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Steam Marines 3

A first person RPG in the Steam Marines universe! · By WorthlessBums

Steam Marines 3 FAQ (Last Updated 1 February 2019) Sticky

A topic by WorthlessBums created Mar 08, 2018 Views: 391 Replies: 3
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What is Steam Marines 3?

A first person shooter role-playing game. Current design is planetary/space station hubs with procedurally generated dungeons/ship interiors for missions and combat. Other slated features include:

  • Settlement building.
  • Crop farming.
  • AI companions.
  • Space avocados.
  • Diegetic interfaces.


Is... is Steam Marines 2 out yet?

Yes! Available right here on Itch.io! ^___^

Is it really wise to put a 3 in the title when it is so different from the other games? I mean, it might drive off some people (games don't have this problem as much as movies with high numbers do, but I'm sure it can happen,) and players coming into it expecting a squad based traditional rogue-like might be turned off too. I'd suggest removing the number and adding some sub-title since it will be more of a spin-off. Either way, I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out, really liked the first game and I also like FPS games.

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Honestly not sure! My instinct is that it will suffer from the problems you mention, but also I've never liked subtitles - I think they give the impression of something lesser. I feel like that might exacerbate the issue since if you're turned off by a 3, you're almost certainly going to be turned off by an X:Y.

It probably doesn't help that the subtitles that come to my mind do the opposite of splitting from a main series, instead denoting some sort of continuance, like Mount & Blade: Warband, and XCOM: Enemy Unknown/Within. The "lesser" feel is much reduced with these because they're both established, well-known franchises.

But the game is still in pre-production so who knows. Could go in any direction as we move along xD If I get flooded with "do I have to play SM1&2 to enjoy this?" questions, yeah, that would probably encourage me to do something differently.

I'm sure you'll discover what works best in time :)