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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Mixed (17 reviews) - 64% of the 17 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (373 reviews) - 47% of the 373 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"

Recommended Guides

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

Game Series

http://store.steampowered.com/app/329770
http://store.steampowered.com/app/263360

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • 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)
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • 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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baconprison
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
This game is nice and cheap but first of all its just werid honestly
first of all your dropped in a place with no idea what to do and it dosen't really give you any pathway which can be confusing
The graphics look werid and outright ugly it seems like everything has a cover of dirt on it
the energy system is annoying its like outta energy? we will just zap you!
i like where they tried to go with this rpg thing but they even messed up the leveling system quite badly
they tried but they swung and missed
4/10
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duratta_ss
( 11.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
If it's a coupon or sale purchase, it is worth the money for a few hours. Can be interesting and just frustrating enough to keep you coming back for a bit. It has elements from good games, great games, and not so great games.
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thesubmergedsnip3r
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Absolutley horrible
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Obey the Fist!
( 15.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
This initially appears to be a minecraft ripoff because it basically is. There's a few notable differences in gameplay and theme, but the guts of what's going on here is still deep in minecraft territory.

While Minecraft is a notable success in part because of it being part of the now flooded survival genre, 3079 eschews survival for a more traditional RPG which, if it was any other game, might have worked out well.

Gameplay: You generally have to figure out the game yourself or watch youtube videos/walkthroughs to get started on questing. The plot is hammy and slapped together and none of it really makes a lot of sense. Thematically it just misses every mark and fails to hook you into the RPG side of things. You do collect a bunch of different items and instead of wandering around in procedurally generated hell, you run around in half finished lazy developer hell.

Graphics: Terrible... the game does run in 4K but it's still very amateur. Minecraft mods show that voxel based games don't have to look ugly, so the ugliness here is because the developer was lazy, unskilled, or deliberately wanted to make the game look bad. What sticks out even if you want to humor the developer being "artsy" is poor design language - some textures are great (so probably stolen from someone) and others are hideous. Fonts and interface styling is all over the place.

Technical - controls are clunky, but it does work okay with mouse and keyboard. Graphics options are limited, which is a shame because that would have been some easy marks for the developer to try hide his lazy effort on the quality of the artwork.

Just buy Minecraft and mod it if you want a voxel game. Play Ark if you want a survival game. Play Skyrim if you want an RPG. Those are just examples - there's so many games better than this.
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Droflaw
( 12.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
While I admit, I was pretty sceptical going in, this game didn't half deliver. I've never had such compact fun in all my life. The grapple is super satisfying to use, and me and my friend basically just found ourselves traversing miles of landscape instead of actually progressing towards our objective. The building is kind of finicky, but once I got the hang of it, it was EZ. GGWP.
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Darth Zan
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
Fun game, nifty story, cool gameplay, and it is all around a definate gem that you won't find many of around Steam. when a game looks bad on steam, it normally is bad. This game is not one of those however.
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DedZedNub
( 16.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
Sheesh, this is one hell of a game. I'm an old gamer that has been around before PCs used DOS, and I still can't get over this game. I got this game on sale this week at $0.49 and it is worth a whole lot more than that.

I've been strafed by two planes at a time. I've been fired upon by a Flying Fortress in the heat of multi-squad battles, exploded the Fortress with my AI buddies while it was doing a bombing run over us and it crashed into us with a huge explosion, forming a real time crater beneath us while doing so ... and lived. Now, I don't know about you, but that's about as good as it gets. Who needs a combat MMO when you can play this with AI and no internet connection?

Do the game's graphics look a bit like something out of the Stone Age? Sure. But this game takes Combined Arms to the limit. You were told there was a violent war going on, well they weren't kidding. The whole terrain is littered with pits, craters, used by some as fox holes and others seem to be having moments of extreme war fatigue in them, and you'll join them soon enough.

