Developers The Rune Heads have beavered away with their cyberpunk themed dungeon-crawler Conglomerate 451. Today the game is a far-cry from the basic offering when it first launched as an early-access title on Steam. Conglomerate 451 now includes a ton of additional features including new loot systems, mini-games, new combat options, new enemies, additional crew members and extra locations to fight in. The whole game simply feels very different now. The question is, for the £13 asking price is it money well-spent? As far as we’re concerned that’s a definite yes even more given the fact the developers look set to offer further improvements as they have already. Take a look at our Conglomerate 451 gameplay video to see what you can expect. Oh and beware of the killer cyber-clowns.
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.
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
Diplomat – Talk with the strange and obscure character, the Diplomat, to face special missions
Nark – Talk with the Nark in the city, to improve your Drone
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