Kent Bye’s Top 10 VR Games and Apps

Creator and host of the immensely popular VoicesOfVR podcast, Kent Bye, took a few minutes away from the microphone and headset to tell WEARVR about his top 10 list of VR games and apps to guide you on a roller coaster ride of virtual thrills and digital excitement!

Let’s take a look at what Ken’s enjoying in the virtual world right now, so you can join him.

10) Titans of Space

Drash VR | Gear VR

This is a narrated tour of Drash VR’s solar system and a few of the largest stars. Enjoy accurate and up-to-date facts and visuals while listening to up to 60 minutes of voiceover.


9) #SelfieTennis

VRUnicorns | HTC Vive

Take your racket, grab your balls & beat yourself up in a game of #SelfieTennis. Throw the racket to kill #BallPeople, knock them off the court and take their hearts.


8) Darknet

E McNeill | Gear VR, Oculus Rift

Darknet is a strategy/puzzle game in which you play as an elite hacker in the Net. Plug into cyberspace, using viruses, worms, and exploits to steal the data before your signal gets traced. Designed exclusively for VR, Darknet was inspired by cyberpunk classics like TRON, Neuromancer, The Matrix, and Johnny Mnemonic, and is the winner of Oculus VR Jam, “Best Gameplay” Proto Award, and an IndieCade finalist.


7) SUPERHOT VR

SUPERHOT Team | Oculus Rift

SUPERHOT is the first person shooter where time moves only when you move. With its mesmerising gameplay and unique, stylized graphics SUPERHOT aims to finally add something new and disruptive to the FPS genre. See the bullets crawling towards you as you carefully plan your steps and aim your gun. Enjoy the mayhem that is unleashed as you put that plan into motion.


6) High Fidelity

High Fidelity | HTC Vive, Oculus Rift

High Fidelity is an open source, cross-platform virtual reality app that gives you the power to create, explore, and share virtual worlds together. Build worlds of any size, use any kind of avatar, create complex physical objects, import from standard formats, and share with others through the High Fidelity Marketplace.


5) VR Chat

Graham Gaylor | HTC Vive, OSVR, Oculus Rift

VRChat is a constantly expanding universe, consisting of a network of user generated worlds. Each world is different from the next, with rules set by its creator. Explore others’ worlds or create your own to share with the world.

Using a combination of head gaze direction, 3D positional audio and various body gesture inputs, VRChat can provide a truly immersive social experience.


4) BigScreen

BigScreen Inc. | HTC Vive, OSVR, Oculus Rift

BigScreen is a social virtual desktop app for the HTC Vive & Oculus Rift that lets you use your computer in VR. Play your favorite PC games, have a virtual LAN party, watch movies with friends in a virtual theater, or hangout by the campfire.


3) BLARP!

Isaac Cohen | HTC Vive

BLARP! is a fun-filled physics game build for the HTC Vive. Built as an exploration into novel game mechanics for the new medium of VR, BLARP! uses our intuitive understanding of motions and physics to create an active / addictive experience that is playable by anyone who has ever swung a racket, played with a yoyo, or held a rope.


2) Audioshield

Dylan Filterer | HTC Vive

Block the beats! Audioshield puts you at the point of impact for every hit in your songs. Block incoming orbs with your shields and feel the music. Works with any song file, plus online music streaming and Song of the Day.


1) Soundboxing

Maxint | HTC Vive, Oculus Rift

Soundboxing is a VR music video kickboxing game where you create the beats! Feeling competitive? Search for challenges and compete by punching to the beat of your favorite music videos. The longer your streak of correct punches, and the stronger you punch, the more points you’ll earn.

Great selection, right? Let us know which ones you like, and which ones you’d like to see on the list.

Oh, and don’t forget to check out Ken on the VoicesOfVR podcast!

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