The first couple of hours you'll be wondering what the heck is this thing called 3079. You'll feel like a poor rube who somehow got caught up with the resistance, but you don't even know what a war is. When you land, night and day changeover quickly. The nights even from the starting town, have not only the sounds of flak and gunfire in the distance, but you can actually see the tracers and explosions of vehicles and men out there beyond the town's fortified walls and above the tree tops. And those tracers and explosions are the real deal, that's actually happening out there. They are not canned ambience tracks or graphics for effect, it's the news come to life. Yep, this is one wild ride. It may sometimes look like a throwback, but few games give you an experience like this of war. You'll be confused, out-flanked, cowering in fear -- and then slowly but surely you'll get your bearings, start looking for battle and heading out to the action, using buildings and terrain as best you can.

The game has things which annoy. The lifts are easy to get momentarily stuck on, just back into them and adjust so your back is fully to the lift blocks and away from the edges and you'll be fine. You'll be bumping into the roof on the highest level, but you'll figure that out. The "Demons" in the game are a pain to deal with, pulling you towards them with some unknown telekinetic power and attacking everyone, friend or foe. But once you get some Demon Smiting Swords via Quests, you will have a solution. There are a few too many buttons and nothing is that well explained, but that's why I wrote a basic tips guide for newbies in the forums, in case the videos on the game, which are really terrible, don't get you over the hump. You can also talk to npcs that aren't giving quests or aren't merchants for a random tip or two.

Ever wanted to be an astronaut/soldier/special forces guy sent to investigate war on a planet and try and stop the war and bring peace? Neither have I? But that's what you are up to here, but good luck getting there in one piece. Do yourself a favor, on the launcher menus, choose Easy Mode, it's still exciting as heck, and you'll still die enough to learn to respect the game. Also, up the FOV to 115 or so, in this game the camera positioning really needs it and you still we be caught broadside from your flanks easily enough.

For those of you looking into this game, I've posted a basic starting guide to help on the forums. I'll probably move it into the 3079 Guide section later on.

All I can tell you is that most of the YouTube videos are made by people who have no idea of how to play a game and on early beta versions. You can catch some of the early excitement, but good luck getting any tips on playing the game. For example the following things said in some videos are wrong. The game can't kill steal, you up your stats by overloading any action of that stat. Test your limits to improve, it's not that confusing. So overload and empty your energy in your batteries, you may up your total energy. Overload your inventory so that the weight is too high, barely walk that way and soon you get extra strength, and by soon I mean in a matter of 10s of seconds. Think of overloading a skill as leveling and improving by necessity. The game is cool like that as it wants to promote the way you decide to play.

I actually enjoy this game more, so far, that 3089, even though 3089 has more polish and a lot less seemingly irritating things in its GUI. They are similar. But the gravity of the situation in 3079 is a lot more tense, you are a lot more confused from the start, and combat is almost visceral in that weird alien way. Just forget the graphics and experience what is going on, and you'll probably end up enjoying it as much as I do. 3079 is more raw and brutal than 3089 and on sale for $0.49 it's worth taking for a test drive. Learn to survive, because if you think simple graphics makes for an easy game, you don't know Phroot. To get past the initial confusion, however, is going to take at least 2 hours. So, if you wish to be protected by the Steam Refund Policy, I suggest you read a basic guide and maybe look at a couple of videos before you play. Or just buy it on sale next time and stomach the two bits you paid. If you can get past the graphics, you are in for one hell of a ride.

On top of that, the game has night vision goggles, allows you to build fortifications, you can use a grappling gun to climb buildings, ride and jack into airplanes. It has suspended flying cities in the atmosphere. You can teleport, you can cast effects on your enemies or yourself using Transfer Effect guns. You can capture towers via hacking the enemy computer in enemy towers if on a quest. That's just what I've learned and experienced so far. It has a ton of different weaponry, heavy guns, assault rifles, pistols, shotguns, sniper rifles, explosives, grenade launchers, jeez. All of them have the potential to have additional modifiers on them to stats. A lot of them don't really make sense, since when you equip your weapon you can't mine for example, you need the mining tool on you, but still it's like Diablo 2 met Battlefield on a crucial Hill 49.

