Virtual Reality Experiences
BIG Offers a number of virtual reality experiences during our demo nights using the HTC Vive Headset. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of all we have available at our VR lab to help plan your visit and get an idea of our demo offerings.
- Irrational Exuberance
- Tilt Brush
- Waltz of The Wizard
- The Cubicle
- Job Simulator
- The Lab
- Budget Cuts
- Apollo 11 VR experience
- Brookhaven Experiment
- High Fidelity
- The Gallery: Call of Starseed
- Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
- Portal Stories: VR
- Ghost Town Mine Ride & Shooting Gallery
- Surgeon Simulator
- Google Earth VR
- Richie’s Plank Experience
- Arizona Sunshine
- Emily Wants to Play
- Old Friend
- We Are Stars
- A Chair in a Room: Greenwater
- Special Delivery
- Super Hot VR
- John Wick Chronicles
“Experience the wonder and majesty of the ocean through a series of habitats and come face to face with some of the most awe inspiring species on the planet.”
Highly recommended for beginners to VR. The Blu is a visually immersive experience where you encounter and interact with various sea life deep below the ocean.
“Awaken on an asteroid in deep space, underneath comets and giant stars. Designed for HTC Vive, Prologue introduces the critically-acclaimed world of Irrational Exuberance—a fever dream of interstellar interactions. Take the first stop on a journey of risk, wonder and discovery.”
A visually stunning and highly immersive experience for beginners to VR, Irrational Exuberance puts you atop an asteroid in outer space and lets you interact with a highly destructible and physical environment.
“Tilt Brush lets you paint in 3D space with virtual reality. Unleash your creativity with three-dimensional brush strokes, stars, light, and even fire. Your room is your canvas. Your palette is your imagination. The possibilities are endless.”
Unity Awards 2015: Best VR Experience
Proto Awards 2014: Best GUI
“Waltz of the Wizard is a virtual reality experience that lets you feel what it’s like to have magical powers. Combine arcane ingredients into a boiling cauldron with the help of an ancient spirit trapped in a human skull. Unleash creative or destructive wizardry upon a fully interactive virtual world.”
A highly Interactive experience where you take on the role of a wizard experimenting various potions and powers,which let you, bend reality to your whim, high atop your own tower.
“An immersive, animated VR film. Crafted by the artists, animators and storytellers of Penrose Studios, “The Rose And I” is about loneliness, friendship, love, and loss. Come meet a lonely Rose living in the unlikeliest of places, and join her as she transports you to a brand new universe.”
“The Cubicle is a short VR experience about your regular everyday job in an office, or is it?”
The Cubicle is a highly psychological experience challenging your perception of reality around you.
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“In a world where robots have replaced all human jobs, step into the “Job Simulator” to learn what it was like ‘to job’.”
Job Simulator is a great experience showcasing the HTC Vive’s Control scheme. Featuring a fun Disney like art style; you’re placed in a highly interactive scenario where you can play around with physics and your environment to complete your assignments (Or make a complete mess in the process)
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“Welcome to The Lab, a compilation of Valve’s room-scale VR experiments set in a pocket universe within Aperture Science. Fix a robot, defend a castle, adopt a mechanical dog, and more.”
The Lab is a series of virtual experiences connected through a central laboratory. The Lab is one of the most diverse and well-polished demo’s we offer. Mini Experiences include:
- Slingshot – Shoot sarcastic robots out of a physics slingshot.
- Longbow – Defend your castle from 2d Vikings with a bow and arrow
- Xortex – Short arcade game
- Postcards – Visit various locations around the globe with your robot dog companion.
- Human Medical Scan – A visual human anatomy lesson
- Solar System – A small sandbox of our solar system.
- Robot Repair – A short interactive experience where you attempt to repair a highly advanced robot (Highly Recommended)
- Secret Shop – A visual sandbox game placing you in a fantasy magic shop, letting you interact with the various displays.
“Surge is a short music video made by Arjan van Meerten and produced at House of Secrets. “
Surge is a Great 3D Music video with highly immersive Audio and Visuals.
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“Budget Cuts is a VR stealth game for the HTC Vive, currently in development by Neat Corporation.”
Budget Cuts is a fun VR stealth game where you must utilize your 3D environment, and handheld teleportation device to slip past a cadre of killer robots bent on your destruction.
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Apollo 11 VR Experience
“Apollo 11 VR is the story of the greatest journey ever taken by humankind. This VR experience is a recreation of the events, which took place between July 16th and July 24th 1969. Now for the first time ever you get to experience this historic event through the eyes of those who lived through it.”
