Virtual reality: it was once something only seen in the movies, a bit of a thing that was “never going to go anywhere”.
Oh, how we were wrong.
VR has advanced in recent years across many industries. Although, typically, it’s the consumer entertainment/gaming industry that is seeing its greatest impact, other areas, such as corporate communications, are also benefiting from these rapid changes. Take a read of a recent blog from our head of insight & innovation Callum Gill on why VR is here to stay.
This is why we, at drp, launched Elf Propelled; our fun, festive, Christmas game. You may have your own VR headset or received an Elf Propelled version from us. As well as playing Elf Propelled this Christmas, there are many, many apps on the market that are compatible with your headset, so we’ve listed our other top 3 favourite VR apps and games to keep yourselves, children, aunties, uncles and grandparents entertained this Christmas.
We’ll admit this has caused a slight drop in productivity in the office. Taking 360° photos to see in full VR is a lot of fun, and perfect for family Christmas photos! It’s ridiculously easy to use and Google doesn’t require you to sign up for any accounts to get started. You just download, open, and go.
Zombie Shooter VR
There are many VR shooter games on mobile now, and I’m sure many more to be released in the future. But Zombie Shooter VR is one of the better ones available. There is a small cost of £1.99 to purchase the game once you’ve completed the first level but, in my opinion, worth the price. The graphics and gameplay exceed the many other versions. I would note – the game is better with a VR headset, but still works well with a cardboard version.
"The consumer entertainment/gaming industry that is seeing its greatest impact, other areas, such as corporate communications, are also benefiting from these rapid changes."
YouTube VR Channel
So, this isn’t actually a VR app, but the range of videos available is pretty damn great. YouTube’s VR channel allows you to immerse yourselves in games, explore new countries and experience live concerts. Want to swim with dolphins? Take a dive, or ride in a Nissan GT-R? Hit the track. The channel has videos to cover all ages, demographics and interests, so have a look and get watching.
So, there we have it, my top three mobile apps for VR this Christmas. There are plenty more apps out there, just search VR in your app store and see for yourself. Going into 2019 and beyond, I’m sure we’ll see more and more come available.
By David Lewis - Marketing & Social Media Executive