5089 is a deep & complex action RPG featuring strong sandbox roots. VR is supported, but not required. Watch the tutorial & VR videos next to the trailer! Everything is procedurally generated, like terrain, enemies, weapons, items & quests. Planet Xax's war rages on... how is that possible?
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Release Date: Feb 3, 2016

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SteamVR updates included, like supersampling adjustment support & added performance options (disabling rain).

Frantic Freighter has been released!


Next Breakthrough Open-World RPG coming!

Tired of yet another action RPG with guns, using the same formula? Want a modern, virtual reality-enabled open-world RPG game with depth? Looking for innovation in procedural generation after being disappointed elsewhere?

I'm on it. Stay tuned. It is coming.

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About This Game

WARNING: This game is deep & complex! Take a moment to look over the Quick Guide & watch the SteamVR mechanics video if playing in VR. 3089 vs 5089 questions? FAQ here.

5089 expands upon 3089, bringing you back to planet Xax 2000 years later. After the mysterious events in the year 4089, the Overlord hasn't been heard from for the last millennium, and so the experimental robots have continued to wage war according to their program. Without the Overlord to repair the damage, Xax has fallen into a state of chaos and dereliction. However, a shadowy new power has risen... how will your presence turn its fate?

Shoot, sneak, build, talk, slash, buy, sell, fly, swing, hover, scavenge, teleport & conquer your way through an endlessly generated planet. You can do it all with a friend, too. 5089 includes a rework of 3089 & does not require the original to play.

Newly Added & Key Features

  • Virtual Reality: Play 5089 with any SteamVR device, like the Rift or Vive! Want to sit, stand or use your whole room with tracked controllers? Go for it! Make sure to watch the SteamVR mechanics video alongside the trailer! (See forum for more VR details)
  • Dialog System: 5089 doesn't just have a new story, it has a new way to interact with it. You'll be talking with your fellow robots & more, and what choices you make will have consequences...
  • New Content: New robot types, new buildings, a new automatic weapon, a new gravity utility, new quest types, enemy shield system, item part color customization, story tidbits...
  • Improved Visuals: Better textures, new shaders, redone lighting system, improved animations, additional models... everything should just look more polished & better.
  • New Conversion Mechanic: Planet Xax is crumbling; you'll need to reclaim & destroy the enemy to improve the infrastructure!
  • Item Comparisons: Hover one item over another to see stats for both, or see how a part will integrate with another...
  • All New Original Soundtrack: Music specifically crafted for 5089 by Sorath72.
  • Easier Learning Curve: Game mechanics are introduced better, improved in-game tips, restructured heads-up display with better labels, added item usage instructions to the inventory & item parts are outlined to make item customization easier.
  • Over 130 Robot Quotes: Many from fan suggestions!
  • Balancing Overhaul: Economy has been revamped, item stats changed, difficulty curved tweaked, aiming system improved...
  • Better Performance: Even though 5089 is more detailed, engine reworks shall allow 5089 to run faster than its predecessors!
  • Advanced Terrain Generation: Buildings will now be placed in flatter areas, roads will be smoother...
  • 2-Player Co-op: 5089 now uses UPnP to automatically configure your router to forward ports if needed. Also, when Steam is run as administrator (and as a result, 5089 too) on Windows, it will automatically update Windows Firewall to allow communication. These improvements should make co-op play easier to setup!
  • Unlockable Classes: Beat the game to unlock 2 new starting classes!
  • Steam Integration: Achievements & Cloud game saves!

5089 uses Java 8 & 64-bit runtimes are included. If you have trouble running or questions about 5089, please post in the forum!

Trailer music by Pr0Beats, "Injustice"

Previous Games in the Series


System Requirements

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SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 7+
    • Processor: Dual-core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated 3D acceleration (Intel HD etc. not supported)
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL supported
    • Additional Notes: Uses Java 8+, 64-bit runtime included
    • OS: OSX 10.9+
    • Processor: Dual-core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated 3D acceleration (Intel HD etc. not supported)
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL support
    • Additional Notes: Java 8+ support (Runtime included)
    • OS: Any that supports 3D acceleration & Java 8+
    • Processor: Dual-core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated 3D acceleration (Intel HD etc. not supported)
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL supported
    • Additional Notes: Java 8+ support (64-bit runtime included)
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
92.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
It's a old school feeling rpg fps that'll suck you in and leave you wishing you had more hours in the day.

