nDreams is a UK based game studio, founded in 2006 by the former Eidos Creative Director, Patrick O’Luanaigh. Soon after it’s founding, they became a leading publisher for the PlayStation Home and a recognized competitor in the gaming industry. When they got to experience the Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus, they knew they had to produce content for these new immersive interfaces. Now they are one of the largest UK game development studios who sole purpose is to create virtual reality interactive media.
One such experience they have in their VR portfolio is “The Perfect Beach.” IF you ever wanted to escape the hustle and bustle of the city life or take a break from the rural life, this is the solution. Once the app is activated, you are transported to your own personal beach, vacant of any distractions. You can listen to the soothing sounds of the beach or listen to your own music as you enjoy the sunset on the waves of the water.
If you’re looking for a more action-packed destroy-all game, then “Gunner” may be what you’re looking for. Set nearly one-hundred and fifty years in the future, you are tasked with defending the human race from intergalactic threats. This is a hands-free experience, which only require you to look at your threat and annihilate them with your arsenal of destructive tools. It is currently available for the Samsung Gear VR.
Though you may be looking for a story-oriented game, such as “The Assembly.” As a new employee, your are hired into a unethical and mysterious organization called “The Assembly.” Some of their experiments have been challenging the lines between ethical and immoral research. Because of this they’ve create a virus that threatens to extinct the human race and cripple the companies reputation.
As a new recruit, you have the luxury of uncovering what is actually going on inside the facilities. As you explore, you’ll encounter notes left behind by employees, receive audio cues (such as a phone ringing), encounter live research and other events which will constantly test your moral ground, leaving you with the question of, “When does the end justify the means?”
“The Assembly” is coming soon to the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR. nDreams is also working on other unannounced projects, which I’m sure will be worth the VR to-do list. They also have a active blog, providing you with updates and inside news about current projects and their direction as a studio.