New ‘Vacation Simulator’ Destinations, Launch Date Announced

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Ever since our brief interaction with Vacation Simulator during last years Tribeca Film Festival, we’ve been clawing at the chance to get our hands on the endlessly-charming follow-up to Owlchemy Labs 2016 smash hit, Job Simulator.

‘Vacation Simulator’ to Launch on Vive & Rift Next Month, PSVR This Summer

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Owlchemy Labs today announced their next VR parody game Vacation Simulator is set to release for PC VR headsets next month. Vacation Simulator will be landing on Steam (Vive, Rift) and the Oculus Store (Rift) on April 9th, priced at $30.

VR Train Simulator ‘Derail Valley’ to Launch into Early Access This Week

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Delays are a train driver’s worst nightmare, and while it’s true upcoming VR train simulator Derail Valley has seen a modest setback after its planned January 18th launch, the game is now full steam ahead as it makes its Early Access debut on the Oculus Store and Steam this week.

Flight Simulator ‘X-Plane 11’ Now Natively Supports SteamVR Headsets

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X-Plane 11 (2017) , the highly-touted and expansive flight simulator for PC, now has a few new badges under its Steam listing, which includes support for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows “Mixed Reality” VR headsets.

Creators Of ‘Job Simulator’ Announce Follow-Up ‘Vacation Simulator’

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Austin, Texas-based video game developer Owlchemy Labs struck gold with their 2016 smash hit, Job Simulator. True to its predecessor, Vacation Simulator is chock full of secrets and was clearly crafted with love.

10 Minutes of ‘Vacation Simulator’ Gameplay, Owlchemy Labs’ Sequel to ‘Job Simulator’

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Owlchemy Labs , the studio behind Job Simulator (2016) and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality (2017), are back again with a new whimsical take on the simulator-satire genre – Vacation Simulator.

Owlchemy’s ‘Vacation Simulator’ Launch Pushed Back to Early 2019

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Owlchemy Labs , the studio behind breakout VR parody game Job Simulator (2016) , announced that their upcoming sequel Vacation Simulator is coming to VR headsets in 2019, and not 2018 as previously planned.

Watch: This Mobile VR Crane Simulator Showcases the Future of Industrial Training

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Industrial Training International is readying their VR Mobile Crane Simulator for the March ConExpo Event in Las Vegas. The simulator, which uses an Oculus Rift headset, comes in two forms – ‘Desktop’ and ‘Motion Base’.

‘Job Simulator’ Surpasses $3 Million in Sales, Becoming “most popular VR title to date”

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Owlchemy Labs today announced that its tongue-in-cheek simulator game, Job Simulator (2016) , has earned over $3 million in sales since its launch last April. ” Job Simulator was included as a launch title for HTC Vive when it was initially released in April 2016.

Made-For-VR ‘FlyInside’ Is What VR Flight Simulation Needs

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After almost two years of development, FlyInside Flight Simulator has launched in Early Access on Steam. FlyInside is a made for VR flight sim which supports Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows MR heasdsets. Simulators early access flight sim flyinside steam

‘FlyInside Flight Simulator’ Preview – A Promising Start in VR-native Flying

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FlyInside FSX , the crowdfunded VR plugin for Microsoft Flight Simulator X (2006) , was built well before first-party VR motion controllers existed, developed back in the DK2-era of 2015 as an ad hoc way of jumping into an already highly-detailed flight sim.

‘Vacation Simulator’ is Owlchemy Labs’ New VR Game Slated for 2018

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Owlchemy Labs, creators of Job Simulator (2016) and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality (2017) tonight announced their latest VR title, Vacation Simulator. The post ‘Vacation Simulator’ is Owlchemy Labs’ New VR Game Slated for 2018 appeared first on Road to VR.

GDC 2019: Oculus Rift S Officially Confirmed, Arrives Spring 2019

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Oculus’ latest PC VR headset features a higher resolution and five camera inside-out tracking. After months of speculation, Oculus has officially unveiled the latest addition to their hardware lineup, Oculus Rift S. Image Credit: Oculus.

‘Beat Saber’ Vaults to #2 Most Downloaded PSVR Title of 2018, ‘Job Simulator’ #1 (again)

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Job Simulator (2016). Surgeon Simulator: Experience Reality (2016). Reigning supreme now three years in a row is Job Simulator , a day-one launch title when PSVR released in October 13th, 2016.

