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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Release Date:
Apr 5, 2016

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March 28

Windlands Update Released! Version 1.3


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

Big Changes
  • Director's Cut Voice Over: We have a new actor for all of the narration in the game.

  • Now supports Oculus Rift + Touch controllers and Windows Mixed Reality headsets + Motion Controllers through Steam VR. The game will detect the correct headset and controllers if they show up green in the SteamVR Compositor.

  • Oculus Touch controls in SteamVR mode do not require you to push in the thumbstick in order to move anymore as they have their own dedicated layouts instead of sharing the Vive’s.
Changes and Fixes
  • The Pause button for Oculus Touch users has been mapped to the B button on the right-hand controller since the left Oculus button is reserved for the SteamVR menu.

  • On Windows Mixed Reality motion controllers you can bring up the SteamVR menu by pressing in one of the thumbsticks.

  • Adjustments to options and persistent controller type for saves. While we try to avoid resetting options the ability to separate out each HMD on Steam required an update to the options file. We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused. Please use the comfort wizard or configure options manually in the menu to your preference.

    As always, your feedback is extremely important. We are keen to hear from the WMR headset users and your thoughts.


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

“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

Mac OS X
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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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