Highly recommended, if you can get past the graphics and first 2 hours. If you can't get past the graphics, I recommend you take a look at 3089 and 5089. Those games have a better user interface, much fewer irritating issues, and look better. They are easier to get into since more info is available in game as tips and help. It's not as wild a ride, but it covers the same type of gameplay.

(This game runs fine on an Intel HD 2500 Integrated GPU. So if you have that or later on a laptop, it should work. I can't speak for the AMD Integrated Chips, it may work just as well.)
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CeSium
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
Don't turn away this game because it "looks like a Minecraft rip off" because it isn't. Surprisingly, the only similarties are the blocks, and the building system, which you rarely ever use. I'd compare it to games like Strife instead.

The game isn't very friendly to newcomers. You start out in this giant space with lots of broken, chipped astroids. Only after watching a video, do I realize you have to float downwards in order to get to the planet. The game still isn't easy after that. Enemies take a lot of hits, and guns don't seem to be accurate. And waiting for guns to recharge after shooting takes a long time. Buy the grappling hook early on. It will help a ton.

One of the complaints I have with this game is that you move way too damn slow. Thankfully, this can be fixed by purchasing speed generators and speed upgraders with in-game credits you earn by either selling loot found from carcasses of your enemies, or completing quests. This is thankfully, improved in the later games where you can now sprint at the cost of not being able to shoot your weapon.

This game is also surprisingly well balanced. Hell, even the difficulties are balanced. Easy mode makes you dish out more damage, at the cost of your energy replenishing slower than normal mode. A quip I had with most AAA games (Looking at you, Halo.) is that if they have some sort of cloaking device, you can only use it for around 30 seconds before you're uncloaked, which is annoying. Stealth is about patience, waiting for the enemies to move in a certain spot so you can take them out without alerting others. When you're forced to panic kill an enemy because your cloak ran out, it's not fun, and just feels tedious. In this game, however, the cloaking is balanced well; Cloaking makes you move slower, and you cannot regenerate energy while cloaked. However, you can cloak for as long as you want. This is what cloaking in games should be.

The graphics are pretty bad, but it IS an indie game made in 2011, so you do have to give it some rest. Graphics don't make a great game, evidently, shown by here. I have had a few graphical glitches (invisible textures) but they rarely occured, and didn't ruin the game experience much.

The steam run does not start up the game itself, but rather a bat file that loads up the options menu. This means that the game cannot use steam overlay. I suppose it's easier to run the game this way, I guess.

Pros:
+Fun gameplay
+Randomly generated; It's different each time you start.
+Game is quite challenging.
+Grappling hook is great.
+Trading cards
+It's cheaper than beer.
+Can run on a toaster.

Neutral:
*The game is not forgiving to newcomers. This may make it more challenging to others, but it's not exactly for the casual players.

Cons:
-Guns are incredibly inaccurate. I believe this depends on the gun itself you pick up.
-Graphics are poor, but it is an indie developer making this.
-Graphical glitches.
-No steam overlay.
-Only a few songs in the game. One of them sounds pretty good, but the others are royalty free songs.

Would recommend? Yes.

I do recommend this game if you want to see what 5089 is like. Keep in mind, there are still some improvements in 5089, including graphics and menu system.
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ZZ_BlackonBlack_ZZ
( 9.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
So I'm confused... shouldn't have something happened between 3079 and 4089 and onward? 1000 years seems like a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ of time for robots to evolve, conquor new things, move outward. Like the Borg for christs sake.

Anyway the generated Voxel worlds are beautiful. Well done 10/10/10/10
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Fox
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
There has never... EVER... been a game that makes me rage more than 3079... But i love it. The second i get proper recording equipment, im making a series of this in youtube.
3079/10 Would rage again.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
Sheesh, this is one hell of a game. I'm an old gamer that has been around before PCs used DOS, and I still can't get over this game. I got this game on sale this week at $0.49 and it is worth a whole lot more than that.

