Hard as it is to believe, it's been over a decade since Sam & Max last (dis)graced our gaming screens, but everyone's favourite suit-wearing canine and hyperkinetic rabbity thing are back! Or will be soon enough, as indie developer Happy Giant has announced the VR-exclusive action-adventure Sam & Max: This Time It's Virtual!
In 2018, Charm Games took players to a unique fantasy world somewhere between the real one and the afterlife. Next the indie Canadian developer is going back to the well but in a much darker and different location in the upcoming Trial by Teng – A Twilight Path Adventure.
Most of us will never come close to outer space, but what if we could travel to and even impact extraordinary new worlds just through a telescope? Sound far-fetched? Perhaps physically, yes, but not virtually, as we can see for ourselves in the limited-time Steam demo for Played With Fire's upcoming VR exclusive, Stargaze.
Most Lovecraft-inspired adventures take place in the dreary American northeast, but not so with Desolatium, a free interactive mystery adventure from Superlumen that's about to get a major overhaul via crowdfunding support on Kickstarter.
Perhaps the only thing creepier than roaming a dark old house in a video game is doing so in a virtual reality video game. Those brave enough and sufficiently equipped should brace themselves for doing just that, as indie Spanish developer Come Over Gaming's DreamBack VR is due to arrive later this spring.
Being isolated and lonely is often unpleasant in real life, but it can make for a compelling virtual experience, such as in Recluse Industries' newly released PSVR exclusive, Separation.
When Lewis Carroll wrote Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, even he probably couldn't have conceived of something like virtual reality ever coming to fruition. But some 150 years later that's exactly what's happened, and soon players can descend Down the Rabbit Hole themselves in VR.
Myths in pop culture are often associated with larger-than-life champions, pitched battles, and frenetic combat between men and beasts, but around the world there are countless examples of legends where the smallest of actions and unlikeliest of heroes have the greatest significance. EQQO, an adventure game inspired by “ancient Ethiopian legends,” is centered around just such a story, and is now arriving on Nintendo Switch after releasing last year on mobile VR and Android devices.
Eclipses are relatively rare, but if you wait long enough one is sure to come back around. Fortunately, this is also true of White Elk's Eclipse: Edge of Light, a former VR mobile exclusive that has just arrived on PC and consoles.
Twin Peaks has always displayed a rather tenuous grip on reality, and now, nearly 30 years after its television debut, the popular David Lynch/Mark Frost franchise is ready to present gamers an equally tenuous grip on virtual reality with the release of Twin Peaks VR.
Ever gone to sleep after wrestling with a puzzle and actually dreamt about it? Well, in Hypnotic Ants Studio's upcoming DREAMO you'll have no other choice than to solve the problems plaguing your subconscious in your sleep.
Archeology may be a largely academic pursuit in real life, but the exploits of tomb raiding spelunkers and obtainers of rare antiquities have been jazzed up with a little more excitement in popular entertainment. This will be true once again in indie Danish developer Rune Skovbo Johansen's upcoming room-scale VR action-adventure Eye of the Temple.
Technology is great, isn't it? It advances so fast and adds so much to our lives... until it all goes disastrously wrong. You can find out for yourselves just how wrong it can go for one unfortunate family in Kamile: The Fall, a short interactive drama in five parts that has just debuted on Early Access.
iNK Stories' 1979 Revolution: Black Friday cast players in the role of an unbiased photojournalist covering the "electrifying" events taking place in the midst of Iran's uprising. In the newly-released VR "companion piece" Blindfold, players will see for themselves what it means to be captured and interrogated for doing just that.
You just can't escape Groundhog Day. Not really. Bill Murray may have managed it back in 1993, but the time-looping curse of Punxsutawney is ready to strike again in next month's VR exclusive Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son.