Weekend Downloads: New on Gear VR and Oculus Rift
Weekend Downloads is part of our weekly update to bring you the latest additions to the Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift. This week you can transport yourself through space and time with content letting you visit Chernobyl and ride a roller coaster through space. There’s also some new Gear VR games that let you duck hunt in VR, fly high in the sky as a bird in FlyingFowl or test your castle defense skills in CastleStorm VR.
We’re also highlighting new content on Samsung VR. Last month during VidCon we attended the premiere party for Samsung Creators where Casey Neistat spotlighted emerging creators from YouTube all shooting with the Gear 360. Now Samsung is sharing some of the creators’ work.
There’s a little something for everyone to check out this week!
This Week’s New Gear VR and Oculus Rift Content (7/9/16)
CastleStorm VR (Oculus Rift – $24.99 / Gear VR – $14.99)
From the developers at Zen Studios, CastleStorm VR will you catapult yourself onto the battlefield like never before in this new take on a tower-defense action-RPG game! Pit knights, soldiers, archers and even griffins against formidable foes in full VR castle vs. castle combat. See, feel and hear every arrow, battle cry and ballista shot on the battlefield, and get medieval in a whole new way.
Duck Hunter VR (Gear VR – $2.99)
Get ready to be quick on the finger for some good ol’ duck huntin’. This fast and fun, arcade game will have you striving to bag as many birds as possible. Earn power-ups, boost your score and roast ducks in mid air!
FlyingFowl (Gear VR – $2.99)
This Gear VR experience will let you take to the sky and rain down some fowl fun on the unsuspecting townspeople. Why you may ask? Why not! They are birds and thats what they do!
Star Coaster VR (Gear VR – $0.99)
Experience an unconventional roller coaster full of stars and dreamy atmosphere. Enjoy the combination of speed and beauty as you ride a coaster unlike any you’ve ridden before.
Chernobyl VR (Oculus Rift – $14.99)
Chernobyl VR is a unique project that uses VR, state-of-the-art 3D graphics, like advanced 3D scans of locations and buildings, and spherical photography, to bring the devastation of Chernobyl into stark reality. Chernobyl VR is an intense, but important experience brought to you by the folks at The Farm 51 Group SA.
SAMSUNG VR CONTENT
Leading into Samsung’s presence at this year’s VidCon, the Samsung Creators initiative kicked off, working with Casey Neistat to spotlight emerging creators from YouTube and push the creative boundaries of 360 video storytelling, using the Samsung Gear 360. This special curation of content premiered at VidCon and now lives on the “Creators” channel within the Samsung VR service. Here are a few samples of their content below (click the titles to watch):
Look Around You (Ben Brown)
‘Look Around You’ is an immersive film which discusses and demonstrates how all humans are created equal, no matter where they are in life.
One Dance (Schmoyoho)
Features the Gregory Brothers, a Brooklyn-based band known for their viral music videos, performing a live cover of Drake’s “One Dance” with a ‘90s ska-feel.
Self (Jake Roper)
This 360 experience follows YouTube star Jake Roper as he uses various angles of himself to explore, first-hand, how content curation is highly-impacted by the individual who is curating and what parts of themselves they choose to share with the world.
You can also check out last week’s new Gear VR and Rift content here.