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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"...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
28 of 31 people (90%) 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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24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
I want my money back.
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23 of 26 people (88%) 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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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
The game's been discontinued, and they say they're working on a different "ambitious" title. I'd add some snarky comment here, but I'm just annoyed at what Linden Labs has done, and glad that I only got this game when it was heavily discounted.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
Linden lab is working on something new, and so they have dumped Patterns. My advice: whatever they come up with next don't buy, they'll only do to you again. Spent money in promises and cool ideas they've been showing... Got very disappointed.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
This game has been abandoned by Linden Labs.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
stupid linden lab give me my money back!
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2014
So long and thanks for all the fish.
Mother♥♥♥♥ing Linden Lab...

http://steamcommunity.com/games/218980/announcements/detail/137683030771228431
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
Thinking of buying this game? Don't. The developers have outright stated that they have stopped working on this game to work on their "next-generation virtual world"...

Hmmm isn't this strange, so I guess we can expect the same garbage from that game too?

As usual another indy developer taking the money and running, giving a 1/2 ♥♥♥ release.

You guys should hire Ben Palgi!
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
I expected so much more from Linden Lab, this was their chance to get away from their Second Life roots and instead they fall flat on their backs and just give up.

I honestly think this was a waste of money, but I guess I should have expected that, Linden Lab is known for half assing things in Second Life, why not in full blown game development.

Lets hope their new virtual world won't be quite implemented like this was done.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
What a waste. You buy early access to support a developing game. Linden Lab just threw patterns out the window for some new cheaply made game when they can't even finish this one.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
can't get money back! pretty mad!!
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
Fooled the players. Don't trust them. (See other comments for details).
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5 of 5 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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4 of 4 people (100%) 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 pissed. 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
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
I want my money back.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2014
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
Linden labs Why Will We Get No Refunds?!?!?!???!??!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!??!!???!?!?!?!?!??!?!!?!?
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
Devs couldn't be bothered finishing it
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