Create worlds beyond your imagination in Patterns: a 3D sandbox with physics and gravity. Build your own world or invite your friends to collaborate on epic creations. Add goals to turn your builds into challenging games or leave them open-ended: the choice is yours!
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Reviews

"...a promising new take on the genre" - IGNhttp://www.ign.com/articles/2012/09/19/patterns-could-be-the-next-minecraft

"Patterns is focused on an experience not dissimilar to Minecraft, but with a heavier focus on creativity" - Joystiqhttp://massively.joystiq.com/2012/09/20/linden-lab-reveals-its-next-game-patterns/

"Players assume the role of an unnamed polygonal protagonist set free in a world begging to be deconstructed and manipulated.That’s the sandbox. What any player does with it is entirely up to them." - Polygonhttp://www.polygon.com/2012/10/12/3494046/poking-the-box-why-linden-lab-creates-shared-creative-spaces

About This Game

Create worlds beyond your imagination in Patterns: a 3D sandbox with physics and gravity. Build your own world or invite your friends to collaborate on epic creations. Add goals to turn your builds into challenging games or leave them open-ended: the choice is yours! When you're done, show off your creations with friends or share them with the community to gain status.

As an Early Access game, the future of Patterns is still unfolding. Join the community now to make sure your voice is heard. The Patterns team is working hard to provide powerful tools and scripting support to let you unleash your creativity.

Key Features



  • "Multiplayer: Invite friends for co-op building or competitive challenges."
  • "Choose between first-person and third-person camera."
  • "Share your world for others to play, or open it up for the community to remix."
  • "Play with gravity: build on flat worlds or wrap your mind around planetoids with multi-directional gravity."
  • "Save, edit, and clone models to quickly expand your worlds."
  • "Simulated physics: watch worlds come alive with dynamic destruction and debris."
  • "Encounter creatures with AI and unique behaviors"
  • "Change the look and behavior of your building materials with the Substance Editor"

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows: XP SP2 or later
    • Processor:Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs)
    • Memory:2G of RAM
    • Graphics:Any 3D graphics card with minimum 128 Video RAM and pixel shader 3.0 support
    • Hard Drive:775 MB HD space
    • Additional:Patterns is a 3D intensive experience. By adjusting the quality settings we provide some flexibility to accomodate the performance experience based on your needs.
    Recommended:
    • Additional:Patterns is a 3D intensive experience. By adjusting the quality settings we provide some flexibility to accomodate the performance experience based on your needs.
    Minimum:
    • OS:Mac OS X: Intel CPU & "Snow Leopard" 10.6 or later
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0 GHz (2 CPUs)
    • Memory:2G of RAM
    • Graphics:Any 3D graphics card with minimum 128 Video RAM and pixel shader 3.0 support
    • Hard Drive:775 MB HD space
    • Additional:Patterns is a 3D intensive experience. By adjusting the quality settings we provide some flexibility to accomodate the performance experience based on your needs.
    Recommended:
    • Additional:Patterns is a 3D intensive experience. By adjusting the quality settings we provide some flexibility to accomodate the performance experience based on your needs.
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
First negative review, this game even disappeared from product list on Linden Lab's site. LOL
Very angry and disappointed, this is a bad example of Early Access games, and it is the worst I met.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
This game is absoutely boring. I have tried short tiny spurts over several months since I purchased it and realized there is just no point to this. Build what? Ok so you you can do some puzzles and jumping and share your stuff with others or even play other peoples things but what exactly is there to do besides that and doing the side collecting of blocks so you can make more things? This is the most boring game in history. I do not recommend this game. I am sorry but it is horrible. Little confusing platforms with no real idea as to what is going on. If they would of perhaps expanded this over the last 2 yrs it wouldn't be as terrible but besides some fixes and a new ui, there is really nothing here.

The universe to create isn't really there because the maps are so TINY. There is no space like in minecraft or other sandbox creative games where you can build things and have a lot of room to do so. You can gather up blocks but then if they fall or break you have nothing. They simply just vanish. It is nice having a game with this concept that not everything is SQUARE blocks around you but this needs a whole lot more in order to feel like a true sandbox. Skip it for now and watch its progress if interested but there really isnt very much here going on with this game however from what I understand, they are no longer working on this game so there may not be any more work to it.

Apparently this is just like the game "windborne" where the game looks good and gets people excited for more possiblities but then the devs go silent and vanish doing few fixes or offering few features or they get busy with their other games instead.

