100ft Robot Golf
100ft Robot Golf is the golf game that definitely doesn’t take itself seriously. If you hadn’t guessed from the title, you’ll play golf as a 100ft robot, however, it seems that robots haven’t quite grasped the rules of golf. Instead, you’ll be using your gargantuan robot’s strength to your advantage to make sure you become a robot golf tour pro. That means destroying buildings to clear a path to the hole and beating your opponents as and when you see fit.
If that wasn’t enough you won’t just be stuck to the confines of a city either. You and your robot pals will take your 7 iron through snowy mountains and even tee off from another planet. 100ft Robot Golf might quite possibly be the most ridiculous golf game to date, and hot damn it looks good.
A Chapter Finished
A Chapter Finished is weird, not because of any obscure characters or gameplay mechanics, but because it allows players to simulate something they could quite easily do in real life. Players will find themselves set down on a beach with a book to read, “A Chapter Finished, A Page Turned, The Sunset Will Come Back” by Ken Maxon. Players can leisurely flick through the book as the waves crash on the beach and time goes by.
I guess if you’d rather read some beautiful poetry in a more scenic environment then A Chapter Finished may appeal to you. It will definitely provide users with the ability to escape from reality and be consumed by what they’re reading, but it’s doubtful to appeal to a large demographic of gamers. It may be limited in its content in its current state with only the one poetry book in the game, but it could lead to a program that allows players to read their eBooks in other environments if it is successful enough.
Bebylon Battle Royale
Bebylon has one of the weirdest premises for a game that we’ve heard of, let alone a virtual reality game. Pitting players against one another as bling-clad gangster babies, players will take part in vehicular warfare with, more than likely, equally blinged up cars.
Very little is known about the game at the moment, but from the premise of it, Bebylon is going to be one of the more obscure titles to release on virtual reality headsets.
If you’ve ever wanted to go to school with a group of dolphins underwater then you’re finally in luck. It may not be possible in reality, but Classroom Aquatic will give players the opportunity to cheat off their dolphin classmates and make their way to the top of the class.
You’ll join the school as a foreign exchange student about to take an exam in a classroom full of dolphins, but it’s a difficult exam that you haven’t studied for. You’ll have to use the advantages given to you by that wonderful neck of yours to peer at your dolphin classmates’ papers to get the correct answers. Be careful though, the dolphins won’t take kindly to your cheating. The more you pester your classmates the more likely they are to cover their answers and tell the teacher of your cunning actions.
Desert Bus 2.0
Desert Bus 2.0 has no end-game, just like the first game. A remaster of the gag mini-game from Penn & Teller’s Smoke and Mirrors back in 1995, Desert Bus 2.0 will have players driving on an endless highway, weaving its way through a desert at 45 miles per hour.
Now, you’re probably thinking every so often something extraordinary will happen to keep your endless drive entertaining. Except for the occasional tumbleweed bouncing across the road in front of you, you’re fresh out of luck. You literally drive down the highway, at a boring slow speed… forever. If this appeals to you, please let us know.
Modern Zombie Taxi Co.
Shown off for PlayStation VR, Modern Zombie Taxi Co. is a weird and wonderful upcoming virtual reality game that puts players in the shoes (or vehicle?) of a taxi driver in a cartoon world inhabited by friendly zombies. You’ll chauffeur these zombies around quaint little towns and attempt to deliver them to their chosen location as fast as possible.
Just as you’d expect though, you’re not going to be sticking to speed limits and getting your passengers there safely; so when you’re speeding around corners and running red lights, you’ll be able to move your head around the vehicle and take a peek at your passengers’ faces displaying an emotion that is nothing short of sheer terror.
One of the entries on our list that is more loosely defined as a game is Summer Lesson. Coming out on PlayStation VR, Summer Lesson will put players in the role of a linguistics tutor for two teenage high-school girls, one Japanese and one English.
During your lessons, you’ll have to correct the girls’ linguistic and grammatical errors and watch over them as they read their text books. You’ll interact with the girls through nodding yes or no, and by looking at certain cues around the environment.
According to some previews of Summer Lesson, the game manages to make you feel rather uncomfortable in some instances, as the girls will lean in awkwardly close to you when asking for reassurance of their work. This is one of the more unique virtual reality experiences that’s for sure.
Soda Drinker Pro
Though it’s already out on non-VR formats, we couldn’t overlook Soda Drinker Pro as one of the more obscure upcoming virtual reality experiences. Described as “the premier software in the first person soda drinking genre,” the game will give players the opportunity to experience what it’s like to drink soda in a variety of different places.
Apparently developed in one day, the game doesn’t look incredibly pretty or, as you may expect, have any groundbreaking gameplay mechanics. Instead, you’ll wander around comically drawn environments as you drink soda. Unfortunately, you won’t get the tasty benefit that you get with drinking soda in real life.
An original and intriguing experience coming to virtual reality is SoundSelf. Combining centuries-old meditation practices with video-game trance, SoundSelf uses your own voice to “fall through an odyssey of light and body.”
Though you may be a little skeptical of it, SoundSelf is in fact backed up by some pretty solid science. So how does it work, you ask? Taken from the game’s site, “SoundSelf takes advantage of loopholes in human perception to induce an introspective state of ecstasy.” If you’re still not convinced, give the trailer a watch and witness the weird psychedelic experiences that you’ll be subjected to should you give SoundSelf a try.
No, it’s not what you think it is. That Booty is actually a skiing game puts you in control of a character with a strange and oddly defined butt. You’ll control your speed and turning with your virtual reality headset’s positional tracking, leaning left and right will cause your skier to turn in that direction and learning forward increases your speed down the slope.
It’s not necessarily the gameplay of That Booty that is weird, but more its focus on your characters shapely behind. There doesn’t seem to be all that much in terms of replay value and variation in slopes, but perhaps this will open the floodgates for more skiing. Hopefully, they’ll have more of a focus on the skiing gameplay, and less on shiny butts!