Journey deep into the heart of an ancient realm of myth and legend in this epic interactive virtual reality adventure series.
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Mixed (25 reviews) - 44% of the 25 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 10, 2017

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Notice: Requires a virtual reality headset. See the VR Support section for more info.

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April 14

Additional content to be added at no extra cost to existing users

We've been listening to everyone's feedback and, after a lot of consideration, we're happy to announce that we've settled on a new model for offering our Thunderbird experience that we believe will satisfy everyone's appetite.

Rather than offering a series of short 15-minute episodes, we've decided to combine them all together and offer a complete experience by adding them onto the existing episode as they become available.

While we may likely adjust our pricing to reflect the additional content, existing users will not have to pay for any additional content in the form of periodic updates.

Please note that while we hope to be able to offer more, our current plan is to create a minimum of 1-2 hours of novel game play for the completed experience.

We're really looking forward to sharing our newest work with everyone and will be sure to post an announcement once we have the new update available!

-Thunderbird Development Team

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February 23

Big Update -- Reformatted for 12x12 Room-scale plus Major Upgrades and New Lighting Pass

We just rolled out our newly reformatted version of The Legend Begins which includes major integrity upgrades, a new and improved look, and a new format for improved compatibility with commercial location-based venues and Steam's Chaperone Boundary safety feature.

New 12 x 12 format

Thunderbird has been completely reformatted for 12 x 12 room-scale playspaces and is now fully compliant with Steam VR's recommended Room-scale specifications, offering improved compatibility with the Chaperone Boundary system.

Improved Lighting

Thunderbird has a new and improved look to help reduce contrast and the resulting lens glares produced by the HMD's Fresnel lenses under high contrast lighting conditions.

The original version was rather dark overall and the new and improved lighting values also help to enhance the sensation of presence by exposing the viewer to more visual information than before.

Major Upgrades

We've been very busy addressing all of the bugs and glitches from the comments section and we're happy to announce that we were able to resolve many of the issues that were encountered in the original release build.

With more than 40 new updates, this latest version has too many improvements to list but we're confident that we have a much more stable build to offer everyone and we'll continue to improve every aspect of the experience so please don't hesitate to leave your comments wherever convenient and we will do our best to address them as quickly as possible.

Thanks again to everyone for your interest in Thunderbird and we really hope you will enjoy all of the new improvements that we've made!

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“It's an extraordinary experience just being there. It's incredible!”
Jeff Cannata / CNET

“In the twenty minutes or so I spent in Thunderbird were among the best I have spent in VR. The experience hits on everything that makes the medium so incredible.”
Will Mason / UploadVR

“I played through it a few times to capture this footage, and I'm hooked. I want more.”
Ben Kuchera / Polygon

About This Game

NOTE: This is a short 15-minute experience so please be aware of this before making your purchase. We will be adding additional content as it becomes available and may adjust our pricing to reflect the additional value. Existing users will not have to pay for additional content.

Also, if you find yourself stumped on a puzzle then please observe your situation and/or surroundings more carefully and consider all your options before reporting a bug.

Awarded the Best VR Experience of 2016 at the first Unity AR/VR Vision Summit, this short introductory experience contains approximately 15 minutes of high-quality, puzzle-based, interactive gameplay that showcases the power of true room-scale VR.

                Requires 3.6m x 2m (12 ft x 6 ft) of play space for full room-scale version.

Designed from the ground-up for room-scale gameplay, Thunderbird encourages natural movement for both navigation and interaction giving the ability to walk freely around the virtual world while using your hands to interact with objects, just as you would in real life.

This freedom of movement eliminates all probability of sim-sickness and offers the most immersive VR experience to-date.

                  Requires 1.2m x 1.2m (4 ft x 4 ft) of playspace and a 360' tracked area.

For those lacking the playspace required for full room-scale gameplay, this Home Edition offers an intuitive teleportation feature so that users can enjoy the full experience without any of the discomforts and side-effects that are commonly associated with artificial locomotion in VR. Please Note: 180' formats are not supported.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Quad core CPU 3.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 970 / R9 270X
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Developed for GTX970 and above
    • OS: Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10
    • Processor: Quad core CPU 3.5 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 980 / R9 290X
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Developed for GTX970 and above

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