Despite seemingly archaic graphics this games charm will win you over quickly. It's an unforgiving trek into a robotic odysee like no other out there. Enlist a army of robots to help you defeat the purple menace, find procedurally generated weapon and armor parts, build your own base with defenses and radar, hack the planet and choose your destiny.

phr00t has consistently developed games in the *0** series that have all been an absolute blast to play. This is no exception to that. The game has longevity for multiple endings and playstyles (be a theif, or a mele expert, or a pilot, a warlord, the list goes on) so it's well worth the price tag.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Shockingly fun game. Don't let the look of the game fool you (I actually like it), this is well worth the money, especially on sale.

If this game was picked up by a major developer, and they did nothing but replace the art assets, it would be a huge hit.

It's got that...'just one more quest' feeling. The cycle between doing quests, expanding your territory, and improving your gear, is one of those things that's greater than the sum of it's parts. It's not particularly deep, it's just fun. This is a great "I've got an hour and I just want to goof off" kind of game.

I have no idea how many hours I'll get out of it, but I feel like I've already gotten my 6 bucks of fun out of it. If I stop playing tomorrow, I'll still feel like it was worth the purchase.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Quite a fun game... I really wish I had a VR headset, even though this is the only VR game I have.

Worth the money, even though I didn't get it on sale.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
An endless battlefield where you as a little robot are free to fill any role you desire to help in the fight for the gold team.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
An intense and dense Action RPG with a ton of content and plenty of room for grinding. The robots say pretty funny stuff too which is cool.
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60 of 73 people (82%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
It's no secret that I'm a massive fan of 3089, so when I heard that phr00t was making a bigger, better version I got really excited. 5089 really is best described as "3089 plus an extra 2000" -- all the core features of 3089 that I knew and loved were there right from the start, but clearly something had changed.

Instead of a bright, high-tech, efficient military force, I was faced with an almost apocalyptic battlezone. Decay and destruction were all around. My allies from 3089 were nowhere to be seen, instead replaced with golden robots; and we seemed to be surrounded by a mysterious force of purple robot enemies. I talked to one of my new allies, and found them to be jaded and cynical about our predicament -- apparently we all worked for some new tyrannical "Master", and the Overlord was spoken of like a dim and distant memory or a half-remembered legend. This wasn't the Xax I remembered from 2000 years ago...

Gameplay wise, anyone familiar with 3089 will immediately recognise that the basics haven't changed much. In fact, nothing has really been removed from 3089 -- some mechanics have been replaced with more in-depth versions, but all the things which made 3089 great are still there to enjoy. You build your character from a variety of skills to suit how you'd like to play, find and wield a range of equipment to get the abilities you want. Everything you encounter is procedurally generated, and how you tackle each challenge is entirely up to you. Brute strength, stealth, leadership, strategy and speed are all viable tactics, and you can mix and match any combination of them.

5089 has a richer and more developed story which ties into the other games in the series -- you don't need to have played them to understand 5089, but there are cool easter eggs for people who have. Talking with the robots for missions leads to some interesting situations; and of course there's backstory on disks and Dcubes too.

The major difference is the territory control mechanic. In 3089, capturing bases was a cool "side mission" you could do to get a safe base in a faraway region. In 5089, you need to expand your influence in order to access more advanced regions. I mean, it's possible to play the entire game using only level 1 gear if you want; but if you want more advanced gear then you'll need to either take it from enemies or take over bases (plus a few other sources of Conversion Points) to access their shops. To help with this, you'll be given new conversion equipment each time you complete a quest from a Quest Station, and if the idea of clearing out purple bases isn't appealing then you can always bring some friends along to do the dirty work for you.

Speaking of bringing a friend along, 5089 supports full co-op just like 3089; and has improved networking features including automatic port-forwarding via UPnP to make it easier to set up a multiplayer game.

