Conglomerate 451 Melds Classic Dungeon Crawling With Cyberpunk

Published: March 25, 2019 4:00 PM /


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Developer RuneHeads and publisher 1C Entertainment have announced a new IP. It's called Conglomerate 451 and it's a first-person cyberpunk dungeon crawler.

Conglomerate 451 will take place in a cyberpunk dystopian future in which corrupt corporations threaten the lives of everyday citizens (don't they always?). Players will control a crack team of cloned agents and send them on missions to undermine said corporations. Along the way, you'll outfit your agents with implants, new weaponry, and augmented limbs, as well as altering their DNA to improve their skills.

You can check out the announcement trailer for Conglomerate 451 below:

Fittingly, the trailer's full of moody cyberpunk aesthetic, so fans of movies like Blade Runner and Ghost in the Shell will feel right at home with this one. Conglomerate 451's influences are pretty easy to spot; the game's numeric seems to be a reference to Ray Bradbury's famous dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451, and the cyberpunk environments are packed with the kind of glowing neon darkness we've all come to know and love.

Gameplay-wise, Conglomerate 451 is inspired by classic grid-based dungeon crawlers like Might and MagicWizardry, and Eye of the Beholder. The combat looks to be classic turn-based dungeon crawler skirmishing taking place in a set of procedurally-generated dungeons. There are also roguelike elements in that agents can die permanently and wounds sustained can quickly become permanent status modifiers. Players will have access to an R&D department in which they can research new technologies and powers for their agents. RuneHeads and 1C are promising some fun little features for gameplay too, like the ability to hack into cyberspace mid-mission to gain an advantage over enemies.

Conglomerate 451 will be developer RuneHeads' second game after the fantasy hack-and-slasher Fall of Light. 1C Entertainment's most recent releases include cyberpunk RTS Re-Legion. You can check out Conglomerate 451's official Steam page here for more info. Conglomerate 451 is due out on Steam Early Access "soon", according to the dev, with a full launch planned later this year. In the meantime, you can keep up with RuneHeads and 1C on Twitter.

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