Steam has infamously dropped a lot of its vetting policies, opting for more of an “anything goes unless something bad happens” approach. This means that a wider breadth of content can theoretically appear on the service. While recently that means more games with explicit adult material have appeared, it also seems to mean things like emulators are also okay. This is evidenced by the appearance of 3DNesVR, which is straight-up a NES emulator that also automatically converts NES Rom files to not only run in VR, but also alters them visually.
This is not the first appearance of the program, as it previously appeared on the more indie-focused itchi.io platform earlier this year. Now it, in a demo state anyway, has appeared on Steam. 3DNesVR supports Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows VR.
The emulator alters the visual style of NES games to make them “pop” in VR, and makes them look like pop-up books, or dioramas. It’s a neat effect! For now, the demo supports the following titles:
- Super Mario Bros
- Circus Charlie
- Elevator Action
- Battle City 1990
- Donkey Kong
- Dr. Mario
- Legend Of Kage
On January 21, 2019, the emulator is set to launch for real, and at that point, the list of supported games will expand.
Source: Road to VR