The videogame industry is a tough business and that goes double for VR. Recently, successful studios like First Contact Entertainment have shut down whilst others – such as Archiact – have had to lay off staff. But VR is also filled with plenty of indie developers trying to make their mark. Rune Skovbo Johansen is one such dev, having released Eye of the Temple for both PCVR and Meta Quest. But after so many years focused on his VR project, he’s now ‘done with VR’ to focus on a new flatscreen game.
Whenever you set up a VR headset you have to create a play space. That’s so you know where real objects like walls are so you don’t suddenly smack them. And most VR games use this area in some way. From giving you enough space to swing your arms to sidestepping a projectile. But how many actually maximise your allotted play area, or go one step further and make it seem much bigger than it is? That’s where these best VR roomscale games come in.
Roomscale gaming is one of VR’s biggest plus points. The ability to place a player in a virtual environment that they can actually walk around in. A great example of this is Eye of the Temple. A PC VR title created by indie developer Rune Skovbo Johansen, he’s teamed up with Salmi Games to bring it to Meta Quest 2.