connect is your customizable, social, multifunctional virtual home. You can play games, chat, make video calls, listen to music, watch TV, read a newspaper, surf the net, or meet friends. connect is a free, data protected virtual world and a device-independent interface (2D/3D/VR/AR) for all digital content.
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January 1

Happy New Year 2019!

To celebrate the new year we have a little update for you:

All users who login until January 3rd will automatically get the permanent opportunity to activate as many fireworks as they want.

You don't have connect yet? You can also watch the firework in a 360° YouTube video and share it with your friends if you like: https://youtu.be/UfGewcc7pZ0

To get this unlimited firework you need to collect 5 hidden keys first to unlock the weather station and then click onto its logo.



If you can't find 5 keys, here are two important tips for you:

1.) Look at the best hidding places you can imaging.
2.) Some keys are easier to find in 3D mode than in VR and if you want to search them in VR, you should use the function to change your size. Get tiny small by pressing the minus key on the keypad or become a giant with the plus key.

By the way, there are more than 55 keys hidden in this small loft! We would be very interested to know how many you can find - some of them are really hard to get. We would love to see some screenshots of your progress here on Steam! :steamhappy:

You can take screenshots with "P" or "Print" and with "O" or "F10" you can switch between normal screenshots and 360° pictures.



Click on the logo of the weather station once you got it as reward for the first 5 keys and enjoy the most environmentally friendly firework ever.

Have fun and success with your key search! :steammocking:
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December 25, 2018

Beta Release!

Finally the time has come - connect is officially released.
Don't forget: connect also makes fun in 3D - no VR glasses needed!



What's new? What can I do in connect?

- Enjoy YouTube videos in 360°, in cinema format or as look out of the window
- Listen to music and read magazines (new content coming in Q1 2019)
- Find secret functions and hidden objects
- Create a profile and chat with friends (own end-to-end encrypted connect chat)
- Play "Connect Four" with friends (reward for completing the tutorial from “Tutorbot”)
- Send 3D objects, exclusive stickers, photos and screenshots via chat
- Make videos and screenshots (also in 360°) and share them with friends
- Teach your radioactive baby duckling tricks (gift until 31.03.2019)
- Get a gray baby ducking if you report a bug or give feedback to “BugBot”
- Change time of day, weather, wind speed and all lighting conditions
- Furnish your loft (changing materials and furniture, exchanging pictures and outlooks)
- Change gravity (letting things levitate) and your size (tiny small vs. giant)
- Find up to 55 hidden keys and use them to unlock rewards
- Whoever finds all 55 keys will receive a worldwide unique(!) reward automatically)
- Set up the room with 3D objects (and position or throw them)
- Enjoy special effects (tip: take a closer look at the shelf)
- Freely scale and position user interfaces such as the gallery
... and much more ...

In a few days there will be an update with a new quest system, which will help you to get to know the many possibilities in connect and at the same time to unlock special rewards with collected points.

Make a wish!

We want to work as closely as possible with you and implement your feedback. connect's vision is too big to be able to complete everything at once, so we would be happy if you would also vote on what you would like to see next in connect:

https://poll.fm/10198966

We have already implemented your biggest point of criticism - which was responsible for almost half of all negative reviews: Now it is no longer necessary to create an account, connect can also be used without registration!

Reward until 31.03.2019: Radioactive baby duckling

New users until 31.03.2019 get a strictly limited radioactive baby duckling that glows in the dark.

Adult content

If you are over 18 years old and want to unlock adult content on YouTube, enter "18+" in the search field of the TV (and scroll to the right in the recommended videos section).

Have fun with connect!

We are a very small, independend team and give our best. Please help us to realize our vision of a data-protected virtual world that not only integrates all digital content, but also continues to grow through user and partner generated content - e.g. by showing connect to your friends or posting 360° screenshots of your new virtual loft in social media. Thank you so much!!!
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About This Software

connect is your immersive VR home in an exciting virtual world! You can carry it around in your pocket (phone), or experience it all around you in Virtual Reality (VR).

