Expanding on my previous blog post, we’re going to go into some depth on the Virtual Reality multiplayer options available at VRPlayin because of its popularity and the impact it has on its users.
One of our most popular titles is Rec Room, and with good reason. Having recently won UploadVR’s “Best of 2017” award for Best Social Experience, Rec Room really is in a world of its own. Some people, when trying to describe it, call Rec Room the Wii Sports of VR due in large part to the variety of activities it offers. But even that does it a disservice. Indeed, it has a wide variety of experiences, all built around a core social aspect, but due to the varied challenge each activity possess, it’s beyond anything that Wii Sports ever could offer.
Rec Room also offers users the option to create their own custom rooms and activities, something that is popular among kids who like to explore and make their own games.
So with all of this in mind, let’s go through the different activities that make Rec Room a great social game, and why we constantly recommend it for both team building activities as well as birthday parties:
- Quests – (4-player) The most challenging and rewarding of the Rec Room activities, quests are designed to encourage cooperation and teamwork. With 3 different themes to choose from, there is something for everybody’s taste. We find these quests to be one of the best, if not the best, team building experiences that we have to offer. It pushes players to communicate and be aware of each others position and status. As the activity is challenging from the beginning, players have to constantly develop strategies as failure lies behind every corner.
- Paintball – (8-player) This is by far the most popular activity for people of all ages. We normally throw users into a fun game of Paintball after the challenge of the quests, as it is an excellent transition to a competitive environment while retaining the cooperative elements practiced in the Quest (especially if the activity is being played in “capture the flag” mode). This game mode allows pre-established teams from the Quests to go against other teams, while kids love the high control and customization of the field of play.
- Charades – (8-player) A great cooldown from the highly active Quests and Paintball, this activity has 2 modes: Teams or Together. Both modes allow players to take turns drawing objects in the air based on cue cards, objects that everyone else has to guess.
- LaserTag – (6-player) Rec Room’s newest offering, LaserTag, is very similar to paintball but in this game, players have to deal with A.I. elements as well. Not has heavily focused on collaboration as Quests or Paintball, but definitely loads of fun as you are actually shooting lasers, LaserTag is better suited for smaller teams.
- DodgeBall – (6-player) The very same game you played in the schoolyard but at least the virtual reality version will ensure nobody goes home with bruises from being hit with a ball in the face.
- Soccer – (6-player) Because VR doesn’t track users’ feet, players use shields to smack a giant soccer ball around while “running” around the court by teleporting, two elements that make timing and position become crucial.
- PaddleBall – A favourite 2-player experience, this activity puts you and and another player into a tube, where the tennis-like objective is to to hit the wall behind your opponent with a ball. With the score going up to 5, matches are short and sweet.
- Disc Golf – (4-player) The most relaxing of Rec Room’s experiences, disc golf adds challenges by installing wind turbines around the environment. Other than not being able to feel the wind in your hair, the experience is very much like the real thing.
- Rec Room also provides the players with several spaces that can be customized. These personalized spaces can be shared with the community, so be on the lookout for the VRPlayin room.
Continuing on the customization note, Rec Room has the most comprehensive system in our catalog when it comes to deciding how your virtual avatar looks like, with more and more items being unlocked as our guests play.
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