System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £3.99
Comfort Rating: Green
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 60
Description: VR Sand is a 3D falling sand toy (similar to the popular two-dimensional Powder Toy) which allows you to watch and interact with various coloured elements. Within the outlined play area you can place sand, concrete, water, wall, plant, fire, gunpowder, and C4 to experiment with many elemental reactions; with controls made for VR.
Review: The problem with playing in a sandpit as an adult is other adults tend to look at you strangely and kids tend to get in the way. But fear not VR sand is here to give you that sandpit and a few other tools all in VR that can be played in the comfort of your home without getting that horrid sand between your toes. Using the Oculus Touch controller you can place down sand, draw with sand, add water and even blow it up with gun powder! While the interactive area is small it still looks pretty impressive and anyone with a creative mind will be able to come up with. If only that person was me.
I have to admit VR Sand kept me amused for quite a while. But with so little tools to play with and no saving options, I didn’t feel the need to come back to it once I had experienced it. Having said that, the sand physics were pretty impressive and I would love to see a virtual sandpit with a background and other tools to use as a bucket and spade. Scaled up this could easily be something very cool indeed.