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Virtual Reality Games

Virtual Reality Games

The application of virtual reality in the world of gaming can certainly alter the gaming experience in a big way. This article lists some of the popular virtual reality games for children and adults.
Fatima Rangwala
What comes to your mind the moment you hear the words 'Virtual Reality Games'? Do you imagine yourself entering into a strange simulated computer world, where there are a host of exciting adventures and monstrous game characters attacking you?
Virtual reality (VR) is a world of make, believe, and vision. Games elevate such a vision to a level where a user can interact with several objects and events in an imaginary world by simply surrounding himself with sound and sight, in real time. To create a virtual environment, one needs a computer, some special software, and of course, a little imagination.
With generations rolling exceedingly, technology is passing by like a flash of light. In modern times, it has become easy for the programmers to develop Web browsers, Internet software, and different computer languages, which are instilled into a 3-dimensional imaginary space zone. In such a zone, the user can enjoy the game's entertainment, the landscapes, or a set of information that is placed before him in the most liberal way possible. Here are the names of the software programs that support this:
  • 3DML: 3DML is a 3-dimensional modeling language where, after a plug-in has been installed, a user can visit a website through their browsers.
  • Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML): VRML is the Web's most primitive 3D modeling language.
  • X3D: X3D replaced VRML to create higher standards of virtual environment over the Internet.
  • Collaborative Design Activity (COLLADA): COLLADA supports the possibility of interchanging files within 3D programs.
Experts say that, virtual environment is not at all possible over the Internet without an HMD (Head Mounted Display). It consists of a full faced helmet or a pair of goggles and a head tracker. When a user wears the HMD, he/she will see a tiny monitor in front of each eye. These two monitors facilitate images to appear in a 3-dimensional sense and the head tracker facilitates a change to the head movements. Thus, if the HMD is absent, the idea of a virtual environment will lack critical parameters like display and tracking of life-sized images.
Games
For Kids
  • Evolution Game
  • Millsberry
  • Howrse
  • Neopets
  • ToonTown
  • ROBLOX Virtual Playworld
  • Whyville
  • Second Life
  • Sims
  • Farmville (one of the most popular Online virtual pet games for kids)
  • Mimo Games
  • Barbie Girls
  • Moshi Monsters
  • Ty Girlz
  • Club Penguin
  • Florensia
  • Furcadia
  • Beabie Babies
  • Travel of Wiglington and Wenks
  • Reptilicious
  • Tootsville
  • DizzyWood
  • Habbo
  • Goma Island
  • Anatheria
  • UbiWorld
  • Gaia Online
  • Free Realms
  • Bidouland
  • Fantage
  • Secret Builders
  • Neurogalaxy
  • Widgie World
  • CyberInfants
  • Baby Dow
These games are quite enjoyable, and some of them are available online for free.
For Adults
  • The Black Heart- A New Babbage Mystery
  • Celestial Game Tower
  • Camp Nou
  • Booville Skydiving
  • Safari Zyngo Paradise
  • Olds AFB
  • 7Seas Fishing Headquarters
  • The Kaaos Effect
  • The Great Grid-Wide Goldrush
  • Tiny Empires
  • Snowboard Simulator
  • Surfboard Simulator
  • Golf Simulator
  • Skateboard Simulator
  • Virtual Bowling
  • Virtual Ping Pong
  • Virtual Tennis
  • Racing Seats
  • Virtual Reality Baseball Simulator
  • Dance Dance Revolution
  • Live Slap Shot Hockey
  • Football Toss Foosball
  • Basketball Double Shot
  • Boccerball
  • Gold Club Casino 2.2
  • Crazy Ball 3D (Version 1.0)
  • Casino On Net (Version 8.4)
  • VR Sportfishing
  • LEGO Digital Designer (Version 3.0.11)
  • Virtual EVE Demo (Version 1.0)
  • Coyote Bikers
  • Corse GP
  • Pirate Air Casablanca
  • Numbakulla
  • SL Railroad Consortium
VR Video Games
  • Alien Slime - Maniac Mansion
  • Catfight - The Simpsons
  • Astro Chicken - Space Quest 3
  • Escape from Death Row - The Simpsons
  • G-Bike - Final Fantasy VII
  • Gender Neutral Pac-Person - Futurama
  • Itchy vs Scratchy - The Simpsons
  • Immortal Wombat - Cow and Chicken
  • Jump Jump Dance Party - Malcolm in the Middle (a parody of Dance Dance Revolution)
  • Kick the Can - The Simpsons (featured in cow and chicken as well)
  • Larry the Looter - The Simpsons
  • Kill Thrill - Maniac Mansion
  • Lightcycles - Tron
  • Lucky Wander Boy - Lucky Wander Boy
  • Monaco Princess Stunt Drivin - Space Quest 4
  • Meteor Mess - Maniac Mansion
  • Virtual Stuck Behind a Bus - Family Guy
  • Desert Warfare - WarGames
  • NUKE - The Simpsons
  • Typing Tutor Turbo - Homestar Runner
  • Ultimate Oblivion - Family Guy
  • Virtual PongQuest - Skyborg: Into the Vortex
  • Starfighter - The Last Starfighter
  • Pharaoh - Clerks Animated Series
  • Beetle Mania - Super Mario RPG
  • Air-To-Ground Actions - WarGames
  • Fighter Combats - WarGames
  • The Ktarian Game - Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Penetrator - Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • Space Munks - Doug
  • Super Turbo Turkey Puncher - Doom 3
  • Shploitz - Homestar Runner
  • Armless Invaders - Homestar Runner
  • Evicerator - Lucky Wander Boy
  • Virtual Indy 500 - Family Guy
Each of these games has its own strategy, level of fun, and excitement, which will never bore. These games aren't only meant for kids, but can be equally exciting for adults as well.