VR (Virtual Reality) Games & Apps, especially for Android.
VR is becoming a big deal. The proliferation of increasingly affordable headsets has solidified VR's popularity. None, however,can come close to the affordability of Google Cardboard, which you can print out and assemble yourself (although you will probably either need to buy a kit to get the required 45mm lenses). Google Cardboard is an excellent way to get into the world of VR gaming. It’s inexpensive and chances are that you have an Android device that you can use for it. Anyone who has managed to get a VR headset will be looking for some awesome apps for VR. Here are links to some of the best VR apps and information, especially for Google Cardboard.
If you want to buy a Google Cardboard headset, fully assembled:
If you want to make your own:
If you want something a bit nicer, without spending a fortune:
10 best VR apps for Google Cardboard:
15 best VR games for Google Cardboard:
And now, for one of the best reasons to get into VR...
Here are a few sites to check out.
Aerofly from IPACS is a flight simulator which aims to bring realistic visuals to the VR-enabled civilian flight-sim genre, and it looks stunning. Read a review here, check the homepage here, see a video demo here, check out the Android version here, or check it out on Steam here.
Best Google Cardboard Flight Simulators And Flying / Falling Games - Youtube:
VR Flight Simulator:
Flight simulator demo (free):
VR Airplane Flight Simulator:
And last, but certainly not least, do you want to play VR games from your PC, but displayed on your Google Cardboard... because you don't have hundreds of dollars to spend on an Oculus Rift, or HTC Vive? Trinus VR provides gamers with a high-end virtual reality headset without needing to buy expensive hardware, because you already have the hardware in your pocket. Trinus VR uses the display and sensors of your own phone to transform it into a portal to your PC games. Try it for free. Here is the link for the Android portion, and here is an interesting article about an early attempt (3/02/15) to use this with Google Cardboard. VRidge from RiftCat is another similar app. You can read a review of it here. There seem to be other options as well, such as Intugame VR and KinoVR 3D Virtual Reality, or you can search for more.
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