters combined with virtual reality technology at Resorts this year in Malaysia, Florida, and Germany.

The post LEGO is Transforming “Project X” Roller Coasters into VR Rides appeared first on VU Dream.

]]>

NEWS

September 19, 2017

LEGO is Transforming “Project X” Roller Coasters into VR Rides

Mark Metry Founder VU Dream
Mark Metry, Founder of VU Dream
Over the summer I went to Six Flags New England and rode the Superman Ride of Steel, a virtual reality coaster.
 
It blew my mind. My ability to envision the possibilities of virtual reality in another way expanded.
 
I would like to thank the amusement park industry for embracing virtual reality as a new immersive medium for content. I predict this trend will grow and VR roller coasters and arcades will be the primary driver for mainstream success.
The Great LEGO Race

Introducing LEGO’s new Virtual Reality Roller Coasters

Prepare to take a ride on the wildest LEGO® race ever imagined when cutting-edge virtual reality technology combines with roller-coaster thrills in an exhilarating new attraction.
  • Late 2017 at LEGOLAND in Malaysia Resort
  • 2018 at LEGOLAND in Florida Resort
  • 2018 at LEGOLAND in Germany
Developed with Merlin Magic Making, The Great LEGO Race will transform three existing “Project X” roller coasters.
 
Kids will jump in the driver’s seat that asks kids to be brave enough to face, race and beat the LEGO world.
 
Featuring a colorful lineup of racers drawn from the ranks of the popular LEGO minifigure mystery assortments. The Great LEGO Race pits riders in a rollicking race against wild, brick-built contraptions driven by Trendsetter, Pharaoh, Surfer Girl, Wizard and Pirate Captain, including a rocket-powered surfboard and a stylish scooter fueled by espresso.
The Great LEGO Race
Wearing VR headsets, guests will experience the action from every direction – up, down, forward, backward and all points in between – in a dazzling environment where everything is made of LEGO bricks.
 
The adventure begins as guests approach the ride’s bold new entry portal as the sounds of roaring engines fill the air. Nearby, the coaster’s queue will resemble a pre-race space where pit crews for each of the five LEGO racers are preparing for the competition, plus interactive, hands-on elements to entertain waiting riders.
 
“The Great LEGO Race was inspired by the way kids play with LEGO toys at home. It’s a unique LEGO adventure that lets kids enter an epic imaginary world made entirely from LEGO bricks, featuring a host of different themes and fun LEGO characters, all mixed up together.”
– Candy Holland, Senior Creative Director of Merlin Magic Making

Conclusion

Check back on this page frequently for updates and additions.

We’ve seen a tremendous amount of disruptive change coming from the Virtual Reality Industry. It is surely certain that this kind of content will accelerate based on trends in the future.

You most likely have some other VR ideas that can change the world! Share them with us on social media!

Thank you for Reading

EDUCATION

Best 7 Free Educational VR Apps on HTC Vive

GAMING

Top 9 Virtual Reality Sports Games for Oculus Rift

OPINION

An Open Letter to Virtual Reality Arcade Owners and Staff

The post LEGO is Transforming “Project X” Roller Coasters into VR Rides appeared first on VU Dream.

]]>
http://www.vudream.com/lego-transforming-project-x-roller-coasters-vr-virtual-reality-rides/feed/ 0
An Open Letter to Virtual Reality Arcade Owners and Staff http://www.vudream.com/an-open-letter-vr-virtual-reality-arcade-owners-staff/ http://www.vudream.com/an-open-letter-vr-virtual-reality-arcade-owners-staff/#comments Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:46:46 +0000 http://www.vudream.com/?p=9445 Every day there are more and more VR Arcades opening up. Read this open letter on avoiding some common pitfalls that VR Arcade Owners and staff face.

The post An Open Letter to Virtual Reality Arcade Owners and Staff appeared first on VU Dream.

]]>

OPINION

September 18, 2017

An Open Letter to

Virtual Reality Arcade

Owners and Staff

Mark Metry Founder VU Dream
Mark Metry, Founder of VU Dream
Hi,
 
I hope you are doing well. Please read this if you are currently a virtual reality arcade owner, planning on it, or a managing staff member at an arcade.
 
Virtual reality arcades have me fascinated. I love the very direct business model that many arcades have deployed.
 
VR Arcade – “Hey! Wanna try out virtual reality for $30?”
Customer – “Hmmm sure I’ll give it a try!”
 
People want to try virtual reality, if the marketing message is enticing. VR arcades are fulfilling a demand in the market and for that I commend them.
 
I want to see virtual reality succeed in the world of 2017. Which is why I am writing this letter of sorts. I have been to several VR arcades. I live in Massachusetts, so the number is very limited.
I’m writing this letter to signal you (staff) of persistent problems I have seen again and again.
virtual reality arcades japan
I’m not qualified to write this from the perspective of a VR Arcade owner. I have never managed an arcade so my knowledge is limited. However, I am writing this from a consumer and industry leader perspective.
 
I would like to invite all virtual reality arcade staff to comment down below on my thoughts.
 
I consistently see TWO particular problems with VR arcades.
  1. How to Distinguish your VR Arcade – Marketing
  2. Operational Staff is extremely important.
 

1. Distinguishing yourself from the Competition

I’ve heard from others that “virtual reality companies don’t know how to market.” This statement is accurate in my opinion.
 
I believe it can be deduced to development companies that don’t have time or funds to dedicate anything to marketing, OR companies that don’t think they need to market because VR speaks for itself.
 
While I do think virtual reality can speak for itself to those who know what it is. Newcomers, which is most people, have no idea what to expect. You need to hold their hand and guide them into the VR world.
VR Zone project I can
Extremely Limited & Small Market, so it might not seem like a priority
 
According to Grand View Research, the global VR arcade market is expected to reach $45 Billion by 2025.
 
Operating your arcade at a mediocre level isn’t going to do you any favors when there are 5 more arcades on your street in a few years.
 
If you are serious about this, which I assume you are because you invested your money and time into this endeavour. I seriously suggest you learn and implement as many new things as possible.
 
 
Don’t Create another Arcade, create a Multiverse of Amazing VR Experiences.
 
Every virtual reality arcade owners’ priority should be to plunge the user into an awe moment that makes them question reality.
 
I’m talking about that moment when the user takes off his headset. Looks around for a second to see where he or she is and gasps for more.
 
If you buy a few HTC Vive business editions and put up Super Hot and Job simulator…you lost the point.
 
I am NOT saying you shouldn’t put in Vives or run Job simulator at all. I am saying you need to find a way to spice up your fun center and distinguish it from someone’s living room.
 
Improve your marketing and ask your users for suggestions and/or what they would like to see.
 

2. Virtual Reality Arcade Operations Staff

You are the messenger of the VR World!
 
The Virtual Reality industry is NOT in need for apathetic, and non-passionate and unenthusiastic people.
 
I recommend for everyone in the virtual reality industry to not only do their job (example: developer at Oculus) but also to do a little side evangelism.
VR Evangelism
How to Become a VR Evangelist, Leader, Influencer or Expert.
  • VR Evangelism begins with an Open Mind
  • Enthusiasm and Education
  • Ambitious Acknowledgment
  • Simplicity & Networking
  • Focus on your Belief in the Community Introduce and Empower Others
  • Contribute to the Community – Share, Patience, and Love
Read the full article here.
 
Entering an industry can be intimidating. It’s up to all of us to make sure everyone feels welcome to the field for the sake of survival and prosperity.

 

Shining Example of Amazing VR Arcade Staff.

VR World NYC – Website
 
Upon entry in the main area, I plunged into a futuristic world with VR Systems, a bar, and a little cafe area. It was a little overwhelming but VR World’s staff is awesome and helpful.
 
Every station had a super friendly assistant that introduced what each game is all about. As well as, setting up and troubleshoot any issues that impeded the experience for you.
 

Final Piece of Advice

I would not suggest looking at your arcade as a store or business. I suggest you look at your arcade from the perspective of a brand new person who has never seen virtual reality before.
 
Learn more about the industry every day from resources online.
 
Ask your customers and everyday people questions and reward them for providing you with valuable information.
 
If you would like some guidance or clarification on anything I mentioned in this article please feel free to reach out to me.
email me – mark@vudream.com

Conclusion

Check back on this page frequently for updates and additions.

