3079 is a futuristic, open-world action first-person role playing game. All areas, buildings, items, quests and characters are randomly generated. You will find unique lands & challenges. I hope you enjoy it!
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Mostly Negative (11 reviews) - 27% of the 11 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Mixed (372 reviews) - 47% of the 372 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 25, 2011

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“This is an amazing game! I love the combination of a procedurally generated voxel world with intense action & RPG elements. The grappling hook and anti-gravity pack are a lot of fun and add an interesting dynamic to the game. I love exploring the seemingly infinite world to find new items and situations.”
10/10 – Swawa3D @ IndieDB

“Just want to say again that this is a great game! For those of you who feel like its a minecraft copy just beacuse of the cube textures used you really need to rethink what a game is about! The game play of 3079 is nothing like minecraft it is pretty unique as well as how the weapons all have diffrent stats and colors kind of reminds me of Borderlands. However it is still an original idea for a game and i still play it from time to time. You should at least try the demo and if you like it please buy it and support fruit! :D Still give it a 9/10 ! Best Regards, Adam”
9/10 – SeaNanners

“After playing this game all day, all i can think about is playing it more. It has an insane amount of replayability and the difficulty is random. Which is refreshing. Some enemies are difficult to kill and some are easy. The way the difficulty gets higher is based off the distance from where you start. Which is great.”
10/10 – Blackop2 @ IndieDB

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3079 is a futuristic, open-world action first-person role playing game. All areas, buildings, items, quests and characters are randomly generated. You will find unique lands & challenges. I hope you enjoy it![/b]

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You arrive on a planet experiencing constant war. It is your duty to find out why the warring factions cannot find peace on their own & hopefully restore it yourself.

Java Requirement

Make sure you have Java 7 Update 45 (or better) installed!
On Windows, if you have trouble, you may need to uninstall other versions of Java.
You can get Java from: http://www.java.com/getjava

Key Features

  • Trading Cards are here!
  • Practically endless, open-world exploration
  • Futuristic weapons and items procedurally generated for endless character equipment
  • Difficulty that increases as you explore further (don't worry, items get better too!)
  • Fully functional Multiplayer with Twitter integration
  • Procedurally generated quests for rewards and story advancement
  • Fortress building using a construction tool
  • Body-part specific damage calculation and dismemberment: Head Shot!
  • Skill system for things like engineering, charisma and camouflage
  • Different biomes (grassland, mountains, snow, poison, desert, sea etc.)
  • Complete storyline that has a start, middle and end
  • Sloped surfaces and higher polygon models gives the world a new, less "blocky" look
  • Challenging artificial intelligence -- enemies and allies will dodge, follow, inspect sounds etc.
  • 3D effects like anti-aliasing, damage & underwater blurring
  • Soft ray-traced lighting (makes for nice shadows to hide in)
  • A very fast, efficient multithreaded engine for smooth, high FPS gameplay almost completely free of "lag"

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Community Hub: http://steamcommunity.com/app/259620/guides/

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System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP+
    • Processor: Dual-core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated 3D Hardware
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Support
    • Additional Notes: Java 7+ from www.java.com (uninstall old versions)
    • OS: 10.7.3+
    • Processor: Dual-core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated 3D Hardware
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Support
    • Additional Notes: Java 7+ (the JRE) must be installed from www.java.com
    • OS: All distributions that support Java 7+
    • Processor: Dual-core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated 3D Hardware
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Support
    • Additional Notes: OpenJDK also supported for Java 7+
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0.2 hrs
Posted: September 25
very buggy and clumsy
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Zero Deags Were Given
0.1 hrs
Posted: September 23
fun little minecraft shooter
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0.3 hrs
Posted: September 22
this is my first review, that should tell you hoe much i hated this game.
I purchased it on sale for 50 cents, and it was still a waste of money.
i'll start by saying it is a java game.
constant crashes, no instructions, poor design over all.
on top of all of this the combat is buggy, the systems are incomplete, and in general it is hardly a finished game.

stay away.
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3.1 hrs
Posted: September 20
good game
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0.3 hrs
Posted: September 8
It has potential...
Thats about it.
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0.2 hrs
Posted: August 27
It has been a while since I played this, but my memories of this game were of a confusing, unenjoyable mess. I see it has sequels, which I will check out as there was a germ of promise in here, but I would not recommend this earlier game.
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Fiji Aesthetic
7.7 hrs
Posted: August 17
10/10 better than No Man's Sky.
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True Moon Lord
5.8 hrs
Posted: August 5
It's a great game and all, but honestly, there's not much to it. Shoot monsters, build shelter, that's pretty much it. Just survive. Not much TO surviving though.

