News Bits: Cyber Space is a Theme Park Ride Simulator that Tries to Turn Your Stomach, Demo Available Now

One of the things we're written about many times on the site is the possibilities for virtual reality inside the entertainment sphere but outside the scope of traditional games. Virtual Tourism, VR Cinema and Virtual Arcades are all tantalising prospects when the virtual reality experience becomes convincing enough, which by all accounts won't be long at all. Virtual Theme Parks however I'd never specifically considered. Unlike developer Rift Away, who liked the idea so much, they made an … Read the full article …

News Bits: Eden River HD Developer Aaron Lemke Shares New Screens, Motivations

We reported yesterday that VR relaxation title Eden River HD was on it's way to Steam soon and shared a teaser trailer for the title. Now Unello Design founder Aaron Lemke shares some thoughts on  why he wanted to revisit his original Oculus Rift demo and what we can expect to find in the new title. I decided to make Eden River after getting the Rift and seeing most Rift demo download sites over-saturated with horror games. I wanted to make a counter point to these games. Also it's an … Read the full article …

News Bits: Beautiful Eden River HD Teaser Trailer Surfaces, Coming Soon to Steam

Unello Design are probably the most chilled out VR developers in existence right now. Aaron Lemke's approach to game design seems to start with throwing away anything that could traditionally be considered a game.  From the meditative Waking Man through to the lucid dreaming of Lunadroid, his music infused work is designed as pure escapism with perhaps a touch of enlightenment if you're lucky. As such, Aaron's work neatly illustrates the opportunities for 'gaming' to develop new genres that … Read the full article …

Major Virtual Reality Game Announcements Expected at E3 2014 Next Week, Road to VR Will Be on the Scene

Two years ago, a legendary programmer occupied an unassuming booth at the world's biggest gaming show. It was John Carmack from id Software telling anyone who'd listen that virtual reality was back and that the equally unassuming black box, an early prototype Oculus Rift, was the catalyst. As more and more journalists got wind of the duct tapped demo, news about Carmack's 'magic hat' began to spread very fast indeed. By E3 2012's close, the Oculus Rift was one of the biggest stories of the … Read the full article …

News Bits: Loading Human Kickstarter Passes Goal, Announces Omni Support with 3 Days Left

The darling of virtual reality enthusiasts right now, Untold Games' Loading Human, is a first person adventure which is attempting to pave the way for compelling human interaction within virtual spaces. Its ambition we spoke about recently, as well as the game's recent very attractive transition to Unreal Engine 4. The Kickstarter campaign for the new title actually passed its $30k goal a couple of weeks back, but the team have just announced that, in addition to Oculus Rift, Sixense STEM and … Read the full article …

Loading Human Impresses in New Unreal Engine 4 Footage, Kickstarter Target Within Reach

Loading Human, the first person Sci-Fi adventure title that is setting the bar for player interactions in a virtual space. And now, the Untold Games team reveal new footage leveraging Unreal Engine 4 and it's very pretty indeed. … Read the full article …

Tickets to ‘Zero Latency’ Wireless Free-Roaming Zombie VR Experience On Sale Now, Aussie Residents Only

Zero Latency is the new name for Inversion Project, a free-roaming wireless virtual reality experience that utilises motion capture and an Oculus Rift powered by a PC on your back. … Read the full article …

News Bits: Project Cars Announces Support for Sony’s Morpheus VR Headset

The forthcoming hardcore racing sim, Project Cars, was one of the titles originally rumored to support Sony's Project Morpheus. Today it's been announced officially that the game will support Sony's PS4 VR headset alongside the Oculus Rift. … Read the full article …

Xing switches to Unreal Engine 4, “Unreal Engine 4 is awesome” Says Dev Team (Screenshots)

In their latest update to Kickstarter backers, the Xing team have announced that they're in the process of migrating Xing: The Land Beyond to Unreal Engine 4 and have posted candid details and screenshots on he process. … Read the full article …

Indie Dev Shares His Thoughts on Crashing PAX East With an Oculus Rift and Drawing a Crowd of Hundreds

It's the kind of underdog story that the internet loves. James Andrew, developer behind Oculus Rift title Rift Wars headed to Pax East 2014 in Boston with no credentials and ended up drawing a crowd demoing the title. We speak to James about his experiences and he shares his thoughts on virtual reality at PAX East. … Read the full article …

Rev VR Podcast (Ep. 58): Technolust Kickstarter Discussion with Developer Blair Renaud

All of my 90s cyberpunk dreams come to life in a virtual reality masterpiece called Technolust. The Kickstarter is live, and the developer, Blair Renaud explains his inspiration and goals for the game in this episode of the Rev VR Podcast. … Read the full article …

Cyber-thriller ‘Technolust’ for Oculus Rift Launches Kickstarter, Unveils New Prototype (Developer Interview)

Futuristic cyber-thriller Technolust launches its Kickstarter today and unveils a stunning new prototype for the Oculus Rift. Brian Hart takes a look and speaks with its developer, Blair Renaud. … Read the full article …

Tickets Now Available: First Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Conference & Expo, May 19–20

Tickets are now available for the first Silicon Valley Virtual Reality (SVVR) Conference and Expo event. To mark the event, Karl Krantz walks us through the short but already history of the social event from which it was born. … Read the full article …