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Information
VR/AR VR
Developer Psytec Games Ltd
Publisher Psytec Games Ltd
Platform SteamVR, Oculus Rift (Platform)
Device HTC Vive, Oculus Rift CV1
Operating System Windows, Mac
Type Full Game
Genre Adventure, Indie, VR, Exploration, First-Person, Great Soundtrack, Replay Value, Atmospheric, Platformer, Fantasy, Competitive, Parkour, Open World
Input Device Tracked motion controllers, Gamepad, Keyboard / Mouse
Play Area Seated, Standing
Game Mode Single Player
Language English
Rating Everyone
Review Very Positive
Release Date Apr 5, 2016
Price $19.99
App Store Steam
Website http://www.windlands.com
Infobox Updated 09/15/2016
Windlands is a VR App. Windlands is a first person grappling hook exploration game where players can soar through the ruins of a fallen civilisation and discover the secrets of the ancient world. The game includes a full support for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.[1] It was successfuly funded by 631 backers on Indiegogo.

Features

According to the Indiegogo description, "Windlands is an action adventure in the vein of Shadow Of The Colossus and Zelda, but adapted for VR." Focus is placed on freedom of movement, exploration, and boss fights.[2] The game uses the immersive factor of virtual reality to make players feel as if they are truly making huge jumps, swinging in the air by the grappling hook, or walking along narrow edges.

Players are put in the shoes of the last automaton created to destroy the source of power that powers all mechanical enemies in Windlands. This mission takes place across many different game environments, such as a desert, underground, or a flying island.

Each level can be explored in many different ways, with plenty of collectibles that reward exploration and completionism. The entire gameplay is driven by one final goal, but many extra challenges are available to allow for, essentially, unlimited replayability. Windlands doesn't want to make players feel pressured or stressed, instead, it encourages slow and careful exploration at slow pace.[3]

Description

A first person grappling hook exploration game.



Soar through the ruins of a fallen world and discover the secrets of the ancients. Windlands has been developed primarily for Virtual Reality headsets, but is also a great experience for those without headsets.

It appeals to those who want to explore the breathtaking vistas at a relaxing pace, while the challenging routes attract gamers who like to master the skill of soaring through the towering environments at top speed.

Gameplay Features


  • Designed and built for Virtual Reality First.
  • Grappling Hooks Focused Movement.
  • Variety of expansive levels that reward exploration.
  • Multiple routes provide a range of optional challenges.
  • Optional Skill based, Speed Runs and Time Trials with Leaderboards.
  • Goal Driven Gameplay with Easy (Hook Anything), Normal and Hard Modes.
  • Collectibles that reward exploration and completionism.
  • Calm, Positive, Pressure-Free, Non-Violent, Zen like relaxing play.



WARNING: Windlands is an intense (but awesome) experience in VR, it takes time to get your VR Legs, please take baby steps if you are sensitive to locomotion in VR play in very short sessions and perhaps try cages, sitting down and a controller if you are still effected, the second you feel a bit of nausea please stop and take a break

System Requirements

Windows

Minimum

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or newer
  • Processor: Dual Core 2.33 GHz Intel or 3.0 GHz AMD
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Geforce GTX 8800, AMD Radeon 4850 or Intel HD Graphics 5200 or better (1GB graphics memory or more. Shader Model 3.0 needs to be supported). Minimum supported resolutions 1280×720 and 1024×768.
  • Storage: 3 MB available space

Recommended

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or newer
  • Processor: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater
  • Storage: 3 GB available space

Mac OS X

Minimum

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or newer
  • Processor: Dual Core 2.33 GHz Intel or 3.0 GHz AMD
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Geforce GTX 8800, AMD Radeon 4850 or Intel HD Graphics 5200 or better (1GB graphics memory or more. Shader Model 3.0 needs to be supported). Minimum supported resolutions 1280×720 and 1024×768.
  • Storage: 3 MB available space

Recommended

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or newer
  • Processor: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater
  • Storage: 3 GB available space

Setup Instructions

The game can be downloaded on [4], where it is currently available in the form of an early access version, and there is also a work-in-prgress version that can be obtained through the app directory of the Oculus Rift.

Images and Videos

References

  1. http://store.steampowered.com/app/428370/
  2. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/windlands#/story
  3. http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/31/11339154/windlands-gameplay-overview-video-oculus-rift-vr
  4. http://store.steampowered.com/app/428370

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