I liked this game to start with, but now it's kinda just driving me up a wall.

3/10, should update things again. This is a great game, with not a lot to it. Thanks for making it, though! It was pretty fun while it lasted.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
While I wouldn't personally recommend this. it's got some things going for it. It does a good job of blending in the RPG elements with the sandbox gameplay while still giving you absolute freedom. Took me a few tries to figure out what the hell was going on but once you get start slapping on weapons, upgrades, jet packs, and grappling hooks you can start to enjoy yourself.

Maybe it's more to your taste than it is to mine. It's got Trading Cards so may be worth checking out if you're curious and its on sale.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
pressing play on steam opens a command prompt which then opens a java launcher (which promptly warns you about pirating the game.) you press play on that, and the launcher for the game opens. this is the only place you can change any settings besides mouse sensitivity. once you get past the game launcher, it asks you for your desired fov, etc. you have to do this every time, it doesn't save. players who join in multiplayer don't start with any items (whereas the host starts with a random gun, radar, jetpack, etc.)
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244 of 360 people (68%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
I would call ‘3079 – Block Action RPG,’ a ‘cult-classic’ even though it’s still fairly new. The reason I say that is because I feel that you’re either going to love this game or hate it. Personally, I could not get into it. I restarted the game about 12 different times, each time seeing if I had ‘missed’ something or simply didn’t understand the concept. However, even after 12 times, I continued to scratch my head – wondering about the many facets of this game.

I really loved the music, it does a great job driving-home the ‘futuristic’ vibe of the game. I also love the ‘mechanics’ to the game. You progressively get better at skills in the game by doing them – don’t like your terrible aim with that rifle, then keep shooting at things (all the things!). I also noticed that the game included skills such as ‘mining’ and ‘stealing,’ which is awesome!

Though, I believe what ruined this game for me was the story and setting; I think that’s what made me restart the game so times, too. The, seemingly, inconsistent size of the NPCs, the strange location of buildings (yes, I realize it’s a randomly generated world, but there needs to be some consistency for an RPG), and the way items are distributed to the player (randomly generated on the ground, just sitting there or sold by a vendor – very inconsistent). I tried to discover the reason, but it didn’t appear to be laid out anywhere obvious to the player, no in-game ‘books’ to discover with clues, no conversation with NPCs to help get answers. The world needs to be 'plausible,' (not to be confused with possible) and the developer has not achieved that.

I feel that a video game has the same mark that books, movies, and television bear – these outlets have a very small window of opportunity to grab their audience, if they miss that window it’s gone. For me, ‘3079 – Block Action RPG’ missed that opportunity, and I really wish it hadn’t.
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146 of 208 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
Great game, I enjoyed, and will still, many hours of this game.
It is a sandbox game with elements from Borderlands and Skyrim. (No it's not a minecraft clone because of the blocks!)
The feeling you get when you found a better sniper than before and succesfully install a upgrade element to it never gets old.
I highly recommend trying the demo of the game first (which can be found on phr00t's website.) to see if you like the game enough.
Rate: 9/10
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94 of 133 people (71%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Oh - 3079. Where to begin? This game is hilarious in its presentation! Underneath its campy and oddball graphics lies an intriguingly fun experience. 3079 is fun while never taking itself too seriously, and that is one of the best things about it!
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44 of 55 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2013
I wasn't sure how this one was gonna go: it is either a tentative recommend or a just barely, spend a paragraph trying to sell you on the game anyway, ...unrecommend. Ultimately, there is enough of a cool game here for me to keep putting time into it.

The games name is strange, don't worry about it. Here's what jumps out: Action RPG. The game is an FPS action rpg. It looks like an ASCII Minecraft, but has all the ARPG symptoms.

XP grind? ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ RIGHT SON. Your skills increase as you use them. Pick some pockets dawg, raise that stat.

