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It’s your universe to shape. Patterns is an ever-expanding 3D space, where you’ll construct simple and complex structures as you harvest substances and discover new shapes that can be used to enhance your creativity.
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What the developers say:

“Patterns is still in development and we are actively providing updates in order to flesh out this early experience.

We are working hard on new features and content as well as bug fixes and tuning. Take a look at our update history to get a sense of how Patterns has evolved since we went live. Check in regularly for future updates.

For a limited time, the Genesis version of Patterns is available for USD $9.99. That’s a savings of 50% off the regular price!”
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Behind the Scenes: UI Preview

March 18th, 2014

As we've previously blogged, we're currently working on some major UI changes for Patterns. The team has been (and still is) hard at work!

We want to share a glimpse at some of what we’re working on so you can get an idea about where things are headed.

One of the goals for this UI redesign is optimizing the play space by cleaning up the real estate used by the UI.

To achieve this, we’re moving the tools, substances, and shapes into one clean area at the bottom of the screen, where you’ll be able to quickly toggle between each of these different toolbars with ease by hitting the Q or E buttons on your keyboard.



While we’re not yet able to share an ETA on the UI redesign launch for Patterns, we expect it to be soon and hope to share more along the way. Keep an eye out for more sneak peeks and keep sharing your worlds!

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Patterns 0.06a update

January 27th, 2014

As you may have noticed, we pushed a small build live over the weekend. This was all bug fixes (detailed below) to help improve the game. In the meantime, please keep making and sharing awesome substance packs and sending us your feedback!

Bug fixes and maintenance
  • Fixed a problem where top tiles on Patterns would create holes in the world when deleted in a specific fashion.
  • Multiplayer server maintenance
  • The camera will reset to the default view when quitting a level and when deselecting the locked camera view
  • Fixed a bug where by breaking off half of Genesis Plane Strip near the Eternium core causes holes in the world.
  • It is no longer possible to break substance packs in the editor when selecting save too soon after selecting update.
  • Fixed issue that caused some top tiles to be oriented incorrectly.

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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 the Game

Patterns is your very own 3D universe, complete with physics and gravity. Explore new worlds and make them your own. Invite friends with the new multi-player option and put your imagination and ingenuity to the test as you create simple or complex structures from elemental substances.

Whether you're building bridges to traverse chasms, towers to reach the clouds, accessing floating structures or something completely out of your imagination, Patterns is your universe to shape.

The future of Patterns is still unfolding, and the development team is dedicated to updating and improving it with new features, new content, and a commitment to build out a unique adventure mode. The experience has come a long way already, and the momentum to take Patterns to the next level is palpable and growing.

This game is still young so get in now and be amazed at the progress and cool things to come. Be part of it early to enjoy even more rewards down the line.

Key Features

Patterns is being updated regularly with new features and is growing quickly.

Recent enhancements and key features include:

  • "Synchronous multi-player - invite friends and build together on LAN or across internet"
  • "Sharing online - upload your planets and download planets from others
    Creatures with AI and unique behaviors"
  • "Simulated physics and gravity"
  • "Unbound mode for limitless building and access to flying, all substances and powerful Crafting tools"
  • "A character with the power to break and move large objects through telekinesis"
  • "Harvest and build with a variety of substances that have physical properties: ice that slides , fruit that bounces , materials that levitate and more"
  • "Tools for creating structures large and small that can be saved to inventory"
  • "Build formations that have emergent behaviors: bombs, rockets, wheels, spawn points
    , kiln and forge and more"
  • "Multiple planets to explore and more..."

Planned Features

  • "Adventure Mode"
  • "Character Creation"
  • "More formations with game expanding physical behaviors"
  • "More creatures"
  • "More planets and orbiting worlds"
  • "and much more..."

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows: XP SP2 or later
    • Processor:Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs)
    • Memory:2G of RAM MB RAM
    • Graphics:Any 3D graphics card with minimum 128 Video RAM and pixel shader 3.0 support
    • Hard Drive:250 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.

Mac System Requirements

    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 MB RAM
    • Graphics:Any 3D graphics card with minimum 128 Video RAM and pixel shader 3.0 support
    • Hard Drive:250 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
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
80 products in account
2 reviews
4.0 hrs on record
Patterns is one of the nicest looking and best feeling sandbox games I've come across in a long time. Just like everyone says, it's very similar to Minecraft in terms of how it feels. The major differences are obvious, most shapes aren't cubes, but other polygons, such as pyramids. There are stress physics, so if you were to put too much stress on a polygon, it would break. There are dynamic physics, so things can fall and react with other objects. Somehow, breaking the base of a tree and watching it fall over is oddly satisfying. I hope that one day the developers include an infinite world generation feature. I'd also love to see more mobs and better crafting. If the developers took what they currently have and added a few Minecraft-esque features, they could possibly be the next big game. As of right now (January 25, 2014) this game feels a little lacking in terms of content. I am also never able to find an online game. But even with that said, I still recommend this game. It's very fun and future updates are sure to make it even better.
Posted: January 25th, 2014
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
55 products in account
1 review
45.0 hrs on record
Great game! From what I hear, it has some updates coming that will make it even more fun.

It is wonderful, has great physics, three ways to play (Minecraft-like Survival and Creative, and a "Find the shapes" mode.)
Posted: December 1st, 2013
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
59 products in account
7 reviews
0.9 hrs on record
Well, this game was a very nice surprise. I assumed that since it was made by Linden Labs that it would be a complete ♥♥♥♥-up but is is a very pleasant thing to play. Adventure mode is okay but the sandbox mode is my favorite because you can do whatever you like and you already have all of the materials. A good relaxing game to play.
Posted: January 2nd, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
26 products in account
5 reviews
7.4 hrs on record
Not very popular for an epic Minecrafty inspired game maby have more often updates because this game seems to be in Early access for a while :/ on the good hand It is very creative for a small game and patience is the key for having a successful game for the future. Good luck
Posted: March 2nd, 2014
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
309 products in account
2 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
Move over Minecraft, there is room for more in the geometrical worlds of creative expansion. Patterns is a creative's treat.
Posted: December 1st, 2013
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