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DescriptionBefore 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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|An emotional roller-coaster.||St. Martyne (3562)|
|It's not the destination, it's the journey that matters.||Halmanator (584)|
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TriviaMike Oldfield first conceived of MusicVR in the early 90’s. Back then, a "supercomputer" would have been required to run a program with such intensive CPU and graphical processing demands.
Oldfield actually considered creating the game on such a platform and then taking it on concert tours, thereby allowing others to experience it. This never happened, probably because it was too impractical.
Happily, home computer technology has now reached the point where a game of this type can be run by the average PC.
Related Web Sites
- Mike Oldfield's Music VR Page -- Learn more about MusicVR/Tres Lunas, download a playable demo or the full version.
- The Tr3s Lunas Guide -- A collaborative effort by the members of tubular.net community to make an exhaustive guide to the world of Tr3s Lunas. Visit it, for helpful tips, walkthroughs and lots of extra bits you might have failed to discover on your own.
Halmanator (584) added MusicVR Episode 1: Tr3s Lunas (Windows) on Feb 22, 2003