We’ve seen a tremendous amount of disruptive change coming from the Virtual Reality Industry. It is surely certain that this kind of content will accelerate based on trends in the future.

You most likely have some other VR ideas that can change the world! Share them with us on social media!

Thank you for Reading

EDUCATION

Best 7 Free Educational VR Apps on HTC Vive

GAMING

Top 9 Virtual Reality Sports Games for Oculus Rift

GAMING

Best Free Virtual Reality Games List – September 2017 (HTC Vive & Oculus Rift)

The post An Open Letter to Virtual Reality Arcade Owners and Staff appeared first on VU Dream.

]]>
http://www.vudream.com/an-open-letter-vr-virtual-reality-arcade-owners-staff/feed/ 1
Best 7+ Free Education Virtual Reality Apps for HTC Vive http://www.vudream.com/best-7-free-education-virtual-reality-apps-for-htc-vive/ http://www.vudream.com/best-7-free-education-virtual-reality-apps-for-htc-vive/#respond Sat, 16 Sep 2017 17:58:25 +0000 http://www.vudream.com/?p=9439 Ready to use your Vive to learn some useful material? Check out this list for the BEST FREE Educational apps on the Steam Store.

The post Best 7+ Free Education Virtual Reality Apps for HTC Vive appeared first on VU Dream.

]]>

EDUCATION

September 16, 2017

Best 7+ Free Education Virtual Reality Apps for HTC Vive

Mark Metry Founder VU Dream
Mark Metry, Founder of VU Dream

Please check back on this page for updates on HTC Vive Education Applications.

Edmersiv

Free
HTC Vive
 

Enjoy the first educational lab for VR. Interact with several different educational objects, simulations, animations, environments and games.
– Visit and wander along a replica of the original Coliseum. Feel like gladiators did and imagine the crowd cheering for your final victory. If you are brave, take a leap into the air from the top of the arena.
– Interact with objects and buildings of various periods of the world history. See their interiors and curious details.
– Are you good in geography? Can you recognize famous sites around the world and localize them on a huge interactive globe? If so, take a chance and try to beat the high scores of the most known travelers on this fun and addictive game.
– Experiment inside a functional science laboratory, observe several procedures and be careful not to break anything!
– Do you like animals? Take an opportunity to study them and their habitats. See details of the cells and understand the differences between them by interacting with all the organelles.
– Have you ever tried mixing colors? How about shooting colored balloons into targets in the shortest time possible?
 
 

Buzz Aldrin: Cycling Pathways to Mars

Free
HTC Vive
 

 
As NASA prepares to send the first humans to Mars, 8i and Time Inc’s LIFE VR have collaborated with the celebrated astronaut and historical icon to create a one of a kind virtual reality experience.
In the world’s first holographic legacy VR project, created by 8i, viewers will have a unique opportunity to ‘meet’ the astronaut through his hologram today, and future generations will be able to experience Aldrin’s legacy, long after mankind has made the journey to Mars.
 
Dr. Aldrin is an American astronaut best known for piloting the Lunar Module on the Apollo 11 mission in 1969, and one of the first men to set foot on the moon. While it was a historic achievement, he wants his legacy to include laying the groundwork for a permanent human settlement on Mars, and he has a plan.
In Buzz Aldrin: Cycling Pathways to Mars, journey with Dr. Aldrin from his landing site on the moon to Mars as shows you first hand his plan for inhabiting the Red Planet. To create the hologram, Aldrin was recorded by 8i using volumetric capture and proprietary technology that brings photorealistic holograms of humans into virtual, augmented, and mixed reality in an easy and scalable way. The environment was created by 8i in collaboration with Loot and with stunning visual effects from FuseFX, and is appropriate for all ages. It was produced by 8i in partnership with Soylent.
 
 

Altar Show

Free
HTC Vive
 

Altar Show is a productivity tool built around the science of spatial thinking! We envision what it would be like to take a thought out of your head and hold it in your hand. To Think in 3D.
Brainstorm more effectively by capturing the details of your ideas with our Spatial Thinking tools.
 
Organize your information and ideas with nestable worlds, called Bubbles.
 
Pitch your ideas by visualizing them in an interactive spatial format.
Remember more by forming spatial memories of your information.
 
Increase creativity by mapping and organizing ideas. 
Draw in 3D space.
Screenshot all of your work in VR.
 
Save and Load your brainstorms, roadmaps, presentations, and more.
 
Import images, .PDFs, and .OBJ files.
 
 

Engage

Free
HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
 

ENGAGE is a new free to use education and presentation platform that seeks to transform how people share ideas and teach lessons to each other globally by harnessing the power of virtual reality technologies such as the Oculus Rift & HTC Vive.
Engage is a social learning platform where educators will be furnished with the tools they need to enable them to create their own lesson plans and immersive experiences, transforming how educational content is delivered to their students.
Engage also enables people and businesses to connect in a more intimate way by placing you inside the meeting room and allowing users to collaborate using tools such as our interactive white board system. The Engage platform is also Dropbox and OneDrive compatible meaning you can share all your files and media inside a virtual environment. PowerPoints, video files, audio files and spreadsheets have never been easier to share. You can even share YouTube videos.
 
 

DatavizVR Demo

Free
HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
 

DatavizVR is the first virtual reality data visualization software designed for the next generation of big data analytics. Welcome to the future!
 
How The Demo Works:
 
1) Plot Easily assign variables to any axes or other marks such as size, shape, color and more! The data plots instantly. Dynamic data plotting shows changes in real-time.
2) Manipulate Filter, sort, cluster and categorize your data. Rotate, scale, stack or combine your data plots.
3) Analyze Spot new trends, gain insight and make new discoveries unavailable in traditional 2D data software. Make better decisions in less time.
 
DatavizVR is more powerful, intuitive and efficient than any other data visualization platform.
 
 

The Stanford Ocean Acidification Experience

Free
HTC Vive
 
Most people have never heard of ocean acidification—the process by which the ocean becomes more acidic as it absorbs carbon dioxide (CO2) that has been emitted into the atmosphere. Visualizing the impact to marine is challenging. As a solution, Stanford researchers have produced a virtual underwater ecosystem to allow you to observe firsthand what coral reefs are expected to look like by the end of the century if we do not curb our CO2 emissions.
With funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford researchers have designed an educational experience that makes the impossible possible: watch the ocean absorb invisible CO2 molecules, a coral reef degrade and marine life disappear as the ocean acidifies. Each step in the journey is based on decades of marine science research.
 
 

Witly – Language Tutoring in VR

Free
HTC Vive
 

Witly offers personal language tutoring in virtual reality. Just schedule your lesson with a teacher and meet him face-to-face, even if they live on the other side of the world.
  • Enjoy perfect social presence like in real-life, with added features that enhance your learning experience.
  • Practice languages with native speakers from the comfort of your home, while feeling like they are in the same room with you.
  • Learn at your own pace, get immediate feedback and all the help you need to improve your language skills.
  • Available languages for now – English, Spanish, Russian, Latin, Japanese, Chinese.

Conclusion

Check back on this page frequently for updates and additions.

We’ve seen a tremendous amount of disruptive change coming from the Virtual Reality Industry. It is surely certain that this kind of content will accelerate based on trends in the future.

You most likely have some other VR ideas that can change the world! Share them with us on social media!

Thank you for Reading

INFO

Why 57% of Marketers are Wrong about Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR)

GAMING

Top 9 Virtual Reality Sports Games for Oculus Rift

GAMING

Best Free Virtual Reality Games List – September 2017 (HTC Vive & Oculus Rift)

The post Best 7+ Free Education Virtual Reality Apps for HTC Vive appeared first on VU Dream.

]]>
http://www.vudream.com/best-7-free-education-virtual-reality-apps-for-htc-vive/feed/ 0
Top 9 Virtual Reality Sports Games for Oculus Rift http://www.vudream.com/top-9-virtual-reality-vr-sports-games-oculus-rift/ http://www.vudream.com/top-9-virtual-reality-vr-sports-games-oculus-rift/#respond Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:40:19 +0000 http://www.vudream.com/?p=9436 Play these amazing VR games that will make you get off your butt and up and running. Oculus Rift features many innovative sports games.

