Virtual Reality Room

Equipped with the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, the SILS Virtual Realty Room offers immersive virtual experiences to everyone in the SILS community, whether you're trying VR for the first time or conducting cutting-edge research.

A student playing Fruit Ninja in the VR Room

What is Virtual Reality?

Virtual Reality (VR) is a computer technology that places you in a simulated environment. It uses a headset to generate realistic images and sounds, making you feel like you're physical present in the virtual world. In many cases, you can walk around and interact with virtual objects using specialized Touch controllers. Though VR is commonly used for video games, virtual socialization, and 3D films, it has also been applied to countless other fields including education, medical training, and physical therapy.

How do I access the Virtual Reality Room?

The Virtual Reality Room is available by reservation to all SILS students, staff, and faculty, including any student currently enrolled in a SILS course. It can be used for academic or recreational purposes. To reserve the room, book an appointment online, email us at silshelp@unc.edu, or stop by the SILS Help Desk in the SILS Library.

Once your appointment arrives, stop by the desk to pick up the key to the VR Room. Inside the room, you will find instructions on how to set up the equipment, switch between headsets, and launch VR applications, as well as important safety considerations. If this is your first time using the room or you just need a refresher, we're glad to walk you through it!

Please note, it is highly recommended to be accompanied by another person while using the VR Room.

VR Room VR Room

What games are available?

Below is a list of currently available games and experiences. Feel free to contact the Help Desk with recommendations for new acquisitions!

Recommended Software

VR Games

 

Dreamdeck transports you to impossible places and magical worlds. With a variety of immersive scenes that showcase the power of VR, Oculus Dreamdeck is an excellent introduction to VR experiences.

 

VR Games

 

 

First Contact is an official Oculus experience designed to be your entryway to Oculus Touch. Experience the magic of ‘presence’ in VR, exploring moments that feel as real as they are fantastically impossible. We've built a magic box full of toys and a robot guide make a new friend, then touch, tap, bounce, hold and throw things, and play together.

 

VR Games

 

 

Henry is the story of a little hedgehog with a big problem… he loves to hug! After ending up alone on his birthday, he’ll make a wish that changes everything.

 

 

VR Games

 

 

Welcome to The Lab, a compilation of Valve’s room-scale VR experiments set in a pocket universe within Aperture Science. Fix a robot, defend a castle, adopt a mechanical dog,and more.

 

 

VR Games

 

 

Lucky's Tale is a delightful platforming adventure game designed exclusively for the Oculus Rift. Join Lucky as he runs, jumps, climbs and spins his way through bright, colorful worlds filled with thrilling challenges, wacky creatures, and all the shiny things a little fox could ever want.

 

VR Games

 

 

In EVE: Valkyrie, you are an elite space fighter pilot who has recently become immortal, thanks to the efforts of Rán Kavik, leader of the breakaway pirate group known as the Valkyrie. As a newly-recruited member of the Valkyrie, you will battle rival pirate factions for wealth, supremacy, and notoriety. The voice of Rán is brought to life by Battlestar Galactica star Katee Sackoff.

All Software

Steam
  • Abbot's Book Demo
  • Acan's Call: Act 1
  • Accounting
  • Allumette
  • AltspaceVR
  • Amazing Thailand VR Experience
  • Belko VR: An Escape Room Experiment
  • The Bellows
  • Bigscreen Beta
  • The Body VR: Journey Inside a Cell
  • Broomball
  • Caliban Below
  • Colosse
  • Cross Country Skiing VR
  • The Cubicle.
  • datavizVR
  • DCS World Steam Edition
  • Deadly Hunter VR
  • Deserving Life
  • DreamLand
  • ENGAGE
  • The Enlightened League of Bone Builders and the Osseous Enigma Content
  • Fantasynth One
  • Found
  • The Gallery - Episode 1: Call of the Starseed
  • Google Earth VR
  • Guns'n'Stories: Preface VR
  • HALP!
  • Hot Squat
  • IKEA VR Experience
  • Insanity VR: Last Score
  • INVASION!
  • Irrational Exuberance: Prologue
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
  • La Camila: A VR Experience
  • The Lab
  • Live2D VR Girls
  • LookVR
  • Lucky Night: Texas Hold'em VR
  • Marius
  • Mindshow
  • MSI Electric City
  • Nefertari: Journey to Eternity
  • NVIDIA(R) VR Funhouse
  • Octopus Bar
  • Organ Quarter Pre-Alpha Demo
  • Portal Stories: VR
  • The Price of Freedom
  • Quanero
  • Realities
  • Rec Room
  • The Red Stare
  • Senza Peso
  • Ship Ahoy Open BETA
  • SketchFab VR
  • Spell Fighter VR
  • Star Wars: Droid Repair Bay
  • Surgeon Simulator VR: Meet The Medic
  • Tales of Escapes
  • Tilt Brush
  • Trapped With the Dolls VR
  • Trials on Tatooine
  • UNCORPOREAL - Fluffy!
  • Viveport Video
  • VRchaeology: Prologue
  • VRChat
  • Vrideo
  • VRMultigames
  • Waltz of the Wizard
  • War Thunder
  • We Were Here
  • The Wire
  • Zombie Training Simulator
Oculus
  • ABE VR
  • Absolut deadmau5
  • Aircar
  • Anceder
  • Apex Tournament
  • Archangel(TM) Hellfire Free
  • Bear Island
  • Beat Saber
  • Blade Runner 2049: Memory Lab
  • The Body VR
  • Boulevard
  • Bullet Train
  • Coco VR
  • Colosse: A Story in Virtual Reality
  • DatavizVR Demo
  • Dead and Buried
  • Defense Grid 2: Enhanced VR Edition
  • Discovery VR
  • Disney Movies VR
  • Dispatch
  • Dragon Front
  • Echo VR
  • Epic Roller Coasters
  • EVE: Valkyrie - Warzone
  • Face Your Fears
  • Fall In Love
  • Farlands
  • Fearless
  • Formula E powered by Virtually Live
  • Fruit Ninja
  • Google Earth VR
  • Guns'n'Stories: Preface VR
  • Henry
  • Herobound: Spirit Champion
  • Home - A VR Spacewalk
  • InCell
  • International Space Station
  • Introduction to Virtual Reality
  • INVASION!
  • Jaunt VR
  • Jurassic World: Blue
  • KFC The Hard Way
  • Lost
  • Lucky's Tale
  • Magnetique - VR Comic
  • Minecraft
  • Mountain Goat Mountain
  • Mythos of the World Axis
  • NextVR
  • Oculus 360 Photos
  • Oculus Dreamdeck
  • Oculus First Contact
  • Oculus Medium
  • Oculus Touch Basics
  • Oculus Video
  • Open VR Video Player
  • PokerStars VR
  • Pool Game Solo
  • Quill
  • Rec Room
  • Robo Recall
  • The Rose And I
  • Senza Peso
  • Showdown
  • Sketchfab VR
  • Speed Kills VR
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming - Virtual Reality
  • SteamVR
  • Surge
  • TOKYO CHRONOS -Trial Demo-
  • Top Dog VR
  • Toybox
  • The Unspoken
  • Valkyrie Blade
  • VR Sports Challenge
  • VRMultigames
  • Within