If you have an Oculus Rift, then you're currently at the forefront of the VR revolution, ushering in a new age of gaming via virtual reality. Chances are then, you've read Ernest Cline's excellent Ready Player One (and if you haven't, go and get started now, you'll love it). With that in mind, you'll want to check out "The Stacks," a new freely available VR game from Sean Foreman, an indie VR developer.
The game charges you will collecting QR cubes from eight different worlds, each inspired by sci-fi, books and movies, with one specific scene relating to Ready Player One. If you've read the book, you know which one already.
Since Foreman describes the game as an homage to VR, it's no surprise that each of these different digital worlds is connected through a hub world, which you can walk in and out of in true VR using your headset. Other levels include one inspired by The Matrix, Trantor and several other universes which you'll have to take a guess at when you see them.
In keeping with Ready Player One, Foreman has also hidden some Easter eggs within the game. If you manage to find the three keys and the hidden egg before anyone else - so far no one has found them all - you'll get your name added to the credits before the game is sent to Oculus, giving you a place in gaming history. Albeit on a small scale.
All in all the game took over a year of development and 2,000 hours of time and effort. Hopefully it's worth it.
You can download the game here.