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10 Psychedelic or Trippy VR Experiences

Virtual reality has improved immensely since the days of blocky pixels and unbearable input lag. It’s become the next big thing in entertainment, all over again. And as disappointing as VR was in it’s inception, modern achievements have been encouraging. And it’s only going to get better.

With a decent selection of affordable hardware, coupled with a vast and ever-growing library of apps and games, VR allows for immersive and responsive worlds like never before. So naturally, we had to compile a list of 10 psychedelic or trippy VR experiences to be had!

So, in no particular order:



soundself trippy“SoundSelf is the collision of centuries old meditation technology with the video-game trance. Turn off the lights, amp up the volume, and use your voice to fall through an odyssey of light and body.”

Price: Pre-Order $15 USD or Alpha Access $30 USD
Platforms: Windows & Mac OS X




Tilt Brush

tilt brush example“Tilt Brush lets you paint in 3D space with virtual reality.
Your room is your canvas. Your palette is your imagination. The possibilities are endless.”

Price: $29.99 USD
Platforms: HTC Vive, Windows OS (Steam)




The Virtual Brainload

brainload trippy“Poke your head into Adult Swim’s Virtual Brainload and gaze in awe at the backside of reality. You’ll live the American dream, drifting bodiless and overwhelmed, free from the tyranny of choice and responsibility. But caution: Parts of this journey will test your mind as well as your body and the person who emerges may not be anyone you know.”

Price: Free!
Platforms: HTC One M8, LG G3, Moto X, Google Nexus 6, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy S6 and running Android Kit Kat and Lollipop. Google Cardboard viewer required





theblu“TheBlu transports you into a gorgeous virtual reality ocean experience to have a close encounter with the largest creature on the planet. Imagine what it is like coming face-to-face with an 80-foot blue whale, whose eye ball is almost the size of your entire face. An experience which feels real, but clearly couldn’t possibly be so, with a sense of uncanny scale and unexpected empathy.”

Price: $9.99 USD
Platforms: HTC Vive, Windows OS (Steam)




BUTTS: The VR Experience

butts vr“BUTTS: The VR Experience is an animated VR short about love, trust, and learning what it means to be truly free. With the latest VR technology one can transport oneself into a brand new bright and colorful world of happiness and excitement, and make some friends along the way. “BUTTS: The VR Experience” will make you laugh, cry, fill you with unimaginable bliss, and return you to that innocent place of child like wonder you’ve long forgotten.

Price: $0.99 USD
Platforms: Windows, Gear VR, HTC Vive






audioshield vr“Block the beats! Audioshield puts you at the point of impact for every hit in your songs. Block incoming orbs with your shields and feel the music. Works with any song file, plus online music streaming and Song of the Day.”

Price: $19.99 USD
Platforms: HTC Vive, Windows OS (Steam)




Polynomial 2

Polynomial 2 trippy“Enter an endless universe of stars with glowing fractal nebulae that animate to your music as you engage in space combat. Use rockets, lasers, even healing flower fractals as you rid this strange, beautiful land from invaders in Polynomial 2.”

Price: $11.99 USD
Platforms: HTC Vive, Windows OS (Steam), Linux




Adventure Time: Magic Man’s Head Games


adventure time vr trippy“Magic Man’s Head Games is a unique virtual reality game that transports you into the Land of Ooo. That jerk, Magic Man, is messing with you! Use Finn’s sword and Jake’s stretchy powers to chase down Magic Man and break his curse.”

Price: $4.99 USD
Platforms: Gear VR, Windows OS (Steam)





farlands vr“Farlands is a research mission to a little alien planet you can visit every day.”

Price: Free!
Platforms: Oculus Rift






groovr“Music Driven Virtual Reality
Your music drives a constantly growing and widely varying catalog of virtual reality experiences.
Stream your music from Spotify and SoundCloud, or play music files directly from your device, all within GrooVR. Experience your music in a reality that must be seen to believe.”

Price: Free!
Platforms: Gear VR



10 Psychedelic or Trippy VR Experiences

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