I've been strafed by two planes at a time. I've been fired upon by a Flying Fortress in the heat of multi-squad battles, exploded the Fortress with my AI buddies while it was doing a bombing run over us and it crashed into us with a huge explosion, forming a real time crater beneath us while doing so ... and lived. Now, I don't know about you, but that's about as good as it gets. Who needs a combat MMO when you can play this with AI and no internet connection?

Do the game's graphics look a bit like something out of the Stone Age? Sure. But this game takes Combined Arms to the limit. You were told there was a violent war going on, well they weren't kidding. The whole terrain is littered with pits, craters, used by some as fox holes and others seem to be having moments of extreme war fatigue in them, and you'll join them soon enough.

The first couple of hours you'll be wondering what the heck is this thing called 3079. You'll feel like a poor rube who somehow got caught up with the resistance, but you don't even know what a war is. When you land, night and day changeover quickly. The nights even from the starting town, have not only the sounds of flak and gunfire in the distance, but you can actually see the tracers and explosions of vehicles and men out there beyond the town's fortified walls and above the tree tops. And those tracers and explosions are the real deal, that's actually happening out there. They are not canned ambience tracks or graphics for effect, it's the news come to life. Yep, this is one wild ride. It may sometimes look like a throwback, but few games give you an experience like this of war. You'll be confused, out-flanked, cowering in fear -- and then slowly but surely you'll get your bearings, start looking for battle and heading out to the action, using buildings and terrain as best you can.

The game has things which annoy. The lifts are easy to get momentarily stuck on, just back into them and adjust so your back is fully to the lift blocks and away from the edges and you'll be fine. You'll be bumping into the roof on the highest level, but you'll figure that out. The "Demons" in the game are a pain to deal with, pulling you towards them with some unknown telekinetic power and attacking everyone, friend or foe. But once you get some Demon Smiting Swords via Quests, you will have a solution. There are a few too many buttons and nothing is that well explained, but that's why I wrote a basic tips guide for newbies in the forums, in case the videos on the game, which are really terrible, don't get you over the hump. You can also talk to npcs that aren't giving quests or aren't merchants for a random tip or two.

Ever wanted to be an astronaut/soldier/special forces guy sent to investigate war on a planet and try and stop the war and bring peace? Neither have I? But that's what you are up to here, but good luck getting there in one piece. Do yourself a favor, on the launcher menus, choose Easy Mode, it's still exciting as heck, and you'll still die enough to learn to respect the game. Also, up the FOV to 115 or so, in this game the camera positioning really needs it and you still we be caught broadside from your flanks easily enough.

For those of you looking into this game, I've posted a basic starting guide to help on the forums. I'll probably move it into the 3079 Guide section later on.

All I can tell you is that most of the YouTube videos are made by people who have no idea of how to play a game and on early beta versions. You can catch some of the early excitement, but good luck getting any tips on playing the game. For example the following things said in some videos are wrong. The game can't kill steal, you up your stats by overloading any action of that stat. Test your limits to improve, it's not that confusing. So overload and empty your energy in your batteries, you may up your total energy. Overload your inventory so that the weight is too high, barely walk that way and soon you get extra strength, and by soon I mean in a matter of 10s of seconds. Think of overloading a skill as leveling and improving by necessity. The game is cool like that as it wants to promote the way you decide to play.

I actually enjoy this game more, so far, that 3089, even though 3089 has more polish and a lot less seemingly irritating things in its GUI. They are similar. But the gravity of the situation in 3079 is a lot more tense, you are a lot more confused from the start, and combat is almost visceral in that weird alien way. Just forget the graphics and experience what is going on, and you'll probably end up enjoying it as much as I do. 3079 is more raw and brutal than 3089 and on sale for $0.49 it's worth taking for a test drive. Learn to survive, because if you think simple graphics makes for an easy game, you don't know Phroot. To get past the initial confusion, however, is going to take at least 2 hours. So, if you wish to be protected by the Steam Refund Policy, I suggest you read a basic guide and maybe look at a couple of videos before you play. Or just buy it on sale next time and stomach the two bits you paid. If you can get past the graphics, you are in for one hell of a ride.

