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COLUMNS, a Vaporwave VR Art Experience

Music and concept by Mercurius FM
Development by Virtua Worlds, LLC

**About:

COLUMNS is a vaporwave VR art experience based on Mercurius FM's remix of the song CLOTHO from the classic SEGA puzzle game, COLUMNS.  It is a free VR experience which is playable on Windows PCs with and without VR. The vaportrap style remix is also available on all digital music stores and streaming services including Apple Music, Spotify, Bandcamp, and more. 

**Features:
Tech Demo and Beta version. (It's also free!)

Columns can be played with or without VR. The VR mode includes 2 different control schemes, First Person Free Movement and First Person Teleportation for a more comfortable experience. 

There is a day night cycle as well as a  lunar cycle. 

There are 2 photography/camera modes, a regular screenshot and a selfie mode.
The player has control of screen filter effects Dithering, Glitch, Pulse, CRT TV, Sci-Fi, 8 Bit, and Cross-Stitch.
The player can also control the lighting colour.
These filters and colours can be used to create vaporwave art with screenshots.

MP3 file of music by Mercurius FM included in the game directory. 

Screenshots will be saved in the following location: 
User/AppData/Local/VirtuaParadise/Saved/Screenshots

**Controls:
Columns can be played with a game controller, mouse and keyboard, Oculus Touch Controllers, and the Oculus remote.

A diagram with the control scheme is included in this folder as well as inside the game.  See included file "Control Scheme.jpg".

STANDARD RECOMMENDED  SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
(can run on worse, but might be a bit choppy. Edit the settings as needed)

Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290 or better.
CPU: Intel Core i5 4590 or greater.
RAM: 8GB or more.
Video port: HDMI 1.3.
USB port: 2 USB 3.0 ports.
Windows 7 SP1 or newer.

VR MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
(the lowest acceptable hardware to run VR with. Edit the settings as needed)

Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290 or better.
CPU: Intel Core i5 4590 or greater.
RAM: 8GB or more.
Video port: HDMI 1.3.
USB port: 2 USB 3.0 ports.
Windows 7 SP1 or newer.

**Known Issues:
- The character body is not able to be seen in VR modes
- VR Screenshots are in Stereo
- Performance optimizations needed for low spec machines

Only Tested with Oculus VR and Touch Hardware, but should work with others. 

Only tested with Windows 7.

**Provide Feedback:

 This is our first official software. Feel free to email us at info at virtuaworlds.io or leave a comment below. We'd like to know of any issues you discover while playing. Make sure to include the system specs and operating system you're running. 

**Learn More:
Mercurius FM... http://mercuriusfm.com
Virtua Worlds... http://virtuaworlds.io

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Columns Mercurius FM Beta.zip 671 MB

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Hello! This seems to be a very interesting game and I would love to try it out. However, currently itch.io states that it's not available on Windows. Is this an error?

This is an Error!  We will look into why they it states this now.

Thank you for letting us know!

Here are the requirements.

STANDARD RECOMMENDED  SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: (can run on worse, but might be a bit choppy. Edit the settings as needed)

Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290 or better. CPU: Intel Core i5 4590 or greater. RAM: 8GB or more. Video port: HDMI 1.3. USB port: 2 USB 3.0 ports. Windows 7 SP1 or newer.

VR MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: (the lowest acceptable hardware to run VR with. Edit the settings as needed)

Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290 or better. CPU: Intel Core i5 4590 or greater. RAM: 8GB or more. Video port: HDMI 1.3. USB port: 2 USB 3.0 ports. Windows 7 SP1 or newer.

Hi, aren't the standard (non-VR) system requirements lower?

The software is a beta and may run on lower end hardware with VR. We encourage you to try it out.