How to use Construct Arcade to play VR games in your browser
VR games are often expensive, and we’re not just talking about price. Besides the game itself, you need a compatible VR headset. VR games also sometimes require large app downloads.
Luckily, there’s a collection of free, immersive games you can play right on your web browser. You just need to know where to look (and maybe be comfortable with some clunky keyboard commands).
Using Construct Arcade is one way to go, and that’s what we’re going to discuss here. So let’s get started.
What is Construct Arcade?
Construct Arcade is a website with a growing number of Web3D games. These games leverage 3D modeling and virtual environments to create immersive experiences available through desktop computers and even mobile devices. However, these experiences really shine when using a VR headset.
Construct Arcade is a fun place where players can find a great collection of immersive games. And if you’re a developer, Construct Arcade can work with you to publish immersive titles you’ve created for the immersive web or VR headsets.
So what types of games are available on Construct Arcade? Mainly arcade-style games, as the name suggests. Think rhythm and puzzle games, tabletop adaptations and simple shooters.
Is Construct Arcade free?
Construct Arcade is free and all games are free. In fact, you don’t even need to create an account or log in.
If you create an account, you can post high scores. You can also buy tokens which you can spend on in-game items. In addition to tokens, Construct Arcade earns money through banner ads on the main website, and businesses can “rent space” for advertisements around game menus.
How to play games on Construct Arcade
You can access Construct Arcade through any web browser, be it the VR browser on your favorite headset or the stock browser on your computer or mobile device. We’ll talk about using both types of browsers to play games on Construct Arcade.
How to Play Construct Arcade Games on Normal Browser
To play Construct Arcade games on a standard 2D browser, open the browser and navigate to Constructarcade.com. From here, you can browse thumbnail previews of available games. The most popular games of the moment also scroll through a banner at the top of the page.
Be aware that not all games on Construct Arcade work in 2D mode. For example, some games require manual tracking, which is only possible with a VR headset like the Oculus Quest 2.
Games that run on the 2D browser may also have unconventional keyboard controls. Simple games on Construct Arcade can usually be figured out on a keyboard or even on your smartphone with a bit of trial and error. Other games are more complicated and require trips to the menu for input instructions.
How to Play Construct Arcade Games on VR Browser
To play Construct Arcade games on a VR browser, open the browser and navigate to the official site as you would on a 2D browser. The initial menus and interfaces are quite similar.
When you have found the game you want to play, just click on it. And once loaded, you should see a button at the bottom of the window that says VR. Select this button to go beyond full screen and into fully immersive gameplay.
Since most games have a fairly simple “arcade” style, they have minimal instruction pages. However, the controls in the VR versions of the games are still easier to understand than the keyboard controls when playing in 2D.
Building Arcade is fun for everyone
Even if you don’t have a VR headset yet, these experiences can still be enjoyable. If you have a gaming headset with limited space, these experiences can save you the space (and cost) of a full game download. And, if you have a VR headset for work that doesn’t have many games on the market, all you need to play VR games is the browser.
If you want to immerse yourself in VR gaming, you’ll need one of the best VR headsets for PC gaming available today.
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