The post Top 9 Virtual Reality Sports Games for Oculus Rift appeared first on VU Dream.

]]>

GAMING

September 15, 2017

Top 9 Virtual Reality Sports Games for Oculus Rift

Mark Metry Founder VU Dream
Mark Metry, Founder of VU Dream

Please check back on this page for updates on Oculus Rift  Sports VR Games.

1. Echo Arena

Free
 
In Echo Arena you’ll join a team of up to two other players and face off against the competition in a zero-g clash of robotic glory as you glide, boost, and punch your way to scoring goals in a breathtaking virtual arena.
 
As a team sport, Echo Arena rewards players that work well together; with the incredible social expression powered by Oculus Touch, you’ll be able signal for a pass with a shout and a wave just as you naturally would, while throwing and catching the disc becomes a valuable skill to master.
 
Even better though, Echo Arena is also full-contact sport: make a fist and use a swift punch to an opponent’s head to stun them, or grab onto another player’s back and catch a ride down-field. And of course, after you score a goal you can flaunt it with your own victory dance.
 

 

2. The Climb

$49.99
 
Scale huge heights and feel the exhilaration of extreme free solo climbing. Explore and enjoy the view or compete for the fastest times on leaderboards with Touch or gamepad controls. Developed by Crytek and achieved with CRYENGINE.
 
Free solo climbing – Experience the adrenaline rush as you ascend to epic heights, explore caves, find shortcuts, and more.
 
Multiplayer and achievements – Race other players’ ghosts, rise up leaderboards and earn over 100 achievements to unlock gear.
 
Bouldering – Beat intense routes that demand perfect technique.
 
Tourist mode – Climb with simplified mechanics, ideal for introducing friends to VR.
 
Outstanding environments – Feel the thrill in four beautiful, immersive locations by day or night.
 

 

3. SportsBar VR

$19.99
 
Bringing the pub experience to your living room.
 
Play single player against AI opponents, or join up with 6 of your friends as Oculus Avatars to hangout and play some air hockey, throw a few rounds of darts or build an insane dominoes setup using books, chairs and bottles. Unlock a wide array of collectible hats and fun objects to add a bit of swagger to your VR style.
 
Sports Bar VR is the ultimate social game available on Oculus Rift® with Touch, featuring an awesome set of bar games and incredible pool simulation including 8 Ball, 9 Ball, Killer and many more cue sports.
 
Whether you’re a budding Ramp Ball champion, or its a serious game of pool you’re after or just want take part in the time-honored pastime of throwing empty beer bottles against the wall, there’s no wrong way to hangout in Sports Bar VR.
 

 

4. Fruit Ninja VR

$14.99
 
The most satisfying and accessible party game ever created comes to virtual reality! The Fruit Ninja phenomenon continues into the next generation yet again, and the Dojo is ready. YOU are the ninja!
 
Play the original fruit-slicing action game enjoyed by billions of players around the world in a whole new way! Fruit Ninja VR takes squishy, satisfying gameplay and turns it into a virtual reality experience that can be enjoyed by players of all ages and skill levels.
 
Step into the Fruit Ninja universe and tackle fruit from all angles – just don’t hit the bombs! Take your ninja skills to the next level by slicing, juggling and skewering fruit in virtual reality. Hit huge combos, deflect bombs with a flick of the wrist, and stake your claim on global leaderboards or relax with some Zen Mode.
 

 

5. VR Sports Challenge

$29.99
 
Grab a helmet, polish your lucky bat, lace up your kicks, and sharpen your skates as you step out of the tunnel and onto the gridiron, ballpark, hardwood, and ice as an elite athlete in VR Sports Challenge.
 
Live the mythical moments from your favorite sports that you’ve only dreamed about: call the plays and drive your team to the end zone as an all-pro quarterback, knock the ball out of the park as long ball slugger, drain threes from around the horn as a hot handed shooter, and lock down victory on the ice as an impenetrable goalie.
 
The innovative Touch Controllers deliver an unprecedented level of immersion as you effortlessly perform throws, catches, pitches, swings, passes, jumpers, dunks, slapshots, saves, and more! Stadiums filled with rabid fans will hang on your every move, ready to curse your name for eternity or cheer you directly into the immortal halls of victory.
 

 

6. Knockout League

$19.99
 
Welcome to the Knockout League, a single player arcade style boxing game built from the ground up for Virtual Reality. Its intuitive gameplay involves moving and dodging with your body and 1:1 punch movement that lets you attack how you want without relying on buttons for main gameplay. Train up with various boxing drills to take on a crazy cast of characters with different fighting styles and gameplay in order to become the champion of the Knockout League!
 

 

7. NBA 2KVR Experience

$14.99
 
The NBA 2KVR experience gives you the thrill of walking right onto the court, with All-Star Paul George providing guidance and tips. Compete in a series of fun and intuitive virtual reality basketball mini-games with numerous Gatorade boosts available to improve your performance. With NBA 2KVR, it’s now possible to shoot hoops with all the sights and sounds of a professional stage.
 
• Three-Point Shootout –Attempt to sink as many three-point shots as possible to get the highest score before time runs out.
 
• Skills Challenge – Ricochet the ball off a series of targets to get it into the hoop. You’ll need to be quick and precise to activate each target in sequence before the ball reaches the goal.
 
• Buzzer Beater – Race against the clock to hit as many shots as you can using 10 balls from all over the court.
 
• Gatorade Boosts – Improve your Accuracy, Quickness, and Stamina by earning Gatorade Boosts.
 

 

 

8. Mount Wingsuit

$14.99
 
Welcome to Mount Wingsuit, where the thrill of hurtling down a mountain side in immersive VR with fast-paced arcade style gameplay will keep you in the zone for hours at a time.
 
Hone your skills to perfect one of the 40 line challenges, try your hand at a slalom course or an over / under challenge, unleash Survival Mode where only the most skilled and persistent makes it down alive, or simply go cruising for one of the many secrets scattered across the map – the choice is yours!
 
You have eight wingsuits at your disposal, using an advanced aerodynamic model to give each suit its unique look and feel, and twenty drop points to unlock and explore. With 320 objectives spread across 650 square kilometers of mountains loosely based on the Rockies, all in an open world packed with unique features, this game leaves you with miles to go.
 

9. Headmaster

$19.99
 
As its name suggests, in Headmaster you head virtual soccer balls (and other things) with your actual head. Combining intuitive physics gameplay with a darkly comedic world, this bizarre love child of Portal and Wii Sports has been giving Playstation VR owners fits of joy since it launched alongside the hardware in October. Headmaster launched for the PC on Steam and Oculus on August 30, 2017.
 
Features: – Single player story campaign with over 40 levels – Local Party Mode with 11 levels and up to 6 player pass and play – Unique VR-only mechanic where you use your head for gameplay.  – Prior experience or interest in soccer is NOT required!
 

Conclusion

Check back on this page frequently for updates and additions.

We’ve seen a tremendous amount of disruptive change coming from the Virtual Reality Industry. It is surely certain that this kind of content will accelerate based on trends in the future.

You most likely have some other VR ideas that can change the world! Share them with us on social media!

Thank you for Reading

INFO

Why 57% of Marketers are Wrong about Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR)

INFO

Top 5 Virtual Reality Arcades in America in 2017

GAMING

Best Free Virtual Reality Games List – September 2017 (HTC Vive & Oculus Rift)

The post Top 9 Virtual Reality Sports Games for Oculus Rift appeared first on VU Dream.

]]>
http://www.vudream.com/top-9-virtual-reality-vr-sports-games-oculus-rift/feed/ 0
Best Free Virtual Reality Games List – September 2017 (HTC Vive & Oculus Rift) http://www.vudream.com/best-free-virtual-reality-games-list-september-2017-htc-vive-oculus-rift/ http://www.vudream.com/best-free-virtual-reality-games-list-september-2017-htc-vive-oculus-rift/#respond Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:31:58 +0000 http://www.vudream.com/?p=9431 List of latest and upcoming FREE TO PLAY September 2017 Virtual Reality games and applications for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

The post Best Free Virtual Reality Games List – September 2017 (HTC Vive & Oculus Rift) appeared first on VU Dream.

