Weekend Downloads is part of our weekly update to bring you the latest additions to the Samsung Gear VR and Oculus Rift.
We’re kicking off the weekend with a ton of new content to check out. From heart-pounding games to engrossing films to VR comics, there’s a little something for everyone.
Also, a huge congrats to the team at Oculus Story Studio for winning their first Emmy earlier this week for the animated VR shot film, Henry.
This Week’s New Gear VR and Oculus Rift Content (9/10/16)
Mount Wingsuit ($14.99 – Rift)
If you’ve ever wanted to hurtle down a mountain side at break-neck speed, here’s your chance! The intense, arcade style gameplay will keep your adrenaline flowing for hours. Perfect 40 line challenges, try your hand at a slalom course or an over / under challenge, unleash Survival Mode where only the most skilled and persistent makes it down alive, or simply go cruising for one of the many secrets scattered across the map – the choice is yours!
Space Jones VR ($9.99 – Rift)
In an era of human space colony expansion, a bounty hunter accidentally picks up a mysterious treasure named “Star Box”. Now, the bounty hunter is being targeted by space pirates and you have no choice but to eliminate hordes of pirate battleships.
Heroes of the Seven Seas ($6.99 – Rift)
Step back in time and enter the world of a 16th-century pirate’s journal. As a pirate in search of the legendary Seven Seas Artifacts, sail to the mysterious sea with friends, where a journey of adventure begins! Fight the navy, other pirates, and monsters from the sea. Enhance your capabilities by upgrading your ship, including the hull, sail, and broadside guns. Trade with merchants at the ports and hunt for hidden treasures. This is an adventure into the vast and unknown seas of VR. You can also check our chat with the developer here as well.
Casino VR Poker (FREE – Rift)
It’s time to go ALL IN. Casino VR Poker is a free multiplayer game that transports you to a stunning casino to play with people from around the world! Let the banter flow as you make new friends and form new rivalries. No matter what your skill level, you’ll have so much fun that you’ll lose track of time!
Ctrl ($3.99 – Gear VR)
A first in the VR arena, Ctrl is a compelling drama which follows the story of a young gamer embroiled in a e-sports competition in the midst of a war at home. Ctrl is a 20min passive seated experience and headphones are required.Please note that this is an intense emotional drama that contains adult themes and depictions of violence, which some viewers may find upsetting.
Voke VR (FREE – Gear VR)
Enjoy the excitement and energy of live events with VOKE. VOKE transports you to fully immersive viewing experiences of live and on-demand events worldwide no matter where you. The depth and clarity of our true stereoscopic presentation creates a natural viewing environment, transporting fans from their couches into court-side seats or onstage with the band.
Magnetique 01 (FREE – Gear VR)
Dive into the epic saga of Magnetique, the very first VR comic in the world! Dive into the action with Chapter 1 and follow Nero’s adventure in a fully immersive sequence of 360° pages.
Diggers (FREE – Rift)
Diggers is a real-time, virtual reality docu-drama that recreates life in the trenches and tunnels at the Battle of the Somme in WWI. You are a new recruit with the ANZAC diggers and through the magic of VR, are transported to the largest armed conflict in history. What fate awaits you deep beneath the ground?
Specular Theory (FREE – Gear VR)
The world is not flat, so our view of it shouldn’t be either. Download Specular Theory to get your ongoing dose of the best VR experiences. Enjoy award-winning VR content like Terminator, surfing and original content.