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Sunday - February 23, 2020

Conglomerate 451 - Review @ Screenrant

by Hiddenx, 19:13

Screenrant checked out Conglomerate 451:

Conglomerate 451 Review: Nothing to Write Home About

Conglomerate 451 is a cyberpunk dungeon crawler that commits no major sins but fails to rise above its betters, making it a forgettable experience.

The cyberpunk genre is very much in the cultural eye at the moment, at least in the video game industry. CD Projekt Red's upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 remains one of the most anticipated video games of the year, despite release delays. To pass the time, RuneHeads has developed a different cyberpunk experience in the form of Conglomerate 451, a roguelike dungeon-crawler which illustrates the grim, dehumanizing nature of privatized technological progress but which fails to use that technological progress to make a memorable game.

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Ultimately, Conglomerate 451 is a hard game to recommend. It's not a bad game, it's just too average for its own good. Just about everything the game does is done better by someone else. If you want a first-person dungeon crawler, there's Legend of Grimrock. If you want an RPG with a large roster of characters and permadeath, you're better off with Darkest Dungeon or something similar. Even the out of combat progression systems are better handled in games like X-COM. Conglomerate 451 is playing in a crowded space, and like the corporate drones in its own cyberpunk dystopia, it just can't establish its own identity.

Score: 2.5/5

Friday - February 21, 2020

Conglomerate 451 - Released

by Hiddenx, 22:32

The dungeon crawler Conglomerate 431 has been released:

Conglomerate 451

Conglomerate 451 is a grid-based, dungeon crawling first-person RPG with roguelike elements set in a cyberpunk world.

You are the CEO of a Special Agency, instructed by the Senate of Conglomerate city to restore the order in sector 451, where corrupted corporations have established their turfs. Thanks to the last constitutional decree, you are allowed to create human clones. Build your own team, manipulate DNA, train your agents, equip them with high-end weapons, choose what cyberlimbs to implant, and send the squad to the field with only one goal: eradicate crime and restore order at any cost.

Key Features

  • Manage your resources - Make use of your own personal R&D department to research advanced technology, unlocking new features, powers and options for progression
  • More than just body mods - In addition to upgrading weapon and armor proficiencies, augment your body with interchangeable cyber implants that completely change your agent’s skills and utility
  • Pain and Trauma system - Even the smallest wounds can have a lasting impact. By taking damage in combat, agents risk generating permanent Traumas that will follow them between missions
  • Procedural cyber dungeons - Experience the dungeon crawling you love, mixed with future technology as you take on procedurally-generated dungeons and missions
  • If you die in the game... - Each mission could be your last thanks to agent permadeath. Consider every move, because if an agent dies in battle, they will be lost forever
  • Hack the world - Enter cyberspace mid-mission and hack your way ahead of the competition to get crucial intel and give yourself the advantage

Friday - January 31, 2020

Conglomerate 451 - To be Released in February

by Myrthos, 08:12

The cyberpunk dungeon crawler Conglomerate 451 is leaving Steam early acces on February 20.

Cyberpunk Dungeon Crawler Conglomerate 451 To Escape Steam Early Access on February 20th

Prague, Czech Republic, January 30, 2020 -- Today, 1C Entertainment and developer RuneHeads are excited to announce first person cyberpunk dungeon crawler Conglomerate 451 will exit Steam Early Access on February 20, 2020.  

During Steam Early Access, RuneHeads released multiple updates to Conglomerate 451 introducing new areas, enemies, and corporation bosses, updating UI, and adding exciting roguelike features such as imperfect character cloning and randomized perks. On launch, Conglomerate 451 will be updated again with a patch fixing bugs and polishing features.    

Conglomerate 451 digs deep into its grid-based, dungeon crawling RPG roots, offering players an incredible variety of technologies to explore and upgrade. Roguelike elements add weight to the smallest decisions, for your agents to make it out alive, they must leverage everything from hacking and equippable agent skills, to strategic use of tools developed by your personal R&D department.  

Both 1C Entertainment and RuneHeads would like to reiterate that Conglomerate 451 is not an emergent AI bent on expanding the limits of the human vessel for its own unknowable purposes and that the game is completely benign to humanity in all ways.  

As CEO of a special agency tasked with taking down the corrupt corporations that threaten sector 451 of Conglomerate city, you have access to technology that today's top companies and governments can only dream of. From cloning to cybernization to DNA manipulation, your agents can be built from the ground up to fit mission needs.  