I also don't care for physics in a sandbox game because it limits and ruins the creativity for me of what I want to build, adding more limitations to what I want to make. For some people that is very exciting but for people who want to build whatever they want, this is annoying.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
I'm so very sad about this game. It's a huge disappointment to me, and I thought it could blossom into a wonderful gem that would unearth from Steam's massive collection of games and see the light of day. This game has been neglected for at least a year by now (you're probably surprised that I decided to write a review in April of 2015). Patterns was a physics sandbox type of game. It's very different to Minecraft. Patterns used to be a very promising game with different materials and a world that you could sculp and build. You could cut down trees and watch them fall (and turn brown, for some reason). However, that feature was a problem, as everything you build could fall if it's not connected to another block. Some buildings could become bombs, even. Use the right material and build a bomb in the correct shape, and it will explode! This was probably one feature Linden Lab wanted to amplify and add to, but as I can tell, nothing much evolved from it. Planetary gravity was an exciting idea, but for some reason, Linden Lab moved it to some small blank slate maps only. I mean, seriously? I played when it was in very very early alpha. You could discover new shapes when you find some sort of crafting table inside a massive pyramid. You go to it and then you make shapes by adding triangular parts to a block, folding them, etc. I think that might have been removed as well, as I can't find it anywhere. Some blocks have special properties. Some hurt, and some are bouncy when you jump on them. When I first played after some map updates, I explored and had lots of fun just by doing that. I'd build fancy bridges and connect the floating islands so that I could explore them and revisit when I wanted to. Now, I feel that there's a little less to see. I can't recreate that fun because the only floating island map there is is not at all very hidden. No pyramids, no mountains big and complicated enough to climb and have fun. I've heard water was supposed to be added, but it apparently never made it. I grew bored and came back when Patterns was dying and soon thrown aside. I never got to see multiplayer for myself, which was an exciting aspect I was eager to try out. Now, Patterns is just a sad and lonely game groaning for attention. It's probably going to be removed from Steam, and cast into the abyss of the forgotten. I get feels just flying around when I try to play, knowing that all the potential I saw was not possible with the developers behind the game.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2014
You ceased development, i want my money back.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
I can't believe so many people (including me) fell into this scam. I just found out today that it had been cancelled, because I haven't played the game in almost a year. The only reason I even bought it is because it looked like it had massive amounts of potential and they talked about some really promising updates in the videos. It's pretty damn sad, Linden Labs. You use a crappy game to fund your projects and then abandon it and just cut it off completely. And honestly, for the game being as crappy as it is, it's so much better than SecondLife. You should have discontinued that instead and updated this. Or you could've just told us you were using this to fund some projects and people would've been way less ♥♥♥♥♥♥. And I hope you realize that this stunt of yours probably caused a boycott and your ''upcoming next-gen virtual world'' is gonna go down hard. And I hope it does. Í hope it crashes and burns, along with your company.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
This an early acess game, but the devs are too lazy to update. No update for the year I've had it, as far as I know.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
This company sucks. THIS IS NOTA COMPLETE GAME.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
I want a refund!

You bait us with promises of a new kind of gaming experience, then you release a crappy broken barely built game and call it good to go work on other projects? Seriously?

F**K YOU!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
... And then we throw it off bikini bottom!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
Devs never finished game, then gave up entirely.
If I lived near their hq I'd ♥♥♥♥ in their mailbox.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
Linden Labs can suck an egg!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
It had lots of potential, but never went anywhere.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
form the makers of 2nd life what can go worng........
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
10/10 best game ive played in 10 milleseconds
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
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42 of 43 people (98%) found this review helpful
81.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 9, 2014
Early Access Review
Yeah, this game is being removed from steam, but I still just wanted to say this is one of the worst examples of early access I own, and I own both Starforge and Paranautical Activity.

The game had great potential and was even fun to play in the early builds, but then at some point the dev team went silent. Then out of nowhere some changes started to be made. These changes essentially removed some of the fun from playing with the physics, and limited creativity (I had planned on making a bouncy path to my house filled with tricky platforming...that's not possible anymore). They also still listed on their website that the game has planetary gravity, even though that was removed months ago, so they falsely advertised features to get sales.

These alone are bad enough, but I want to go back to focusing on the devs themselves.

These are people that pretty much always had to be reminded to post patch notes whenever an update came out. If people didn't do that, they wouldn't even bother. They always talked about being able to create your own universe in early videos (they also mentioned water, which never made it into the game), but the truth is you can't make anything unless it's attached to something else first. And then when you break a huge planet off after making it, guess what? It will fall right back down, likely pushing you through the floor if you get hit. Some universe...

Considering all the problems the game had that were definitely in need of being fixed that got ignored (terrible camera, lack of information on making formations like bombs, multiple bugs with collision), I'd either say this was a scam from the start, or the dev team really is just that bad, either way, I'm not inclined to buy or recommend anything they make ever again.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to play multiplayer just one last time before they shut down the servers...
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29 of 32 people (91%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
This game was a money grab, and is no longer in development as of this review. Please remember the Name LindenLabs, theyre the devs and should be avoided. They used this game to get money for their other projects.
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28 of 31 people (90%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
I want my money back.
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25 of 28 people (89%) found this review helpful
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
THIS GAME HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED AND SHOULD NOT BE ON SALE.

LINDEN LABS HAVE STOPPED DEVELOPMENT BEFORE RELEASE.

DO NOT PURCHASE.
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26 of 30 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
I want my money back!
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