3089 – The sequel to the first person, blocky RPG shooter 3079
3079 was a pretty unique game: a first person shooter with RPG questing, a sandbox world, and blocky graphics. It generated a lot of buzz around the indie gaming scene. It was also quite well received, including having an average rating of 8.7 over on Desura. Now, Phr00t, the developer of 3079. is taking a second pass at the game and has launched a Kickstarter campaign for 3089. Like its predecessor, 3089 is a first-person action RPG but the blocky graphics are gone, going – instead – with smooth terrain. Still, that doesn’t mean the random generation is gone. In fact, Phr00t is looking to make it an even bigger part of the game than before, with “(a)ll quests, terrain, biomes, weapons, items, enemies & textures … randomly generated.” There are randomly generated vehicles in there, too, ranging from smaller vehicles (like hovercrafts) to “large ships.” How large? I guess we’ll have to wait and find out, although 3089 is listed as having an estimated date of January, 2013, so it’s not exactly years off, either. Still, 3089 has only just begun development, so there’s not much to see yet (some terrain generation pictures). Hopefully we’ll see some more information about how the game might look as the Kickstarter proceeds over the next few weeks. The promise of a more polished 3079 has me thoroughly intrigued by 3089, so I’ll be keeping an eye on the Phr00t’s campaign over on Kickstarter.
So, what would you like to see in a first-person action RPG? Or randomly generated? Did you play 3079 and have some thoughts you would like to share? I would love to hear from you in the comments!