Key Features:  

  • Manage your resources - Make use of your own personal R&D department to research advanced technology, unlocking new features, powers and options for progression
  • More than just body mods - In addition to upgrading weapon and armor proficiencies, augment your body with interchangeable cyber implants that completely change your agent's skills and utility
  • Pain and Trauma system - Even the smallest wounds can have a lasting impact. By taking damage in combat, agents risk generating permanent Traumas that will follow them between missions
  • Story or Endless Mode - It's your choice. The Story Mode brings you in a world filled by events and a war with corrupted Corporations and their propaganda. In the Endless Mode, the game will create endless content for you
  • Perks and Mutations - Your agents can acquire special skills (Perks) and obtain Mutations
  • Drugs and Disorders - buy synthetic drugs to temporarily empower your agents, with the risk that they develop Mental Disorders
  • Procedural cyber dungeons - Experience the dungeon crawling you love, mixed with future technology as you take on procedurally-generated dungeons and missions
  • If you die in the game... - Each mission could be your last thanks to agent permadeath. Consider every move, because if an agent dies in battle, they will be lost forever
  • Hack the world - Enter cyberspace mid-mission and hack your way ahead of the competition to get crucial intel and give yourself the advantage
  • Collectables and Achievements - find collectables around the dungeons and bring them to the Collector to discover the truth

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Wednesday - January 15, 2020

Conglomerate 451 - Review @Any Button Gaming

by Silver, 22:17

Conglomerate 451 has been reviewed by Any Button Gaming who found it enjoyable enough for genre fans.

The core of Conglomerate 451 is it’s strategic, turn-based ‘dungeon’ crawling combat tied with it’s X-COM-esque squad mechanics. For those interested, it runs on the Unity engine. Players can bring no more than 3 agents to each engagement, therefore strategic harmony is not only helpful, but essential. Bringing the right agents with the right abilities can make or break a missions probability of success. Some abilities can recharge shields, heal, reduce the “pain” stat, raise defense, initiative, etc.. Offensive abilities can leave debuffs, and do different damage types such as radiation or electric. From piercing, to mark debuffs, there’s just too much to mention here.

Essentially, players pick a region (procedurally generated tileset) and choose a mission where they are tasked with a specific objective, such as killing a particular target, or finding an item. Most areas are broken up into sections separated by an elevator they must find, confronting or avoiding enemies along the way. There’s androids, drones, cyborgs with swords, pink cyberpunk masked crazy ladies and a whole lot more.

With that said it can feel very slow at times, It’d be nice to have an onscreen toggle to accelerate combat speed. It would also be convenient to be able to hover the mouse over a buff or debuff to see a quick description of it’s effects. There is also a hacking mechanic to access certain objects or items accompanied by different mini-games, there’s a bit of variety here but get a bit tedious after many hours. Additionally there’s red stat deductions that, as far as I’m aware are unexplained reducing damage output significantly. This may be a game mechanic which I am yet to understand, but if it is, it isn’t explained or elaborated on. 

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Thanks Farflame!

Thursday - December 19, 2019

Conglomerate 451 - Early Access Update

by Myrthos, 11:15

Conglomerate 451 sees a big new Early Access update  on Steam.

Cyberpunk dungeon-crawler Conglomerate 451 gets biggest Early Access update yet with new loot, equipment, and more!  


Prague, Czech Republic, Dec 17th, 2019 -- 1C Entertainment and Conglomerate 451 developer RuneHeads release the largest Early Access update to their grid-based, cyberpunk dungeon crawler yet.
 
During the past two months, RuneHeads have been working hard on improving the game by adding a series of key features and gameplay changes, such as the much-anticipated story mode, expanded loot system, new areas and characters, new intro, and much more.
 
What's new in today's update:

  • Special Loot Crates: Introducing different rarities to Loot Crates with better rewards, depending on mission difficulty
  • REM (REsources Module) System: After defeating an enemy there is a chance it will drop a REM, a collection of resources and items
  • Cypher Deck: Now every Agent has a Cypher Deck, a special combat computer. Improve a Cypher Deck by upgrading it and installing new plugins
  • Plugins: A new item type that can be installed in Cypher Decks to modify an Agent's Combat Hacking skills
  • Further balancing of the game
  • Tons of major and minor fixes
  • And much more!