Apollo 11 VR Is a great Visual and educational experience about our first manned mission to the moon. Pick any part of Apollo 11’s Journey to the moon and step into the shoes of the astronauts in either a passive or interactive experience modes. A great demo for those interested in the potential educational applications of VR or Space and Aeronautics.
The Brookhaven Experiment
“Brookhaven is a VR survival shooter for the HTC Vive. Players will have to use the weapons and tools provided to survive ever more terrifying waves of horrific monsters in an attempt to figure out what caused the beginning of the end of the world, and, if they’re strong enough, stop it from happening.”
Brookhaven Experiment places you in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, armed only with you wits a whole bunch of guns (and a machete). A great way to get used to situational awareness in VR, This demo is not recommended for the faint of heart or children.
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“Holopoint is pure archery madness. Fight your way through waves of responsive targets, samurai, and highly dangerous ninjas – all while drawing, nocking, and shooting your arrows as quickly as possible.”
Star Wars:Trials On Tatooine
“Commence your Jedi training in this Star Wars virtual reality demo experience. Repair the Millennium Falcon, defend it from attack by Imperial Storm troopers, and wield a LIGHTSABER.”
Trials on Tatooine is a fun romp through the star wars universe, try your best to use your lightsaber to deflect deflect blaster bolts.
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“A surreal building game for Vive VR. Create life-sized contraptions as tall as you can reach, then send them whirling, flinging, and trundling off to solve puzzles on the other side of a floating island. There are no right or wrong solutions, so bring your creativity.“
“Destinations lets you explore both real and imaginary places in virtual reality with friends. Visit and learn about different countries, explore your favorite game environment, or play games with other players – invite your friends and go explore!”
An experimental experience showing 3D point scans of real environments as well as some artificial ones
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“’COLOSSE’ is a real-time virtual reality storytelling experience. A hunter crosses paths with a mysterious titan.”
“Allumette tells a story about love, sacrifice and a deep bond between a young girl and her mother.”
Allumette is a great short movie made specifically for VR where the user watches an emotional 3D story unfold in front of them.
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“Explore the interactive fantasy world of Gnomes & Goblins from Jon Favreau, produced by Wevr in collaboration with Reality One. Interact with an enigmatic resident and take a first step into the lucid dream of Gnomes & Goblins and its many realms and denizens.”
Gnomes and goblins places you in a mystical forest where it’s up to you figure out the strange mysteries around you.
“Welcome to Rec Room, the virtual reality social club where you play active games against competitors from all around the world. Hang out in the locker room, customize your appearance, then party up with friends new and old to play games like Paintball, Dodgeball, 3D Charades, Disc Golf and much more!”
Rec Room is a multiplayer experience where you can play multiple games against real opponents across the globe.
“As a soul transitioning into the afterlife, Senza Peso shepherds you on a spiritual journey through a beautifully dark world of lost souls and redemption.”
A passive yet visually and aurally stunning experience. A fun journey through the river Styx as you’re mesmerized by the whimsical and unsettling environment around you.
“Narrated by Ethan Hawke and created by the director of Madagascar, INVASION! is a colorful VR animated short about a duo of aliens with grand ambitions to take over our world. Instead, they are greeted by two adorable, white bunnies…..and you are one of them! Come experience what happens!”
Invasion! Is another great animated VR short Film in the Pixar art style.
“High Fidelity is a free, open source, multi-user virtual reality platform. Experience VR with friends old and new, build anything, and host your own VR space.”
“AltspaceVR is the premiere cross-platform app for hanging out with people in virtual reality. Attend a comedy show, political debate, explore a maze, draw in the air, play D&D and try a range of card games and activities. Host events and games with old and new friends. Every day is different and new activities”
“From Cyan, the studio that brought you Myst and Riven, comes Obduction, an all-new adventure that brings the spirit of Cyan’s earlier games into the new millennium. Obduction resurrects that feeling of suddenly finding yourself in the middle of new worlds to explore, discover, solve, and become part of.”
“Your missing sister, an ancient machine, and a sinister presence await within The Gallery, an episodic, built-for-VR game inspired by dark 80’s fantasy films. Step into a VR adventure with groundbreaking new game mechanics, in a forgotten world filled with bizarre characters and wonder.”
“Find yourself trapped alone in a room with a ticking time bomb. Your friends have the manual to defuse it, but they can’t see the bomb, so you’re going to have to talk it out – fast!”
“Portal Stories: VR builds on the foundations of the award winning Portal 2 modification Portal Stories: Mel. Portal Stories: VR has a brand new mini story set in the Portal Universe. It features 10 brand new puzzles, specifically designed to work using the 360 degrees room scale that SteamVR offers.”
