There are so many VR apps out already sometimes figuring out what you want to play can be difficult. Especially for someone who has never tried it before, deciding what you’re going to do in VR is intimidating when faced with something like the HTC Vive for the first time.
That’s why Reddit user Gazzzah made a flow chart to help coworkers figure out what to play. The Vive owner unleashed the chart on the r/Vive community and they responded with a list of suggestions, some of which Gazzzah included in the expanded version you see above. UploadVR was given permission to use the chart.
The flow chart is a really good overview of some of the best known experiences for the Vive, but with the constant flow of new apps it’s already outdated. Fruit Ninja just arrived and we’d swap it with Zen Blade because it’s so much fun, or at least put them side by side. I also might put Titans of Space 2 in the “beautiful environment” section. It was suggested on Reddit that Hover Junkers be removed because the controls are so hard for newbies, and that makes a lot of sense too. SculptrVR could fit on there next to Tilt Brush but the section would need to be re-named “Make something in 3D.” The resizing mechanism in SculptrVR is a lot of fun and it’s not hard to figure out the sculpting controls. I notice Fantastic Contraption isn’t included on the chart even though it’s one of the titles bundled with the system early on. There’s certainly a learning curve to the game for some, but I’ve seen others figure it out very quickly. I understand why it might not be included though.
This is just the beginning of changes or additions to ponder — if you have any recommendations please share in the comments. Regardless of any changes it may or may not need, a flow chart is a fantastic way to think about what to do next in VR and I’m glad Gazzzah shared the idea. We’ve started thinking about Rift and Gear VR flow charts too.