Hands-on: ‘Skyworld’ is a Charming Turn-Based Strategy Game With Fast-Paced Real-Time Interludes

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Skyworld , a turn-based strategy game from Arizona Sunshine (2016) developers Vertigo Games, was initially introduced to the world as a demo during HTC Vive’s first public showing back in GDC 2015.

‘Cosmic Trip’ Brings First-Person Interstellar Strategy To Oculus Touch On Dec. 6th

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Oculus Touch officially releases to the world this December 6th, 2016, and will bring with it up to 50 titles from day one with support for the controllers on Oculus Home. Tagged with: cosmic trip , funktronic labs , oculus touch , rts , strategy.

GDC 2017: Brass Tactics Combines Real-Time Strategy With Oculus Touch

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The studio behind popular strategy games Age of Empires II and Defense Grid 2 VR (Review: 8/10 ) have found success in the genre before, but now Hidden Path Entertainment is developing a brand new title for VR headsets.

How Google’s Latest VR Moves Are a Major Blow to Oculus’ Mobile Strategy

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Within the industry though, the announcements represent somewhat of a repositioning of industry players, one that puts Oculus’ mobile strategy in a rough spot. That means Oculus’ formerly exclusive partner for mobile VR is no longer exclusive.

Report: Leaked Email Reveals Facebook XR Strategy, ‘Our goal is not only to win, but to accelerate its arrival’

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An internal email reportedly sent by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to senior executives offers a glimpse into the strategic thinking behind the company’s feet-first leap into XR following the 2014 acquisition of Oculus.

Opposable’s VR Strategy ‘Salvaged’ Launches On Steam With Full Campaign

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Now its Oculus owner’s turn for a treat. Salvaged , a long-in-development strategy game from UK-based Opposable Games, has just launched for the Rift on Steam Early Access at $12.99. Tagged with: Salvaged , sci-fi , strategy. gaming Salvaged sci-fi strategy

Toy Clash Review: Tower Defense Meets Tabletop Strategy

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Toy Clash is now available on the Samsung Gear VR through Oculus Home for $2.99. Tagged with: gear vr , oculus , strategy , tactics , toy clash. gaming Reviews gear vr oculus strategy tactics toy clashI’m kind of a sucker for board games in VR.

Hands-On: ‘Salvaged’ Might Be VR’s Most Interesting Strategy Game Yet

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With Oculus Rift support, Opposable Games’ long-in-development sci-fi strategy experience completely immerses you in the part of a leader of a squad of soldiers. A quick look reveals a title that might be the coolest VR strategy experience we’ve seen so far.

‘Skylight’ Review: Turn-Based Strategy Meets Real-Time Tactics

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This latest release checks many of the boxes we’ve come to expect from strategy games over the years, but it’s ultimately a difficult game to describe mechanically as it melds elements from real-time strategy and turn-based tactics experiences together into something fresh and unique.

VR Strategy Game ‘Skyworld’ to Launch on PSVR in Early 2019

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Vertigo Games , the developers behind Arizona Sunshine (2016) , today announced their VR strategy game Skyworld (2017) is finally making its way to PSVR. The game also sits at a respectable 4.3/5 stars on the Oculus Store.

‘AirMech’ Studio Teases New Multiplayer VR Strategy Game Code-named ‘Cake’

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Carbon Games , the studio behind real-time strategy game AirMech Command (2016), is currently developing a new VR project that they say will be a lighthearted, team-based game. Strategy is involved.

Facebook’s Leaders: The People Responsible For VR And AR Strategy

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We’ve been following the development of VR headsets at Facebook since its acquisition of Oculus VR in 2014. That’s when Facebook, under the direction of CEO Mark Zuckerberg, bought the two-year-old Oculus VR startup. In the process, they hired Oculus employees John Carmack, Nate Mitchell, Michael Antonov, Brendan Iribe, Palmer Luckey, and a long list of engineers and researchers working on the Oculus Rift PC-powered VR headset, as well as the Gear VR phone-powered system.

Editorial: Google’s Long-Term Strategy Could Dominate VR/AR

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‘Organize The World’s Information’ In September 2015 I asked John Carmack, chief technology officer at Oculus, about the prospect of inside-out tracking technology (the idea that a gadget tracks its own location) for a Facebook VR headset.

VR RTS ‘Cosmic Trip’ to Leave Early Access with New “Fully-featured” Strategy Mode

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First-person real-time strategy VR game Cosmic Trip will leave Early Access on May 24th. It received Oculus Touch support and also launched on the Oculus Store’s Early Access alongside the controller launch in December 2016.

