Tuesday, 21 February 2017

E-VR First Virtual Reality in Scotland


The article below shows you the another reason why I keep saying that the Edinburgh is the best place for game developers and new business ideas. 




A good example could be E-VR the first Scottish virtual reality center that was created in Edinburgh.
I was talking to the founders of that company which you can see in the interview below. 


But before that, I just want to mention what is e-vr.
E-VR is a virtual reality center, where you can try the most exciting Virtual Reality games. You also can bring your friends and make a VR Party! And try to kill the zombies together! The whole fun didn't here.
There also is a green screen room for movie makers as well, and a special place for the game developers to work on their vr titles.



So if you working on vr game or application you are very welcome there!
And this is just the beginning.  I really can't wait for more ideas that E-VR can bring.
Below you can find the list of the games you can play now in E-VR, and the list will get bigger and bigger.



I will recommend to have a look on their website and try to book a space for a game or two!




E-VR GAMES & EXPERIENCES

ACCOUNTING
CATEGORY: Experience 
GENRE: Storytelling
INTERACTION: Interactive
LENGTH: 20 minutes
AGE RATING: 18+
PLAYERS: 1
CONTROLLERS: 2
POD SIZE: Small or Large
POSITION: Standing

Written and directed by the co-creator of the animated series Rick and Morty, “Accounting” is far from the tedium implied by the title. Delve into a world of comedy and experimentation; Accounting is a puzzle game driven by it’s story and it’s humor. If you like Rick and Morty, you will absolutely love this. Strictly 18+ only!




AIRBORNE VR 1944
CATEGORY: Experience
GENRE: History 
INTERACTION: Non-Interactive
LENGTH: 10 minutes
AGE RATING: 15+
PLAYERS: 1
CONTROLLERS: 2
POD SIZE: Small or Large
POSITION: Seated

Airborne VR 1944 is a historical experience set in World War 2. You take the role of a US paratrooper being deployed in the middle of a fierce battle. Airborne is non-interactive, perfect for those who want an immersive seated experience. Based on realism, this experience deals with dark themes and is not appropriate for younger players or those who may be affected by scenes of violence.



ALLUMETTE
CATEGORY: Calm
GENRE: Storytelling 
INTERACTION: Non-Interactive
LENGTH: 15 minutes
AGE RATING: 8 - 12
PLAYERS: 1
CONTROLLERS: 0
POD SIZE: Small or Large
POSITION: Standing

Have you ever wanted to reach into a story and peer into the lives of its characters? Allumette is an enchanting story told in virtual reality, allowing viewers to move around the world and find interesting secrets as the story unfolds. Relaxing and sedate, Allumette is appropriate for young children who want a non-complex storybook experience.




APOLLO 11 VR
CATEGORY: Experience
GENRE: History 
INTERACTION: Interactive or Non-Interactive
LENGTH: 40+ minutes
AGE RATING: 12+
PLAYERS: 1
CONTROLLERS: 1
POD SIZE: Small or Large
POSITION: Seated

The perfect experience for anyone who dreams of being launched into space. Apollo 11 VR is a virtual reality space shuttle launch of the famous expedition that landed USA astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins and Neil Armstrong into space. This can be played in either Interactive Mode (interactive) or Cinematic Mode (no interaction).




ARCADE ARTIST
CATEGORY: Calm
GENRE: Creative 
INTERACTION: Interactive
LENGTH: ∞ minutes
AGE RATING: 8+
PLAYERS: 1
CONTROLLERS: 1 
POD SIZE: Small or Large
POSITION: Standing

Looking to get creative, but have a little fun at the same time? Arcade Artist allows you to shoot, blast, and slather paint all around you in a fun and colourful way. Where Tilt Brush is a 3D painting tool for all ages, Arcade Artist is for a younger audience to splat colour wherever, and however, they like.




CLOUDLANDS: VR MINIGOLF
CATEGORY: Calm
GENRE: Sports 
INTERACTION: Interactive
LENGTH: ∞ minutes
AGE RATING: 8+
PLAYERS: 1 - 4
CONTROLLERS: 1
POD SIZE: Large
POSITION: Standing

Want to play some minigolf, without the cold outdoor winds and the 50p putter rental? Cloudlands is easy to jump into, but once you start you might find it hard to stop. The 1-to-1 tracking of your body and hands gives you complete control over the putter, including direction, angle, swing, strength, everything you need to make the perfect shot (or the double bogey). And it includes crosspod multiplayer!




