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The new SideQuest Android version allows you to sideload VR games to your Oculus Quest

SideQuest has released an Android version that allows you to do the same cool trick as its desktop app: sideload virtual reality content from sources other than the official Oculus Store into your Quest or Quest 2 VR headset. The software, which is available for download today, allows you to access SideQuest's offerings and switch content via Wi-Fi or USB cable. That means you don't need a PC to install SideQuest's community's VR games, tutorials, and applications.

SideQuest's storefront is chock-full of games and software worth checking out. Those that I've recently enjoyed include Gorilla Tag, a free game that debuted on SideQuest (and is now available through Oculus' App Lab for early access titles) and has received a lot of praise. You play as a gorilla and play tag, but the controls and graphical style render it a one-of-a-kind and hilarious experience. There's also a free fan-made mod that transfers your entire Doom 3 installation from Steam to the Quest headset, with excellent VR controls and graphics that seem to match what my colleague Sam Byford encountered in the PSVR version.

If you want to get started, the Cas and Chary VR channel has a YouTube video that takes you through all of the steps. I strongly advise you to watch the video because the procedure is simple but not straightforward.

Unlike Oculus' heavily curated Shop, SideQuest allows developers to release free projects or list paying projects that connect to a third-party store like or Patreon without having to wait for Oculus' approval. Oculus recently introduced App Lab, which allows players to sell games across its website without having to list them in a public store. You'll even see a few of them connected inside SideQuest.

This is a must-try and simple way to make more use out of your VR headset if you have an Android phone and a Quest headset.

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