Hand-tracking Puzzle Game 'Hand Physics Lab' for Quest Launches Today

Hand-tracking Puzzle Game 'Hand Physics Lab' for Quest Launches Today

Today, a new game has launched for both the Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2 which makes great use of its hand-tracking technology: VR puzzle game Hand Physics Lab.

The game, set in its own colourful and zany universe, features more than 80 puzzles which make full use of the scope of the Quest's hand-tracking technology.

It's a little known fact that both the Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2 have had controllerless hand-tracking functionality as a fully-fledged feature since May of last year, and has had "experimental" functionality since at least late 2019.

It is 'little known', of course, because there aren't a lot of third party apps that make good use of the feature. Of course, there was the Kickstart for Finger Gun, an arcade-style VR FPS that was specially designed to make good use of the feature, as well experimental hand-tracking support in Vacation Simulator launching late last year.

But today a new game has launched for both Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2 which makes great use of the feature: VR puzzle game Hand Physics Lab.

The game features a collection of more than 80 different hand-tracking based puzzles, games, and activities: from painting eggs to playing with a virtual cat, the game looks as zany as it does intuitive. But don't worry, non-hand-tracking fans, the game isn't going to force you to hand-track. In fact, it's "fully playable" with both hand-tracking and/or the touch controllers.

The game has already seen a pretty healthy success on SideQuest, where it has been downloaded almost 200,000 times since it launched. Interested? Check it out now on the Official Quest store!

Hand-tracking has soon awesome potential. Facebook even announced last year that their researchers were working on a hand-tracking software that would allow touch typists to write in VR... without the use of a physical keyboard.

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