When the HTC Vive first launched it came bundled with three virtual reality apps (Tilt Brush, Job Simulator and Fantastic Contraption) to introduce you to the new technology. Now HTC and Valve are introducing a better bundle with two of the best games currently available from Steam VR.
The most exciting addition is The Gallery – Episode 1: Call of the Starseed from Cloudhead Games. The first chapter of this adventure-puzzle game earned extremely positive reviews when it launched back in April. It’s an episodic game inspired by 1980s movies like The Goonies and games like Myst, promising “groundbreaking new game mechanics” and “bizarre characters.” It normally costs $29.99 from Steam VR.
Next up is Zombie Training Simulator, which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. The game offers cartoonish graphics, and asks you to shoot at virtual zombie cardboard cutouts. It includes various weapons, different modes for testing your speed and accuracy, and a global leaderboard. It costs $19.99 without the bundle.
Finally, you get Tilt Brush, which was already included with the HTC Vive. This awesome app created by Google lets you paint in 3D space. It usually costs $29.99.
As of Friday, the HTC Vive comes with a free Steam code for all three VR apps. That’s a pretty sweet perk, though you’ll still have to pay a whopping $799 for the virtual reality headset.
NEW CONTENT BUNDLE ON STEAM FOR HTC VIVETM
August 12, 2016 – Beginning today those who purchase an HTC Vive will receive a free Steam code for The Gallery – Episode 1: Call of the Starseed by Cloudhead Games, Tilt Brush by Google, and Zombie Training Simulator by Acceleroto.
Details on new content:
The Gallery – Episode 1: Call of the Starseed by Cloudhead Games
Your missing sister, an ancient machine, and a sinister presence await within The Gallery, an episodic, built-for-VR game inspired by dark 80’s fantasy films. Step into a VR adventure with groundbreaking new game mechanics, in a forgotten world filled with bizarre characters and wonder.
Zombie Training Simulator by Acceleroto
Are you ready for the zombie apocalypse? We’ve done the research and want to make sure you’re prepared. When the news reports the zombies are here and your friend gives you a call, “They’re here. I need you,” how will you respond? That’s right, you’ll say “I’ll be right over. We’ve got this thanks to Zombie Training Simulator!”
Tilt Brush by Google
Tilt Brush lets you paint in 3D space with virtual reality. Unleash your creativity with three-dimensional brush strokes, stars, light, and even fire. Your room is your canvas. Your palette is your imagination. The possibilities are endless.
Priced at $799, the HTC Vive is the first complete VR solution, including wireless VR controllers, room-scale movement, and a headset featuring a built-in camera.
The new content bundle can be accessed via Steam using a unique code received on purchase. For more information, please visithttp://store.steampowered.com/steamvr