With technology advancing every day, it seems like only a matter of time before we will be looking at sentient machines. However, for the time being, we humans still control everything and there is quite a lot of cool things that technology has done for us so far and Virtual Reality is one of them. Nowadays, you can put on a virtual reality headset and enjoy your time to escape reality by playing games and what not.
Although most of the time virtual reality is often closely associated with a video game, there are other niches where it plays an important role. Still, there’s not doubt that most of the virtual reality has expanded the gaming world and experiences, which cannot be competed with 2D games. With VR technology, we are still in the exploratory stages and there is a lot more to come. With that being said, let’s take a look at some of the best virtual reality apps for your phones.
Allumette is developed by Penrose Studios and is available free of cost on the app store. Essentially it is a stop-motion virtual reality experience film narrating the story of a young girl. The entire story-line and game play of Allumette revolves around the girl but the best part is that you can stop and admire the beautiful art of the surrounding within the application. You can also keep looking at the side stories of the mainstream plot.
Keep in mind that this app is not a mobile game, it is a storytelling app and despite there being no vocal conversation between the characters, you can still sense the emotions because of the emotive conversations. The narrative is loosely connected to a poetry excerpt by Hans Christian Andersen.
When VR was officially released to the world, it came out as a medium for entertainment for the masses and one of the first things people really wanted to try it out with was Google Earth. If you are a geography enthusiast, then this is probably one of the most fun things you will be able to experience.
You can also help kids learn geography in a fun manner, a lot of schools have started incorporating virtual reality in their teaching methods, especially for geography lessons. An added plus is the fact that Google Earth is free of cost and available in both Google Play store as well as the Apple App Store.
Another very famous app that a lot of VR enthusiasts have recommended is Colosse. It is also a storytelling app with high-end quality sound, art, and animation that resembles quite closely to the infamous cartoon Samurai Jack. It is a short story that you can experience through VR headsets and has a lot of potential for those who just want to experience aside from playing video games. A lot of people tend to find these actually very relaxing to watch.
If you want to get a taste of Virtual Reality apart from the gaming experiences, then these apps will be able to give you the best possible experience. Especially the story telling apps, they are something very different from the mainstream VR experiences and can prove to be very calming as well.
f you’re not the artsy type, Tilt Brush might surprise you. Using the motion sensors for the HTC Vive or the Oculus Rift Touch controllers, the app allows you to “paint” in a three-dimensional space to create absolutely stunning works of art, in any color imaginable. The motion controls are surprisingly accurate, and the digital medium means you can simply go back to delete any mistakes you might have made. Even if you’re not naturally creative, Tilt Brush will bring out a new side of you.