Oculus Senior Developer Strategy Callum Underwood Departs Company

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Oculus is parting ways with another long-standing employee today. Senior Developer Developer Strategy Callum Underwood is leaving the company over three years since he joined. Underwood wrote about the decision to leave Oculus on a blog today , revealing that he was leaving to join indie videogame publisher, Raw Fury. “With that said, Oculus, and the people within it, completely changed my life. He held the role of Senior Developer Strategy for eight months.

‘Warpaint’ Brings Tabletop Gaming-inspired Turn-based Strategy & Customization to VR

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Recently launched on Steam, Warpaint is a turn-based strategy game that lets you customize your troops by painting them to your taste. The post ‘Warpaint’ Brings Tabletop Gaming-inspired Turn-based Strategy & Customization to VR appeared first on Road to VR.

Lead FX Artist on ‘ARKTIKA.1’ Shares Strategies for Great Effects in VR

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ARKTIKA.1 , an Oculus exclusive due to launch later this year, is shaping up to be one of VR’s best looking games to date. ’ Shares Strategies for Great Effects in VR appeared first on Road to VR.

Samsung’s VR Strategy with Tom Harding, Director of Immersive Products

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It looks like we’ll have to wait until CES this year to learn if this is more than a positional tracking and 6-DoF tracking update to Gear VR, and whether Samsung is developing their own standalone headsets independent of Facebook’s Oculus Go.

Onward Field Guide: Tips and Strategies for New Players

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First and foremost, Oculus users must disable ASW to ensure a smooth experience in the game. Detailed strategies and meta game elements are always evolving and changing as the game updates — it is still in Early Access after all.

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Facebook F8 strategy tipped with an Oculus GO VR launch

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A launch of Oculus GO VR may take place at Facebook’s F8 conference this year. The wireless headset runs a mobile software experience very similar to that of the Gear VR (AKA Oculus VR app on Android on a Galaxy smartphone.)

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Hands-On: Skyworld Is A Mixture of Turn-Based And Real-Time Strategy

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Consider me surprised when I learned that Skyworld , the next VR game from Vertigo Games, creators of the bloody, gory, violent Arizona Sunshine , was actually aiming to be a bright, colorful, and whimsical turn-based/real-time strategy game hybrid.

VR Strategy Game Skyworld Now Coming To Windows VR, Rift, and Vive This Fall

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Skyworld from Vertigo Games , the creators of Arizona Sunshine , is a VR strategy that’s aiming to modernize a classic game genre. Experiences Gaming HTC Vive Microsoft Oculus Rift Skyworld Vertigo Games

GDC: 2017: New VR Strategy Game Blade & Soul Table Arena From Ncsoft

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The most memorable part of Blade & Soul Table Arena wasn’t the game itself — which is a lot like Dragon Front if it leaned toward real-time strategy more than a trading card game. Tagged with: Blade & Soul Table Arena , GDC , Ncsoft , Oculus Studios.

BattlegroupVR Is A VR Space Strategy Game Played In First-Person

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Battlegroup is an in-depth space strategy game in which you play as the commander that orders their fleet from the comfort of a capital ship. No release date yet, but the game is set to arrive on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

Top Investors Discuss VR and AR Strategies and Opportunites at IMMERSE 2016

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Road to VR ‘s Michael Glombicki caught up with two VR/AR investors to get their insight into the opportunities available in the immersive technology space and the strategies they’re employing to capitalise on them.

VR strategy game Skyworld will release October 17, 2017 on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality

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Vertigo Games - creators of the award-winning VR shooter Arizona Sunshine - and Wolfdog Interactive today announce their VR strategy game Skyworld will release October 17, 2017 on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality.

Anna Sweet, Head Of Dev Strategy at Oculus announces Killing Floor VR and reveals Superhot VR trailer at PC Gaming Show.

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Head Of Dev Strategy at Oculus announces Killing Floor VR and reveals Superhot VR trailer at PC Gaming Show. Anna Sweet. CatsAndVR.com. VR Gaming

Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Strategy Driven By Pioneer Who Helped Launch VR’s Renaissance

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A pioneer who helped kickstart VR’s renaissance is driving the strategy for Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality platform, spanning both HoloLens and a collection of VR headsets rolling out later this year. His title is Director of Program Management, Mixed Reality, and he is responsible for driving the “vision strategy” for Microsoft’s Mixed Reality platform “that blends the physical and the virtual.”

RTS ‘Astraeus’ From ‘Darknet’ Developer to Land on Vive, Rift & PC June 7th

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E McNeill, an indie developer behind strategy games Darknet (2015), Tactera (2016) , and Skylight (2017), announced his real-time strategy game Astraeus , an Oculus Go launch title, is coming to HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PC on June 7th.