Including today's update, below are all the key features that have been added to Conglomerate 451 in the past months:
 
Major Added Features Since Early Access Launch:

  • Explore the streets of Conglomerate city and discover the roots of corruption in Story Mode. Discover new characters as agents complete missions.
  • The upgraded companion drone provides mission advice and acts as a guide for new players
  • An all-new Perk System grants special skills to agents promoted to a new rank
  • An expanded Loot System
  • Black Markets scattered through the city offer opportunities to buy cutting edge weapons and tech
  • Agents can use drugs for quick short-term ability boosts, but run the risk of of intoxication debuffs and long-term addiction
  • Cyber Graveyard and After Life Technology
  • The AIM System
  • Use new skills to hack enemies and turn the tables in combat
  • A new HUD improves gameplay with a more intuitive layout

About Conglomerate 451:

Set in a city overrun with corrupt corporations, assemble a squad of cloned agents in a bid to restore order to sector 451. From altering your agents' DNA and installing ability-granting neural implants, to equipping them with powerful cyberlimbs and literally hacking the world around you mid-conflict, you'll need to take every advantage you can get. Not only will agents lost in battle lose all their previous progress, starting again as a fresh clone, but even basic wounds can have a lasting impact on your agents, evolving into permanent disadvantages

Monday - October 28, 2019

Conglomerate 451 - Delayed to 2020

by Myrthos, 11:40

The cyberpunk dungeon crawler Conglomerate 451 has been delayed to February 2020.

Conglomerate 451 Team Loads Updated Roadmap for New February 2020 Release

Since its Early Access launch earlier this year, our cyberpunk, grid-based, dungeon crawler Conglomerate 451 has been growing and improving with each update. The continued community feedback has been the source of, and inspiration for so many of the changes, tweaks, and bug fixes that have been introduced since we first put this game into the hands of the players.

We had planned to exit Steam Early Access in October 2019, however with the help of our community, we've noticed many opportunities to improve existing gameplay, add new content, and update features to better serve Conglomerate 451 players. We want to come out of Early Access with a truly great game, so instead of releasing the full version we have decided to remain in Early Access a little while longer and aim for February 2020.

Right now we're working on quality of life features, more loot, new collectibles, and better rewards. Stay tuned for news about new bosses, Steam achievements, and story mode. We hope you're going to be really excited for all this and more.

Here you can see the updated Early Access roadmap that will give you a better idea about what to expect and when.

Wednesday - September 18, 2019

Conglomerate 451 - Preview @Player2

by Silver, 09:29

Player2 have previewed Conglomerate 451 and felt indifferent about it.

The tactical element of combat lies again in reading the statistics of your abilities and focusing on details; different combinations of abilities will yield the best results. For example, using abilities that stun enemies before using an attack that is more effective on stunned enemies. While that sounds exciting on paper, and it’s a concept I’m familiar with from many other RPGs, in Conglomerate it didn’t feel all that exciting in tandem with the lack of mobility. Options to auto-battle or speed up combat like those found in modern JRPGs would be welcome additions to blast through enemies quickly when you’d prefer to focus on exploration.

Once a mission is done, whether it be to clear out an area of enemies or interact with certain items to apparently poison someone, you’re then whisked back to the agency to do it all over again as a means to increase your agency’s reputation and reach within the city. When I say “apparently poison someone” I mean just that – I had no idea what I was doing until I reached the relevant room to interact with the relevant object. There wasn’t any narrative punch for me in doing something morally questionable; the cyberpunk grit felt more like a thin coat of paint than anything with weight.

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Thanks Farflame!

Tuesday - September 10, 2019

RPGWatch @ Gamescom - Conglomerate 451 Preview

by Myrthos, 14:28

Conglomerate 451 is a dungeon crawler set in a cyberpunk universe, which has both procedurally generated missions and a hand-made city to explore. At Gamescom I had a look at the game.

Conglomerate 451 is a roguelite first person cyberpunk dungeon crawler that is made by Runeheads, who are also responsible for Fall of Light. In the game you play the head of a special agency and you are asked by the government of Conglomerate city, to restore order in sector 451, by defeating the corrupt corporations in that sector. 
The game has two modes that you can play: a story mode and an endless mode. In the story mode you follow a story, by means of missions that takes you to four different districts in the city, each with four different locations that are unlocked in sequence, which result in 12 different locations. At the end of each district there will be a boss fight. When all four bosses have been dealt with, you get to play a final mission with a final boss. 
In the endless mode the missions and the dungeons you visit in those missions, will be procedurally generated,so you can continue playing for as long as you want.

