In case you wanted to enjoy the experience of sitting in front of the wheel during a boring eight-hour ride from Tucson to Las Vegas, you can do it now from your own living room. The classic ‘90s game Desert Bus now has a VR version, where you can see how it is to drive all the way from Arizona to Nevada in real time.
In 1998, the comedic duo Penn and Teller decided to create a game which can get you prepared for long boring rides you’d definitely have to experience. This is how Desert Bus was born, where you have to drive from Tucson, Arizona, to Las Vegas, Nevada. However, you cannot exceed a speed of 45 mph or pause the game. Now, you can do all of it in virtual reality.
However, Desert Bus is not as easy to play as it seems. The bus you have to drive is pretty old, and it often drifts rightward. Therefore, you have to remain engaged in the game and make sure you don’t end up in an accident. If this happens, you will be brought back to where you started.
Spend eight hours to complete the game for a higher purpose
One complete ride to Las Vegas earns you one point. However, if you want to earn more points, you have to make a trip back to Tucson. Once this is also done, you get another point. If this doesn’t sound spectacular enough for it, then you should know that you constantly have to check the gas balance of the bus as well, but also honk, open and close its doors, or even change the radio.
You don’t have to worry about getting bored, since Desert Bus VR has an exciting new feature, namely multiplayer. The game allows you to get up to four passengers aboard, who have to sit in the bus, wave to the passers-by, and throw pieces of paper at you from time to time.
The game might seem pointless and a joke, since it was created by two comedians. However, the main purpose behind Desert Bus is to raise money for children who are in hospital. So far, the game raised over $4 million, and the funds will keep growing with the VR version.
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