Bigscreen lets you use your PC desktop in VR. Watch movies with friends in a virtual movie theater. Play your favorite PC video games on a huge screen. Hangout in social VR chat rooms. Participate in weekly 3D Movie Nights, VR LAN parties, and other events.
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (30) - 56% of the 30 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (1,131) - 87% of the 1,131 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 28, 2016

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April 10

The Filters Update: Night Mode, Sharpness, Brightness and more screen filters

Hi everyone,

Crazy to think Bigscreen Beta launched on Steam 3 years ago. It's been in development for more than 4.5 years now!

We've been releasing dozens of updates and patch fixes in the past 2 months. Most of them were fixing bugs, crashes, and UX/usability issues. Today, we have a new feature we are releasing for fun :)

The Filters Update adds several screen filters that you can apply to your VR desktop screen.

  • Night Mode reduces the blue light emitted from the virtual screen. Since people spend an hour each week in Bigscreen on average, and some people spend 20-30 hours every week using Bigscreen, enabling "Night Mode" in Bigscreen could make a significant impact on your sleep quality.
  • 8-Bit Filter makes your screen blocky & pixelated (text becomes unreadable lol) and can make a game look like DOOM
  • CRT Filter adds barrel distortion and moire effects. Both 8-Bit and CRT are purely for fun, and make modern PC games look like retro nostalgic games
  • Brightness, Sharpness, Contrast, and Saturation: fine tune your screen by adjusting brightness to reduce lens glares, adjusting sharpness and contrast for better text legibility, and adjusting saturation for vibrant movies. We also have some presets like "Movie" "Text" "Sports" and "Black & White"


What's next:
We're currently working on Quest, a Friends System, and several important bug fixes (some users cannot create accounts, especially on GearVR).

Let me know what you think! If you have bugs or feedback, you can chat with us on Discord:
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April 6

PATCH 11 fixed Big Cinema issues, improved VR UI usability issues, and bug fixes

Hi everyone,

We've released many updates and patches in the past month. Today's update is another usability improvement based on your feedback!

Fixing issues with the Big Cinema

Many people complained about comfort and ergonomic issues with the Big Cinema. We have addressed these issues by pushing the screen further away so it appears smaller and can be fully seen in your VR Field of View.

We've also lowered the screen and changed the rows of seats, so that you can more easily view the screen straight ahead without having to tilt your head up painfully.

TLDR: Fixed your painful problems with the Big Cinema

VR Menu improvements
Improved the usability of the VR UI. It is now easy to switch between these three modes of using Bigscreen at any time, seamlessly.

  • A beautiful 2D UI on your desktop when your headset is off (do you want a Setting to always use this 2D UI, even with headset on?)
  • Use Keyboard & Mouse to control the VR Menu
  • Use VR Controllers to control the VR Menu

- fixed a few crashes and bugs, and small performance fixes
- fixed a bug where GearVR users could not create an account

What's next:
In a couple days, we will be launching "The Filters Update", a new feature that lets you change your screen into a CRT screen, 8-bit retro screen, brightness/contrast/sharpness adjustments, and more.

Also, join our Discord! If you have issues or ideas, it's the best place to come chat with us.
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“Bigscreen combines the power and utility of your desktop computer, with the limitless and immersive presence of VR, to create a one-of-a-kind social experience”

“That ability to display whatever I want, in whatever size, shape and placement I prefer, that has me the most excited about virtual reality.”

“An important step toward turning VR from a once-in-a-blue-moon experience into something you use every day”

About This Game

Watch your favorite movies with friends and family around the world in a cozy home theater or a massive IMAX-style cinema! Relive the good ol' days when you hung out with friends IRL and played video games in the basement until 4AM. Screen cheat or strategize and play together! Instead of that tiny 13" laptop, play any game on massive, customizable screens. Wrap the virtual screen around you for a more immersive experience.

See your PC's desktop screen on huge virtual monitors! There's multi-monitor support for up to three virtual monitors and all customizable to any shape or size.

Screen sharing in VR chat rooms enables you to watch movies with friends, play games together, and more!

You can watch movies in side-by-side 3D or over-under 3D.

Worried about not having the same VR headset? There's cross-platform VR headset support for the Oculus Rift, Oculus Go, HTC Vive, any SteamVR headset, and any Windows Mixed Reality headset!

Create public or private rooms for up to 12 people!

Choose from a variety of environments when you create your room! From an actual movie theater to a campfire setting, find a scene that fits your mood!

Maybe you're not always here to watch a video or a movie. 3D markers are available for you to create images in the virtual space, and you can share that with anyone that hangs out in your room. They might even want to draw beside you!

We're always working on new features! Feel free to let us know how we can improve your experience in Bigscreen from the options listed in the Support section below.

  • VIDEO PLAYER: Play local video files stored on your headset or stream from a video server.
  • FRIEND SYSTEM: Add your friends to your list so they can easily join your rooms.
  • NEW AVATARS: Updated avatar options will be available for you to customize even further.

Bugs? Crashing? Need help? Join our community from one or all of the options below, and we'll be happy to help! Our community is very supportive and sometimes reply quicker than us:

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1060 or greater
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space

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