Five VR Apps to Help You Relax
Escape the real world and explore virtual reality with these five relaxing VR experiences, available on Viveport.
By Joshua Hawkins, Greenlit Content
Whether you’ve spent the day buried in paperwork at the office, or you’re enjoying a nice day away from work, sometimes you just need to take a step back and relax. If you’re looking for a way to relax while still enjoying new worlds and experiences, then virtual reality is a great way to take a trip without all the added expenses.
There are a ton of applications out there that will transport you to distance places, all without making you worry about high scores or multipliers. To help you find your way, I’ve put together a list of five of my favorite VR apps to relax to, all of which are available on Viveport.
Hailed as one of the most iconic VR experiences at the Sundance Film Festival in 2016, Wevr’s theBlu is one of my absolute favorite experiences to sit back in and just relax. Made up of a series of episodes, theBlu transports users to the bottom of the ocean, where they’ll get to experience the beauty of the ocean’s deepest parts. Sea creatures of all shapes and sizes swirl around you as you slow down time, capture images and more in this beautiful and relaxing experience.
I’ve always wanted to visit the Grand Canyon, and while I haven’t made the trip out west just yet, Immersive Entertainment’s attempt at bringing the beautiful canyon to life in an exceptional experience has not gone unnoticed. Step into a canoe and take a beautiful and epic journey through the heart of the Grand Canyon as you explore the vast and beautiful river that flows through the heart of one of America’s greatest tourist sites. It’s a relaxing and immersive experience that still gives you some level of interaction, while also allowing you to just sit back and enjoy yourself.
The Grand Canyon VR Experience is available on Viveport, and as part of Viveport Subscription.
If you’re looking for more of an interactive yet cinematic experience, then I’d highly recommend Colosse. Developed by Fire Panda Ltd., Colosse tells the beautiful story of the long-lost Great Spirits in a story that explores power, respect, and fear. Developed as a real-time interactive story, the viewer helps to shape the narrative, giving them a first-hand look into the tale that is being spun. It’s a beautiful experience that isn’t easily forgotten and is great for relaxing at the end of a long day.
Colosse is available for free on Viveport.
Created using satellite data, Naturallandscape – GuilinLandscape is a beautiful recreation (in Unreal Engine - it's not a video!) of the Lijiang River, which flows from Guilin to Yangshuo County in China. Composed of a simple journey down the river, Naturallandscape is a great way to just sit back and relax as you explore the beautiful Chinese countryside. It’s an exceptionally well-put-together experience that lets you explore the river from the comfort of a speed boat, bamboo raft, or a yacht. If you’re looking to explore some of the more rural areas of the world while you relax, then Naturallandscapes is a good place to start.
Naturallandscape – GuilinLandscape is available on Viveport and as part of Viveport Subscription.
There is a lot to love about Nature Treks VR, and honestly, it’s probably my favorite application to just dive into after a long day at the office. Not only are there an assortment of different places to explore, but you can also directly take control of the world, growing it along the way. It’s a beautiful and serene experience that’s easy to just get lost in for hours. If you wish to relax but still want to have something to do with your hands, then Nature Treks VR is probably the best app I can recommend for the job.
Nature Treks VR is available on Viveport and in Viveport Subscription.
If you’re looking for something in virtual reality to help you relax, then this list is a great place to start. Of course, there are still a ton of other great applications available on Viveport, so make sure you take some time to review the catalogue to see what other experiences are out there for you to enjoy and get lost within.
All of the titles covered in this article are available through Viveport.