Microcosm (2017)

by Christopher
4 minutes read


Microcosm: The VR Voxel Game I’ve Always Wanted to Play

Microcosm is a VR voxel game that lets you build and explore tiny, procedurally generated worlds. It’s the game I’ve always wanted to play in VR, and I’m so glad that I finally got the chance to make it.


The gameplay in Microcosm is simple but addictive. You start by generating a new world, which can be anything from a small island to a vast mountain range. Once your world is generated, you can start building!

To build, you simply use your VR controllers to place voxels (3D pixels) in the world. You can use a variety of different voxel types, including dirt, stone, wood, and metal. You can also use voxels to create objects, such as houses, trees, and cars.

Once you’ve built your world, you can explore it in VR. You can walk around, fly, and even swim through your world. You can also interact with the objects you’ve created. For example, you can open doors, climb ladders, and drive cars.


Microcosm has a number of features that make it a unique and enjoyable VR experience.

  • Procedural generation: Each world in Microcosm is procedurally generated, which means that it’s unique every time you play. This ensures that you’ll never get bored of exploring your worlds.
  • Voxel-based building: Microcosm’s voxel-based building system is incredibly versatile and easy to use. You can use voxels to create anything you can imagine, from simple structures to complex machines.
  • Physics: Microcosm’s physics engine is realistic and responsive. This makes it fun to interact with the objects in your world. For example, you can push objects around, build structures that collapse under their own weight, and even create working machines.
  • Multiplayer: Microcosm supports multiplayer, so you can build and explore worlds with your friends. This makes it a great game for social VR experiences.


I started developing Microcosm in early 2017. I had always wanted to play a VR voxel game, but I couldn’t find one that met my expectations. So, I decided to build my own.

The development process was challenging, but also incredibly rewarding. I learned a lot about VR development, and I’m really proud of the game that I’ve created.


Microcosm is the VR voxel game that I’ve always wanted to play. It’s a blast to build and explore tiny worlds in VR, and I’m excited to see what the future holds for the game.

If you’re a fan of VR, voxel games, or just creative games in general, then I highly recommend checking out Microcosm. It’s available now on Steam for $19.99.

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