The famous Steam Summer Sale of 2014 is upon us. This is the first year of the Summer Sale since Valve announced SteamVR, the company’s adaptation of their ‘Big Picture Mode’ for use with the Oculus Rift in virtual reality. Here is a list of all 27 games that support the Oculus Rift and SteamVR available on Steam—you’ll want to keep your eye on these for a chance of deep discounts once the annual firestorm of sales begins.

For those wondering why we haven’t listed the prices and discounts—they may change throughout the course of the 2014 Steam Summer Sale which runs through June 30th; rather than be inaccurate, just click through to each game to check the current sale price.

Assetto Corsa

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Released: November 8, 2013
Tags: Early Access, Indie, Racing, Simulation

Assetto Corsa is a next-generation driving simulator for Windows PC which reproduces real-world circuits (with laserscan technology), as well as road and racing cars. The final version of the game will include a single player career, special events and will allow the player to create and customize offline competitions and multiplayer races to challenge other players.

Beasts of Prey

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Released: June 5, 2014
Tags: Early Access, Action, Adventure, Indie, Massively Multiplayer

Beasts of Prey is a survival sandbox MMOFPS, featuring a huge randomly generated world that increase based on the population of the game. Danger lurks everywhere and will make your struggle for survival even tougher. Carnivorous beasts may be lying in wait behind every tree and waiting to make you their prey.

Euro Truck Simulator 2

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Released: January 16, 2013
Tags: Indie, Simulation

Travel across Europe as king of the road, a trucker who delivers important cargo across impressive distances! With dozens of cities to explore from the UK, Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, and many more, your endurance, skill and speed will all be pushed to their limits. If you’ve got what it takes to be part of an elite trucking force, get behind the wheel and prove it!

Among the Sleep

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Released: May 29, 2014
Tags: Action, Adventure, Indie

Among the Sleep is a first person horror adventure, in which you play a two year old child. After waking up in the middle of the night to mysterious sounds, you start exploring the dark looking for comfort. The game explores horror through atmosphere and exploration, not with scores and combat systems. In Among the Sleep you’re vulnerable, scared, and trying to make sense of the world.

Ether One

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Released: March 25, 2014
Tags: Adventure, Indie

Ether One is a first person adventure that deals with the fragility of the human mind.

There are two paths in the world you can choose from. At its core is a story exploration path free from puzzles where you can unfold the story at your own pace.

There is also a deeper, more adventurous path in which you can complete complex puzzles to restore life changing events of the patients history in order to help the validation of their life.

Parallel paths make Ether One accessible to a range of skilled players. Invite your friends and family around to pick their brains for help taking on challenging environmental puzzles, or soak in the atmosphere of Pinwheel at leisure. From a young age we enjoyed the first person puzzle games that required you to write cryptic notes on spare pieces of paper to unravel mysteries. Ether One aims to bring back pen and paper puzzle solving, whilst still being accessible and optional for people not wanting to get stuck and frustrated on the harder puzzles.

Half Minute Hero: The Second Coming

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Released: April 4, 2014
Tags: Action, Indie, RPG

You have 30 seconds to save the world….again!

Half Minute Hero: The Second coming is the bigger and badder sequel to the world’ fastest RPG! Finally available outside Japan exclusively on Steam. Find a quest, level up, equip some loot, and slay the Evil Lord, all in half a minute!

Strike Suit Zero

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Released: January 23, 2013
Tags: Action, Indie, Simulation

In the year 2299, an interstellar war rages on. In a bid to save Earth from destruction, you must take control of the Strike Suit – a revolutionary fighter craft with the ability to transform into a lethal suit of space armor. Immerse yourself in massive fleet battles where your dog-fighting skills will directly affect the fate of the cosmos.

Discover a colorful and vibrant universe, with an epic story where the fate of Earth hangs in the balance and your actions will determine the outcome: preventing Earth’s destruction is your immediate concern but preserving its future is your ultimate goal.

Engage intelligent enemy fighters and take on colossal capital ships, exploiting weak points in their super-structure to blow them apart. Upgrade your ships and customize your weapon load-outs to tailor combat to your tastes. Take advantage of four unique craft, including the Strike Suit, to experience dogfighting action as you’ve never seen it before.

Dream

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Released: August 13, 2013
Tags: Early Access, Adventure, Casual, Indie

Dream is an adventure game with a focus on narrative and exploration. Play as Howard Phillips, a young man whose waking hours are filled with feelings of dread and despair, but whose dreams are clear, lucid and powerful. Do these dreams hold the key to Howard’s future? Journey through the subconscious mind in a quest for self-awareness and truth.

Snow

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Released: October 10, 2013
Tags: Early Access, Indie, Sports

SNOW is the upcoming free-to-play open world winter sports game, giving players the chance to freely explore a massive mountain environment on skis or snowboard – alone or with friends. Players may also take part in solo or multiplayer events and challenges and customize their character with over a dozen real world branded products.