On top of that, the game has night vision goggles, allows you to build fortifications, you can use a grappling gun to climb buildings, ride and jack into airplanes. It has suspended flying cities in the atmosphere. You can teleport, you can cast effects on your enemies or yourself using Transfer Effect guns. You can capture towers via hacking the enemy computer in enemy towers if on a quest. That's just what I've learned and experienced so far. It has a ton of different weaponry, heavy guns, assault rifles, pistols, shotguns, sniper rifles, explosives, grenade launchers, jeez. All of them have the potential to have additional modifiers on them to stats. A lot of them don't really make sense, since when you equip your weapon you can't mine for example, you need the mining tool on you, but still it's like Diablo 2 met Battlefield on a crucial Hill 49.

Highly recommended, if you can get past the graphics and first 2 hours. If you can't get past the graphics, I recommend you take a look at 3089 and 5089. Those games have a better user interface, much fewer irritating issues, and look better. They are easier to get into since more info is available in game as tips and help. It's not as wild a ride, but it covers the same type of gameplay.

(This game runs fine on an Intel HD 2500 Integrated GPU. So if you have that or later on a laptop, it should work. I can't speak for the AMD Integrated Chips, it may work just as well.)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
While I admit, I was pretty sceptical going in, this game didn't half deliver. I've never had such compact fun in all my life. The grapple is super satisfying to use, and me and my friend basically just found ourselves traversing miles of landscape instead of actually progressing towards our objective. The building is kind of finicky, but once I got the hang of it, it was EZ. GGWP.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Took me a little to get into it, as nothing is really explained. Restarted several times until i watched a video guide Once i got energy, followers, and demon killing figured out things got fun. The game is random, which can be both a bad and good thing. The further out you go, the harder things get. Im only one town out from where I started, and 2 large scary looking ships bombed the crud out of the place. Got to love the random, destroyable enviroments. Now only if i didn't lose my level 5 demon smiter when i died.

It gets repetative, yet addicting. Would love to play coop. That would make things more intersting.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
Don't turn away this game because it "looks like a Minecraft rip off" because it isn't. Surprisingly, the only similarties are the blocks, and the building system, which you rarely ever use. I'd compare it to games like Strife instead.

The game isn't very friendly to newcomers. You start out in this giant space with lots of broken, chipped astroids. Only after watching a video, do I realize you have to float downwards in order to get to the planet. The game still isn't easy after that. Enemies take a lot of hits, and guns don't seem to be accurate. And waiting for guns to recharge after shooting takes a long time. Buy the grappling hook early on. It will help a ton.

One of the complaints I have with this game is that you move way too damn slow. Thankfully, this can be fixed by purchasing speed generators and speed upgraders with in-game credits you earn by either selling loot found from carcasses of your enemies, or completing quests. This is thankfully, improved in the later games where you can now sprint at the cost of not being able to shoot your weapon.

This game is also surprisingly well balanced. Hell, even the difficulties are balanced. Easy mode makes you dish out more damage, at the cost of your energy replenishing slower than normal mode. A quip I had with most AAA games (Looking at you, Halo.) is that if they have some sort of cloaking device, you can only use it for around 30 seconds before you're uncloaked, which is annoying. Stealth is about patience, waiting for the enemies to move in a certain spot so you can take them out without alerting others. When you're forced to panic kill an enemy because your cloak ran out, it's not fun, and just feels tedious. In this game, however, the cloaking is balanced well; Cloaking makes you move slower, and you cannot regenerate energy while cloaked. However, you can cloak for as long as you want. This is what cloaking in games should be.

The graphics are pretty bad, but it IS an indie game made in 2011, so you do have to give it some rest. Graphics don't make a great game, evidently, shown by here. I have had a few graphical glitches (invisible textures) but they rarely occured, and didn't ruin the game experience much.

