User interfaces

VR desktops : http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/1gviso/vr_desktops/
Heavy Rain - ARI : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsQT3mbvVWY

Design ideas

I’m a little tired of being a murderer by Henry Gilbert
More lively demos? : http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/1i7ayd/more_lively_demos/

Environments


Places

Lake Argentina : https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/3pagne/i_want_to_be_here_live_in_vr_i_think_it_is_going/
https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/44rqfy/where_do_you_look_forward_to_visiting_one_day/

Games


Movies

Hogwarts from Harry Potter
Minas Tirith from The Lord of the Rings
Rivendell from The Lord of the Rings
Hill Valley from Back to the Future)
2012 earthquake scene : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcXCR1ID4uI VFX : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsEnBomu_18
Oblivion http://www.pixelstudio.nl/?p=138 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzqdzBZRM9k#t=74 http://www.prg.com/about-us/projects-showcase/prg-surrounds-oblivions-sky-tower/ http://www.plsn.com/current-issue/116-behind-the-lens/12227-lighting-qoblivionq-with-a-projected-sky.html http://www.triplewidemedia.com/2013/04/projection-mapping-in-the-making-of-oblivion-starring-tom-cruise/ http://architectoid.blogspot.fr/2013/04/oblivion-movie-architecture.html http://www.buzzfeed.com/adambvary/oblivion-joseph-kosinski-design-sky-tower#1f8wjoi http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2fypjs/someone_should_build_a_vr_experience_of_the_sky/
Holochess http://dhost.info/rissa/Holochess/ http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2jwhrg/someone_should_def_make_this_on_oculus_star_wars/ http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Dejarik http://dhost.info/rissa/Holochess/
Divergent Zip-line scene http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feFdgVPR63Y
Jumanji http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/31dkq9/i_just_realized_that_i_will_soon_be_able_to/ http://www.reddit.com/r/OculusIdeas/comments/2bhlry/jumanji_the_vr_game/
9½ Weeks : Striptease scene
Contact : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pfOFCUjmEU

Documentaries

Wanderers http://www.erikwernquist.com/wanderers/film.html http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2nqrgx/wanderers_scifi_short_film_that_could_inspire/ http://imgur.com/a/Ur5dP

TV


Applications


Architecture

Lumion 3D : http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=141&t=18263 http://lumion3d.com/

Art

Riftsculpt - an Oculus Rift 3D Sculpting app-Community ideas : http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=16706
Virtual painting
Virtual drum kit
World Builder
LeoWorld http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13961 http://leonar3do.com/index.php/en/products
MilkDrop http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MilkDrop http://www.geisswerks.com/about_milkdrop.html

Education


Games adaptations


Open source games

Eldritch http://www.eldritchgame.com/ http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=19589
FlightGear
ManiaDrive
Rigs of Rods
Smokin' Guns
Speed Dreams
Stunt Rally http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5BY8aq2xPE
SuperTuxKart
The Dark Mod
Torus Trooper
Ultimate Stunts
VDrift
Vega Strike

Games with source available

Arx Fatalis
Penumbra: Overture
Doom See : http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/1dv7qc/doom_1_and_2_on_the_rift/
Doom II: Hell on Earth
Duke Nukem 3D
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FreeSpace_2
Homeworld See : https://developer.oculusvr.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=35973#p35973
MiG_Alley
No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way
Return to Castle Wolfenstein
Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory
Star Trek: Voyager – Elite Force See : http://martincaine.com/gaming/day_nineteen_with_the_oculus_rift_elite_force

Games without source available

Against the Wall
Antichamber
Dear Esther
Dishonored
Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey
Eleusis
Ether One
Exo http://e-x-o.com/ http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=16613
Flower http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flower_(video_game) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJam5Auwj1E http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUC2tpY5gb4
Ghostbusters: The Video Game With Oculus Touch/Steam VR Controller/PS Move https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/4ik1by/the_void_teases_upcoming_ghostbusters_project/
Haunted : http://www.adventuregamers.com/games/view/16581
Miasmata
Mirror's Edge
Pingo
Proteus http://www.visitproteus.com/ http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/31/3936670/proteus-musical-exploration-game
Sword Art Online
The Division : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHiGMRs5n-g#t=70s
Trespasser
Doorways
Shattered Horizon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpD6pkA83k8
The Oregon Trail http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/1zu0gi/rift_version_of_the_oregon_trail/
Lovely Planet : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IQx5L7-YVc http://www.quicktequila.com/lovelyplanet.html

Games from different platforms


Nintendo 3DS

Kid Icarus: Uprising : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kid_Icarus:_Uprising

PlayStation 3

Datura
Guitar Hero : playing electric guitar in arena concerts in front of thousands of fans
Journey : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journey_(2012_video_game)
Sports Champions : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sports_Champions
Mad Dog McCree https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nkay7-7LAzQ

PlayStation 4

Rime : http://kotaku.com/this-cool-ps4-game-looks-like-wind-waker-had-a-baby-wit-1172864977 http://images.gamersyde.com/image_rime-22866-2798_0002.jpg http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-09-04-playstation-4-exclusive-rime-looks-lovely-in-new-extended-trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHgrSnEpwfY
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everybody%27s_Gone_to_the_Rapture

