GAME AND ART FAQ
How to Play - The Basics
How do I play?
A tutorial will popup automatically when you first login;
The basic game loop is:
Build and curate your own gallery and fill it with art that moves you, with the help of our AI assistant curator D.A.I.S.Y, or teleport to other galleries to explore and meet other people.
Can I record walkthroughs of my gallery and stream/share them online?
Absolutely! We love to see what our players create, if you do post it, please drop us a link on discord.
You can record videos in the game, we have a special cinematic camera (press F8), especially for this goal.
Basically it is like flying a spaceship. Hope everyone has an experience in it.
*WASD* - Move. The camera will accelerate and keep momentum. If you stop pressing any button - it will decelerate. You have to turn in advance to get nice curved turns.
*Ctrl/Space* - Up and Down. Same rules.
*Mouse camera rotation is smooth* - Imagine you are controlling camera not with mouse but with a *Flying Stick* like in a plane. It also accelerates and decelerates.
If you got camera rotating fast and not moving a mouse - it will not stop immediately. To make it so - move mouse in opposite direction.
*Mouse wheel scroll* - changes the movement speed and acceleration to faster/slower. One tick on your wheel - already a noticeable change, so don't scroll it like crazy
*PageUp/PageDown* - changes the rotation speed and acceleration. Allows making very smooth turns with lower speeds.
"F" to freeze
Move your MOUSE to look around
Walking/Running and Jumping
Use the WASD keys to walk around. (QWERTY keyboards) Hold down SHIFT while walking to run Press SPACE to jump. Hold SPACE to jump higher
Interact with Objects
Approach an object and press [E] to interact. Not all objects are interactable.
Press [T], then [List], enter a gallery name and select the one you want to visit and click [Teleport]
Favouriting a Gallery
Press [T] and hover over the gallery you want to favourite and select the star. Tip: Favourites will display on the login screen and also in the [My] tab in the teleport list.
Respawn allows a player to teleport to a desk in the gallery they are currently in. To respawn press [ESC] or [f1] and choose Respawn.
Press [I] to open your inventory and add the items want to place to your bar. Select the number on the bar where the object is and place in your gallery.
Press [I] and choose tools, drag the delete tool (the one with the X) to your bar. Select the number on the bar where the tool is placed and point at the object you wish to delete and click,
Press [I] and choose tools, drag the move tool (the one with the three arrows) to your bar. Select the number on the bar where the tool is placed and point at the object you wish to move and click, You can also rotate objects while holding them with the move tool by pressing [Q] or [E].
Press [I] and choose tools, drag the pick tool (the one with the picker) to your bar. Select the number on the bar where the tool is placed and point at the object you wish to add to your bar and click,
Expanding Your Space
Press [I] and choose tools, drag the expand tool (the one with the three x's) to your bar. Select the number on the bar where the tool is placed and point at the space you wish to buy and click.
There are 30 levels in OWW. The higher your level, the more income you make. To level up, visit Daisy [P] and buy art.
Some objects can be mirrored, pick up an object and an option to press [F] will display above the bar if it can be mirrored. Press [F] to mirror
To leave a comment at a desk, press [E] at the desk and enter a comment To leave a comment on an artwork, press [E] on the artwork and leave a comment
Plaza and Dealers
The Plaza is the main social hub for OWW, it houses Larry and Peggy the dealers, featured player galleries and is also the starting area for new players.
Larry/Peggy - Dealers
All About Art in Game
Can I buy multiple copies of the same artwork?
No, you can only post one copy of each artwork per gallery.
This is done to preserve the uniqueness of the Art, so in OWW everyone can have a Mona Lisa, but only one of it…
How do I add a comment to an artwork?
Approach the painting and press “E” to zoom into it - you can then add a comment at the top left.
DAISY (Discover Art Intended Specifically for You) is our art AI, Daisy learns your tastes and helps you discover art you may like.
DAISY needs training, it is your challenge to train DAISY. Press [P] to open DAISY.
Open DAISY [P], choose an artwork, select find similar, MAISY will display 12 images that look similar to the original artwork.
Press [P] to open DAISY, find art you like and select it, on the bottom right you will see a cube cost, click the button to buy.
Press [P] to open DAISY, find art you like and select it, on the bottom right you will see a wishlist button, click the button to wishlist.
Sharing Art In Chat
Press [P] to open DAISY, find art you like and select it, on the bottom right you will see a share to chat button, click the button to share and then press enter to post in chat.
Viewing All Work by an Artist
Press [P] to open DAISY, find art you like and select it, on the bottom right you will see an artist button, press this button to view all art for that artist.
Finding Art After Buying
After buying an artwork, art can be found in your inventory by pressing [I] and then choosing the Art tab.
Press [I] and choose the Art tab, drag an artwork to your bar, then select the number on the bar where the artwork is placed and point at the space you wish to place the artwork and click.
Press [I] and choose the Frames tab, drag a frame to your bar, then select the number on the bar where the frame is placed and point at the artwork and click.
Removing Art From Your Wall
Use the delete tool to place art back in your inventory.
Tip: You cannot sell art back, art you buy will always be owned.
Artworks cannot be resized, all artworks are the size the artist intended them to be
Buying Art in Other Galleries
Simply approach the artwork, press [E] and buy.
