17. Surgeon Simulator
You are Nigel Burke, a butter-fingered, incredibly clumsy surgeon, who has to operate on his unfortunate patient, Bob.
Bob doesn’t want a fancy car, or a lavish villa from life, he just wants to get out of the operation – not even healthy, and with all his problems fixed, but alive and capable of using his feet to run as fast and as far away as he can from Nigel Burke.
Surgeon Simulator uses Oculus Touch to help you maim Bob for life. Fancy having a crack at Bob’s ribs and rearranging his organs?
Developer: Bossa Studios
Release Date: April 2013
18. Classroom Aquatic
Ever day-dreamed about how it’s like being a dolphin, and going to dolphin elementary school? Well Classroom Aquatic may just make your fantasy come true. In this weird virtual reality game, you are a dolphin in an underwater classroom. Everything is fine and dandy, until suddenly, the teacher makes you all take a test.
Dolphins, as we all know, are geniuses, but this test is quite hard even for these aquatic masterminds. So, you need to do your best and cheat off of your neighbors.
Developer: Bossa Studios
Release Date: Q2 2016
Incredibly smooth and borderline dreamlike, Windlands sports a close resemblance to Mirror’s Edge and Psychonauts. The game isn’t quite finished yet, but you can still have a go at it. The developer has said that he has big plans for Windlands in 2016 – adding NPCs, characters, more levels and challenges.
In Windlands, you are a sort-of superhero who performs death-defying leaps, and swings from tree to tree.
Developer: Psytec Games
Release Date: January 2016
You move, everyone else moves as well. You stay put, time stops. A simple, yet extraordinary game mechanic. Superhot has been launched for quite a while now, and the first time I played it was on my browser. Currently, the game dev is looking for funds to bring Superhot to Oculus Rift.
Everything seems to go well, and we’ll probably see Superhot released for Oculus Rift this year.
Developer: SUPERHOT Team
Release Date: 2016
Without a doubt, Minecraft is the most awaited title to hit virtual reality. We’ve all seen the HoloLens demo at E3 2015, and the onslaught of info and news about the augmented reality version, but nothing much about Minecraft on Oculus Rift.
We can only imagine how we’ll be mining for resources to craft tools and build massive castles, all while fighting zombies and creepers – most likely, we’ll be running away from them.
Oculus CTO and Doom creator John Carmack is personally working on Minecraft for VR, so we have high hopes that it won’t fail our expectations.
There is no trailer for the Oculus Rift version of Minecraft yet.
Developer: Mojang and Microsoft
Release Date: Q1 2016