Friday - May 17, 2019

Conglomerate 451 - In Early Access on May 23

by Myrthos, 21:28

The cyberpunk dungeon crawler, Congolomerate 451, will be available in Steam Early Access on the 23rd of May.

Conglomerate 451 Hacks Into Steam Early Access on May 23

 
Hack yourself, hack your enemies, hack the world. Get ready for first-person dungeon-crawling meets cyberpunk grime
 
Prague, Czech Republic, May 16th, 2019 -- Get ready to jack into a neon-bathed cyberpunk take on the classic, first-person dungeon crawler - Conglomerate 451 hacks into Steam Early Access on May 23, 2019! Available for PC, C451 embraces its grid-based RPG roots, offering a truly unique and striking take on one of gaming's most iconic genres.

Set in a city overrun with corrupt corporations, assemble a squad of cloned agents in a bid to restore order to sector 451. From altering your agents' DNA and installing ability-granting neural implants, to equipping them with powerful cyberlimbs and literally hacking the world around you mid-conflict, you'll need to take every advantage you can get. Not only will agents lost in battle lose all their previous progress, starting again as a fresh clone, but even basic wounds can have a lasting impact on your agents, evolving into permanent disadvantages.
 
Key Features:
  • Classic dungeon crawling - Face your enemies in a cyberpunk take on classic, turn-based dungeon crawling gameplay by choosing the best strategy, taking advantage of their weak points and making the most out of your agents' skills
  • Manage your resources - Make use of your own personal R&D department to research advanced technology, unlocking new features, powers and options for progression
  • More than just body mods - In addition to upgrading weapon and armor proficiencies, augment your body with interchangeable cyber implants that completely change your agent's skills and utility
  • Pain and Trauma system - Even the smallest wounds can have a lasting impact. By taking damage in combat, agents risk generating permanent Traumas that will follow them between missions
  • Procedural cyber dungeons - Experience the dungeon crawling you love, mixed with future technology as you take on procedurally-generated dungeons and missions
  • If you die in the game... - Each mission could be your last thanks to agent permadeath. Consider every move, because if an agent dies in battle, they will be lost forever
  • Hack the world - Enter cyberspace mid-mission and hack your way ahead of the competition to get crucial intel and give yourself the advantage
 
Conglomerate 451 arrives on Steam Early Access on May 23, 2019, with a full launch planned for later this year.

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Wednesday - March 27, 2019

Conglomerate 451 - Announced

by Hiddenx, 21:30

The turn-based cyberpunk dungeon crawler Conglomerate 451 has been announced:

Conglomerate 451

Conglomerate 451 is a grid-based, dungeon crawling first-person RPG with roguelike elements set in a cyberpunk world.

You are the CEO of a Special Agency, instructed by the Senate of Conglomerate city to restore the order in sector 451, where corrupted corporations have established their turfs. Thanks to the last constitutional decree, you are allowed to create human clones. Build your own team, manipulate DNA, train your agents, equip them with high-end weapons, choose what cyberlimbs to implant, and send the squad to the field with only one goal: eradicate crime and restore order at any cost.

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Key Features

  • Manage your resources - Make use of your own personal R&D department to research advanced technology, unlocking new features, powers and options for progression
  • More than just body mods - In addition to upgrading weapon and armor proficiencies, augment your body with interchangeable cyber implants that completely change your agent’s skills and utility
  • Pain and Trauma system - Even the smallest wounds can have a lasting impact. By taking damage in combat, agents risk generating permanent Traumas that will follow them between missions
  • Procedural cyber dungeons - Experience the dungeon crawling you love, mixed with future technology as you take on procedurally-generated dungeons and missions
  • If you die in the game... - Each mission could be your last thanks to agent permadeath. Consider every move, because if an agent dies in battle, they will be lost forever
  • Hack the world - Enter cyberspace mid-mission and hack your way ahead of the competition to get crucial intel and give yourself the advantage
Thanks henriquejr!

Information about

Conglomerate 451

Developer: RuneHeads

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Technofantasy
Genre: Dungeon Crawler
Combat: Turn-based
Play-time: Unknown
Voice-acting: Unknown

Regions & platforms
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· Platform: PC
· Released at 2020-02-20
· Publisher: 1C Company