Before explaining what Tres Lunas is, you need to know who Mike Oldfield is. Mike Oldfield is an iconoclastic British composer and musician, best known for a composition which he released in 1973 called "Tubular Bells", a portion of which was used in the film "The Exorcist". Most would consider his style of music to be avant-garde or New Age.
In 2002, Mike Oldfield decided to expand his artistic horizons and create a computer game that used his music as a foundation. He named the project MusicVR and Tres Lunas is the first instalment in this endeavour. Tres Lunas fuses Oldfield's music with surrealistic images to create a sort of dream world for the player to wander through. The player can find and collect up to seven golden rings, but this is not really the goal. The real goal is simply to explore and discover. While playing, the player will encounter various creatures, people and objects. Some are helpful and some are a hindrance but none are dangerous or malicious.
- "Tres Lunas" -- alternate title
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Part of Oldfield's
goal in creating MusicVR was to create a holistic gaming experience, in which the goal is not to kill or even harm anyone or anything, and in which the player is never threatened. In Oldfield's own words, "I wanted this to have some kind of elegance; some respect for the beauty of life instead of a mission to kill everything in sight. I wanted to create a virtual environment that is relaxing, life-affirming. It's non-toxic. It won't damage your mind. It's somewhere calm where you can escape to. It's something that makes you feel good, because there are enough things in the world that make you feel terrible."
This entry to the MobyGames database was contributed by Halmanator (583)
on Feb 21, 2003.