The Lab

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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Price Free
Players 47 now, 113 week peak
Review Score 96.30% (77 2 )
Followers 23,873
Release Date 05 Apr 2016
Developers Valve
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Country Final Initial Discount %
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Russian Ruble
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Pound Sterling
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United States Dollar
United States Dollar
Player Count
Owner Estimations By Steam Spy
Owners 1,000,000 - 2,000,000
Average Playtime (Two Weeks) 0.5 hours
Average Playtime (Forever) 1.1 hours
Median Playtime (Two Weeks) 0.5 hours
Median Playtime (Forever) 0.6 hours
Peak All Time 4,182
Peak Last Week 113
Peak Last 10 minutes 47
Average Last Week 77.83
Top Players
Rank Flag Player Time

This app has no DLC.

Achievements 0
Average Completion 0.00%
Title Date

This app has no items.

Package Billing License Status Apps
The Lab - Commercial License (Free) Free Commercial License Single Purchase Available 1
The Lab Free on Demand Single Purchase Available 1
Name Discount Apps Packages Updated At
Valve Complete Pack
Valve Complete Pack
-55% 25 3 09 Apr 20 03:11
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Score 96.30%
A selection of the 79 reviews
Screenshots 7
Movies 1
Key Section Value Raw
version Other
change_number Other 7998136
updated_steam Other 20 Mar 20 03:47
updated_game_db Other 20 Mar 20 03:47
type Other Game
developer Extended Valve
isfreeapp Extended
publisher Extended Valve
vrheadsetstreaming Extended
associations Common
  • Developer: Valve
  • Publisher: Valve
category Common 2, 25, 31, 40
clienticon Common
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community_hub_visible Common
community_visible_stats Common
controllervr Common oculus, steamvr
exfgls (Exclude from game library sharing) Common
gameid Common 450390
genres Common 37
header_image Common
  • english: header.jpg
icon Common
library_assets Common
{ "library_capsule": "en", "library_hero": "en", "library_logo": "en", "logo_position": { "height_pct": "95.13888888888889", "pinned_position": "BottomLeft", "width_pct": "49.62368763426221" } }
logo Common
logo_small Common
metacritic_name Common The Lab
name Common The Lab
onlyvrsupport Common
openvr_controller_bindings Common
{ "0": { "controller_type": "holographic_controller", "url": "vr-input-workshop://2028041343" }, "1": { "controller_type": "oculus_touch", "url": "vr-input-workshop://2028042868" } }
openvrsupport Common
playareavr Common
{ "roomscale": { "360_required": "0", "depth": "1.5", "width": "2" }, "standing": "1" }
primary_genre Common 37
releasestate Common Released
review_percentage Common 95%
review_score Common 9
small_capsule Common
  • english: capsule_231x87.jpg
steam_release_date Common 05 Apr 13:47
store_asset_mtime Common 29 Aug 17:29
store_tags Common 9, 19, 21, 113, 597, 1663, 1664, 1774, 3810, 3839, 3942, 4136, 4182, 5350, 10397, 21978
supported_languages Common Brazilian + Subtitles, Bulgarian + Subtitles, Chinese (Simplified) + Subtitles, Chinese (Traditional) + Subtitles, Czech + Subtitles, Danish, English + Full Audio, Subtitles, Finnish + Subtitles, French + Subtitles, German + Subtitles, Hungarian + Subtitles, Italian, Japanese + Subtitles, Koreana + Subtitles, Polish + Subtitles, Portuguese + Subtitles, Russian, Spanish, Swedish + Subtitles, Turkish + Subtitles, Ukrainian + Subtitles
type Common Game
contenttype Config 3
installdir Config The Lab
ID Name Configs Manifests Encrypted Manifests Max Size App DLC App SD Op SI SD LV AR
450391 The Lab Content
16 GB
Name Description Build ID Time Updated Password Required LCS Required Default For Subs Unlock For Subs
retaildemo 0 0 115574, 114271 115574, 114271
archive 1505229 1567105352
beta knuckles testing 4797927 1584649845
mgpu_beta 1714202 1490403697
public 4797927 1584673330
Order Executable Arguments Description Type OS List OS Architecture Owns DLCs Beta Key Working Dir VAC Module Filename VR Mode
0 TheLab/win64/TheLab.exe -popupwindow vr windows
Key Value
Name Display Default