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VR games have taken us on an immersive and interactive journey, making us feel like we are physically present in the game world. As emerging technologies bring new evolutions and innovations to VR games, we look at the most popular puzzle games available in the virtual world. A survey of five VR games created by renowned developers Fireproof Games, Realities.io, Vertical Robot, Spare Components Oasis, and Force Field VR, offer a fun and challenging gameplay experience.
5. THE ROOM VR: A DARK MATTER
The Room VR is a creation of Fireproof Games that opened up new avenues with its storyline. Players are transferred to the British Institute of Archaeology in 1908 to investigate a mysterious disappearance. To progress through the game, players must manipulate objects and uncover buried information. The puzzles in this game aren’t run of the mill, and players need to employ creative problem-solving skills to progress. This game also has a captivating plot that engages players throughout.
4. PUZZLING PLACES
The development team behind Puzzling Places, Realities.io, created a game with 3D jigsaw puzzles that depicts real-world sites, including well-known sites like Taj Mahal and the Colosseum. The game is designed to offer a relaxing and soothing experience, helping players unwind. Players can gain more knowledge about the significance of historical landmarks around the world while they put these puzzles together. The puzzles range from simple to challenging, catering to players of all skill levels.
3. RED MATTER
Vertical Robot’s first-person puzzle game, Red Matter, is based on the cold war era in which an astronaut travels to a mysterious moon base to investigate a strange signal. The plot is intriguing, and the puzzles make use of the game’s zero-gravity dynamics. Players must solve the puzzles to advance, and the game forces players to use their creativity and problem-solving skills.
2. A ROGUE ESCAPE
Spare Components Oasis created VR puzzle game Rogue Escape that requires players to solve puzzles to escape from a prison facility where they have been incarcerated. The clues and puzzles in the game vary in difficulty, challenging players’ problem-solving abilities. The game features a haunting soundtrack and immersive visuals, making the gameplay experience captivating.
1. TIME STALL
Time Stall is a game developed by Force Field VR that allows players to control time and use a time-slowing device to solve the puzzle, as a space station worker. The game has an original and challenging set of puzzles that require players to think on their toes to make progress. The stunning graphics and eerie soundtracks enhance the gameplay experience.
The VR games discussed above offer a unique twist to regular games and add another layer of gaming experience. Apart from having an entertaining and engaging experience, these games also help improve critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. Some of the games allow players to gain knowledge about historical landmarks and places.
As an investor, understand that the gaming industry has seen significant growth and expansion in recent years, expected to cross revenue of $365 billion by 2023. According to Newzoo, the VR gaming sector is estimated to reach a $20.9 billion market value by 2025. It is a sector worth investing in, considering the potential for growth, gaming has taken a step beyond traditional modes of entertainment, offering a more interactive and immersive experience.