Come read a full summary of the 2021 Upload VR Summer Showcase! We have details on all of the new VR games announced during the showcase.
The show took place on December 2nd at 9:00am PT and featured a ton of new VR game trailers, announcements, reveals and more! We saw a few new multiplayer VR games and VR party games which will be coming out later this year. As well, new game showcases for PCVR and the Oculus Quest.
This is the third Upload VR Showcase, after summer 2019 and 2020 events over the past two years.
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- What is Upload VR Summer Showcase
- 2021 Upload VR Showcase Announcements
- Cities VR
- Nerf Ultimate Championships
- Lucky’s Tale
- The Chewllers
- Smash Drums
- Bean Stalkers
- Hyper Dash
- Ultra Wings 2
- Ziggy’s Cosmic Adventures
- Garden of the Sea
- Vertigo II
- Little Cities
- After the Fall
- Moss 2
- Paranormal Hunter
- Lost Recipes
- Propogation Paradise Hotel
- Zenith VR
- 2020 Upload VR Summer Showcase Announcements
- Solaris: Offworld Combat
- Panther VR
- Onward VR for Oculus Quest
- Wraith: Afterlife
- Phantom: Covert Ops
- Star Shaman
- The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners Meatgrinder Upgrade
- The Rig: A Starmap to Murder
- Spaceteam VR
- Traffic Jams
- Operencia: The Stolen Sun.
- Area Man Lives
- Where Angels Meet
- Gravity Lab
- Trial By Teng
- Ghost Patrol VR
- In Death: Unchained
- Gnomes and Goblins
- Vertigo: Remastered
- Trover Saves the Universe
- Pistol Whip Updates
- The Walking Dead: Onslaught
- Vacation Simulator: Back to Job
- Upload VR Summer Showcase Livestream
What is Upload VR Summer Showcase
The Upload VR Showcase is all about the VR industry coming together to make a big splash and announce new VR content. The first two Summer Showcases were held in 2019 and 2020 and the 2021 edition promises to showcase over 20 new VR games.
Youc an expect news from some of the biggest VR developers around like Fast Travel Games and Cloudhead Games as well as highlights on some indie darlings.
Below we’ll have a summary of every announcement made during the summer showcase. Underneath that is a link to the live stream so that you can watch along live if you can!
2021 Upload VR Showcase Announcements
Cities VR is a port of the Cities: Skylines game directly into virtual reality. You are the mayor of your own city in an exclusive birds eye view. Watch your developments come alive and grow your city. Give your residents what they want and grow your population.
Nerf Ultimate Championships
A demo for a new arcade multiplayer shooting game with Nerf branding was shown. The game features online multiplayer shooting in a paintball style format. A highly detailed multiplayer map was shown.
Against is a crime noir style game with supernatural features. To save the city from darkness, you have to dodge, fight, and attack enemies as they fly by you. The game has a Pistol Whip style of movement that is automatic.
Fans who have been following Against on Reddit have seen the development of this game first hand.
Against is coming on December 16th.
You control Lucky, a fox, in a platform style game. Move, jump, dodge, and attack your way through each level in the game. The game mechanics are made from VR. Think Crash Bandicoot for virtual reality.
Lucky’s Tale was originally available for the Oculus Rift.
The Chewllers is an online cooperative shooter where you have to survive and fight. Each fighter in the game has a different style and you need to team up with your friends in order to win.
Teamwork is key in the game to pick a strategy and advance forward. You can build towers and deploy a number of strategic elements in the game.
RuinsMagus is an anime style RPG game. It takes place around some grand ruins and features an expansive story that has you unravel a mystery. The game will be supported in Japanese and English and features 26 different chapters.
You can level up your character with new skills such as magic and power. The game was built from the ground up for VR and features the same graphics on PC VR and the Oculus Quest 2.
You can back RuinsMagus on Kickstarter. The official launch is set for this winter.
Smash Drums is a VR drum rhythm game. Your controllers turn into drum sticks and you have to smash along to the beat in a variety of songs. There is an 8-player co-op mode, 8 different environments, and over 20 songs to play in the game.