]]>

GAMING

September 14, 2017

Best Free Virtual Reality Games List – September 2017 (HTC Vive & Oculus Rift)

Mark Metry Founder VU Dream
Mark Metry, Founder of VU Dream

Please check back on this page for updates on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift Games for September 2017.

Ship It

HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Free
 
Fast-paced block stacking VR fun! Fill a box with a variety of colorful shapes, then ship the box to earn your wage before the ‘workday’ is over. Designed for VR, you will enjoy physical satisfaction when grabbing blocks from the conveyor field, rotating them with you hands, then smashing them into their boxes.

 

Horizon Vanguard

HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Free
 
Drawing inspiration from saturated, hectic, and skill-based arcade games new and old, including games like Burning Force, Border Down, and DARIUSBURST, Horizon Vanguard is a VR action game that aims to combine the speed, focus, and density of arcade shooting games with the immersion and input capabilities of modern VR technology. Use your hovercycle to dodge enemy fire and attack armored ground targets while taking aim with your pistol to destabilize and destroy aerial foes! Use your radar to get your bearings when overwhelmed!

 

MSI Electric City: Core Assault

HTC Vive
Free
 
MSI Electric City: Core Assault is a sequel to MSI Electric City. Rediscover the magnificent city and experience the action in VR on the HTC Vive.
 
The city is under assault from hostile enemies bent on destroying the main core. You’re in control of a fighter spacecraft with the mission to defend the core and surrounding tower defense structures. Maneuver and blast away the enemy swarm in this VR bullet hell arcade shoot ’em up.
 

 

Flairtender

HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Free
 
Flairtender is a virtual reality bartending game that has you mixing drinks with style! Start off small making a few simple cocktails, and in no time you’ll be a master mixologist. Your drinks will be judged on speed, accuracy, and style, with better tips coming from better drinks! Use this cash to build up your bar and expand your repertoire. Create your own personal cocktails and submit them to be added to the official game!
 

 

The IOTA Project

HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Free
 
Bitsburgh has been evacuated. R4N-D mechs and drones have swarmed the streets. It’s up to you, as the pilot of the mysterious mech IOTA, to take down the enemy threat and bring peace back to the city. If, of course, you don’t destroy it in the process.
 
Arm yourself with an array of powerful weapons scattered throughout the city, as well as your own two giant robot fists and some chaos-causin’ rocket launchers – and destroy all enemies!
This is a free, pre-alpha demo– please be aware that there will be bugs and issues, as well as aspects of the game that feel unfinished. We’re continuing to develop a complete version, taking into account player feedback. We hope you enjoy this slice of what we have to offer and follow along our development journey!
 

 

MINE!

HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Free
 
This single player VR Shooting Gallery game has three levels of difficulty. From you static vantage position it’s all on you to defend your mine from being stripped by the invading forces.
 
Your mine has broken through and opened a portal to another universe and the Aliens on the other side are going to take full advantage of your hard work, they’re coming through and stealing your crystals. You need to stop them! With three levels of intensity and the Aliens able to spawn through the portal in time with pumping music can you keep up with the battle, stop your enemies stealing your goods and get a high score. Who is the best amongst you and your friends.
 
Some of the Aliens are carrying explosives to blast more crystal from the rocks, shoot those aliens first and they’ll blow up all of the aliens around them!
This fast paced, single player, loud and energetic game is a great entry experience for new VR users at events or tradeshows where needing to know the full range of handset controller functions is not required. This is not a full multilevel, exploratory game for seasoned VR Users, it’s fun, fast paced and simple.
 
 

IKAROS

HTC Vive
Free
 
IKAROS is a virtual reality adventure game developed from unity and works under HTC VIVE environment. In the game, player will control a cyborg character who need to escape from a huge underground world that full of traps and killing machines, as well as discover the hidden conspiracy behind.
This project wants to overcome the restriction of player physical movement and virtual reality sickness occurs in real world, so as to increase immersive experience during gameplay.From this background, certain kind of redirected walking technology had been applied to allow players explore unbounded virtual worlds while walking naturally through physically limited space.
 

Conclusion

Check back on this page frequently for updates and additions.

We’ve seen a tremendous amount of disruptive change coming from the Virtual Reality Industry. It is surely certain that this kind of content will accelerate based on trends in the future.

You most likely have some other VR ideas that can change the world! Share them with us on social media!

Thank you for Reading

INFO

Why 57% of Marketers are Wrong about Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR)

INFO

Top 5 Virtual Reality Arcades in America in 2017

INFO

Is Virtual Reality Safe for Children? (Under 13)

The post Best Free Virtual Reality Games List – September 2017 (HTC Vive & Oculus Rift) appeared first on VU Dream.

]]>
http://www.vudream.com/best-free-virtual-reality-games-list-september-2017-htc-vive-oculus-rift/feed/ 0
Why 57% of Marketers are Wrong about Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) http://www.vudream.com/why-57-of-marketers-are-wrong-about-virtual-and-augmented-reality-vrar/ http://www.vudream.com/why-57-of-marketers-are-wrong-about-virtual-and-augmented-reality-vrar/#respond Wed, 13 Sep 2017 17:43:36 +0000 http://www.vudream.com/?p=9427 Many Marketing experts still feel VR & AR are out of reach for most consumers, however, the future will come much sooner than most people expect.

The post Why 57% of Marketers are Wrong about Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) appeared first on VU Dream.

]]>

INFO

September 13, 2017

Why 57% of Marketers are Wrong about Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR)

Mark Metry Founder VU Dream
Mark Metry, Founder of VU Dream
I read an article this morning titled, “57% of Marketers don’t see value in VR.
 
Great article, very informative and straight to the point.
 
Here’s my rebuttal. “Why 57% of Marketers are wrong about VR”
 
As many as 57% of retail marketers report that VR does not apply to their organization, while 55% say AR does not apply, according to data from Yes Lifecycle Marketing.
Mariott Virtual Reality Marketing
Guess what? The number of companies using virtual reality and augmented reality is even lower. Yet this factual statement could give false predictions about the future. No projections are documented, only the current nature of the industry.
  • Market using Virtual Reality is 7%
  • Marketing using Augmented Reality is 8%
  • Market does not intend to use VR/AR is 35%
According to the article, it’s not necessarily because they don’t believe in virtual and augmented reality. It’s because some ways are more important than others.
 
I agree with this statement in the present future.
 
Social Media is extremely important right now. Many companies have very poor social media management, but others are right on. Social media is a huge opportunity as a sales funnel for customers.
 
I own VU Dream and many many of our most viral posts have taken off on social media. Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc make it extraordinarily easy to share anything you are interested in. Video is also an amazing medium for engaging content. Personalization and dynamic offers are all great as well.
 
Retail marketers are using other advanced tactics to draw in the consumer, including:
  • Social media share buttons (68%);
  • Video (56%);
  • User-generated content (38%)
  • Dynamic offers (23%).
 
However, why can’t virtual and augmented reality cooperate with these other tactics? VR/AR are a step up for video, and social media can be used as a way to promote and share VR/AR content.
 
Virtual & Augmented Reality could be a great connector for all other marketing methods like using dynamic offers and personalization tactics to spread the message.
 
All of this being said, of course, is virtual reality will be a household object like a phone or TV. Reality is, both technologies will begin replacing other forms of media.
 
The digital world will seamlessly integrate with the physical world until there is no difference. People in the future will say “remember when we used to look at different colored light emitting from a piece of plastic?
 
I understand Marketers concerns for the technology and think it is great technology but it’s just not a viable marketing funnel in 2017. Here’s the rebuttal, early adopters usually perfect the technique and get ahead of the competition. It’s important to use discriminate action when applying marketing techniques to your company.
 
I highly recommend to all marketers to research and discover more about virtual and augmented reality. Start preparing for the future and get ahead of the curve. Every new wave of technology carries champions and winners who embrace it early on.
Infographic - Marketing Virtual Reality VR

Thank you for reading this article. If you are a marketer I’d love to know what you think about Virtual and Augmented reality and anything in general.

Conclusion

Check back on this page frequently for updates and additions.

We’ve seen a tremendous amount of disruptive change coming from the Virtual Reality Industry. It is surely certain that this kind of content will accelerate based on trends in the future.

