A first person grappling hook exploration game. Soar through the ruins of a fallen world and discover the secrets of the ancients. Designed with full Virtual Reality support for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, also works great in Non VR.
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Mixed (22 reviews) - 63% of the 22 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (525 reviews) - 75% of the 525 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 5, 2016

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November 9

Windlands Update Released! Version 1.2.9

08-Nov-2016

An update for Windlands has been released to Steam and will be automatically downloaded.

This is a routine patch containing 2 new VR movement styles and 2 new leaderboard options.

Big Changes
  • We have added 2 new Leaderboard Options, you can now select Global, Local or Friends by hitting the buttons above the leaderboard with your hooks.

  • We have added 2 new VR Movement Styles to Windlands. You can change the movement style from the Virtual Reality Options Menu.

  • De-Coupled Head: Our default method uses the look direction as forwards. When this movement style is selected, your body direction is now forwards, this will enable you to move in one direction, and look in another.

  • Controller Direction: With this movement style, your direction is relatable to where your controller is pointed. Either left or right is you swap hands.
Changes and Fixes
  • Many minor map fixes

  • Adjustments to the subtitle and message rock style.

  • Achievements now work correctly on the Speed Run challenges.

  • The voice over volume after collecting Crystals has been increased by +4dB.

  • The width of timer rocks have been increased to accommodate larger times.
VR
  • We have fixed a crash that was affecting some players on Vive (thank you for all of your help!).

  • 2 new Movement Styles have been added (see Big Changes).

  • The Orb collection count for playgrounds has been moved further up to provide a clearer view.

  • With 3D input capability, you will now get an option in the start wizard to choose 3D Input or Controller.

  • Seated Mode is now working correctly on Oculus.

Many thanks for your continued support on our journey!

Enjoy!
- Psytec Games Team

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October 22

Windlands Update Released! Version 1.2.2

Version 1.2.2

An update to Windlands has been released to Steam and will be automatically downloaded.

The big bake off, yes, we have baked the maps! This was a huge amount of work (Windlands maps are HUGE) and has taken many months however, the results are worth it.

Baking the maps increases performance significantly, makes the shadows much more realistic with reflections and ambient occlusion and other cool things like baked lights and light sourced textures, that’s right Windlands is now even more gorgeous than it was before!

Big Changes
  • Baked maps.
  • Achievements. We have implemented 30 achievements, enjoy! ;-)
  • You can now skip the intro by holding the respawn button down, good luck speed runners ;-)

Changes and Fixes
  • Lots of minor map fixes thanks to your feedback. Please continue to use the ingame feedback tool as this sends us the level and location of the issue.
  • Timers no longer appear on the intro scene.
  • Multiple optimisations for animations, cloth and particles to improve performance.
  • Cages no longer appear on the intro scene.
  • We have slowed the user down in the opening room, this helps new people become accustomed to the controls.
  • The opening room has been modified to make it easier and less likely to get stuck, this should also help new users get accustomed to the controls.
  • Some of the in-game messages have been improved to read correctly depending on the last used input method.
  • We have tweaked the strength of controller vibration, it was too subtle, you can adjust this from the menus.
  • We have added another easter egg somewhere in the game.
  • Menu options now return from pages to the correct option.

VR
  • Oculus Touch Controls continue to be refined, they are epic!
  • Comfort Wizard, on New and Loading games you are now presented with a few questions, this helps make people aware that these options exist and helps with preferences for the session so demoing to friends is easier.
  • We have removed all ‘depth conflict’ and ‘overdraw’ issues in the game, so subtiles, timers and messages now all appear in world space on rocks, this is much more comfortable for the eyes.
  • If you are running a platform that has 3D input capability then you can now switch 3D input on or off from the Virtual Reality Menu.

Other
  • We have new screenshots and trailers to showcase the new look of Windlands!

Many thanks for your continued support on our journey!

Enjoy!

- Psytec Games Team

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Reviews

“Windlands is not to be missed. It was quite simply one of my favourite experiences on the Oculus. — Charlie”
Polygon

“This gorgeous game is the best experience on the Oculus Rift - Ben Gilbert”
Tech Insider

“a incredibly fun, unique exploration game”
The Rift Arcade

About This Game

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
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 (2GB graphics memory or more. Shader Model 3.0 needs to be supported). Minimum supported resolutions 1280×720 and 1024×768.
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 3 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X Compatible
    • Additional Notes: This is for 2D standard version, VR version higher req as per Oculus standards
    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 (2GB graphics memory or more).
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X 11 Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Minimum Requirements to Run VR Version
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6 64bit (Snow Leopard) or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics card supporting OpenGL 2.1 or later. (2GB graphics memory or more) Minimum supported resolutions 1280x720 and 1024x768
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Please Note OSX DOES NOT SUPPORT VR
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6 64bit (Snow Leopard) or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 2900 or NVIDIA (2GB graphics memory or more).
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Please Note OSX DOES NOT SUPPORT VR

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