Help us make SNOW the best title it can be by purchasing exclusive Early Access now! During the development phase we will work with the community to extend and improve the game, leading up to early next year at which point SNOW will go Free to Play.

Surgeon Simulator 2013

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Released: April 19, 2013
Tags: Action, Indie, Simulation

Surgeon Simulator 2013 is a darkly humorous over-the-top operation sim game where players become Nigel Burke, a would-be surgeon taking life into his own shaky hands, performing life-saving surgical maneuvers on passive patients.

Slender: The Arrival

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Released: October 28, 2013
Tags: Action, Adventure, Indie

You’re on your own. No one to come for you. No one to help you. No one to hear you scream. Slender: The Arrival is the official videogame adaption of Slender Man, developed in collaboration with Eric “Victor Surge” Knudson, creator of the paranormal phenomenon that has been terrifying the curious-minded around the world since its inception, with Mark Hadley and Blue Isle Studios.

QUBE: Director’s Cut

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Released: May 21, 2014
Tags: Action, Adventure, Indie

A new Director’s Cut of classic indie puzzler Q.U.B.E is here, and this time the mind bending gameplay will be accompanied by a completely new story by award-winning writer Rob Yescombe.

Q.U.B.E: Director’s Cut is the definitive version of the brain-twisting first-person puzzler. Using special high-tech gloves to manipulate cubes in the environment, the player solves an array of conundrums – from physics-based challenges; to 3D jigsaws; to platform-based trials.

Montas

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Released: March 24, 2014
Tags: Early Access, Adventure, Indie

Montas is a first person survival horror adventure that focuses heavily on exploration, immersion, atmosphere, story and interactivity. The player is cast into a dark and mysterious world with little introduction, and must do what is necessary to survive on a twisted ride full of intrigue and drama.

Probably Archery

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Released: February 6, 2014
Tags: Action, Casual, Indie, Sports

Manipulate your wrists, elbows and shoulders to get the arrow to the bow, draw it, aim and fire!

Probably Archery gives the player more control over the minutia of their joint movements with tons of crazy scenarios to conquer, multiplayer battles to fight and brutal target challenges to dominate.

With controls inspired by games like QWOP and Surgeon Simulator 2013, you must overcome a series of ridiculous challenges like shooting a hangman’s rope, exterminating flying eggs in a china shop and stopping an apple-headed warrior in space.

Doorways: Chapter 1 & 2

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Released: September 20, 2013
Tags: Action, Adventure, Indie

Doorways is an episodic survival horror game, featuring a complex story and deep atmosphere. Each chapter will challenge you with its fast-paced gameplay and breathtaking visuals and sounds, so prepare to immerse yourself in a terrifying psychological experience.

Lunar Flight

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Released: April 10, 2012
Tags: Indie, Simulation

Explore the most realistic and beautiful realtime simulation of ‘Lunar Flight’ in this unique and challenging game. Experience the heart pounding sense of dread as you deliver supplies to moon bases with only seconds of fuel to spare!

A modern take on the classic arcade game, Lunar Lander, Lunar Flight extends the experience to a fully fictionalized and accessible lunar module simulator providing a variety of mission types involving transporting cargo, acquiring data at survey locations and locating lost cargo.

AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! for the Awesome

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Released: November 23, 2011
Tags: Action, Indie, Sports

Aaaaa! took place in an alternate 2011, where BASE jumpers leapt from the skies and executed stunts around the floating buildings of Upper Boston. This semi-sequel picks up six years later — the sport’s been outlawed, and you’re jumping as a form of protest. High in Earth’s stratosphere, you’ll thread a path through the rotating blades of enormous wind turbines. Elsewhere in the solar system, you’ll dodge asteroids above seas of lava, spray graffiti onto lunar government offices, and flip off Ganymede colonists—all in the name of peaceful protest.

Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe

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Released: December 6, 2013
Tags: Action, Indie, Sports

After “accidentally” jumping your spaceship through a wormhole, you’ve crash landed onto this forsaken desert planet a billion kilometers from home. The only thing between you and the horizon is the seemingly endless dunes of sand, save for one strange, huge building. Inside, it appears to be an interstellar Casino where everyone plays air hockey for a living.

You’ll have to fight hard to grind down all your opponents until they are utterly defeated to earn the critical parts needed to repair your ship. Once you’ve obtained all the spaceship pieces you’ll have to defeat the owner of this insane Casino so you can go home.

FortressCraft Evolved

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Released: December 10, 2013
Tags: Early Access, Adventure, Casual, Indie, RPG, Simulation, Strategy

The original FortressCraft was one of the best-selling Indie games of all time. FortressCraft Evolved grows from this powerful base, giving access to incredibly detailed and epic Creative building, as well as allowing a unique form of Survival mode. Creative Mode allows large builds to be made much more quickly, and easily then duplicated and tweaked, and shared with other users effortlessly—all this alongside the world-class voxel building experience that gamers have come to expect.