‘Final Assault’ Early Access Review – a Charming & Engrossing RTS on the Rise

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Available On: Steam (Vive, Rift, Windows VR), Oculus Store (Rift). Feature Featured News Review final approach final assault phase lock interactive phaser lock real time strategy rts vr rts. vr real time strategy

RTS ‘Final Assault’ Headed to Early Access on Vive, Rift & Windows VR Next Week

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Phaser Lock Interactive , the studio behind VR titles Final Approach (2016) and Twisted Arrow (2017), are bringing their WWII-themed real-time strategy game Final Assault to Early Access next week.

How Hidden Path Designed Real-Time Strategy Game Brass Tactics for VR

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Mark Terrano cut his teeth as a game designer on real-time strategy (RTS) titles such as Age of Empires II. The company is making its next VR RTS title, Brass Tactics, as an exclusive for the Oculus Rift and Touch VR platform. Hidden Path has been working on the game for 14 months, and now it is set to debut sometime in 2017 on the Oculus Rift and Touch platform on the PC. GamesBeat: What led you to focus on making a real-time strategy game with Brass Tactics?

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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Oculus Rift + Touch Bundle Gets Permanent Price Cut to $400

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Following their highly successful Summer of Rift Sale, Oculus have announced a permanent price cut of the Rift headset and Touch controller package to $399. The new price was revealed by Hugo Barra, Oculus’ Vice President of Virtual Reality at the opening keynote to Oculus Connect 4.

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Every Major Oculus Rift Exclusive Game

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Over the past three years, Facebook’s Oculus Studios has funded dozens of VR games for the Oculus Rift. Oculus gave Epic an estimated budget of up to $10 million. Most of these games released before the Oculus Touch controllers. It was released just months after the Oculus Rift itself. In late 2017, Oculus Studios pivoted to a strategy of funding a smaller number of large games rather than a large number of small games.

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OpenXR Standard Ratified, Microsoft, Oculus, & Others to Release First Implementations

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Oculus says they plan to provide runtime support for apps built for OpenXR on Rift and Quest later this year. Simply put, OpenXR is a technical foundation for interoperability, but business decisions still dictate content, device, and platform strategy.

John Carmack’s Epic 2015 Letter To Oculus VR Leaders

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A book releasing next week called The History Of The Future by Blake Harris tells the founding story of Oculus based on hundreds of interviews as well as thousands of documents collected by Harris over several years. Some portions of the book, however, reference emails sent years ago that are said to originate from people like Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Oculus CTO John Carmack. Oculus in 2015. Subject: Oculus Strategy (LONG). Oculus Box. Oculus OS.

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‘Brass Tactics’ Preorders Now Open, Free-to-Play Version to Launch in February

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Tabletop real-time strategy game Brass Tactics , which launches on February 22nd, is now available for preorder on the Oculus Store at a promotional price of $24.99. As explained in a recent post on the official Oculus blog , preordering Brass Tactics saves $15 from the regular $39.99

Oculus Reportedly Planning Minor ‘Rift S’ Upgrade For 2019

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According to a new report by TechCrunch , Facebook has abandoned their plans for a next-gen Oculus Rift headset in favor of minor hardware updates to the original model. The post Oculus Reportedly Planning Minor ‘Rift S’ Upgrade For 2019 appeared first on VRScout.

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One of the First Games Ever Shown on Vive Launches This Fall on Vive, Rift, and Windows VR

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Arizona Sunshine developer Vertigo Games announced today that Skyworld , a top-down strategy game built for VR is coming to the Vive, Rift, and Windows VR headsets. It was an intriguing look at how a strategy game could be developed for a VR system with motion controllers.

The 25 Best Oculus Rift Games Day #1

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million and the Oculus Rift was born. With that said, here are UploadVR’s 25 best Oculus Rift games. Against all odds, Codemasters did a fantastic job of porting Dirt Rally over to the Oculus Rift. Experiences Gaming Oculus Rift VR Industry News oculus rift

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Oculus ‘Rift S’ Listed In Code With Onboard Cameras, Software IPD Adjustment

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Code discovered by UploadVR in supporting files for the Oculus PC software confirms the existence of an Oculus ‘Rift S’. The report suggested the headset will feature improved resolution and an inside-out tracking system similar to Oculus Quest. The Oculus PC app typically recognizes USB-powered sensors as separate devices, so the inclusion of cameras in this section suggests they are on-board the headset itself. Rift S: A Strategy Shift.

Oculus announces Oculus Quest: 6 DOF, Snapdragon 835 VR, disruptive $399 price

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In the end, the time has come: Oculus has officially revealed the name and the price of the Santa Cruz headset. Its name will be Oculus Quest and will cost $399. He introduced us to “Oculus Quest”, that is the actual commercial name of the Santa Cruz.

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