Chroma Lab is a VR particle physics sandbox. Surround yourself with hundreds of thousands of colorful particles that stick together like a fluid which you can interact with using a variety of tools.
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Very Positive (119) - 98% of the 119 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Aug 22, 2017
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Notice: Requires a virtual reality headset. See the VR Support section for more info.

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August 22

Release!!!

Almost a year after first starting it, I am proud to finally release Chroma Lab!

Thanks to all the beta testers who kept making me make it better!

Here is the trailer in higher quality, 60fps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=027kIfxjnA4


Thank you for reading this and if you buy it, extra thanks!
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August 14

Pre-release update

-Fixed a typo
-Fixed some oscillations in preset 6 caused by the previous update
-A few other minor tweaks

Also Chroma Lab now has a release date: August 22nd!
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Reviews

“Chroma Lab is a mesmerising particle simulation and a simple but stunning VR showcase”
Road to VR

“Chroma Lab is very simple in set up, flawless in execution and really a blast to play with.”
8/10 – The VR grid

About This Game

A colorful fluid simulation to play with in VR.

Chroma Lab is based around a high performance, custom particle physics engine that utilises the vast computing power of modern GPUs to calculate billions of individual forces per second between the particles, necessary for them to interact with each other and behave like a fluid.

There is a variety of tools to interact with the particles as well as a well featured options menu that allows you to customise the visuals, physics and save/load scenes.

Key features

  • Beautiful, psychedelic visuals
  • Particles react to your music (any external music player is compatible, may not work with Bluetooth headphones)
  • Tools to pick up, hit, pull, explode, shoot and paint the particles
  • Placeable force spheres which can also teleport the particles between one another
  • Save and load the particles and settings, included are a few presets to get started with
  • Adjustable physics settings to change how the particles behave
  • Multiple different particle shaders, color pallets and other graphics settings to choose from
  • Throw blobs into orbit and create black holes
  • Optional gravity and "lava lamp" modes
  • Freeze the simulation or slow time to a crawl
  • Great as first experience for people new to VR - intuitive controls and presets can be chosen outside of VR
  • MixCast support for easy, high quality mixed reality
  • Native Oculus SDK support for Rift and Touch users
  • Number of particles can be automatically determined based on computer speed or manually adjusted
  • Scale and bounding walls can be adjusted allowing Chroma Lab to be played from sitting to room scale

Beta tester quotes after playing Chroma Lab

  • "okay - gorgeous, just gorgeous! love how well it performs :)"
  • "I really need to sleep now, even if my dreams will not offer me the delight just spent in Chroma Lab."
  • "it is absolutely fantastic and probably one of the most beautiful experience I have had in VR so far"
  • "Wow. WOW I think I'm in love."
  • "Ok, holy **** man. Congratulations, you've made the trippiest game I've ever played"
  • "Wow. Just... Wow... I might have just found my new favourite thing in VR"
  • "Well, I went in expecting to just have a quick go before bed. An hour disappeared. That was mesmerizing! Beautifully smooth and so many options!"
  • "Holy **** man this is awesome!! I played for like an hour straight!!"
  • "congrats on creating a very compelling and polished piece of software!"

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: Any recent dual core but quad core recommended
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD R9 280 / Nvidia GTX 970, slower may work but untested, faster = more particles!
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires a VR headset and motion controllers, closing other applications and minimising steam is recommended to avoid occasional dropped frames
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