Glitchspace

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Released: April 14, 2014
Tags: Early Access, Action, Indie

Glitchspace (currently in early access), is a first person puzzle platformer that’s centred around a visual programming mechanic. Stretch and scale objects to make a bridge, apply a force to objects, bouncing you up to high places, use your programming gun to fire code at objects, changing their physical properties in the game world!

Set in a VR cyberspace world, you are trying to find a place known as Glitchspace – a by-product of cyberspace and its various glitches. A world that would allow for infinite possibilities, and access across all systems in cyberspace through exploitation.

Kairo

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Released: April 24, 2013
Tags: Adventure, Indie

Enter the lost world of Kairo. Explore vast abandoned monuments. Bring strange and ancient machinery back to life. Slowly uncover the true purpose of Kairo and fulfil a great destiny.

Kairo is an atmospheric 3D exploration and puzzle solving game. Developed by Richard Perrin the creator of the white chamber with music by Wounds (Bartosz Szturgiewicz).

Starlite Astronaut Academy: G-Ball (developed in conjunction with NASA)

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Released: May 28, 2014
Tags:Action, Indie, Simulation, Sports

Starlite Astronaut Academy G-Ball is a new sports game set in orbit of Mars in the not-so-distant future. Astronaut athletes challenge you in a mash-up of basketball, football, and dodgeball as you soar through a zero gravity arena in 3 on 3 team matches. Be the star with the scoring ball or support your teammates by smashing your opponents with the defensive balls. Tackle and intercept the ball in this fast-paced, hard-hitting game. The game includes text and voice chat. Support for Oculus Rift is planned. Cloud server also included.


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Infinity Runner

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Release: July 1, 2014
Tags: Action, Indie

The Infinity is the largest spaceship ever built by man-kind; flung into the void of space to secure humanity a new home amongst the stars. However, instead of discovering paradise, the inhabitants of The Infinity unlocked the door to a long forgotten nightmare.

Deep inside this leviathan something terrible hunts, out of myth and legend the last werewolf stalks the ship. Infinity Runner centres on a prisoner desperately trying to escape the decaying ship and the clutches of the terror within. It’s a sci-fi action running game for PC, Mac, and Linux that features 14 stunning levels, Oculus Rift support and multi-player.

Space Pirates and Zombies 2

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Release: Q4 2014
Tags: Action, Indie, RPG, Strategy

In SPAZ 2 you must survive in an evolving post apocalyptic Galaxy. The zombie threat is defeated, infrastructure has collapsed, fuel is scarce, and scavenging means survival.

Initially the Galaxy contains hundreds of fleets, each trying to survive. AI captains do everything the player can. The player is not special and is not the center of the Galaxy.

As resource scarcity becomes critical, ships come into conflict just to survive. Factions may form for protection or split due to starvation. Old friends must become fodder.

Stronger factions establish and defend territories, set up resource hubs, and establish star bases. Weaker factions may resort to banditry. Each captain is unique, persistent, and shapes the Galaxy.

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  • sponge101

    It’s good to see a mix of games created specifically for vr and games with vr patched on after the initial release. This is clearly steam’s attempt to preempt the soon to be released oculus dk2 by stiring up excitement for vr. We need more of this type of cooperation in order to successfully bring vr to marketplace.

  • Mindjive

    (Messed up some html in previous comment, feel free to delete it, hopefully this looks better)
    Very nice list, thank you!
    I have been trying to build up my VR-library myself since I’m waiting on my DK2. One game I think will be very good with upcoming support is Tex Murphy Tesla Effect(Unity Engine) since it’s one of my favorite game-series ever and I helped kickstart it. It’s a first-person adventure/puzzle solving game in a sci-fi/noir setting with great FMV-sequences.
    Took some time to find some more steam games with rift support or planned support, feel free to add them to this article :
    Tex Murphy Tesla Effect (rift support coming: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QP6x28YsL0)
    The Forest (not on sale right now, rift support planned)
    Half-life 2
    Interstellar Marines (rift support planned)
    Montague’s Mount(2€, rift support in a demo, full support coming)
    Next Car Game(planned)
    Paranautical Activity(planned)
    Paranormal(being converted to UE4 with rift support)
    Qbeh 1: The Atlas Cube(3€ on sale, rift support coming “summer 2014”)
    Race the Sun(planned)
    Retrovirus
    Starpoint Gemeni 2(planned)
    Strike Vector(support might be coming)
    Theme Park Studio(planned)
    Victory: The Age of Racing(support might be coming)
    Hawken(f2p, sale on dlc’s)
    Star Conflict(f2p, sale on dlc’s)
    War Thunder(f2p, sale on dlc’s)
    7 Days to Die (rift support coming)
    Dark

    If anyone knows any more, please comment. :-)

    • Kemic

      Totally forgot about Technolust, which had an awesome kickstarter.

  • Mindjive

    Found another game that has Rift support in a demo and full support coming, seems like a pretty fun/crazy mini-golf game(which in the “story” takes place in VR):
    Vertiginous Golf(66% off right now, €4.75)