the parallax effect

This is where all downloads for the game will be posted along with some recommended system specs and legal notices regarding content in the game. If you have any issues downloading anything then please do not hesitate to contact me directly. Contact details can be found in the about tab in the navigation bar at the top of this page.

The game is fairly backwards compatible in its current state. However, the specifications below are only a guide and are by no means 100% accurate. The following guidelines have been created via testing across multiple machines running different hardware. If you encounter any issues please check your machine against the specifications below first to see if your machine should even be running the game at all. If you don't know the specifications of your machine you should probably go and find out.

System Specifications

Just a word of warning, the game does currently (in its very un-optimised state) require rather high-end specs to run even on low graphics settings, this will be vastly improved in the very near future.


The following hardware is roughly the bare minimum you will require to currently play the game on minimum to medium GFX settings (30-60fps)

Windows 7 64bit

Mac OS 10.12.3 (Sierra) 64bit

Processor: Intel Dual Core G4560/i3

Memory: 4GB RAM

Graphics: Nvidia GTX 760, AMD Radeon 7870 (At least 2GB of dedicated VRAM)

Storage: 5GB Available Space


The following hardware will currently be able to run the game on high to maximum GFX settings (30-60fps)

Windows 8/10 64bit

Mac OS 10.12.3 (Sierra) 64bit

Processor: Intel Quad Core i5/i7 or better

Memory: 8GB RAM or more

Graphics: Nvidia GTX 970/AMD Radeon 7950 (3GB of dedicated VRAM or more)

Storage: 5GB Available Space or more


The game no longer defaults to max graphics settings upon startup. However, if no GFX save file is found, (which will happen upon first launch) the screen will default to 1280x720 screen resolution. If your display is smaller than this, the game may not initially display properly and will attempt to go fullscreen at an incorrect resolution. You will need to manually change the resolution settings in the graphics settings menu to fix this. Please take a few minutes to set your desired graphics settings and be sure to click save before closing the menu to ensure your settings are saved and loaded upon next launch of the game. Alternatively you can press the tilde key to bring up an in-game console and type "r.setRes [width]x[height]w" put your corresponding screen width and height in and either "w" on the end for windowed mode or "f" for fullscreen.

It is highly recommended to be running Mac OS 10.12.3 in order to run the game correctly without any issues as some users have reported issues on systems prior to 10.13.3.

One last thing, as of v0.5.0 I will be making the game available on both 32 and 64bit Windows systems due to some requests for 32bit backwards compatibility. However, I WILL NOT be doing the same for Mac as I'm 99% sure almost any 32bit Mac will not be able to run the game at all being that most 64bit Macs will struggle with their default hardware installed. Please keep in mind that 32bit compatibility will most likely be removed eventually as the game develops further.

By downloading The Parallax Effect you hereby agree to the terms and conditions of use. Download a copy of the terms and conditions below for your reference.

Terms And Conditions


Please ensure your machine meets ALL of the MINIMUM specifications listed above before downloading the game or you MAY NOT be able to play it at all!


Release date TBA

Release date Friday 31st October 2017


Release date TBA

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