You most likely have some other VR ideas that can change the world! Share them with us on social media!

Thank you for Reading

GAMING

Top 25 Free Samsung Gear VR Games You Can Download Right Now in 2017

INFO

Top 5 Virtual Reality Arcades in America in 2017

INFO

Is Virtual Reality Safe for Children? (Under 13)

The post Why 57% of Marketers are Wrong about Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) appeared first on VU Dream.

]]>
http://www.vudream.com/why-57-of-marketers-are-wrong-about-virtual-and-augmented-reality-vrar/feed/ 0
Top 5 Virtual Reality Arcades in America in 2017 http://www.vudream.com/top-5-virtual-reality-arcades-in-america-in-2017/ http://www.vudream.com/top-5-virtual-reality-arcades-in-america-in-2017/#comments Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:56:37 +0000 http://www.vudream.com/?p=9418 Virtual Reality Arcades are paving the way for mainstream adoption across the world. Looking for the best VR entertainment venues in your area? Read now.

The post Top 5 Virtual Reality Arcades in America in 2017 appeared first on VU Dream.

]]>

INFO

September 12, 2017

Top 5 Virtual Reality Arcades in America in 2017

Mark Metry Founder VU Dream
Mark Metry, Founder of VU Dream
Virtual Reality arcades are popping up left and right.
 
I get so excited when I see VR at my local mall or shopping plaza. It’s a reminder of how much virtual reality has advanced.
 
Hopefully, this trend will increase and virtual reality will be a household term around the world.
 
Today, I have for you the BEST virtual reality arcades in the United States of America as of September, 2017.

5. VR World NYC

VR World Opening 6.21.117
 
I visited VR World NYC a couple months ago and it was quite the immersive experience. The NY-based company claims they are the largest virtual reality center on this side of the planet.
 
One of the best things about visiting is the extremely friendly staff who act as guides that provide first class assistance as you travel to the metaverse.
 
Games I played:
  • Raw Data
  • Serious Sam – The Last Hope
  • Brookhaven Experiment
  • Fruit Ninja
  • Tilt Brush (on a green screen)
  • Superhot
  • Space Pirate Trainer
  • Thumper
  • Ogre Archery
  • Rick & Morty
  • Flight Simulator on ICAROS
  • Richie’s Plank Experience
  • Racing Driving Simulator

4. IMAX VR

IMAX VR
 
One of the first few arcades in the area, IMAX has paved the way for virtual reality arcade standards. Currently, IMAX VR is located at Kips Bay in Manhattan and Los Angeles across from the Grove.
 
IMAX introduces the arcade on the website with –
 
“Your experience begins the moment you step inside the sleek, social and futuristic lounge of the IMAX Experience Centre where you will prepare to have your mind blownEnter one of our IMAX VR Experience pods, strap on your headset and literally escape into an adventure. Our uniquely designed pods track your every movement so anywhere you look your senses are bombarded with stunning, otherworldly vistas and 360°, over-the-ear soundIMAX VR also features unique haptic feedback from industry-leading control devices – meaning you will feel every shot’s recoil, every sword’s swoosh, every arrow leaving the bow.”
 
It’s time to level up.

3. Omniverse

Omniverse VR
 
”Omniverse represents an opportunity for us to launch our game on more than a thousand commercial entertainment systems at once, without the hassle of individual licensing agreements. We are excited to release Affected on the Omniverse platform and reach a worldwide audience in places that we hadn’t been able to capture before.”
– Mark Paul, Co-Founder of Fallen Planet Studios.
Omniverse offers a variety of VR experiences that include Active VR and Room Scale VR. Omniverse is located 25 minutes south of Downtown Houston in League City, TX.
 
Active VR experiences involve use of our VR treadmills, like those from Virtuix.  Room scale VR allows the participant to move around in an open area to enhance the immersive-ness of the experience.  
Omniverse VR is a VR arcade that utilizes the Omniverse VR Motion Platform and the Omniverse Platform (software) to provide Active VR experiences for our guests.
The Omniverse Platform is a game changer in that no VR hardware provider today has a vertically integrated experience (akin to Apple) except for Virtuix.
  • They have the VR hardware (plus the headset from HTC) providing Active VR
  • They have negotiated the content licensing (e.g. App Store)
  • They have the device/station management software for self-service by the VR participant
  • They have the management console so that as an operator I can monitor and configure devices as well get business-level analytics
 

 
Survive waves of robots by shooting the attackers before they destroy the various Power Cores in the Arena. The game includes both single and multiplayer gameplay (note: multiplayer via LAN only). 

2. Mindtrek

Imagine a game that doesn’t feel like a game. Where your body is the controller and your mind believes it’s real. The digital and real world meshed seamlessly together, to transport you inside the virtual like never before. When you move, the game moves with you. Pure immersive mayhem with the freedom to get up and go.
 
Locations currently in Woburn, MA.
Coming Soon: Marlborough, MA, NJ, PA
ZOMBIE SURVIVAL
Compete against your friends and protect your fort from hordes of killer zombies!

SINGULARITY
How will you fare against killer robots and drones?
 

 
 
ENGINEERIUM
Be prepared to have your reality turned upside down in Engineerium!
 

1. THE VOID

Locations in Dubai, NYC, Lidon, and Toronto.
 
It’s hyper-reality. It’s technical achievement.
 
THE VOID is a whole-body, fully immersive VR experience, full of surprises at every turn; with you, your family and friends inside the action. One second you’re standing on solid ground, the next you’re stepping deep into darkness, looking at unimaginable beauty – or fending off danger from another realm.
 
I had the honor of experiencing the Ghostbuster Dimension and it blew me away. (sometimes literally)
 
Virtual Reality that you can feel. Touch a real wall. Grab a real railing. Then feel a breeze across your face as the experience begins. Suddenly: who are these creatures? What is that sound? Take your Proton Blaster and save the world. You’re inside THE VOID, with your entire mind and body immersed in virtual worlds where reality and imagination mix in breathtaking, hyper-realistic experiences.

Conclusion

Check back on this page frequently for updates and additions.

We’ve seen a tremendous amount of disruptive change coming from the Virtual Reality Industry. It is surely certain that this kind of content will accelerate based on trends in the future.

You most likely have some other VR ideas that can change the world! Share them with us on social media!

Thank you for Reading

GAMING

Top 25 Free Samsung Gear VR Games You Can Download Right Now in 2017

NEWS

How to Learn 30+ Languages in Virtual Reality with Voice Chatbot & Speech Recognition

INFO

Is Virtual Reality Safe for Children? (Under 13)

The post Top 5 Virtual Reality Arcades in America in 2017 appeared first on VU Dream.

]]>
http://www.vudream.com/top-5-virtual-reality-arcades-in-america-in-2017/feed/ 2
Is Virtual Reality Safe for Children? (Under 13) http://www.vudream.com/is-virtual-reality-safe-for-children-under-13/ http://www.vudream.com/is-virtual-reality-safe-for-children-under-13/#respond Sun, 10 Sep 2017 23:00:20 +0000 http://www.vudream.com/?p=9412 Any new technology has valid safety concerns. Read this article for more information about the dangers of virtual reality with children under 13.

The post Is Virtual Reality Safe for Children? (Under 13) appeared first on VU Dream.

]]>

INFO

September 10, 2017

Is Virtual Reality Safe for Children? (Under 13)

Mark Metry Founder VU Dream
Mark Metry, Founder of VU Dream

Community Questions: You ask the questions, we answer them.

Virtual Reality Kids

Harshal B Kolambe, Game Dev and Tech Evangelist

A general rule all media (3d Games, 3DS, 3D TV’s etc) that manipulates your stereoscopic vision actively (not only HMDs, 3D glasses too) should be absolutely avoided until the age of 6, to avoid eye development problems, but even until the age of 11 you should limit the use to less than a couple hours a day at maximum.
 
Generally, children should avoid using HMDs that are not properly calibrated to their perspective.
 
The biggest issue when dealing with children and any Head Mounted Display (HMD), is to take into consideration the Inter-pupillary distance (IPD). Devices like the Oculus and Gear VR have lenses at a set distance and allow for minor tweaks to alleviate variation in IPD. Adult averages usually fall around 63mm however there is quite a variation based on gender, race, and age making these values fluctuate between 48 and 73 mm. In order to accommodate this average, the Samsung GearVR lenses are 63mm apart from center to center.
 