‘Job Simulator’ Gets ‘Infinite Job Overtime’ Update & Permanent Price of $20

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Job Simulator (2016) , Owlchemy Labs’ madcap workplace sim from the future, is pushing a free content update called ‘Infinite Overtime mode’ that lets you play endless, randomized tasks. Owlchemy is also permanently dropping the price of Job Simulator to $20.

Hands-on: ‘Vacation Simulator’ is a More Expansive Sequel That Dives Deeper

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Called Vacation Simulator, I got a chance to go hands-on with what aims to be a longer, narrative-driven sequel in the growing franchise. This, I sensed, would be the basis of the ongoing story; a boss who couldn’t bear the thought of inefficiency in a simulation about relaxation.

Mosh Pit Simulator Is A Lacking Attempt At VR Memedom

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Job Simulator finds fun in the mundane, letting you live out your stupidest daydreams free from consequence. As the name implies, Mosh Pit Simulator has a slightly more traditional take on the zany possibilities of VR. It’s essentially a Goat Simulator wannabe inside a headset.

Mech Simulator ‘Vox Machinae’ Available Now After Surprise Launch at Oculus Connect

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Vox Machinae , a long running indie VR project, is available right now on the Oculus Rift, SteamVR, and PC. The game received a surprise launch into Early Access today at Oculus Connect 5, bringing a new beginning to a title that’s been in the works for nearly four years.

Wind Simulation Accessory for VR Headsets Hits $30k Crowdfunding Goal on Day One

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There is a cheaper version for just Oculus Rift and HTC Vive: the ‘earliest bird’ version going to the first 150 backers for $50. The post Wind Simulation Accessory for VR Headsets Hits $30k Crowdfunding Goal on Day One appeared first on Road to VR.

Derail Valley Is A Realistic VR Train Simulator Arriving Very Soon

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We’ve been following VR train simulator Derail Valley for some time now. Derail Valley will launch in pre-release on January 18th with support for the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows VR headsets. Experiences Gaming derail valley htc vive oculus rift train simulator windows VR

Hands-on: ‘Rick and Morty Simulator’ on HTC Vive

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I recently got the chance to go hands-on with Rick and Morty Simulator: Virtual Rick-ality on the HTC Vive from Adult Swim and Owlchemy Labs. Rick and Morty Simulator is exactly what you would expect from placing the Rick and Morty universe in the hands of Owlchemy Labs.

Mosh Pit Simulator Brings VR Chaos To A New Level Next Year

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Then Mosh Pit Simulator just might be for you. Spoiler: It’s not actually a mosh pit simulator. It’ll support Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows VR headsets. Experiences Gaming Mosh Pit SimulatorDo you like your VR irresponsible, erratic and utterly chaotic?

GDC 2018: Hands-On With Vacation Simulator, Owlchemy’s Ambitious New Sequel

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It’s been almost two years since the Rift and Vive launched and to this day Job Simulator is still one of the first things I always stick new VR users in. Since its original launch on HTC Vive, Job Simulator has been ported with great success to the Rift with Touch and PSVR.

‘Viral Invasion’ Aims to Be ‘Job Simulator’ Meets ‘Mars Attacks!’

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Hatrabbit describes it as a cross between Job Simulator (2016) and Tim Burton’s delectably bad film Mars Attacks! The post ‘Viral Invasion’ Aims to Be ‘Job Simulator’ Meets ‘Mars Attacks!’

Google Acquires Owlchemy Labs, VR Game Studio Behind ‘Rick and Morty VR’, ‘Job Simulator’

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In an interesting move, Google has acquired Owlchemy Labs , makers of the multi-platform hits Job Simulator (2016) and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality (2017). Job Simulator, image courtesy Owlchemy Labs.

VR’s Most Bizarre Game ‘Mosh Pit Simulator’ is Coming to Steam Early Access Soon

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Mosh Pit Simulator is bizarre, disturbing, funny and unapologetically crass—the sort of fever dream that could only leak from the brain of Sos Sosowski, the Polish indie developer behind the well-received (and patently ludicrous) bomb defusing game McPixel (2012).

Hands On: ESI’s Incredibly Accurate VR CAD Simulation Lets You Take Cars Apart

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Dominic Brennan gets his hands on ESI Group’s latest iteration of IC.IDO , their automotive visualisation tool that uses CAD-accurate data to generate extremely realistic VR simulations which let you take apart (or fix) your own virtual car.

Top 5 VR Racing Sims for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

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As one of the first game genres to embrace VR, sim racing has been successfully transitioning from the ‘very early adopter’ stage (using Oculus development kits) to the ‘early adopter’ stage (the first-generation consumer headsets).

