Starter Apps for Google Cardboard
Once your Google Cardboard is done and ready to use, download these awesome and free apps for your first mobile virtual reality experience.
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Titans of Space
This tour of the solar system gives VR a very fresh perspective and use. Imagine if virtual reality and this app existed when you were a kid, this would have made all the information for astronomy easier to understand. The Google Cardboard can be used without the controller so the free version of the app is usable for the entire tour matched with classic soothing music to make the journey more surreal.
For a very smooth frame rate, turn off all background apps to save some memory and make the latency for Titans of Space lower. You can also hack your virtual headset to have a head strap so that you can take the journey hands free off your VR headset.
There’s an allure to this game. The VR experience is so engaging and very simple you can easily forget for hours that the germs that you are trying to exterminate are just digital creations. Use the Google Cardboard with just a simple controller made out of cardboard or just your head movements.
As the level progress, the germs gets even more massive than the previous level so be ready to get your groove on and get into the game with more fire power and focus. It is a great game to get the hang of doing virtual reality and doing head movements to kill your prey.
Need for Jump
Need for Jump needs its player to literally jump. This is virtual reality in its most engaging form. It’s free for download so it’s quite amazing how the developers can come up with a good concept such as this. The premise of the game is to be able to go to the next level, they would have to tilt their head so that they can run or turn left or right. To jump across a wide gap or crevice, yes, they would have to jump. This enables the gyroscope to react with the virtual world making the virtual character imitate the player’s movements.
However, the graphics is not HD and there’s latency on the trigger and reaction. But it’s free so why not try it out now?
VR Roller Coaster
VR Roller Coaster is a simulation of you riding a roller coaster. The virtual reality on this app is immersive but needs more updates on the drift effect on the movements. Overall, this VR app works perfectly with Google Cardboard and would be an amazing experience for people with first time exposure to virtual reality. On this free version, Frag, the developer of the game, gives the player two roller coaster to choose from. The ride automatically starts when an option is chosen and loops over and over again. No other options to choose from.
This is a great try if virtual reality could be your thing.
Dive in and try out the best all around media content player yet. Play your own videos, scan your photos, and play YouTube videos. The interface is clean, responsive and easy to use. Videos streamed can be adjusted with the right resolution so slow internet connection is not a problem to incompatible devices.
Virtual reality and media entertainment now have huge strides to a more usable user experience.