Your customizable virtual home offers VR games, different VR experiences, virtual pets, social VR, video calls, VR 360 and worldwide multimedia. With the “multimessenger” you can also reach all your friends via connect. Your secure VR home can be used in 2D, 3D or VR and offers all the facilities of a real home – only even better, because you can decorate this virtual home to your own personal taste for free!

Multimedia (Internet, Video, Audio, Print & VR)


Thanks to our free media interface, content of various big newspapers and magazines will be available to you free of charge, likewise films, TV and radio programs, streaming, YouTube, web portals & VR media (e.g. 360 VR videos). For example, you can watch YouTube videos in 360° or set them as a outlook from the virtual window.

”Multimessenger” & VR Social Network & Social VR


In the virtual organizer on your virtual desk, you can unite all your contacts from your phone book, mails and online networks (like Facebook) and reach them within connect. You can, therefore, reach more people from connect than from Facebook, even though they might not be using connect yet – because Facebook only gets one part of your new social home.
connect also has its own secure messenger with video calls and sending 3D objects or stickers via chat.

Customizable VR World


Your VR home in this virtual world is customizable to the smallest detail. Customizability begins with the VR room, the furniture and accessories, and continues to the choice of view from your window (own VR 360 photos too), or your own handwriting. You can even decorate your virtual home with own or foreign art and photos. We will also offer different VR scenes or VR rooms – e.g. the Oval Office.

VR Games & Virtual Pet


Are you bored while chatting? Go and pet your virtual pet, or play some VR games (e.g. “Connect Four”) with friends. There are many different VR pets like a virtual duckling or a virtual crocodile baby. You may teach them special tricks and their behavior depends entirely on how you treat them.

Interfaces For Users & Partners


Are you fed up with having to install a new app for each separate function? Or that your favorite software is not compatible with every hardware? Have you ever been annoyed that your different circles of friends are available on various different networks?

To get rid of these unnecessary irritants it is our goal, with combined strength, to build a network which unifies all the different digital contents and features, and where the utilization and operation is as easy as possible. For this purpose we have created a platform, where our Partners – and you too! – can upload content. Our partners will be uploading, among other things, 3D models of new objects or furniture, media content such as newspapers, magazines, books, TV or radio programs, or link connect with existing messenger services. You can upload art work, photos as decoration, animated GIFs or videos, sounds, or 360° photos for an alternative view from the loft, and determine who has access to it.

Anonymous, Data Protected & End-to-End-Encrypted


Our number one aim for this new VR world is maximum data protection, anonymity and keeping the user’s personal privacy. Our own secure messenger is end-to-end encrypted. We promise that connect will stay free of charge without forced advertising, and guarantee maximum data security at the same time.
As we are therefore unable to sell personal information (and do not want to, either) we started looking for alternative sources of income: We will finance our business through voluntary product placement, in-app-purchases, and virtual shopping.

connect – your Social Home – offers:


• secure, customizable, interactive, immersive VR home
• device-independent & live switch for 2D, 3D or VR
• multimedia (all media worldwide, VR media & VR 360)
• “multimessenger” (reach all friends in only one app)
• send 3D objects via chat, make video calls and enjoy realistic VR scenes
• social VR (many social VR functions, soon avatars too)
• VR games, VR pets, virtual world, VR network, VR media

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Android version and alternative download possibilities


There is also an Android version in Google Play Store (search for "connect vr home"). If you don't have Steam or Google Play Store, you can download the PC or Android version from our homepage too (link on the right side), but we recommend to use the Steam or Play Store version, because they get updated automatically.

Also works without VR!


You can also use connect without VR headset! It works like every "normal" 3D game too. At the moment we support the VR solutions of HTC Vive or Oculus VR.

Goal: "Oasis" from the book/film "Ready Player One"


In the long term connect should become your own customizable, expandable, free of charge, data protected and secure virtual world - a bit like the "Oasis" in "Ready Player One" (book, film). We are giving our best to build this new world as user friendly as possible, so that you alone have the control over your "luicid dream" with a maximum of privacy and security and without costs, forced advertising or purposely built-in methods to make you addicted to this new kind of entertainment.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows XP SP2+
    • Processor: Intel Core i3
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: no
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 8+
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 950+
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: yes

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