Most HMD devices on the other hand can be a little more relaxed. I personally feel most 3D content out there often neglects proper setup and the viewing devices often do not allow for good calibration. Because of this I do not recommend long term exposure to 3D content in young children unless using a specifically calibrated device and content.
 
Still I personally recommend the following while using HMD’s :
If you using VR headset and it hurts you Or say it doesn’t hurt you at all or it does makes or does not makes you sick, I would recommend giving your eyes a rest from time to time. At –least after session of every 30 minutes or so, you should take 5-10 mins gap. As they are forced to focus on a very close area for long periods of time, it’s good to make them focus on something far from time to time. It’ll relax your muscles and help you get used to it as well in the long run.
 
So as per the Health and Safety message at the launch of Rift applications we should not allow children’s of age below than 12-13 to use VR for more long duration. But its not that bad for children above age 6.
 
The best practices guide and Health and Safety message was written to best cover the ass of Oculus in the event of a lawsuit. The ages of use by children are not based on extensive lab testing – they’re based on speculation about the worst possible case
 
Here’s a proper lab study. which Concludes: “… using a stereoscopic three-dimensional system for up to 2 h was acceptable for most of the users regardless of their age.”
 
Now wait for year and so we’ll have more practical user reviews and lab test about same. There is no magical way to make a limit that will work for all children all the time that Oculus, or Sony, or anyone else can implement. As always, it’s up to parents to be responsible for their children’s activities and experiences as much as they can.

Saugat Manandhar

A part of it is just to cover their ass legally but there is a physical reason why you might want to make sure they have a lot of experience in the outside world first.
 
One of the way our brain handles 3D is it analyzes the difference in images from both of our eye. How different the image is depends on the distance between your two pupils and varies between individuals. Oculus has a slider for this in the latest model, so it handles for a huge range of face, but it might still be an issue who have a smaller head that is still growing!
 
There is another 3D cue that’s missing as well, it’s called accomodation. It’s your eye changing it’s focus to look at something closer to you (like a camera). This isn’t replicated in VR yet and fixing it requires quite a jump in screen technology to have mass market appeal:
 
 
So naturally, they are being a little wary about this. But imo, just make sure they are doing sports, and as long as they don’t get sick, it should be fine.

Conclusion

Check back on this page frequently for updates and additions.

We’ve seen a tremendous amount of disruptive change coming from the Virtual Reality Industry. It is surely certain that this kind of content will accelerate based on trends in the future.

You most likely have some other VR ideas that can change the world! Share them with us on social media!

Thank you for Reading

GAMING

Top 25 Free Samsung Gear VR Games You Can Download Right Now in 2017

NEWS

How to Learn 30+ Languages in Virtual Reality with Voice Chatbot & Speech Recognition

NEWS
NEW Universal Gear VR-like Controller that’s Compatible with any Phone (iPhone)

The post Is Virtual Reality Safe for Children? (Under 13) appeared first on VU Dream.

]]>
http://www.vudream.com/is-virtual-reality-safe-for-children-under-13/feed/ 0
Top 25 Free Samsung Gear VR Games You Can Download Right Now in 2017 http://www.vudream.com/top-25-free-samsung-gear-vr-games-you-can-download-right-now-2017-virtual-reality/ http://www.vudream.com/top-25-free-samsung-gear-vr-games-you-can-download-right-now-2017-virtual-reality/#respond Fri, 08 Sep 2017 17:41:57 +0000 http://www.vudream.com/?p=9401 Plenty of virtual reality games exist for the Samsung Gear VR Headset. Today we have the BEST 25 FREE games you can download right now in 2017!

The post Top 25 Free Samsung Gear VR Games You Can Download Right Now in 2017 appeared first on VU Dream.

]]>
GAMING
September 8, 2017

Top 25 Free Samsung Gear VR Games You Can Download Right Now in 2017

Mark Metry Founder VU Dream
Mark Metry, Founder of VU Dream
Free
Single Player
 
FindingVR is a first-person action/adventure game designed exclusively for VR. Solve puzzles using your intelligence and dexterity, embark on adventures as you explore the virtual world and revel in the sense of achievement as you complete missions, and feel the rush of intense boss battles!
 
Your mission is to find out what happened to this world, and figure out how to save it. Start by defeating enemies who stand in your way, then find your way of the dungeon and defeat the final boss of each chapter to move onto the next stage. You can use either the Touchpad or a Gamepad to play this exciting, deep, VR game. Finding VR might be the most challenging game you can play using only the Touchpad in Gear VR yet!
 

Space Dodge

Free
Single Player
 
 
Space Agent lets you assume the role of an airship pilot in the far distant future. You’ll embark on a journey to execute a secret mission and travel across the galaxy in the process. The difficulties you’ll face will only depend on your piloting ability.
 
Take flight!
 
 

Herobound Gladiators

Free
Multi-Player
 
 
The World of Herobound is at peace… but the thirst for battle remains! Join up with 3 other players and battle hordes of enemies in Herobound Gladiators!
 
Fight through 16 different arenas in 4 different environments in the struggle to determine the fiercest Hero in the world. Test your skills against over 30 enemies and 4 unique bosses from the Herobound universe. Increase your skills by unlocking new combat abilities and powerful Spirit Powers – amazing abilities that can instantly turn the tide of battle!
 
Show off your Hero’s unique personality by dressing one of the 6 playable characters in one of the over 30 unlockable hats and swords.
 
Join up and dominate with your friends or meet new ones every time you play. Defeat enemies and raise your ranks to become the mightiest in the land – the Spirit Gladiator!
 

Bait!

Free
Single Player
 
 
Now with Gear VR Controller support!
 
You have come to Bait! Island to help your boss catch a rare fish, and thereby save the struggling aquarium where you work.
 
During the game, you will catch a lot of different fish and make friends with the locals. Will you be able to keep your loyalties both to your new friends and to your boss?
 
Gameplay spans four different lakes, each with a distinct style and its own unique set of fishes. Can you catch them all?
 
 

Sky Fighter: Training Day

Free
Single Player
 
Training day is the first free mission of Sky Fighter, you can get extra missions through in-game missions purchases.
 
Earth: In the not so distant future….
 
Today is your first day of training, pay attention and do not disappoint your instructor.
 
You must learn to use your Sky Fighter armor equipped with four basic systems: Propulsion, protection, stabilization and shooting. Successfully complete your training and try not to destroy your armor.
 
Sky Fighter is a powerful and sophisticated combat armor, equipped with an air propulsion and powerful combat systems, in this first adventure your personal instructor, Lt. Rita Velasco, will teach you everything you need to control of your Sky Fighter.
 
 

PolyRunner VR

Free
Single Player
 
 
PolyRunner VR is an addictive, high-quality experience that tests your skills against an other-worldly, ever-changing landscape rather than testing your ability to maintain control of your stomach. This engaging virtual world offers more interesting, challenging terrain the further you progress. All the while, you can collect bonus points for your precision by navigating through checkpoints and utilizing boosts to give you an extra edge. The intuitive controls make it easy for anyone to compete in this spaceship runner, but mastering flight skills is a feat that will earn you a place among the top guns and make you worthy of a personal theme song that would inspire jealousy in any maverick pilot. Will you accept the challenge?
 
 

Suicide Squad: Special Ops VR

Free
Single Player
 
 
In this official Suicide Squad film game, you have been selected to lead a special task force comprised of highly dangerous incarcerated Super Villains. It is up to you and your Squad of antiheroes to defeat the horde of enemies that try to stop you. Fight as Harley Quinn with her signature baseball bat, or as Deadshot with his rifle or as Diablo with fire.
 
Can you complete the mission?
Are you Squad enough?
  • Experience the Suicide Squad in VR!
  • Survive as long as you can against increasingly challenging enemies.
  • Play as Harley, Deadshot and Diablo.
  • Go for the highscore by hitting combos.
  • Defend multiple locations in Midway City.
 

