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 (377 reviews) - 47% of the 377 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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About This Game

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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Overall:
Mixed (377 reviews)
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anonymous
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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Chip Tha Ripper
7.4 hrs
Posted: August 17
10/10 better than No Man's Sky.
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True Moon Lord
5.6 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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baconprison
8.7 hrs
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
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
Posted: July 22
Absolutley horrible
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Obey the Fist!
15.5 hrs
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
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
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
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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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
10/10 better than No Man's Sky.
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144 of 204 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 356 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 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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91 of 130 people (70%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
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
Recommended
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.

6.9/10
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27 of 30 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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
Recommended
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
Recommended
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:

Pros:
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.

Cons:
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
Recommended
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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32 of 40 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 11, 2015
It's a fun game to sandbox for a while but it gets repetitive rather quickly... on sale it's worth a look.
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