DESERT RIDE COASTER
CATEGORY: Experience
GENRE: Experiential 
INTERACTION: Non-Interactive
LENGTH: 1 minute
AGE RATING: 8+
PLAYERS: 1
CONTROLLERS: 0
POD SIZE: Small or Large
POSITION: Seated

Thrillseekers won’t want to miss this one; Desert Ride Coaster is a rollercoaster in your living room! Short and sweet, Desert Ride Coaster is perfect for trying out some of the different experiences that are available to virtual reality, and this one really needs to be seen to be believed.




DUCK FORCE
CATEGORY: Calm
GENRE: Shooter 
INTERACTION: Interactive
LENGTH: ∞ minutes
AGE RATING: 8 - 15
PLAYERS: 1
CONTROLLERS: 2
POD SIZE: Large
POSITION: Standing

Duck Force is a quacking virtual reality game that brings Angry Birds to the 3rd dimension! Fly around a virtual landscape, collecting coins and powerups, and shooting down pesky rabbits. Use your controller to fly the duck like a paper aeroplane in this unique virtual reality game. 




FANTASTIC CONTRAPTION
CATEGORY: Calm
GENRE: Creative / Puzzle 
INTERACTION: Interactive
LENGTH: 10 minutes +
AGE RATING: 10+
PLAYERS: 1
CONTROLLERS: 2
POD SIZE: Large
POSITION: Standing

For the little inventor in the family. Fantastic Contraption is a colourful world of blobs and animals. Your new cat friend, Neko, doubles as a dispenser for all kinds of building tools. All you have to do is build a working contraption to get an object from point A to point B. It’s all about experimentation!




FIREBIRD: LA PÉRI
CATEGORY: Calm
GENRE: Experiential 
INTERACTION: Interactive
LENGTH: 15 minutes
AGE RATING: 8+
PLAYERS: 1
CONTROLLERS: 2
POD SIZE: Small or Large
POSITION: Standing

Looking for an experience with a theatrical, artistic flair? Firebird is a gorgeous interactive story that plays out all around you with beautiful colours and movement. Firebird is the best example of the narrative possibilities in virtual reality experiences, as it takes full advantage of your movement to tell a story that flows like a ballet.




FRUIT NINJA VR
CATEGORY: Active
GENRE: Arcade 
INTERACTION: Interactive
LENGTH: ∞ minutes
AGE RATING: 8+
PLAYERS: 1
CONTROLLERS: 2
POD SIZE: Large
POSITION: Standing

This mobile classic is taken to the next level! No more swiping fingers on screens; now the fruit is leaping up all around you, and you’re equipped with two deadly swords (one in each hand). It turns out that manic citrus slashing is extremely fun, making Fruit Ninja VR the perfect game for an active, exciting VR experience!




HORDEZ
CATEGORY: Active
GENRE: Horror / Shooter 
INTERACTION: Interactive
LENGTH: ∞ minutes
AGE RATING: 18+
PLAYERS: 1
CONTROLLERS: 2
POD SIZE: Large
POSITION: Standing

Enter the house of the undead, as you descend into hell on earth in this horror shooter for those with an iron stomach only. Slowly waddle down a series of increasingly difficult levels as you are attacked from all sides. HordeZ is quite complex to control, not to mention very gory and startling, so this is strictly 18+.




ISLAND 359
CATEGORY: Exciting
GENRE: Shooter 
INTERACTION: Interactive
LENGTH: ∞ minutes
AGE RATING: 15+
PLAYERS: 1
CONTROLLERS: 2
POD SIZE: Large
POSITION: Standing

Fighting dinosaurs in virtual reality! Island 359 is more complex than most of the other VR games we have available, so it recommended for 15+ for both its’ violence and complexity. What this does afford, however, is a more immersive set of actions. Island 359 takes full advantage of the Vive’s body-tracking virtual reality, and looks great too.




JOB SIMULATOR
CATEGORY: Calm
GENRE: Puzzle 
INTERACTION: Interactive
LENGTH: 5 - 120 minutes
AGE RATING: 8+
PLAYERS: 1
CONTROLLERS: 2
POD SIZE: Large
POSITION: Standing

All work and no play… absolutely not! It’s the Youtube sensation; Job Simulator! While the name sounds as dull as desk work, this game is far from it. The idea is simple, you’ve got a job to do and line of customers to meet. The fun comes from how you handle it. Two hands, hundreds of objects, and no consequences makes for a manic, madcap experience as you fling orders to customers in a selection of 4 different jobs.




