Months ago I wrote an article about using Gorilla Tag as a proper, legitimate upper body workout. Well, I thought I'd revisit this premise, and look a little deeper into the psychology of how it makes players tick.
Virtual reality (VR) fitness games offer an engaging way to be active. But how can developers ensure their games motivate players to actually exercise versus just having good intentions?
Is it me, or is it hot working out in this VR headset? 🥽☀️😃 Time to rehydrate me thinks!
I've written a few times about the future of fitness, an how playing "normal" VR games is the future. Just look at the success of Gorilla Tag and how good of an upper body workout that game is without it even being a fitness game.
Many current VR fitness games and apps focus on replicating traditional workouts or exercise routines. But the true future of engaging fitness experiences in VR lies in social, cooperative games that organically incorporate full body movement.
Thinking of working up a sweat this summer, then check out Simulation magazines list of VR Fitness Apps to help you get your fitness fix. We've even added the web links to make it easy for you!
As the sweltering heat of summer embraces us, staying fit and active can be quite a challenge. However, with the advent of virtual reality (VR) workouts, we now have the opportunity to exercise within the cool confines of our homes.