Loot? Yo, the big guy over there wielding a sword with fangs that one shotted the NPC from your faction? You take his life, you take his blade.

"... But clizzy, this dudes sword SUCKS BALLS dewd!" Yeah, it happens. But you can sell that piece in almost any area. Items scale with the enemies, who scale with the zone. You're in a level 9 zone, the level 9 enemies drop level 9 ♥♥♥♥ that usually be sellin' for a pretty penny even when they are booty butter. This is awesome because....

There's mad cool ♥♥♥♥ to loot in this game! This is my favorite part: your character can equip jet packs and grappling hooks that give you crazzzzzzzzy mobility. You can fly into sky fortresses, or zip around the landscape with non-stop grapple shots. Thing is, though, these ♥♥♥♥♥es also scale. Level 1 hooks/packs can be used when holding 40 weight, no more. Every level adds an additional 40 lbs. It's cool zipping into a high level zone, on a mad hunt for the shopkeeper or drop zone with the clutch twink grappling hook/jet pack. You have to get out alive too, because when you die you lose an item. The game is sadistic, it will eliminate the item you hold most dear.

I suppose I wish the game felt more complete. I've put some goodly time into it and I'm not sure if there is anything else to do but loot grind. The building mechanic? No idea what's going on there. Completely arbitrary, in my experience.

However, I have to say that I haven't got many quests done in the *main* story line. There's a little bit of RNG involved with quest givers having to give you a specific reward to advance - it can get a little frustrating. Hunting for the right people always devolved into loot grinding and murdering things. This was really fun for a bit, and I'll probably sit down a few more times to see just deep the game goes, but it becomes nothing more than pure carrot-sticking. Still hours of fun.

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27 of 30 people (90%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 17, 2014
Wasn't really sure what to expect with this game. It looked a lot like minecraft so I took a chance. That being said, it plays nothing like minecraft. Its a fun game, but not like minecraft where you can easily invest 40+ hours into the game. It does take a while to get a feel for the game, but after you do, its a ton of fun.
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31 of 37 people (84%) found this review helpful
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2013
Great game! i really like it, sad thing is though, i have no friends that own this game to play co-op, the singleplayer alone gets pretty hectic and nearly impossible at times (i flew to enemy base without realizing that i didnt set a home marker and made it impossible to get back). Also, early game is a little difficult, the monsters have waay to much health for the beginner weapon you start out with.
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29 of 34 people (85%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
I got this game when it was in Alpha from Indie Royale. Please keep in mind that this game is made by one person and is only a few dollars. So let's get to the pros and cons:

1. Nice difficulty curve - the farther you get away from the starting town that harder the enemies get, and the greater the loot gets. After you get some pretty good gear you upgrade yourself to fighting demons instead of Neanders (I think that's how you spell it).
2. Cards - They don't typically sell for much, but hey; buy a cheap game, get a few hours of gameplay and some free cards.

1. Lack of random encounters - sometimes you may see a spaceship. You can damage them, but I have never been strong enough to destroy it before it kills me. Other than that, it's just more of the same old enemies over and over.
2. Uninteresting quests - There are only like, 4 quests possible to take; Protect this herp, destroy that derp, kill that guy, hack this computer. That's literally all the quests I have ever seen, and with as many hours as I have on record, you would expect a bit more.

Other comparisons:
1. Weapon types - if you want variety, you will be disappointed as there are very few weapon types. Sniper rifle, Pistol, Grenade launcher, Shotgun, Sword, and Demon sword (which is only for demons) are the only ones I can think of. Although you can install upgrade circuits into your weapons and armor to upgrade characteristics that apply to you character, which is actually kind of cool.
2. You better not ever accidentally shoot one of your own people, 'cuz if you do they all gunna keel you (It's pretty unforgiving). This can be fun though If you ever get bored you can always turn on your own kind and start stealing from people and become a nomad, so there's that (PS if you do this, there's no going back).

That's about it. Not a very big game, but if you buy it on sale, it's not too much and you'll have some fun. SO, expect that, a few hours of entertainment and some cards.
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89 of 136 people (65%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
This is an amazing game. You have rogue-like elements and gameplay that is similar to borderlands. For terraria fans, this is exactly like the 3d terraria that you've been asking for. Highly recommend this game to any role-playing game fan.
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