“The modern field of Accountancy is a serious and honorable profession. Many human beings have spent their lives toiling over the hard science of numbers. Thousands have died so that we may get to the level of understanding that we have today. Thousands have died.”
From the creators of the TV show ‘Rick and Morty’ comes an incredibly funny VR experience that brings you into the terrifying depths of Virtual Reality Accounting.
Recommended only for Mature audiences due to the foul language and violence.
“Explore an abandoned tourist attraction, test your shot at the Shootin’ Gallery, then board the mine cart ride for a descent into Hell! A thrilling new horror experience for the HTC Vive. Can you make it out Alive?”
Sit back and enjoy a horrifying Disney like ride through an abandoned mine shaft. This is experience is not for the feint of heart.
“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 a passive patient.”
Dust off your medical degree and get to work in this comical virtual experience where you take on the role of a chief surgeon trying to save a patients life. Donald Trump experience not yet included.
“Google Earth VR lets you explore the world from totally new perspectives in virtual reality. Stroll the streets of Tokyo, soar over the Grand Canyon, or walk around the Eiffel Tower.”
A great experience created by the team at Google. The entire world is at your fingertips to explore in full 3D. Sore across the sky like superman and visit any virtual environment across the globe.
“Are you afraid of heights? Take an elevator to our plank that’s sits 160m high above the ground, then dare to walk to the end! An experience made for first-time VR users. Plus, customise the settings to add a physical plank to your playing space!”
A great experience for the vertically challenged, the addition of a physical plank you can walk(and fall off of) in a virtual space adds to the immersive aspect of this experience.
“Step in the midst of a zombie apocalypse as if you were really there, freely move around and explore a post-apocalyptic world, and handle motion-controlled weapons with real-life movements – putting the undead back to rest is more thrilling and satisfying than ever before.”
“In Abode you’ll visit a Sci-fi noir apartment. Inspired by “escape the room” games. You will have to pick up, inspect, open, repair or utilize objects or furniture in the room in order to unveil all it’s secrets. VR Exclusive.”
“It’s 11pm and the last house on your route. The windows are boarded up, the yard is overgrown, but the lights are on and the front door is open… strange place to deliver a pizza. You’re getting soaked from the rain, so you hesitantly step inside the house. You shouldn’t have done that.”
“Lose yourself in a vibrant and interactive psychedelic dance party brimming with joyful insanity..”
“Onward is a Mil-Sim paced tactical multiplayer shooter, being developed for virtual reality head mounted displays. Players will use coordination, communication, and marksmanship skill to complete objectives in online infantry combat.”
“Perfect is virtual reality escapism at its purest. Leave behind the daily grind & slip away to beautiful relaxing locations, made possible through VR. Visit several stunning & interactive destinations, from sun-drenched beaches & peaceful mountains to the spectacular northern lights.”
“We Are Stars is the most immersive science documentary in the Universe! This 360°, 3D, high-framerate experience seeks to answer some of the biggest questions of all time. What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry and our explosive origins.”
“Explore your surroundings as the protagonist of your own horror story as you immerse yourself in this tense VR thriller set in America’s Deep South. Navigate your way through your memories, piecing together the clues and puzzles, to solve the mystery of how you have awoken in the sinister Greenwater “
“Set inside their home, a beloved hatchback, Pearl follows a girl and her dad as they crisscross the country chasing their dreams. It’s a story about the gifts we hand down and their power to carry love. And finding grace in the unlikeliest of places.”
“A short film made by Academy Award-winning studio, Aardman Animations (creators of Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep). Find yourself following the adventures of a humble caretaker, who is disturbed by a mysterious stranger on the roof. Who’s there? And the chase begins… room to room… up and down… somehow, mysteriously, just out of sight. But the elusive stranger is always one step ahead, leaving behind only a trail of gifts…”
“Blurring the lines between cautious strategy and unbridled mayhem, SUPERHOT is the FPS in which time moves only when you move. No regenerating health bars. No conveniently placed ammo drops. It’s just you, outnumbered and outgunned, grabbing the weapons of fallen enemies to shoot, slice, and maneuver through a hurricane of slow-motion bullets.”
“Descend into the depths of an alien underwater world filled with wonder and peril. Craft equipment, pilot submarines and out-smart wildlife to explore lush coral reefs, volcanoes, cave systems, and more – All while trying to survive.”
“John Wick Chronicles is an immersive first-person-shooter game built from the ground up for virtual reality. Players have the chance to explore the iconic Continental Hotel and are tasked with assassinating seemingly impossible targets that only John Wick himself could handle.”