HTC Focus 3 Ecosystem: All Apps and games currently available
Vive Focus 3 is a new Standalone headset from HTC that relies on it’s own content ecosystem. Originally the idea was to to partner with Google and use their Daydream store but with Daydream being abandoned HTC changed plans and instead decided to build their own app ecosystem from scratch. This can be a daunting task and for those interested in how they are doing here is a cursory look at all the available apps and games.
Update: Feb 2022, Added “VR Speech Trainer” and “EHS Awareness”
Update: Nov 2021, Added “You, Calligrapher” and “Virti”
Total number of apps: 43
Applications and Experiences:
Most apps on the list are free to download, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re free to use. Some will offer both free and paid modules, some will offer a demo, some ask for subscription and some are totally custom and require a quota from the developer. Regardless, almost all apps will at least let users see how they look and feel, and most will also allow for a bit of tinkering before making commitments. Some like Engage are entirely free to use.
Bodyswaps by JCR Group
A soft training tool. Free modules include an interview/meeting scenario that lets user prepare better and an inclusivity workshop where user learns how to spot harmful or divisive behaviours and how to react to them.
CVRSB by ORamaVR
Educational tool that teaches users about swabbing and testing procedure for PCR Covid tests.
EHS Awareness by Immersive Factory
Training tool that covers work at height procedures and hazards.
Engage by Immersive VR Education
A well known social app, used for meetings, conferences, performances, gatherings, collaboration and so on. Since 2020 in strategic partnership with HTC.
Facilitate by Unleashed VR
A training and authoring tool that also allows designers to create their own customizable scenarios and assessments. Free trial available.
Glue by Glue Collaboration
Collaboration app that offers both free and paid subscription.
Firefox Reality by Mozilla
VR Web Browser that supports both traditional browsing as well as WebXR.
Immersed by Immersed VR
A productivity and collaboration app that offers ability to create multiple screens as accessing mobile phone from inside VR. There’s also option to overlay real world keyboard with the virtual one. Free 7 day trial available.
Mona Lisa: Beyond the Glass by Musee de Louvre
Educational experience which explores the genesis of what became arguably the most famous painting in the world. Entire experience if free of charge.
Nanome Focus by Nanome Inc
Nanome is a research and educational tool that deals with molecular visualization and simulation.
Remind: Daily Meditation by Vive Studio
Free meditation app that utilizes guided audio instructions.
The Hydrous Presents: Explore by Horizon Productions
Educational app that puts users in the shoes of coral scientists that have to perform various tasks in order to preserve coral reefs and oceanic biodiversity.
Tracing Paint: The Pollock-Kaser Studio by Media Combo
Interactive visit to Pollock-Kaser Studio.
Virti by Virti
Education, training and onboarding platform that focuses on 360 immersive content. It’s also an authoring tool that allows users to create interactive courses with branching decision trees, tests and feedback surveys.
VirtualSpeech by VirtualSpeech
A training tool, designed to help people practice, train and hone their oratory skills as well as overcome any shortcomings relating to public speaking.
Vive Business Streaming by HTC
A streaming tool, that allows Focus 3 to be used as a PC headset. Works both wired and wirelessly.
Vive Business Training by HTC
A loader for Vive Training modules.
Vive Sync by HTC
A collaboration tool with a twist.
Vive Video by Viveport
Default video player for Vive Focus 3.
VR Speech Trainer by Straightlabs GmbH and Co. KG
VR Speech Trainer is another oratory training tool. Users can upload their presentations, select one of gamified training scenarios and then practice receive their communication skills.
VR-All-Art by VR All Art AG
An open ended platform for art exhibition and art content. It allows to create museum-like galleries and installations, features a marketplace as well as browse existing ones.
Vspacial by Vspacial inc.
A productivity, remote desktop and productivity app. Offers “Basic” tier free of charge as well as “Workspace Pro” and “Enterprise” tiers for paying users.
Entertainment oriented applications that will let you unwind after a long day at work.
Axegend VR by Subversion Squad [Price: $9.99]
A first person rogue-lite action strategy game. Defend against increasingly tougher hordes of enemies while upgrading your gear as you progress.
Big Breezy Boat by MarineVerse [Price: $9.99]
A relaxing sailing simulator.
Climbey by ShadowBrain Games [Price: $9.99]
A climbing game.
Conjure Cards by Soaring Roc Studio [Price: Free]
A spooky strategy card game.
Crazy Kung Fu by Field of Vision [Price: $9.99]
An arcade Kung Fu training game. Users step into the shoes of a martial arts hopeful and with help of a wooden training dummy try to develop muscle memory and complete a set of progressively harder levels.
Down the Rabbit Hole by Cortopia [Price: $19.99]
Award nominated puzzle solving adventure game, taking place in a world known from Alice in Wonderland. Shortlisted for the VR Game of the Year by the 2021 SXSW Gaming Awards committee.
Hibow by Chesstar Studios [Price: $49.99]
A multiplayer combat game. Game is available for free on Oculus Quest.
HitMotion: Reloaded Demo by New Technology Walkers [Price: Free]
Part fitness, part rhythm game that utilizes boxing mechanics.
Hyper Dash by Triangle Factory [Price: $19.99]
A Multiplayer shooter with a variety of different modes. It’s a popular title with an active player base both on Steam and on Quest. This, together with cross-platform support, means users will always find someone to play against.
Kingdom of Blades by Chesstar Studios [Price: $24.99]
A slashing game similar to Fruit Ninja.
Last Labirynth by Amata K.K [Price: $29.99]
A horror adventure game that focuses on escape puzzles. It’s considered to be quite bloody and gory, so be advised.
Nature Treks VR by Greener Games LTD [Price: $9.99]
Walking simulator designed for escapism and relaxation.
Rhythm Boxing by Vive Studio [Price: $7.99]
As the name suggest this one is a boxing rhythm game.
Skyworld: Kingdom Brawl by Vertigo Games [$9.99]
Strategy game that combines card and tower offense mechanics.
Space Slurpies by Starcade Arcade LLC [$6.99]
A VR take on a classical Snake game. Lead an ever-growing slurpie through series of stages.
Warplanes: WW1 Fighers by Home Net Games [Price: $14.99]
Aerial simulator that puts players in the shoes of a WWI pilot.
You, Calligrapher by Patha Pradipa [Price: $5]
A slow paced traditional ink-writing simulator. Users are asked to follow template animations in order to learn proper brush strokes.
Summary: While there’s a variety of standalone apps available, HTC Vive Focus 3 ecosystem is, on the whole, not maturing at a satisfactory pace. Very little new content is being added, maybe a couple apps per month at best.