Build 0.2

Windows 7/8
MD5: 8A1ED42F41958A1AC981F3F19876F1C5


 KeyboardXBOX Controller
Gas  Up ArrowA Button, Right Trigger
Brake  Down ArrowB Button, Left Trigger
Turn  Left/Right ArrowAnalog Stick, D-Pad
Open Door  Left CtrlX Button
Recenter VR Camera  Space BarSpace Bar
Name Entry  Use Keyboard, Alpha characters only
Confirm UI  Enter KeyA Button
Non-Distorted Mirror Window  
C Key


Virtually Stunning! Open the door at all of the bus stops!
Look behind you as you get towed! Working guages and odometer

Created By

Mark Cooke
Trevor Diem
Yujin Kiem
Julian Labesque


Q: What is the ideal way to run this?
A: Use an Oculus Rift DK2 with the 0.4.3 run time (latest as of this writing). Put your Oculus into "direct mode" in the Oculus Configuration Utility. Run the DesertBusVR_DirectToRift.exe file to play the game.

Q: I can't get the game to work. How can I get it to run?
A: If following the instructions in the previous question doesn't work for you, please e-mail us at and describe your setup. We'll try to help. This is our first VR game and we're learning as we go.

Q: Does it work on an Oculus Rift DK1?
A: We have no idea. We don't have a DK1 and haven't tried it. Let us know if it works for you.

Q: I'm getting judder.
A: We default to having mirroring turned on because that seems to help the most people. You can try turning mirroring off to see if that improves things for you. Edit settings.xml in the folder you unziped the game and change the <mirroring> option to "false."

Q: Can I play this without an Oculus?
A: We don't know why you'd want to but yes, you can. Edit settings.xml in the folder you unziped the game and change the <cameratype> option to "standard" instead of "vr."


Desert Bus VR is based off of the minigame Desert Bus. It was contained within the unreleased Sega CD game Penn & Teller's Smoke and Mirrors, developed by Imagineering and was to be published by Absolute Entertainment. This game and website does contain pictures and sounds that were present in the original unreleased game, in one form or another. An excerpt from the Wikipedia Article:
Skyworks Interactive, Inc. owns the rights to all unreleased Absolute games [...]. However, since Penn & Teller were owed money when Absolute Entertainment went out of business, any rights pertaining to their intellectual property, likenesses and performance within [Penn & Teller's Smoke and Mirrors] were revoked.

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