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Top 10 Paid VR Narratives and Storytelling Experiences

Our team at echoAR previously shared its favorite VR narrative and storytelling experiences which are offered for free to anyone interested in this new form of immersive art (see full article here).

But if you’re willing to invest and pay just a little, here’s our list of the best VR narrative experiences and storytelling experiences (listed by lowest to highest price):


© SCOPE — Virtual Content Studio

“A drone discovers an unknown asteroid. On its journey over the rocky surface, it receives a strange signal. To locate its source the drone ventures deep into an ancient labyrinth. A place that holds a secret even darker than space itself.” Experience it HERE!

Runtime: 6 minutes Supported Platforms: Oculus Quest, Steam Price: $0.99


2. The Line

© ARVORE Immersive Experiences

“Set within a scale model of 1940s São Paulo, this room-scale experience invites you to pull on knobs and even crawl under the machinery to unfold the story of these figurines who are perfect for each other but reluctant to live out their love.” Experience it HERE!

Runtime: ~20 minutes Supported Platforms: Oculus Quest, Steam Price: $4.99


3. Titans of Space

© DrashVR LLC

“Hang on to your cockpit seat! Go for a ride through this authentic miniature Solar System, and then squint your eyes in the intense light of a few of the largest known stars. Enjoy curated photos and facts while listening to up to 60 minutes of voiceover. Great care has been taken to ensure a comfortable and thrilling experience.” Experience it HERE!

Runtime: ~1 hour Supported Platforms: Oculus Quest, Steam, Android Price: $4.99


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4. The Great C

© Secret Location

“Each year, the nearby village is forced to send a young person on a pilgrimage to appease the mysterious machine, a journey from which no one ever returns. The Great C follows Clare, a young woman who finds her life upended when her fiancé is summoned for this year’s pilgrimage. Leaving the safe confines of her village, Clare must decide whether to accept the rules of her harsh society or fight against the oppressive powers that created it. Based on the sci-fi short story by Philip K. Dick.” Experience it HERE!

Runtime: ~30 minutes Supported Platforms: Gear VR, Oculus Go, Oculus Quest, Steam Price: $5.99


5. Wolves in the Walls

© Fable Studio, Inc.

“Eight-year-old Lucy is convinced it’s wolves. Her family is not so sure. But something has been stealing Mom’s jam, glitching Brother’s games, and howling over Dad’s music. Lucy desperately wants to warn them all, and she needs your help. Will you believe her? Because when the wolves do, in fact, come out of the walls, it’s all over.” Experience it HERE!

Runtime: ~40 minutes Supported Platforms: Oculus Quest, Rift Price: $8.99


6. A Fisherman’s Tale

© Innerspace VR & Vertigo Games

“Playing as a tiny fisherman puppet, you live alone in your tiny cabin, oblivious to the world outside. When your radio broadcasts a storm alert, you have to climb the lighthouse to turn on the light! As you leave your cabin with the help of some uncanny sidekicks, you realize what’s waiting outside is not at all what you expected.” Experience it HERE!

Runtime: ~2 hours Supported Platforms: Oculus Quest, VIVE, PSVR, Steam Price: $14.99


7. République VR

© Camouflaj

“You receive a call from Hope, a woman trapped inside a mysterious totalitarian state. By hacking into the nation’s elaborate surveillance network and taking control, you guide Hope through a web of danger and deception across five thrilling episodes.” Experience it HERE!

Runtime: ~1.5 hours Supported Platforms: Oculus Quest Price: $14.99


8. Shadow Point

© Coatsink Software

“Explore a vibrant kingdom, cast shadows and solve mind-bending puzzles as you uncover the mystery of missing schoolgirl, Lorna McCabe who vanished from Shadow Point Observatory twelve years ago… Guided by the journal of Edgar Mansfield — narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart — you will ascend via cable car to the abandoned summit and discover a portal to another realm.” Experience it HERE! Runtime: ~5.5 hours Supported Platforms: Oculus Quest, Rift Price: $19.99


9. Last Labyrinth


“Escape a merciless mansion alongside a girl words cannot reach, in a tale that can only be experienced in VR.” Experience it HERE!

Runtime: ~3 hours Supported Platforms: Oculus Quest, Rift S, PSVR Price: $29.99


10. VR Projects from Sundance 2021

The annual Sundance Film Festival, which was recently held in a virtual setting, also featured a number of great VR experiences, including Namoo, 4 Feet High VR, Tinker, The Changing Same: Episode 1, Nightsss, Prison X — Chapter One: The Devil and the Sun, and To Miss the Ending.

© Sundance Institute (Project Nightsss)

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echoAR (http://www.echoAR.xyz; Techstars ’19) is a cloud platform for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) that provides tools and server-side infrastructure to help developers & companies quickly build and deploy AR/VR apps and experiences.