Intracranial Infiltration 3D Shooting – Motivator

Free
Single Player
 
 
Intracranial Infiltration 3D Shooting – Motivator – is an exhilarating 3D shooting game. Take down the lethargy virus to restore people’s spirit! Story: In the year 2044, an unknown lethargy virus causes people to lose their Spirit. Quickly this pandemic spirals out of control. One year passes and the International Disease Research Center develops an antibody nanomachine capable of attacking the virus directly through the brain, destroying the disease at its source. The machine’s name is Motivator and restoring the Spirit of mankind relies solely on your piloting skills… Are you up to the task?
 
 

Mr Cat’s Adventure

Free
Single Player
 
 
Welcome to “Mr Cat’s Adventure”, a turn-based puzzle solving adventure game. A series of adventure stories take place in a dreamy space. The game puzzle is exquisite, smart, and perfectly designed. You need to pass through the trees and subterranean caves carefully, gingerly avoid deadly traps, exterminate monsters and then solve the puzzle. Enjoy your heartbeat and achievement, my friend! The incredible pictures combined with VR device will provide you a extraordinary visual experience. This game world is filled with strange creatures, varied adventures and surprise. Are you ready? Finally, we have developed this game in our spare time, hoping to make you feel interesting.
 

One-Man VurgeR

Free
Single Player
 
 
It’s so busy running a hamburger shop alone! George (your character in the game), can recognize how long his customers are willing to wait for their hamburgers and sees them as “time-bombs.”George tries to run his hamburger shop cheerfully, but surprise, some customers are bears!

 

Zombie Strike

Free
Single Player
 
 
The zombie apocalypse has brought humanity to its knees and the living are all but lost. The land runs rampant with the undead, and it’s up to you to claim it back! Z-STRIKE puts you at the helm of a powerful drone as you shoot your way through increasingly treacherous waves of zombie hordes in a desperate attempt to save the last of mankind. Take to the skies in the dead of night with your drone and protect your bunker and the survivors running to take safety.
 
Use your superior targeting skills and powerful weapons to take out the hordes of undead: slow shamblers, hulking beasts, and agile jumpers alike. The longer you’re fighting, the greater the challenge becomes, as their numbers only grow with time. Survival is dependent on your skill, precision and the advanced weapon upgrades you gain throughout your missions. Hope for the future rests on your shoulders! Will you rise to the challenge? Features: – Weapon Upgrades – Multiple Terrains – Immersive Environments – Zombies!
 
 

Dragon Front

Free
Multi-Player
 
 
Control one of seven devout factions as a banished deity to change the past and restore order to the shattered world. This immersive collectible card-battler mixes high fantasy with World War II on a 4x4 grid battlefield that is alive with rampaging giants, intimidating war-machines, and soaring projectiles. Assemble your forces on the frontlines!
* NEW! Single-Player Story Mode—Live the Conquest through the eyes of the seven factions!
* Online Multiplayer – Head-tracking and VOIP brings players from all over the world head-to-head on the battlefield.
* 7 Thematically Diverse Factions – Each army is equipped with unique powers, traits and strategies.
* Collectible Cards – Construct your 30 card deck from over 460 battle-hardened soldiers, defensive fortifications that evolve the battlefield, and a wide array of spells.
* Champion System – Legendary champions helm your army to ensure an epic come-back in the late minutes of every game.
 
 

Age of Diamonds

Free
Single Player
 
 
Age of Diamonds is a classic arcade game for mobile VR headsets. It offers a great blend between pure arcade “breakout” like game-play, and original physics and logic based puzzles. Your goal is to collect all the soul-diamonds in the level. Diamonds are locked in the beginning of the level and it takes the shattering of all the bricks in the game for the diamonds to unlock. However, that’s where the game gets interesting, as 60 different levels will present different challenges making the shattering of the different bricks a challenging task.
 
 

Play With Me

Free
Single Player
 
 
Let yourself wake up in a mysterious house looking empty, well, “quite” empty.
 
“Play With Me” is a project made by students aiming to a total immersion in its scary adventure.
 
In this game you’ll only count on your instinct to guide you trough this nightmare, but do not ever try to defy him, he’s the only one allowed to play with you.
 
PS : Better played on a rotating chair or stood up.
 
Please try to have a good night in spite of this.
 
 

Skylight

Free
Multi-Player
 
Skylight is a VR turn-based tactics game of colossal space battles.
 
On the bridge of your flagship, a holographic projector shows your fleet floating in space, facing the enemy and awaiting your orders. Command nimble squadrons of fighters, specialized frigates, and giant capital ships as you orchestrate your forces toward victory.
 
Play through 30 Campaign missions, create your own in Skirmish mode, or play a Multiplayer match against your friends or a random stranger! The multiplayer is turn-based, so you don’t need to be online at the same time as your opponent. You can input your fleet’s orders on your own time and come back to continue playing the match later!
 
Skylight is the 3rd VR game from E McNeill, creator of the award-winning Gear VR games Darknet and Tactera.
 
 

Slice & Dice

Free
Single Player
 
 
VR Expo 2017 – Best Creative Game Awards
VR Expo 2017 – Best Made With Unity Awards.
Made with Unity Awards 2017 – Top 3 of VR Game
 
Currently, we have 100 stages and more than 20 hours play time for average players. Free version only has 20 stages to play.
 
Slice & Dice is a VR puzzle game where the objective is to place the ‘Dice’ into the ‘Dice hole’. The player can find the ‘Dice hole’ on the floor of each stage. There are various kinds of ‘Cubes’ and different cubes have various physical properties. The dice is stacked on the cubes and the player must solve the puzzles and cut through the cubes to move the dice into the dice hole. As the player progresses through each stage, the number of the floors within the stage increases.
 
This game provides enjoyment not only to the player but thanks to the cooperative nature of solving puzzles, also the viewers will enjoy it through advice and coaching as there are multiple ways to solve the levels.
 
 

Dead and Buried

Free
Multi-Player
 
 
Dead and Buried for Gear VR is a mobile version of the Rift+Touch game of the same name. Players will use their Gear VR Controller to fend off hordes of ghouls in the Old Saloon and compete against other players in multiplayer Quickdraw duels.
 
The launch version is just a small taste of what’s to come. More game modes, characters, weapons and more will be available in the full version coming later this year.
 
 

HINDAFING

Free
Single Player
 
 
Virtual reality app for the TV-series “Hindafing”
 
How did former mayor Alfons Zischl die? Was he perhaps murdered? Welcome to the 360° VR world of Hindafing, the new cult series of “Bayerischer Rundfunk”.
 
The game for fans, detective story lovers, 360° and VR enthusiasts: 5 original scenes of the series of “Hindafing” 50 items and all relevant information so that the case can be resolved.
 
Slip into the role of police officer Elke and find out all about the mysterious background of the unexpected death of the old mayor Alfons Zischl senior.
 
The game combines trans-media narrative structure with virtual 360° reality. In good tradition of Point & Click Adventures, the police officer Elke, known from the TV series “Hindafing”, solves the circumstances of the sudden death of the deceased mayor. Help her to figure out all the indications and hidden clues to find the killer.
 
 

Space Battle

Free
Single Player
 
 
This app requires a Gear VR controller.
 
The player begins the experience as a pilot to carry out the task of removing the enemy’s huge battleship. Moving through the snowy mountains and cities, you will fight against enemy forces. The simulator runs as you are on a fighter, and the experience takes about 3 minutes.
 
 

Word Search VR

Free
Single Player
 
 
A classic game makes its way to VR, bringing with it a level of challenge and immersion that only VR can provide. You are placed inside a sphere of letters and must find the words hidden within. Choose from categories with vibrant themes, each featuring several puzzles to keep you entertained. Go ahead, jump into a whole new universe of word games with Word Search VR.
 

Break a Leg

Free
Single Player
 
 
— Gear VR controller required —
 
An unknown species has kidnapped you to unleash the ultimate power of the Galaxy. Only a human magician from planet Earth is able to unleash its force by going through the ancient book of Stellar Tricks written by Houdini’s Great Aunt Maggie herself. Will you have the skills to master this universal force?
 
Break a Leg is an interactive experience designed for Virtual Reality and the new Gear VR controller. Built from the ground up with apelab’s SpatialStories VR creation tools. It gets its inspiration from the magic shows of the 19th Century and immerses you in the offbeat adventures of an improvised magician who will have to go through multiple stages of a conjurer’s performance without missing a beat.
 