There's a lot to go on about regarding this game, but to wrap this up before I go on any longer, 5089 is pretty darn great. Whether you're new to the series or a long-time fan, you'll find plenty to enjoy in 5089. phr00t has gone back to the original formula (which was pretty good already as far as I'm concerned) and updated, expanded and generally improved upon it. Whether you call 5089 a sequel, expansion, continuation or successor game; it's definitely a worthwhile experience in its own right.
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33 of 34 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
5089 is pretty much whatever you want it to be and it manages to be really fun and engaging in the process. It's super hard if you become a hardcore base acquiring adventurer. If you want to cruise around your base riding a hoverboard and taking giant floaty jumps over stuff there's that. If you want to sneak around and stealth kill your enemies, that's an option. If you want to jump in a plane and fly around go ahead.

This is a very surreal open world space where everything is randomly generated. The bases, buildings, quests... I loved 3089 and put a lot of time into it but I've realized now that I barely scratched the surface. 5089 expands on 3089 and gives you even more things to do. You make your own fun here. If you just want to buy a hoverboard and cruise around the world, trying to surivive, go for it. If you want to build up your guy to become super powerful or stealthy or stealy or whatever, there's a lot of room. 5089 is hard but I've never been too mad at it for beating me up. I still don't think I know what I'm doing but I keep going back to 5089 instead of starting up Fallout 4 again. That says a lot

The game is inexpensive and there's even a loyalty discount from owning 3089. Word of warning. This is not Skyrim or Deus Ex or Fallout. This is a one man show and the look of Phr00t's world is not ever gonna compete with games built by thousands of artists. It doesn't matter though. It's consistent, functional and weird enough that it's very engaging. If the screenshots make you nervous, stay away. This is all about the gameplay. Bottom line here is that this is another Phr00t game and his stuff is outstanding. Support a great dev that makes really weird and entertaining games.
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32 of 34 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
This game looks bad, and the positive feedback may confuse you, because when you look at the pictures you think, "How?", but in actual fact this game is amazing.

I bought this for myself and a friend, as we took the risk, and he said that if we don't like it within two hours, we can refund it. By the following day we had 12 hours into the game and little to no sleep.

So, just try it.
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20 of 20 people (100%) found this review helpful
33.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
This is a really good ARPG shooter. It's got only the stuff going on that works well, basically. If a major developer bought this concept more or less as is and just changed it by adding higher quality assets and making it more multiplayer friendly, feel like it would have major hit potential. As it is it's gonna be loved by the folks that seek out these great indie gems - if you liked any of the following games, you might find something to like here:

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series in that it evokes similar inventory management and "rpg lite" inventory features like combining items (gun parts, armor parts, ... etc. parts)

A.I.M. series in that it involves a lot of randomly generated objectives and rewards, and features speedy and somewhat floaty movement with moderately durable, and varingly dangerous robotic opponents (feel like this might have been a big influence on the game if the creator has played the series)

Minecraft and other randomly generated geography games because, well, randomly generated geography (which is highly traversable and fun to get around, well done to the developer phr00t for that)

System Shock 2 in the FPS RPG player character development mechanics and also another one I am reminded of by the way you handle inventory

Obsidian massive singleplayer RPGs for a lot of the "creative" problem solving in a 3D rpg kinda game and also some hints of Elder Scrolls in the combat

Borderlands series for weapons made of randomized parts (extends to all gear and makes customization something you'll do fairly regularly, which reminds me more of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games than Borderlands - I was always popping silencers on and off in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games but I do think the weapon construction is more inspired by Borderlands since both games feature heavily randomized stats and item rarity for weapon parts)

and I'm sure others, it's a really neat thing you have here. With Steam's refund policy, I feel like there's plenty of time to feel whether or not you'll click with the game - I feel like most gamers will figure out within a few minutes if it's going to be a fun play experience.

The graphics are only alright, but everything is very crisp. I'm playing on a 2D monitor, and the game looks like it would be crazy cool in VR so I wish I had that, haha.

Highly recommend the game, very affordable price for a rewarding and smartly made indie FPS / action RPG.
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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Don't let the screenshots turn you away. She may not be the prettiest girl at the dance, but she's got the best personality and ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ if she isn't a good time.

