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3089 Futuristic Action RPG Updated, Better Graphics

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3089 is that weird looking indie action RPG from phr00t, it has been updated with new textures, models and more!

QuoteOur artist, Swawa3D, improved nearly all of the robotic textures, tweaked some models & helped implement a cool new visual feature where details will glow in the dark (like robot eyes). We are planning on tweaking some of the building textures next.

Want to take over a blue base? Now you can! After clearing out a section of a blue base, you can use a conversion tool to permanently convert that section to a friendly red base — you’ll be rewarded with skill points too, depending on the difficulty of the area. Pick up the tools at a Quest station.

Meteor charges are here! Meteor strikes will occasionally drop explosive items, but get them quick before they disappear!

And more!


See the full announcement here for the full list.

This also marks nearly the end of 3089 development as the developer is looking to move onto other things.

It is available on Steam & Desura:
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steam 1 Mar, 2014
shouldn't this game be flagged as early access or something? or is it fully playable, just ugly?
Wotansp 1 Mar, 2014
one person team, just no graphic-design skills. But it's entertaining. got it from a bundle time ago.
JoZ3 1 Mar, 2014
Currently buying this bundle - http://www.bundlestars.com/all-bundles/neo-retro-bundle/, which includes among others the 3078, only $3.99!!!!
manny 1 Mar, 2014
Quoting: steamshouldn't this game be flagged as early access or something? or is it fully playable, just ugly?

am not sure its really ugly, I actually like simple graphics, is more like a design style, since they are inspired in roguelikes. Also They're moving a little away from the first version which used minecraft graphics:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/259620/
scaine 1 Mar, 2014
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It was a lot of fun last time I played. A bit of a learning curve, then you'll be hooked.

To put this game into perspective, I played 9 hours before I gave it a rest (and for various reasons, haven't been back). I played Portal 2 on Windows a couple of years back for 10 hours!

So, yeah, despite the basic graphics, it's got a nice retro shooter feel, tons of loot, a variety of missions and a sporadic, but not-terrible plot. Worth a buy.
steam 1 Mar, 2014
Why I asked was because I thought the graphics were intentionally blocky, but then all of a sudden they do a total swap and upload brand new gfx. Sounds like a work-in-progress to me, rather than a finished product.

Also, forgive me for being ignorant, but what is the difference between 3079 and 3089? Are they essentially the same game? Do they differ just in graphics (now anyway), or is it a different story? From their store descriptions they really sound like the same 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."

"3089 is a futuristic, procedurally generated, open-world action role-playing game. All terrain, enemies, weapons, items, quests & more are uniquely generated."

I'm pretty confused as to why there are two games instead of one.
scaine 1 Mar, 2014
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I played the first for about an hour, but didn't like it. There seemed to be no plot, just an open-world sandbox. The graphics were also too Minecraft-y for me.

Something about 3089 clicked for me though. Once you start seeing the sky-scraper bots, it's like you've accomplished something. The underground race that contact you appear to be hinting at something greater too. There's just more substance to 3089, I think. And the grapple-hook / hyper-board combo is just superb fun. I didn't realise how much I'd missed grapple hooks since playing Quake 2 all those years ago. Every game can be made better by a grapple hook. Probably.
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Quoting: steamAlso, forgive me for being ignorant, but what is the difference between 3079 and 3089? Are they essentially the same game? Do they differ just in graphics (now anyway), or is it a different story?

3089 is a sequel.

Core gameplay is similar in both, but several key mechanics (like gun and armour customisation) were implemented in 3089; along with this new base capture ability.

Also, the graphics style in 3089 has not changed in relation to itself.

Quoting: steamI'm pretty confused as to why there are two games instead of one.

Tell that to Infinity Ward. New story, new game play, same core mechanics, better graphics; what else does a sequel need?

Quoting: scaineI played the first for about an hour, but didn't like it. There seemed to be no plot, just an open-world sandbox. The graphics were also too Minecraft-y for me.

I never really got the "minecraft" style feel with 3079 personally; but the story felt very disjointed and a sort of add on. 3089 pushes it a bit more and is much more fleshed out.
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