We are living in the unbridled age of technology. Video games are more elaborate, beautiful and effective than ever before. You can completely immerse yourself in any number of titles on any number of consoles. Along with this technological innovation, we have seen gamers turn to the dull with a bizarre fascination. Gamers having an affinity for bizarre titles is nothing new, look at Goat Simulator as an example, but the latest craze in gaming simply leaves us shrugging our shoulders. The latest bizarre craze that has gamers spending money is called Desert Bus VR. Desert Bus VR is exactly what the title implies with no surprises. Let’s dig into one of the most bizarre titles in the entire Steam library.
Desert Bus VR is an existential crisis that masquerades as a video game, all wrapped within an actual good cause — a charity called the Desert Bus for Hope. All of that is beside the fact, however, as what you do in the game is what is making headlines. In Desert Bus VR you get on board of a bus, in the desert, and drive from Arizona to Nevada. Well, we say drive but we don’t mean that. We mean that you are a passenger. On a bus. Driving from Arizona to Nevada. That is it. There is no real gameplay. There isn’t any goal. You are along for the ride. The sheer ludicrous concept was initially released through a mini-game pack from Penn & Teller (yes, the Vegas stars) and it has since been re-packaged and ‘updated’ for release in virtual reality.
The VR remake of Desert Bus gives you the chance to experience the long journey from Arizona to Nevada in the first person. A few of the ‘big updates’ include the ability to play a radio, honk the bus horn, and even ride on the bus with a few other friends in the multiplayer mode. Purchases of Desert Bus VR go toward the charity Child’s Play and thus far sales have raised more than $650,000 for the charitable cause.