Smash Drums is available right now for the Meta Quest.
From VR Storm Studio, Bean Stalkers is an adventure game where you have to climb and explore different worlds. Deploy magical attacks, collect resources, and craft what you need to succeed. The higher you move on the tree, the harder things get.
Bean Stalkers looks unique and interesting in virtual reality. It is a cross between a shooting game and an action strategy game.
Coming soon to Hyper Dash are new skins, guns, and characters to play in The Winter Update. There is also a new game mode to try out. Hyper Dash is an online multiplayer game.
Ultra Wings 2
Coming in February 2022, Ultra Wings 2 is a flight simulator game. A short preview was shown that has you flying airplanes through huge cities, oceans, and vast lands. Use your airplane to shoot and attack enemies and make sure you keep your plan in the area.
Ultra Wings 2 is coming for the Meta Quest and SteamVR.
Ziggy’s Cosmic Adventures
Ziggy’s Cosmic Adventures is as adventure game where you have to protect an alien named Ziggy. Use weapons and skills to navigate a ship as you move to safety.
Ziggy’s is coming to SteamVR and the Meta Quest 2
Outlier, from Joyway, is an upcoming strategy and shooting game. Select your weapon of choice and battle enemies in a chaotic wave shooting experience.
Garden of the Sea
Garden of the Sea is a calm adventure game coming for the Oculus Quest 2. Some of the mechanics shown in the game include taking pictures, piloting a ship, fishing, solving puzzles, crafting, and collecting resources.
In the game, you have to complete missions and objectives. The game looks like it has been polished up for a while, though we don’t know a ton of details.
Vertigo II is a futuristic action game that takes place in a city called Autonica. A civil war has erupted and only one side will prevail. The game features one massive open world level. You join a team, pick up your weapon of choice, and fight through different enemies.
You can pick whether to join the side of Revolution or Tradition.
Vertigo II is coming soon for Steam VR.
nDreams is developing Little Cities, a city building simiulator similar to Cities: Skylines. You play a God character, similar to Deisim, where you can build roads, houses, businesses, and more. Grow your city and keep your residents happy. Deploy special buildings like schools, stadiums, and more.
In Little Cities, you also have to manage natural disasters and other things that threaten to ruin your city. We are big fans of simulator games in virtual reality and think Little Cities has a lot of potential.
Little Cities is coming in the spring 2022.
After the Fall
After the Fall is a battle game from Vertigo Games that takes place in the winter. We’ve featured the game a few times and have been waiting for it for a while. Vertigo Games has also released Arizona Sunshine in the past.
In After the Fall, you have to shoot your way through levels, defeating bad guys and levelling up as you go. There are strategy elements in the game as well. It is one of the most graphically advanced games coming for the Meta Quest 2.
From Resolution Games, Ultimex is a multiplayer game that is coming soon in 2022. More information to be released soon.
On December 9th, a new update from Blaston will launch with an arctic season mode. New characters and guns are on the way.
On December 16th, the Roots of Evil expansion pack will be released. More information will be coming soon.
From Polayc, Moss 2 is a sequel to the popular adventure game. You control the beloved mouse on a new set of adventures and levels. Solve puzzles, defeat enemies, and make it through each level alive. Moss 2 expands on the game with new features and components.
Paranormal Hunter is a 4-player cooperative game where you have to team up with friends to uncover paranormal entities. It is coming for SteamVR and Playstation VR.
The game is a unique horror experience that you play with your friends. You haev to search through dark levels and uncover spirits, ghosts, and demons.
From Shell Games, Lost Recipes is a cooking game that takes place through different time periods. You have to learn how to create historical dishes from a variety of different cultures and countries.
Lost Recipes is a twist on the VR cooking genre. In the preview, there were a lot of different cooking styles shown off. The game is a more relaxing experience compared to others in this genre.
Propogation Paradise Hotel
From Wanadev Studios, this is a mysterious zombie like game based off of the Propogation 360 demo game. You have to explore the environment, fight through enemies, and stay alive.
Propogation Paradise Hotel is coming in Q4 2022.
Zenith is an upcoming MMORPG game that we’ve been excited about for a long time and has been featured in our Upcoming Oculus Quest games guide.
