5 Best Apps For Google Cardboard
Virtual reality seems to be the talk of 2015, with lots of new gadgets entering the market and aiming to take us away from the worries and troubles of everyday into an exciting world of “everything is possible”.
If you still haven’t embarked on your VR journey, you can give it a go, simply and inexpensively, with Google Cardboard.
With Cardboard 2, announced at this year’s Google I/O, it’s clear that simple tool will keep on evolving to offer even better VR experiences and it is high time to dive in.
There are lots of things to do with Google Cardboard, and it’s not all games.
Here’s a selection of 5 apps that can enhance your Google Cardboard experience and show you what virtual reality is all about.
Glitcher VR takes a specific niche when it come to virtual reality experiments – and there aren’t too many apps out there occupied with the same. The idea, though, is quite simple and reasonable: the app makes use of the back camera and gives the reality around you a number of different and rather futuristic looks. The final effect is quite similar to simply applying filters to your camera, but when you are wearing the glasses and your vision is restricted – the experience becomes much more powerful and you feel like walking the halls of an alien spaceship.
Orbulus is a mix between fun, self-educating and just beautiful things. The app lets you see some of the world’s most famous and visited sights in 3D, thus sending you on a virtual reality trip across the world.
So if you don’t fell like you are going to make it for a vacation this summer, you can actually feel the heat and the crowds in the 360-degree photos with a very realistic background noise.
Okay, we can’t do completely without games. And why should we?
A VR version of the popular Indie game AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! – but even though the game is actually the same, the virtual component does add the right kind of something.
The game, as is suggested by the name, is all about falling. Yes, just falling down and trying to avoid the obstacles in your way. A fun enough game when played on your phone, it becomes quite an experience when played through Google Cardboard and, especially, when standing up (which adds a balancing element to the reality you are currently in).
Dive Deep is not particularly a game, even though it does come with quite cartoonish graphics. The app lets you dive deep into the ocean, without worrying about the trivial things like air, wetsuit or cold and surf the underwater kingdom with the ease of a tech-savvy fish. The experience itself is fun, relaxing and is sure to awaken your interest in the Big Blue.
Cartoon Village VR
Cartoon Village VR is another app that offers an escape from reality – in this case into a suburban utopia. Not everyone may find the app interesting, but if you are living in the urban jungle and your daily route takes you from one oversized skyscraper to the next, you may find a walk along a butterfly filled country lane may be the most relaxing part of your day. Not much happens in the app, but there are a lot of interesting details and you have the freedom to look into every nook and cranny of the village.
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