The game starts by literally throwing you into it from the sky. And there you are in this big bizarre world with nothing but your wits, some creds, and the barest of tutorials to get you going. This is one of those games that gives you just enough to allow you to play, but leaves the majourity of the mechanics for you to discover. I don't think I've said "Oh, you can do that?" this many times since E.Y.E. Divine Cybermancy.

It's also got co-op support and Vive support. To my knowledge, this is the only game right now that you can play VR in with your non-VR friends. It also easily has the most depth for any Vive game out yet, seeing as how it's a complete game that has been given full VR support. And it doesn't have one of those stupid VR premium price tags on it. If you own VR, you have to give this a shot. Even if you don't like it, it's refundable. Us Vive users don't have a lot to choose from right now. What have you got to lose?

Also, the developer (who's one guy BTW) is extremely active in the forums and cranks out patches regularly. Since I got the game a week or two ago, there's been five patches improving the VR experience, and alot of those changes have been the result of direct player feedback. He listens, and he follows through. Another big thumbs up for that.

This is one of those games that Steam Refunds was built for. It's so strange as to be offputting and a more cautious buyer might not think it worth the risk. But you can always refund it if you hate it, so what's the harm? At worst, you lose an hour or so trying something new. At best, you find a wonderful, unique experience that bizarre, charming, and a blast to play!
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1.3 hrs
Posted: October 6
I reccomend this. I want to say that from the outset. I think it's good, but not without its problems. Some good things about it are its large scope, high replayability and good general gameplay.

The two problems i have with it are the size of the world/movement and combat.
I think that the world you have to move around in is too big. You shoot a ball that can roll, and teleport to it when its in a spot you want. This ball can cover great distances. Despite this, you spend 80% of your time shooting the ball over and over and over and over to get from point a to point b. It can also be hard to get into bases, when there are slots in the side that seem like naturally entry point, but the ball doesnt fit inside. This resulted in me shooting the ball into the wall several times until i got close enough to stick my arm through.

The combat could be good. COULD. The problem is that your rate of fire is very low, your accuracy is deplorable, and reloading takes ages with no visual feedback (that i could tell) on how long the reloading actually takes. I understand wanting to have poorish accuracy to make it more 'realistic' or difficult or whatever, but its VR, if im pointing my gun straight at an enemy, the bullet should go at least somewhere near where i shoot. The reloading also needs some work, becuase you have no idea when you will be able to shoot again next, so you're torn between moving (which stops the reload) and waiting to get a shot off.

This game is good. Hopefully they can fix these relatively minor issues that I believe will make the game much much better.
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24.9 hrs
Posted: September 23
I'm about 10 hours in and I've gone pretty much Skyrim style on the game. Meaning I have done lots but I've avoided the main "quest" line... mostly. I really like it. The gameplay is solid so are the controls. The ambiance is there and the music helps a great deal with that.

What it really comes down to is this: The graphics. Look at the screen shots, what you see is what you get. Either you like it or you don't.

If you do and you are looking for a FPS hack n slash/shooter (wtvr you like really) at that price you won't regret it.

Did I mention you can pilot a ship and it shoots? Yeah thats right!

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11.3 hrs
Posted: September 19
Hmm... Interesting game.

In it you can:
* Use stealth like Metal Gear Solid
* (Dis)assemble guns like World of Guns
* Complete quests like Skyrim
* Run on walls like Mirror's Edge
* Use a grappling hook like Batman
* Ride a hoverboard like Tony Hawk
* Become a pilot and have epic dogfights like Michael Vick
* Spy on people like the NSA
* Hunt ghosts like the new Ghost Busters movie
* And more

I'll recommend it to my friends.
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0.3 hrs
Posted: August 31
If you are considering buying this game bacause it is marked as VR, do not. This game may be fun if not done in VR, but the way VR has been implemented is clunky at best. I wouldn't pay any price to play the VR on this game. I would probably pay money to not have to deal with this sad excuse of a VR implementation.
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0.2 hrs
Posted: August 27
Game is not engaging nor are the controls intuitive. Really would benefit from a tutorial.
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