Zenith has all MMORPG components included in a large open-world environment. Level up your characters, fight enemies, and join with other players. Zenith has some of the best RPG battling mechanics we’ve seen in virtual reality so far.
Zenith is being released in beta on December 18th, 2021.
2020 Upload VR Summer Showcase Announcements
The following is a replay of all of the 2020 announcements at the summer showcase. As you can see, a lot of popular Oculus Quest games that are now available were previewed.
Solaris: Offworld Combat
The first thing shown was a trailer for a new first person shooter game called Solaris. Coming August 2020 for Oculus Quest and Rift S. A release for the Playstation VR is planned for later in 2020.
Solaris: Offworld Combat contains the following features
- 8 player online multi-shooter (4 vs 4)
- Control the point game mode
Solaris is an online shooting game that takes place in different battle arenas. The game has a similar feel to Echo Arena. The action is high pace and quick. You can pick up weapons on the fly as you run across the map.
Next up was a stealth-action sandbox game called Panther VR. You can plant out your heist, choose yourweapons and gadgets and infiltrate your location. You can go full stealth or guns blazing, level up, get rich, and expand your personal hideout with powerful weapons.
Panther VR was funded on Kickstarter. The game is available from today on Steam and PCVR headsets.
Onward VR for Oculus Quest
Next, Nigel from Onward VR announced that the popular first person shooter game is going to be available for the Oculus Quest shortly!
Next up was a quick preview from Fast Travel Games for a new VR horror game set in the world of Darkness called Wraith. The trailer was quick but high quality.
A full gameplay trailer will be released in August. The game will be available on all major platforms.
Phantom: Covert Ops
Phantom: Covert Ops for the Oculus Quest has been officially announced as being released on June 25th for Oculus. The popular stealth tactical game has been coming soon for the Oculus Quest for a while now.
Next up was a preview of a brand new VR game called Star Shaman, a space exploration and spell casting game. The team has been working nonstop to create a game that moves well in virtual reality.
A trailer for Star Shaman was shown. The game takes place in space but has a funky sci-fi theme to it. In the game, you cast spells and magic to different space objects and targets. It will be available later in 2020 for all major headsets (Quest included).
The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners Meatgrinder Upgrade
Next up, a trailer of a new DLC for Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners was shown. The game is the top horror zombie game available in VR.
In the game, you face waves of zombies, destroying them with weapons and melee attacks. This summer, the Meatgrinder update will be released in July 2020.
The Rig: A Starmap to Murder
A preview trailer for The Rig was shown next. The game is a mystery adventure game that is planned for release this summer on SteamVR. The Rig is an immersive, story-drive space-noir adventure game. You get to explore a fully-interactive light freighter as you attempt to land, find your brother, and uncover a mystery about murder and broken romance.
Not a lot of details were shown in the trailer, but more information is coming later this summer.
A showcase for Spaceteam VR was shown. In the upcoming update, there are more controls, more puzzles to solve, and more teamwork to work through. The game recently launched for the Oculus Quest and is a good cross-play game.
The new content updates will be free!
Traffic Jams is a simulation game where you get to control traffic around the world. A brand new couch party mode is coming to the game so that you can play with your friends too. In couch party mode, your friends use their phones to help out or cause chaos for the person wearing the headset.
Traffic Jams is coming to all VR headsets including the Oculus Quest and PSVR in September 2020!
Operencia: The Stolen Sun.
A trailer for Operencia was shown. This is a game where reality meets fantasy and hsitory meets legend. The game was developed completed for VR and is an adventure RPG title.
Navigate deadly traps, solve intricate puzzles, fight powerful bosses, and more in this mysterious title! The game is coming for all platforms!
Area Man Lives
Next up, a trailer for Area Man Lives was shown. In the game, you play a radio jockey who is pulled into a mystery. You have to keep the radio station humming along by recording commercials, interviewing callers, and piecing together how your actions impact your listening audience.
Not a lot of detail was given in the trailer and the full game is coming in 2021! An early release on SteamVR is planned for August 13, 2020.
