Top 10 Samsung Gear VR apps

Looking for something fun to play in VR? We’ve got the top 10 downloads from the last week on the WEARVR app marketplace, a cross-platform repository of virtual reality experiences.

10. Stunt Kart

We love racing games and we hope you do too. Here’s a racing demo called Stunt Kart recently updated with improved physics and graphics.

Stunt Kart
Supports : SDK 0.7.0 -0.8.0 and SDK 1.3.0

Setup Instructions

  • Use a gamepad or keyboard to control the kart. Space to start the race.
  • R to reset DK2 orientation.
  • Z to reset the car position in case you get stuck.

Minimum Requirements

  • Oculus Runtime 0.7
  • Oculus Runtime 1.3.0
  • Input Controls
  • Keyboard, Gamepad

SDK 0.7.0 and 0.8.0 – Windows

Rift DK2 FREE

SDK1.3.0 – Windows

Rift DK2 FREE
Rift DK2 FREE

9. Dreadeye

Now updated for Oculus Runtime 0.8! Please, take a seat. You’ll be here for a while. Don’t worry, you won’t be alone. Let these creatures welcome you… They’ll keep you company. Give you a taste of a dark surreal experience. Don’t be afraid just yet… Perhaps they will spare you this time around. After all… the nastiest thing they can do to you will only be virtual. But… then again… You will probably be wishing you were in a real dream.
Dreadeye
Setup Instructions
  • Execute the DreadeyeVR.exe to play.
  • If you are having issues with Direct, try in Extended mode for Oculus
Minimum Requirements
  • Windows 7+ 64-bit
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 1 GB HD space
  • OSVR HDK
  • Oculus Rift DK2, Runtime version 0.8
Playing Instructions
  • press SPACEBAR to start
  • press R to reset camera orientation
  • press ESCAPE to quit the game or return to the menu
Input Controls
Keyboard, Mouse
Windows
OSVR FREE
Rift DK2 FREE

 

8. Don’t let Go!

Part experiment, part amazing idea for Oculus Rift, Don’t Let Go! has you sat in a chair with your hands infront of you and the only rule is that no matter what happens you can’t lift your hands. We won’t spoil it for you, but a lot happens to make you want to move your hands.. and possibly run away screaming.
Don't let Go!
Updated for Oculus Runtime 0.7
Minimum Requirements
Oculus Runtime 0.7+
Input Controls
Keyboard
Windows
Rift DK2 FREE

7. Flying Aces VR

Flying Aces VR is a flight sim/combat game set during World War 1. Take to the skies and experience the birth and rise of aerial combat during the Great War (1914-1918). Develop and test your piloting, gunning and bombing skills in structured missions, and lead your side to victory from above!

Flying Aces VR

Minimum Requirements

Windows 64bit, Oculus DK2, Oculus runttime 0.8, XBox controller recommended. Now available for OSVR.
Input Controls
Keyboard, Mouse
Flying Aces VR Windows
Rift DK2 FREE
OSVR FREE

6. LA 2097 – Precipice

Pre-release experience inspired by the film Blade Runner, in particular the balcony shot. Sit down and let the city fill you.

LA 2097

Minimum Requirements

  • Oculus Rift DK2
  • GTX 750ti
  • Intel Core i5+
  • Windows 7+
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 4 GB Video RAM
Input Controls
Other
Rift DK2 FREE
Rift DK2 FREE
5. Kittypocalypse

Kittypocalypse is an in-depth strategic tower defence game built exclusively for VR. Across a diverse range of environments, defeat the hordes of evil alien kitties and salvage what’s left of your home planet.

Evil alien beings have successfully taken over your planet by dressing up as cute kittens – and they’ve taken over all that you know and love. Recovery vessels have been sent to salvage what’s left… but the evil alien kitties are in pursuit!

Battle across more than 20 island landscapes, taking you on an epic journey from arid deserts, through lush forests, to snow-covered mountain peaks. Plan your approach, employing quick-fire defensive tactics to protect the vital communication systems the kitties are plotting to take down.

Kittypocalypse

Setup Instructions
Unzip and run Kittypocalypse.exe
Minimum Requirements
Oculus Runtime 0.8
Input Controls
Keyboard, Mouse, Gamepad

Alpha – Windows

Rift DK2 FREE

4. SONAR

Explore your surroundings and dive deep into an ancient cave system. Follow the drone ship and discover the horrific truth about the darkest of all places… “ SONAR is a new kind of cinematic entertainment, striking a balance between traditional movie making and interactive media. The shortfilm is a fully immersive, slow paced, 360° computer-generated experience.

Now available on Samsung Gear VR!

SONAR

Setup Instructions
Recommended players for the Rift are MaxVr, Whirligig or VrPlayer.
Input Controls
Keyboard, Mouse
Android, Rift DK1, Rift DK2 & Samsung Gear VR FREE

3. Hypnos

Hypnos is a First Person Adventure/Puzzle game, with mixed VR/classic flat-screen gameplay. Developed with Unreal Engine 4 for Oculus DK2.

This is a Vertical Slice for a full game currently in development.

A patient with severe insomnia commits to an experimental treatment through a machine, the Hypnos, that allows him to experience lucid dreams.

Hypnos

Setup Instructions
Just unzip it and you are ready to go.
Minimum Requirements
The game has been developed and tested with a GeForce(R) GTX 970, and an Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4440.
Requires Oculus Runtime 0.8.
You need a gamepad with analog triggers. It has been tested with an Xbox 360 controller and this is the preferred input.
Playing Instructions
Gameplay instructions delivered in-game. You need a gamepad ( preferably a Xbox360 or One ) to properly play.
Input Controls
Gamepad
Demo ( Vertical Slice ) V1.03 – Windows
Rift DK2 FREE

2. Surge

An animated music video by arjanM and House of Secrets that’s been widely acclaimed in VR circles. Headphones are recommended for an optimal experience. Check out the developer websites for more cool stuff.

Now updated for Oculus Runtime 0.8

Surge

Setup Instructions
Press ‘r’ to recalibrate the position tracking. Press “space” for menu.
Minimum Requirements
Oculus Runtime 0.8
Input Controls
Keyboard
Rift DK2 FREE

1. Castle Black

A fan created experience based on the Game of Thrones location ‘Castle Black’ and ‘The Wall’, outpost of the Night’s Watch. In this experience you can ascend the wall in the caged lift, and atop The Wall, look down from a creaky ledge and lookout at the north. You can explore Castle Black’s main courtyard (with a few easter eggs for fans) and you can go through the Gates and see what lies beyond in the frozen North.

 

Castle Black

Setup Instructions
The app will launch into the Unity Graphics Quality settings. Fast and Simple are recommended for lower end systems. Good and Fantastic Quality use 2x AA with slight differences in quality of textures.
Beautiful is the recommended experience running 4x AA and full graphical fidelity.
Minimum Requirements
Created and Tested on Oculus Runtime 0.8 i5 2500k 8gb Ram Gigabyte HD7970 3gb
Playing Instructions
Back/Return – Reset the Demo Start/R – Recentre the viewpoint Once atop the wall, you have to reset the demo to go back to the courtyard.
Input Controls
Keyboard, Mouse, Gamepad
Legal Information
All rights to Game of Thrones belong to HBO and George R.R. Martin.
Credits
Sounds sourced from freesound.org Special thanks to vrdaveb of Team Oculus and Oculus forum user peterept for their help in coding the parts of the experience I got completely lost on.
Rift DK2 FREE