This is the free First Chapter of the full experience coming out Q3 2017. Let the show begin….
 
 

They Live to DESTROY!

Free
Single Player
 
 
TERROR! MAYHEM! SCIENCE!
 
Towering monsters besiege mankind! Harness the diabolical power of super science to become the ultimate monster mastermind!
 
Construct your secret island lair, and then conquer all who have ever opposed you with nefarious alien technology and an army of unspeakable horrors.
• Create, upgrade, and personalize your own unique fiendish metropolis!
• Collect and control 40 unstoppable monstrosities!
• Raid and defend against opposition from around the globe for profit and glory!
• Photograph your monsters in action to document your cruel path to total world domination!
 
You control them, and… THEY LIVE TO DESTROY!
 
 

Sea Hero Quest

Free
Single Player
 
 
Jump on board, strap on your galoshes and set sail for arctic rivers, golden shores and mystic marches to capture elusive and mysterious creatures. SEA HERO QUEST VR is the world’s first VR game where anyone can help scientists fight dementia.
 
One of the first symptoms of dementia is loss of navigational skills, and through our mobile game SEA HERO QUEST we have already gathered a substantial amount of data. Now science would love to deepen insights into how people navigate.
 
As you play, your navigational data is tracked anonymously and stored securely to create the world’s largest and most precise crowd sourced data to help benchmark human spatial navigation. Created by GLITCHERS, presented by Deutsche Telekom and supported by scientists from University College London and University of East Anglia, SEA HERO QUEST VR is an epic culmination of science and VR gameplay that will continue to change the way dementia research is done forever.
 
 

Angest

Free
Single Player
 
 
Immerse yourself as Valentina, a cosmonaut aboard a ship in the company of Konstantin, the AI that oversees and takes care of you while doing daily tasks for your mission. But as the days go by, your perception of reality can be affected. Will you embrace it? Break free? Or find an answer somewhere else?
 
From the creators of Finding Monsters Adventure and Rock & Rails, ANGEST is a story-driven game where your actions can affect the narrative, making each experience unique. A surreal journey presented by Black River Studios to play in the Gear VR.

Conclusion

Check back on this page frequently for updates and additions.

We’ve seen a tremendous amount of disruptive change coming from the Virtual Reality Industry. It is surely certain that this kind of content will accelerate based on trends in the future.

You most likely have some other VR ideas that can change the world! Share them with us on social media!

Thank you for Reading
NEWS
Check out The Franchise Seminar, World’s First VR Franchise Trade Show – Chicago

NEWS

How to Learn 30+ Languages in Virtual Reality with Voice Chatbot & Speech Recognition

NEWS
NEW Universal Gear VR-like Controller that’s Compatible with any Phone (iPhone)

The post Top 25 Free Samsung Gear VR Games You Can Download Right Now in 2017 appeared first on VU Dream.

]]>
http://www.vudream.com/top-25-free-samsung-gear-vr-games-you-can-download-right-now-2017-virtual-reality/feed/ 0
How to Learn 30+ Languages in Virtual Reality with Voice Chatbot & Speech Recognition http://www.vudream.com/how-to-learn-30-languages-virtual-reality-voice-chatbot-speech-recognition-vr/ http://www.vudream.com/how-to-learn-30-languages-virtual-reality-voice-chatbot-speech-recognition-vr/#respond Thu, 07 Sep 2017 20:49:07 +0000 http://www.vudream.com/?p=9396 Check out MondlyVR, the one & only app to combine VR, voice chatbot & speech recognition, exclusively on Google Daydream today.

The post How to Learn 30+ Languages in Virtual Reality with Voice Chatbot & Speech Recognition appeared first on VU Dream.

]]>

NEWS

September 7, 2017

How to Learn 30+ Languages in Virtual Reality with Voice Chatbot & Speech Recognition

Mark Metry Founder VU Dream
Mark Metry, Founder of VU Dream
I love virtual reality because it has almost no limits. It seems almost every day I am reading about a new way to change the world with VR.
 
Having trouble understanding how virtual reality is helping the world? Looks like you have some research to do.
 
Here’s something to get you started.
Infographic - 5 Ways Virtual Reality is Helping the World Right Now
Language is fundamental. It’s a tool that allows the mind to know what it’s thinking.
 
Go ahead. Try thinking about something in your head without using language. Nope?
 
Today, we live in a world where anyone can learn any language with some time, effort, and an internet connection.
 
However, even tools like Rosetta Stone and mobile applications are limiting in the user’s learning experience.
 
I’m proud to announce a recent company’s mobile VR app, which will change the game of learning a new language.
 
Many of you have heard of Mondly Languages. Its a language app with over 20 million downloads and received dozens of awards.
 
Mondly launches MondlyVR, a first-of-its-kind language experience for Google’s Virtual Reality platforms Daydream and Cardboard.
MondlyVR allows people to take part in life-like conversations with virtual characters in 30 different languages by combining a voice chatbot, speech recognition, and VR technology.
 
The app offers instant immersion, feedback on pronunciation, suggestions that enrich learners’ vocabulary, and interactive scenarios that make learning languages easy.
 
“We realized the best way to teach languages would be to create an immersive experience that replicates real life scenarios and conversations. VR gives us the best opportunity to do this. From our experience, the biggest things that keep people from actually speaking and using new languages are fear and lack of life-like practice. MondlyVR overcomes these barriers and quickly gets learners comfortable and speaking in real life situations. We’re filling the conversational gap of traditional language education.”
– Alex Iliescu, CEO of Mondly
ATi Studios- VR Technology
The traditional language learner typically takes up to six months before even beginning to engage in conversations. MondlyVR provides instant immersion and conversational learning from the comfort of home. Before MondlyVR, to experience language immersion – it typically required months of preparation and then travel. Today, it requires MondlyVR and a VR headset.
 

Why Virtual Reality Technology is a Game-Changer for Learning Languages

In a study featured in the New York Times by Michael Ullman, a neuroscientist at Georgetown University Medical Center, language learning subjects were split into two groups. One group studied language in a formal classroom setting, while the other was taught through immersion. After five months, both groups retained the language. However, the group that learned through immersion displayed the full brain patterns of a native speaker.

Features of MondlyVR App

  • One & Only app to combine VR, Voice Chatbot & Speech Recognition on Google Daydream
  • Teaches 30+ languages
  • Dramatically shortens time to conversing in a new language from months to minutes
  • Recreates real-life situations & actual conversations in VR
  • Offers instant feedback on pronunciation
  • Crystal-clear audio and professional voice actors: the voices of all virtual characters inside the Mondly VR app are recorded with native speakers so you can enjoy flawless pronunciation.
  • State-of-the-art Speech Recognition technology: Mondly’s Virtual Reality app analyzes your words and phrases as you speak and offers you valuable feedback on the spot. This will improve your pronunciation.
  • High-caliber 3D graphics & 5 realistic scenarios including:
  • Train – Make a new friend on a train to Berlin
  • Restaurant – Order food in a small bistro in Beijing
  • Hotel Lobby – Check into a fancy hotel in Paris
  • Hotel Room – Converse with a hotel bellboy in Tokyo
  • Taxi – Give directions to a taxi driver in Barcelona
  • MondlyVR is available for $4.99 through the end of September 2017. (Regular price starting October 1, 2017 – $7.99)
Interested in downloading MondlyVR for Daydream? Download.

Conclusion

Check back on this page frequently for updates and additions.

We’ve seen a tremendous amount of disruptive change coming from the Virtual Reality Industry. It is surely certain that this kind of content will accelerate based on trends in the future.

You most likely have some other VR ideas that can change the world! Share them with us on social media!

Thank you for Reading
NEWS
Check out The Franchise Seminar, World’s First VR Franchise Trade Show – Chicago
GAMING
Best 9 Free VR Games on HTC Vive & Oculus Rift You Probably Haven’t Played

NEWS

NEW Universal Gear VR-like Controller that’s Compatible with any Phone (iPhone)

The post How to Learn 30+ Languages in Virtual Reality with Voice Chatbot & Speech Recognition appeared first on VU Dream.

]]>
http://www.vudream.com/how-to-learn-30-languages-virtual-reality-voice-chatbot-speech-recognition-vr/feed/ 0