Next up was a trailer for LONN. The game is a futuristic action title in a world filled with cyborgs. You have to climb, fight, and attach your way through a city. The game looks like a really solid action title for VR.
LONN is available for PCVR later in 2020.
Where Angels Meet
Where Angels Meet is a cinematic VR piece about what its like to grow up as an African American man in the USA. The game was created for Oculus Rift as part of the Launchpad program.
Go and check it out now on the Oculus Store.
Agence uses artifical intelligence to present a live action experience. Agence isn’t a game and it isn’t a movie. The game features some special characters that you can alter by controlling in the VR story. The AI component allows for some really interesting live results.
Agence features little creatures living on a floating planet. Each character has a mind of its own. The game is going to be available for all platforms soon.
Gravity Lab is a space action and puzzle game where you have to move balls in zero gravity into their home by placing objects to help them on their way. You can deploy a ton of different objects to help solve each mission, using your VR hands completely.
The game is already available for SteamVR. Gravity Lab is coming soon for the Oculus Quest!
Trial By Teng
Coming soon for SteamVR and Oculus Rift, Trial By Teng is a mystery title that takes place in the afterlife. Solve ancience puzzles, meet supernatural creatures, and explore a magical underworld.
Not a ton of gameplay details were released, but this game from Charm Games is coming soon.
Next, a gameplay trailer was shown for Cosmophobia. The game is a dark and mysterious thriller action game where you navigate through underground tunnels and buildings. You have weapons that you use to destroy orbs and other enemies. The game is a VR horror experience.
Explore different levels, survive your way through each puzzle, and fight to escape.
Ghost Patrol VR
Ghost Patrol is a spooky multiplayer VR game that takes you into a haunted house filled with ghosts and other spirits. Fight your way through each level and defeat the evil ghost kings. The game looks similar to Luigi’s Mansion.
Ghost Patrol VR is coming to VR arcades around the world.
In Death: Unchained
In Death is a sequel for the Oculus Quest. Use a bow and arrow to fight through different worlds. The game generates new unique levels each time you play.
Next up, a trailer for Low-fi was shown. The game is a first person action game that takes place in a dark, neon, and futuristic world. Explore each level, kill bad guys, drive spaceships and other vehicles.
You can check out early access of Low-Fi today!
Gnomes and Goblins
Gnomes and Goblins is an action adventure game where you have to solve puzzles as a small mouse character. Only a teaser trailer was shown and platforms are to be announced soon!
From Zulubu Productions comes a new update for Vertigo: Remastered. The game is a futuristic action adventure game. Shoot your way across different lands. Meet weird characters and animals who want to help and hurt you. The game has gun and melee attacks in it, along with climbing and other movement features.
The game is for SteamVR headsets.
Trover Saves the Universe
Trover Saves the Universe is coming soon to the Oculus Quest on June 18! This mature title is a slapstick comedy game from Squanch Games is from the co-creator of Rick and Morty.
Trover is a comedy adventure game that was released for SteamVR headsets back in 2019.
Pistol Whip Updates
A new update for Pistol Whip is on the way! The development team first summarized some of the updates they’ve made to the game:
- 5 new updates
- New levels
- Gauntlet game mode
- John Wick branded pistols
Next, the team laid out plans for 2020:
- Playstation VR release date on July 28
- The Heartbreaker update featuring 3 new scenes, new modifiers, water guns
- The Concierge, a brand new update featuring new scenes, mechanics, and levels
The Walking Dead: Onslaught
The new Walking Dead is coming to VR soon. Daryl Dixon from the TV show stopped by to preview the new game. It is coming soon for all PCVR headsets.
From the creators of Angry Birds and Acron, Blaston is an action game where you have to fight bots. You get to choose which weapons you take with you into the battle arena. The motto of the game is to never stay still!
The game is kind of like Street Fighter for VR but with futuristic weapons and themes. Blaston is coming soon in the fall of 2020 and paltforms are TBA.
Vacation Simulator: Back to Job
Lastly, a new update for Vacation Simulator called Back to Job was shown! The new updates is coming in the fall to all platforms.
Upload VR Summer Showcase Livestream
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