The steam run does not start up the game itself, but rather a bat file that loads up the options menu. This means that the game cannot use steam overlay. I suppose it's easier to run the game this way, I guess.

Pros:
+Fun gameplay
+Randomly generated; It's different each time you start.
+Game is quite challenging.
+Grappling hook is great.
+Trading cards
+It's cheaper than beer.
+Can run on a toaster.

Neutral:
*The game is not forgiving to newcomers. This may make it more challenging to others, but it's not exactly for the casual players.

Cons:
-Guns are incredibly inaccurate. I believe this depends on the gun itself you pick up.
-Graphics are poor, but it is an indie developer making this.
-Graphical glitches.
-No steam overlay.
-Only a few songs in the game. One of them sounds pretty good, but the others are royalty free songs.

Would recommend? Yes.

I do recommend this game if you want to see what 5089 is like. Keep in mind, there are still some improvements in 5089, including graphics and menu system.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
Fun game, nifty story, cool gameplay, and it is all around a definate gem that you won't find many of around Steam. when a game looks bad on steam, it normally is bad. This game is not one of those however.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
When I first bought this, I thought it was going to be Minecraft with guns. That couldn't have been further from the truth.

3079 is a procedurally-generated voxel-based world, much like Minecraft, but aside from occasionally breaking down blocks, that's where the similarities end. Everything else is just as the title says -- "Block Action RPG."

The majority of the game is spent acquiring new quests, obtaining and equipping/selling items, fighting enemies, and retrieving objects -- all of which are fully randomly generated. Everything in the game (and I mean EVERYTHING) is generated procedurally, and while this never creates any particularly memorable characters or items, it does mean that on occasion you might stumble upon some pretty great rewards, interesting landscapes, or intense quests completely by accident.

I'll just come out and say it.... Graphically, this game is ugly, and by that I mean most other games I've played suddenly become eye candy. That being said, something about the horrible ugliness is genuinely charming. These two-legged "humoids," four-legged "neanders" and bright red demons are all wonderfully childlike in their portrayal, with simple dollar signs and stars on the bellies of vendors and commanders, respectively. I thought the simplicity of the graphics would put me off, but after about fifteen minutes of gameplay I fell in love with the world.

And gameplay is really the redeeming factor here. No, the stat system doesn't make sense (and is mostly based on failures rather than successes), the leveling system doesn't make sense (your level is determined by the highest-level creature you've killed), and the vehicles are merely a switch from walking to flying with the image of a ship HUD plastered across the screen. But damn, is it fun; I had more outright fun with this game than a lot of the AAA games I've played in the past year. In one particularly exciting moment I was charging into the skies after a demon ship, blasting away (weakly) with the ship guns, when a nearby demon annihilated my ship. I started falling through the sky and in a state of panic pulled out my grappling hook, aiming at the nearest thing -- the demon ship. As I flew forward I let go of the grapple and switched to a rifle, sending the ship into an explosive oblivion as I soared through the debris, curving downward toward the planet. "This," I thought, "is fun." Just pure and simple fun; it doesn't take a 1000-person team and a $60 million budget to create fun.... Just a developer named phr00t and the patience to give his game a chance.

This is one of those rare games where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. On the surface it looks like what you might expect from a one-man indie game (an ambitious one, at that), but if you give it a serious chance and try to beat the game at least one time (a two or three hour venture at most), you'll find yourself enthralled with this creative rendition of the future.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
So I'm confused... shouldn't have something happened between 3079 and 4089 and onward? 1000 years seems like a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ of time for robots to evolve, conquor new things, move outward. Like the Borg for christs sake.

Anyway the generated Voxel worlds are beautiful. Well done 10/10/10/10
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
There has never... EVER... been a game that makes me rage more than 3079... But i love it. The second i get proper recording equipment, im making a series of this in youtube.
3079/10 Would rage again.
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143 of 202 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
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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240 of 354 people (68%) found this review helpful
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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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