I have questions, unanswered questions...
Then join us on Discord, for live real time support:
Building and Running a Gallery
Earning Income (cubes)
There are currently three ways to earn cubes.
Searching for Assets
Access your asset inventory by pressing [I] or [B], there is a search box in the upper left corner, type in this box to search.
Sharing Your Gallery in Chat
Sharing your gallery in chat is as easy as typing >galleryname in chat and pressing enter. @ - Tags a player profile .
Personalise Your Space and Avatar
Changing Your Avatar
Press [I] and choose Avatars tab, hover over and select Equip.
Gestures allow you to move in different ways, wave to friends or dance to show you are happy. To use a gesture, press [I], choose Gestures and click Use.
Changing the Weather
Press [I] and choose the Weather tab, hover over and select Apply.
Changing the Sky
Press [I], choose Skies, hover over and select Apply.
Tip: Additional Skies are unlocked as you level up and can be found at the plaza dealers.
Changing Your Mask
Press [I], choose Masks and select Equip.
Tip: Additional Masks are unlocked as you level up and can be found at the plaza dealers.
Mosaics are unlocked at level 5/10/15 and 20 + and allow in-game art to be created using a 245 colour palette. Mosaics can be found by pressing [I], Building tab and then choosing Mosaics.
Zahn Cam: Setting Your Gallery Preview
Search for the 'Zahn Cam' in your inventory ([I] > building), place it and press [E]. Press 'Take gallery picture' button to take a picture. After taking a picture, exit out of the camera [ESC], and press [T] to view your masterpeice.
Enigmas unlock at level 10 and are used in galleries to link artworks together. Once published and enigma is solvable by any visitor who completes it.
Text options are unlocked at level 7. Text can be found by pressing [I], Building tab and then choosing Text. Place the text asset on a wall and press [E] to edit.
Passepartout can be found under the Frames tab in the inventory [I]. Passepartout helps to fill out frames and pictures by placing passepartout between the painting and the frame.
Each player starts with 3 gallery slots, additional slots will be available in future updates.
Build With Friends
Collaborative building is unlocked at level 7. Once an account reaches level 7, open the desk [E] and enter a username to invite. When you invite an account to build, you invite all the galleries they own.
Profiles allow players to set daily statuses, bios, custom screenshot banners, see galleries where you have build permissions and view history of art purchases. Press [J] or visit a desk to open a social profile window.
Portals allow destinations to be set in a gallery, this can be to a friends gallery or one of your own. Press [I] and choose the Building tab and filter by Portals, drag a portal to your bar, then select the number on the bar where the portal is placed and place it in your gallery.
To set a destination, hover over the portal and press [E], here you can set a gallery name or choose to set the portal to the players home gallery.
Free Camera Mode - F8
Free Camera mode can be accessed using the [F8] key.
Artwork purchased from other galleries walls triggers the Inspiration Bonus.
What are the minimum specs for OWW?
OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
Processor: Quad Core CPU (Intel or AMD)
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GTX 660, AMD Radeon 7870 (or better) VRAM: 2GB or more
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 15 GB available space
Where can I download the game from?
Hit the play now button on the right or go to www.oww.io/download
Can I play on a MAC or a PC below specs?
OWW is currently PC only.
However, some enthusiastic players used cloud gaming as a way around this. The idea is that you have a high-end gaming PC in the cloud that runs the game for you, while you connect from your mac (or other computers that don’t meet the minimum required).
It works very well but requires a reasonably fast internet connection (15mbps +).
We are available on GerforceNow which is free, visit www.oww.io/geforcenow to see how it works.
Can I add my art?
Yes see oww.io/artists page
Do you run contests?
Yes see oww.io/blog for our current contest
Your Art in OWW
How to Upload Art
Art is uploaded via KULTURA https://kultura.oww.io
How Your Art is Discovered
Art is discovered through DAISY [P], a proprietary art discovery AI that learns each player’s individual taste in art and shows art they’d like even if they don't know what they'll like.
How to Find My Art After Uploading
Art will display in DAISY [P], you can also press F10, mention your artist and gallery name and we will place it in your art inventory. If you already have art in-game, newly uploaded art will be in your artist profile after we have connected your accounts, please F10 to request this.
KULTURA is the upload portal for OWW https://kultura.oww.io
How to Gift Uploads/Invite an Artist
What About My Copyright
You retain full copyright to all artwork uploaded
What Can/Can't I upload
Most art is absolutely fine, however, there is a small number of artworks we can't accept:
How to Upload Music/3D Art/Video
Currently only 2D artworks are able to be added into OWW, but we do have future plans to support other mediums of art, such as video, music etc.
How art works in OWW
Players have a wishlist they use to keep track of art they liked but couldn’t afford at the time they saw it. Each artwork page shows all of those stats in KULTURA.
Is the art promotion AI (DAISY) really agnostic and treats all art as equal?
Yes! We designed it especially with this in mind. Due to the nature of probabilities (which underpin the black magic of AI) there may be a very slight ‘advantage’ to artworks and artists who join the platform earlier than others who join later. However, we designed DAISY to handle millions of artworks so in the long term this slight ‘advantage’ is negligible.