KODON
CATEGORY: Calm
GENRE: Creative 
INTERACTION: Interactive
LENGTH: ∞ minutes
AGE RATING: 13+
PLAYERS: 1
CONTROLLERS: 2
POD SIZE: Small or Large
POSITION: Standing or Seated

Kodon makes sculpting accessible and fun, while providing enough depth to make this an engaging 3D tool. While it is somewhat complex, once you get a hang of the menus and interaction you can create some incredible thing. Recommended for older audiences due to its complexity.




LET HAWAII HAPPEN
CATEGORY: Calm
GENRE: Educational 
INTERACTION: Interactive
LENGTH: 10 - 25 minutes
AGE RATING: 12+
PLAYERS: 1
CONTROLLERS: 2
POD SIZE: Small or Large
POSITION: Seated or Standing

Paragliding over the Hawaiian Islands sounds like a millionaire’s honeymoon. How about trying it out for yourself? Let Hawaii Happen has you paragliding over crystal blue waters, then touching down on one of its five islands. There you will be treated with a 360 degree video, teaching you about the magical landscapes and culture of these romantic islands.




LIFELIQE VR MUSEUM
CATEGORY: Calm
GENRE: Educational 
INTERACTION: Interactive
LENGTH: ∞ minutes
AGE RATING: 10+
PLAYERS: 1
CONTROLLERS: 2
POD SIZE: Small or Large
POSITION: Standing

Looking for something a bit more relaxing? Educational? Inspiring? This virtual reality museum allows you to view humongous dinosaurs up close, or climb inside of ancient structures to view from the inside. Lifeliqe VR Museum is an educational experience with reasonably complex controls, it best played once you’re used to VR controls.




MARS ODYSSEY
CATEGORY: Calm
GENRE: Educational 
INTERACTION: Interactive
LENGTH: 20 minutes
AGE RATING: 10+
PLAYERS: 1
CONTROLLERS: 2
POD SIZE: Large
POSITION: Standing

“I think humans will reach Mars, and I would like to see it happen in my lifetime.” - Buzz Aldrin. The next stage in human space exploration lies with the red giant, Mars, and with Mars Odyssey you can see the future in full virtual reality.





SISTERS
CATEGORY: Experience
GENRE: Horror 
INTERACTION: Non-Interactive
LENGTH: 5 minutes
AGE RATING: 12+
PLAYERS: 1
CONTROLLERS: 1
POD SIZE: Small or Large
POSITION: Standing

Viewer beware, you’re in for a scare! Sisters is a taster of the spooky potential even a small horror game can have. Perfect for a quick, 5 minute addition to a session.





SMASH PARTY VR
CATEGORY: Active
GENRE: Fighting 
INTERACTION: Interactive
LENGTH: ∞ minutes
AGE RATING: 18+
PLAYERS: 1
CONTROLLERS: 1
POD SIZE: Large
POSITION: Standing

BATTER UP! Smash Party is as simple as it is satisfying; grab the baseball bat and smash everything in the cage! It’s basically Fruit Ninja for adults. Please be advised that this game can get very rowdy so please try to play with respect to our walls!





SNOW FORTRESS
CATEGORY: Active
GENRE: Sports 
INTERACTION: Interactive
LENGTH: ∞ minutes
AGE RATING: 8 - 12
PLAYERS: 1
CONTROLLERS: 2
POD SIZE: Large
POSITION: Standing

All the fun of snowball fights, with none of the cleanup afterwards! In Snow Fortress your controllers turn into lovely wool mittens. Kids can play in the snow with a fox friend by building their snow fortress and lobbing snowballs by hand or with a catapult.




SOUNDSTAGE
CATEGORY: Calm
GENRE: Music 
INTERACTION: Interactive
LENGTH: ∞ minutes
AGE RATING: 8+
PLAYERS: 1
CONTROLLERS: 2
POD SIZE: Small or Large
POSITION: Standing

What Tilt Brush is for painting, Soundstage is for music. Surrounded by keyboards, drums, and all sorts of modulators and pedals, Soundstage lets you make music in a digital space however you like. If you have no experience with music, that’s okay, it’s fun to just play around on the instruments in VR. If you have lots of experience with music, this provides incredibly deep options for loops and music creating tools that can be tweaked and influenced to the tiniest degree.



SPACE PIRATE TRAINER
CATEGORY: Exciting
GENRE: Shooter 
INTERACTION: Interactive
LENGTH: ∞ minutes
AGE RATING: 8+
PLAYERS: 1
CONTROLLERS: 2
POD SIZE: Large
POSITION: Standing

LASER GUN MADNESS! Space Pirate Trainer is an exciting shooter that takes full advantage of the HTC Vive’s body movement tracking, by having you fight off waves of flying robots with laser guns, grenade launchers, laser shields and a laser sword-whip. Dodge the enemy fire by physically moving around the pod, evading their shots and returning fire.




