Welcome to The Lab, a compilation of Valve’s room-scale VR experiments set in a pocket universe within Aperture Science. Fix a robot, defend a castle, adopt a mechanical dog, and more. Still not sold? It’s free!
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Very Positive (87 reviews) - 95% of the 87 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (1,587 reviews) - 98% of the 1,587 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 5, 2016

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December 9, 2016

Developing “The Lab”

Developing games is hard. When you add in the unique challenges brought on by an entirely new medium, it is arguably even more so. Last October, several members of the team behind The Lab gathered at Steam Dev Days to talk about the experiments, difficulties, failures and successes that ultimately led to The Lab's creation. We thought some of you might enjoy this peek into the process:

Developing “The Lab”

If you’d like to see more talks from Steam Dev Days, you can find them all here.

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December 7, 2016

The Lab Update - December 7, 2016

  • Oculus Touch users can press the X and A to rotate in place, 90 degrees left or right.
  • Fixed issue with Korean subtitles displaying the wrong language in Slingshot
  • Localization update

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About This Game

Set in a pocket universe of Aperture Science, The Lab offers a wide range of ways to enjoy VR, all in one application.

Slingshot
Begin your career as a Calibration Trainee by recklessly destroying everything in the Aperture Storage Annex using the Core Calibration slingshot.

Longbow
Use your archery skills to defend your noble castle gate from a rampaging but adorable and equally noble horde of attackers.

Xortex
Are you a bad enough dude to become a Xortex ace? Relive the golden era of gaming -- only this time, it's all around you.

Postcards
Visit exotic, far-off locales from the comfort of your own head.

Human Medical Scan
Explore the intricate beauty of the human body through a highly detailed model created from a series of CT medical scans.

Solar System
Why watch shows about the vast majesty of space when you can jump in and see it for yourself? Have educational space-fun while putting Neil Degrasse-Tyson out of business.

Robot Repair
Can you repair a robot? Good, because Aperture Science's Human Diversity Outreach Program is now hiring.

Secret Shop
The fantasy equivalent of a twenty-four-hour convenience store is now open for business! Peruse artifacts, shop for familiars and cast a spell or two at Dota's Secret Shop!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel® i5-4590, AMD FX 8350 equivalent or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970, AMD Radeon™ R9 290 equivalent or better, Video Output: HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2 or newer
    • Additional Notes: 1x USB 2.0 or better port also required
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