Xbox 360

Dance Central : dancing in a suburb dance club using a Kinect and seeing your moves in the big mirrors with people shouting and clapping hands

Wii

Wii Sports : tennis, baseball, bowling, golf, and boxing with a PS Move or a Razer Hydra in real environments

Arcade

Prop Cycle : http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=9139 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBRZC1BRdQk
Cyber Sled : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyber_Sled http://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=7466 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5GrYfOsrA0
Time Crisis : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8u61m5C57k

Virtuality

Dactyl Nightmare : http://devilmaster.altervista.org/vnightmare.html http://vr.wikinet.org/wiki/Dactyl_Nightmare

Game concepts

Haunted house : in the same spirit than Ghost Master but with a first-person view and only one ghost, you. See : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0M1gR56axFs

Robinson Crusoe : http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2cl48j/vr_robinson_crusoe_style_game_idea/

American Laser Games reimplementations : https://developer.oculusvr.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=21600#p21600

Ideas

https://developer.oculusvr.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=237
Tower Climbers working : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A_h2AjJaMw
Rock climbing : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktgDpWgZRvI https://developer.oculusvr.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=2440
VR chat : http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=16713
Freefall : http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=120&t=15426
Skydiving - See : http://gaijinent.com/en/games/skydive_proximity_flight/
Ski Resort : https://developer.oculusvr.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=419

Experiences

Journey to the edge of the Universe HD : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCxmGeIA67A
Virtual barber shop : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUDTlvagjJA
A combination of several experiences : http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=92548#p92548
Virtual field trip : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_field_trip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahIE6g0M9TA
Lap dance
Fly over mountains
Zoo : http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/1j1u2j/where_are_the_zoos/
Museum : http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/1j1u2j/where_are_the_zoos/
3D Arcade Emulation : https://developer.oculusvr.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=693
VR simulation envisions Thailand : http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/25sidq/music_video_vr_simulation_envisions_thailand/
Nuclear War Simulation : https://forums.oculus.com/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=17593
Turing Test : http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/36i69w/idea_vr_turing_test/
Natural disasters : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_disaster
  • floods, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis
  • place the viewer in a natural disaster
  • big waves (> 10m) in the ocean (dream of 25/05/2015 standing on a beach, looking at my kayak)
  • inspiration : 2012, San Andreas, Twister, Pompeii

From movies

Jurassic Park :
The Lost World: Jurassic Park :
Source Code :
  • maybe not the same scenario but the same game mechanic
Tron :
The Dark Crystal :
  • adventure game with the same story
Starship Troopers :
The Shining https://vimeo.com/24641314
Kinect: Star Wars : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilmPq98wXcw
Bingo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bingo_(1998_film) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kACHU5eSwQ

Virtual tourism

Moon
Journey in the ISS : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doN4t5NKW-k
Spacewalk : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_spacewalks_since_2000
Virtual Forbidden City
Virtual Tübingen
World Wonders Project
DIVE into World Heritage 3D
Paris 3D Saga
MARS Expedition 1
Virtual Calakmul
IGA: Virtual Tours, incl. USS Enterprise NCC 1701 : http://www.mtbs3d.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=143&t=17675
Sistine Chapel VR : http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/1r2ceq/sistine_chapel_vr/

Historical

Procedural Pompeii http://www.esri.com/software/cityengine/resources/casestudies/procedural-pompeii
The Virtual Pompeii Project http://planetjeff.net/IndexDownloads/Jacobson2005p.pdf http://web.archive.org/web/20071020011227/http://artscool.cfa.cmu.edu/~hemef/pompeii/
Ancient Agora of Athens
Students recreate medieval London to win gaming prize : http://uk.news.yahoo.com/students-recreate-medieval-london-to-win-gaming-prize-143746671.html
"Titanic: Honor and Glory" : Select 1st Class Spaces : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZugnh9z_ns
Hummelo 1900 Virtual Time Travel : http://serrarens.nl/en/
Rome Reborn : http://romereborn.frischerconsulting.com/
Recreation of ancient Rome in VR : https://developer.oculusvr.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=6831
Digital Roman Forum : http://dlib.etc.ucla.edu/projects/Forum
Rome Reborn 2.2 : https://vimeo.com/32038695

Interactive movies


Aladin magic carpet

Videos


Roller coasters

Roller coaster : https://developer.oculusvr.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=283 Prerendered and shown as a 360° 3D video since there is no interaction and for maximal visual quality.

Ghost train : variation on the roller coaster idea but with richer scenes with characters and events happening around the user. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_train_(ride) See also the IMAX short Devil's Mine Ride : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DT4M56YX1FA

Space race : Race for Atlantis style

Others : http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pavillons_du_Futuroscope#Le_Cin.C3.A9ma_Dynamique_1 http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pavillons_du_Futuroscope#Le_Cin.C3.A9ma_Dynamique_2