Review System: Oculus Rift CV1
Price at Time Of Review: £4 ($5)
Comfort Rating: Red
Size: 687.97 MB
Controller System: Touch Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing
Multi Player: No
Home Tech VR (Oculus Rift)
Intro: How renewable energy will change the home. You are gaining early access to a developing “Learning Tool” as well as a future “Home Simulation Game”. With the spiralling cost of Electricity at home, we have tried to explain the next stage of Home Power Management. Our simulator explains how a home of the future (available now) will maintain usable electricity for the house owner, during night day and occasional blackouts.
Using a Solar and Battery setup, the simulation shows how power flows from the Solar panels into a Solar Battery and is consumed by household appliances. You can also visit other sources of Renewable Energy including a Solar Farm / Wind Turbine / Grid Battery Storage and a lot more coming. We hope you will join us on the journey and help us create an informative VR experience.
Review: Home Tech VR is a showcase of how various types of renewable energy will change the home of the future. Done in an educational style you will learn about different methods of generating energy as well as how to implement it into your own home.
There are a few locations to explore from solar farms, power stations and of course a fully integrated home where you can also test all sorts of sustainable power inputs. With various things to interact with this is an app that has education more than fun about it, but then again this is a very serious subject matter that we should all be learning about.
Verdict: While I understand the information this app is trying to get across and its importance I still think this should have been a free app. Sure it doesn’t cost that much anyway, but that is just my opinion. To be fair is a very informative VR experience that looks pretty good. But half of it is still to come and it would have been much better as a guided tour with speech narration. Oh! And don’t even start me on how nauseating the “observation tower” climb was. For an app that chooses teleportation as a way to get about, the moving animation of the tower climb was a terrible idea.
For anyone who wishes to run a clean home with sustainable energy, this could be very handy indeed. But for the average person, this will be little or no interest. But at least there is a small amount of fun to be had with the basketball court.