STAR WARS: TRIALS OF TATOOINE
CATEGORY: Experience
GENRE: Experiential 
INTERACTION: Interactive
LENGTH: 10 minutes
AGE RATING: 8+
PLAYERS: 1
CONTROLLERS: 1
POD SIZE: Large
POSITION: Standing

Do you like Star Wars? Then this is for you! Trials of Tatooine is a great introduction to virtual reality, and is great for any fan of the sights and sounds of the Star Wars movies. Plus you get to meet R2-D2!




STARS
CATEGORY: Calm
GENRE: Experiential 
INTERACTION: Interactive
LENGTH: 5 - 10 minutes
AGE RATING: 8+
PLAYERS: 1
CONTROLLERS: 2
POD SIZE: Small or Large
POSITION: Standing

Have you ever lay in the grass and watched the stars in the night sky, as if they are celestial bodies looking back at us? Stars allows you to pull them closer, and see up-close what these twinkling pixels are like when they are 2 feet away. Educational and inspiring, Stars is a great choice for those seeking an experience, rather than a complex game. Just point and click.




TheBlu
CATEGORY: Calm
GENRE: Experiential 
INTERACTION: Non-Interactive
LENGTH: 5 - 15 minutes
AGE RATING: 8+
PLAYERS: 1
CONTROLLERS: 1
POD SIZE: Large
POSITION: Standing

One of our most popular options for a virtual reality experience, TheBlu is great for calmer, more immersive virtual reality. Deep underwater, TheBlu gives three fishy scenarios; The Reef, The Whale, and The Abyss. Meet all kinds of different underwater creatures as they swim all around you in full 3D.




THE BODY VR
CATEGORY: Experience
GENRE: Educational 
INTERACTION: Interactive
LENGTH: 10 minutes
AGE RATING: 8+
PLAYERS: 1
CONTROLLERS: 1
POD SIZE: Large
POSITION: Standing

The Body VR will teach you about the inner workings of the human body in the most engaging way possible; by taking you there. Shrink down and be transported all through all the parts that work 24/7 to keep you upright and healthy. This game has some interaction, but mostly is an educational experience that shows and tells.




THE LAB
CATEGORY: Active
GENRE: Minigames 
INTERACTION: Interactive
LENGTH: ∞ minutes
AGE RATING: 8+
PLAYERS: 1
CONTROLLERS: 2
POD SIZE: Large
POSITION: Standing

The Lab is a selection of games made by the well-known and very talented team at Valve. Players can jump in and out of a wide selection of very different games; from archery to laser fights to simply playing fetch with your robotic dog friend. Polished and varied, The Lab is great for people familiar with gaming and are looking to try out the limits of some polished Virtual Reality games. 



TILT BRUSH
CATEGORY: Calm
GENRE: Creative 
INTERACTION: Interactive
LENGTH: ∞ minutes
AGE RATING: 8+
PLAYERS: 1
CONTROLLERS: 2
POD SIZE: Large
POSITION: Standing

Created by Google, Tilt Brush allows you to paint all around you; you can create whatever you like! Painting in 3D space is like nothing you’ve ever done before. It’s like being surrounded by a giant canvas that you can walk around in. Giving a large selection of paint brushes and effects, it is easy to lose plenty of time in Tilt Brush. An excellent starter for getting into Virtual Reality, and one you may come back to over and over again.



WORLD OF DIVING
CATEGORY: Calm
GENRE: Experience 
INTERACTION: Interactive
LENGTH: 10 minutes - VERY LONG
AGE RATING: 12+
PLAYERS: 1 - 16
CONTROLLERS: 2
POD SIZE: Large
POSITION: Seated or Standing

Played TheBlu but looking for something with more interaction? World of Diving is an incredibly deep game with full mobility. With a more traditional mission structure, and some controls that take a while getting used to, World of Diving is worth dipping your toe into but some may find it quite complex to navigate. Warning: Some may experience nausea with this game.



ZOMBIE TRAINING SIMULATOR
CATEGORY: Exciting
GENRE: Shooter 
INTERACTION: Interactive
LENGTH: ∞ minutes
AGE RATING: 12+
PLAYERS: 1
CONTROLLERS: 2
POD SIZE: Large
POSITION: Standing

They’re coming to get you, Barbara…! Stand your ground in Zombie Training Simulator against waves of the undead hordes. ZTS provides you with a large selection of weaponry with which to defend yourself against the hungry walkers, so all you have to do is survive. Easier said than done, how long can you last?


























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