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The Top 5 Games for Oculus Rift

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So, you just bought an Oculus Rift and you want to know what to download first (besides the free stuff). In our breakdown of the top 5 games for Oculus Touch and top 5 for the Xbox One gamepad, we take a look at some of the best games currently on the Oculus Store.

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KFC Has A VR Job Training Simulator For New Employees

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We’ve seen brands like UPS integrate VR into training facilities and Walmart drop staff into Black Friday VR shopping simulators. Whether an actual training simulator or just another marketing tactic like their normcore fashion line that targets a younger consumer, it’s not entirely clear yet.

Space Station Simulator ‘Mission: ISS’ Launches on RiftAll the.

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Space Station Simulator ‘Mission: ISS’ Launches on Rift All the fun of being an astronaut, minus the nauseating trip up to space. space station nasa space simulator astronaut vr international space station scientificallyproven laboratory oculus rift

Job Simulator Review – Making the Mundane Magical

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In this world robots have replaced humans, so there is no need for these now-irrelevant careers, which leaves Job Simulator to serve as a portal to the past. Read More: Why A Cup Of Coffee In ‘Job Simulator’ Took 850 Hours To Make. The brain is weird.

Walmart Using Black Friday VR Simulator To Train Staff

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Now thanks to the success of an early pilot program currently being tested at a handful of these locations, over 140,000 Walmart associates across all 200 training centers will feature virtual reality training simulators by the end of 2017. News Oculus Rift Retail STRIVR Training VR Walmart

VR & Memory, and Fate vs Free Will in Simulation Theory

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Hassan Karaouni is one of the 11 winners of an Oculus Launch Pad scholarship for his project My: home, which allows people to share 360 videos of locations that are meaningful to them. The post VR & Memory, and Fate vs Free Will in Simulation Theory appeared first on Road to VR.

It’s Ok to Be Jealous of This $25,000 VR Racing Rig, We Are Too

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What do you do when you want to push VR racing simulation to the limit of immersion? R-craft Multi-axis Motion Simulator, 6+ axes (circa $20,000). Oculus Rift CV1 ($500). Played with just a headset and a controller, Dirt Rally in VR is a pretty awesome experience.

‘Aerofly FS2? Brings Ultra Realistic Flight Simulation to Rift and Vive

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Aerofly from developers IPACS is a flight simulator which aims to bring realistic visuals to the VR-enabled civilian flight-sim genre, and it looks stunning. Flight simulators is one of those genres.

LA Hospital Using VR Simulation For Trauma Training

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That’s exactly why Children’s Hospital Los Angeles teamed up with Oculus and other VR companies to bring low-cost emergency care training via virtual reality technology. We had a rather aggressive timetable and the VR simulation literally improved week by week,” continued Dr. Chang. “VR

Space Station Simulator ‘Mission: ISS’ Launches on Rift

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Currently available for download on the Oculus Store for the low, low price of $0.00, Mission:ISS is a scientifically accurate space simulation that lets players explore the infamous International Space Station in full virtual reality.

Penn & Teller’s ‘Desert Bus VR’ is a Bad Simulator with a Good Heart

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You may ask yourself: “why would I want to simulate driving an old bus at the top speed of 45 miles an hour through a depopulated desert road for 8 hours straight?”

How ‘Euro Truck Simulator 2’ May Be The Most Realistic VR Driving Game

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Euro Truck Simulator 2 has been around for several years now, providing players the ability to simply drive a few of trucks around stunning vistas in a specific depiction of Europe. SCS started porting Euro Truck over to the Oculus Rift back in 2013.

Play Racing Simulator ‘Project CARS’ for Free This Weekend on Rift

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In lieu of downloadable demos, Oculus has been offering free access weekends to select games to show off what VR multiplayer is all about. Check out Project CARS on the Oculus Store here. News Bits Oculus Rift Games VR Games project cars slightly mad studio

‘Wedding VR’ Offers an Uncanny Peek into the Wild World of Anime Marriage Simulators

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Wedding VR , a marriage simulator created by Japan-based game studio Voltage Inc. came to the Oculus Store and Steam recently. The post ‘Wedding VR’ Offers an Uncanny Peek into the Wild World of Anime Marriage Simulators appeared first on Road to VR.

VR Regatta Is A Beautiful And Realistic Sailing Simulator

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VR has the ability to truly transport our minds and fool our senses when simulations are done correctly. While I’ve never actually gone sailing before, VR Regatta feels like about as accurate of a simulator as you could hope for. Gaming HTC Vive Oculus Rift VR Regatta