System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: Free
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Interactive Experience,
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 65
Description: Every year millions of monarch butterflies overwinter in the mountains of Mexico. Dances with Butterflies lets you stand in a clearing in the forest and conduct clouds of monarch butterflies to music. Use your VR controllers as wands to conduct them and the trackpad to draw them closer or push them further away. Conduct to The Monarch Waltz by Cliff Eastabrook – or use the music in your head.
Take a break from the carnage of other games. Clear your head by standing in a mountain glade and gently conduct wafting clouds of beautiful monarch butterflies. Or start your day with five meditative minutes of peace and tranquillity.
Review: ‘Dances with Butterflies VR is an interactive experience in which you get to enjoy controlling a “cloud” of monarch butterflies. There is some nice gentle music to enjoy as you do so, but that is all this experience offers. It looks OK I suppose, but I wasn’t overly impressed with the quality of the animation of those said butterflies. For a freebie, it is well worth a look, but do be warned that there really isn’t a whole lot to do here other than watching the fluttery bugs.