Virtual Reality and gaming: a glimpse of the future


Let’s face it: virtual reality sooner or later will rule the (gaming) world. The Pennsylvania Horse Racing association knows it, so in January 2020 they showed up at PA Farm Show in Harrisburg with a newly developed 360-degree virtual reality experience. Attendees were able to wear a virtual reality headset and experience horse racing through the eyes of a jockey or harness driver. Video filmed during actual Thoroughbred and harness races was used to produce the VR environment.

Pennsylvania seems to have the vision, so you may want to try out the offer of one of their entertainment specialists and use Sugarhouse casino promo codes list since they are expecting to go online in NY too as soon as possible. Their mobile and digital sportsbook was the first to be launched in PA in May 2019.

Hopefully, we will soon see virtual races side by side with live videos from the race courses, in comprehensive augmented reality packages. While waiting for this treat, here are five tips to enjoy a taste of what is already available in virtual reality gaming of very diverse flavours.

The Room VR: A Dark Matter (Fireproof Games). Coming up any time now, this is an exciting new VR addition to the well known 3D mystery series. The game starts when a respected egyptologist disappears in the British Institute of Archaeology, triggering a police investigation. An exploration of secret locations, helped by fantastic gadgets will lead you to discover an otherworldly element which blurs the line between reality and illusion. The game will NOT be mobile compatible, Fireproof Games has made clear, because it takes a powerful setup to run it. “After 8 years and four games in The Room series on mobile, we felt it was time to take a step back and try something new. ”

Down The Rabbit Hole (Cortocopia Studios) does not explicitely refer to Alice and does not make YOU play Alice. In the fantastic world down there, you are the “deus ex machina”, the one maneuvring the elements of the fantasy world and deciding what is going to happen to the unnamed little girl moving around this lovely miniature Wonderland. She has puzzles to solve and crazy characters to meet. Here and again, you find yourself playing in the first person without explanation. A subtle way to suggest that this apparently simple and slow paced game is more intriguing than meets the eye at first.

Tarzan VR  (Stonepunk Studios) is a fantastic opportunity for an immersive experience in the jungle. Available on Steam, i is an episodic single-player adventure with carefully balanced elements of exploration, combat, athletics, creature interaction and natural wonder. Players can swing, climb, swim, and fight their way across five expansive environments that each offer their own unique danger and discoveries.

Pixel Ripped 1995 (ARVORE Immersive Experiences LLC) is a sassy idea of a game within a game. You will be taken back in time to this exciting year for the development of videogames, and experience it as David, a 9-year old videogame lover. Vintage gadgets like Nintendo’s Game Boy or arcade cabinets will recreate that classic gaming experience for you, while you try not to get caught playing during classes by your teacher. Or deal with your mother’s discontent when you neglect homework or stay up late to play in your room.

Eye of the Temple (Sanctum Dreams). A torch and a whip are all you can use to help you in the exploration of a vast and treacherous temple. Keep your balance as you step from one moving block to another, dodge traps and solve puzzles while moving around on your own feet: no teleportation here, room-scale VR is fully exploited to deliver the experience of exploring a vast environment. Coming up on Steam somewhere in 2020.




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