3079 uses a modern, awesome 3D engine called jMonkeyEngine -- proving fast, fully featured 3D games are possible with Java.
* Practically endless, open-world exploration * Sloped surfaces gives the world a new, less "blocky" look * Multiplayer is in progress! * Futuristic weapons and items procedurally generated for endless character equipment * Smart artificial intelligence -- enemies and allies will dodge, follow, inspect sounds etc. * Difficulty that increases as you explore further (don't worry, items get better too!) * Complete storyline that has a start, middle and end * Procedurally generated quests for rewards and story advancement * Skill system for things like engineering, charisma and camouflage * Body-part specific damage calculation: Head Shot! * Soft ray-traced lighting (makes for nice shadows to hide in) * Different biomes (grassland, mountains, snow, desert, sea etc.) * A very fast, efficient multithreaded engine for smooth, high FPS gameplay almost completely free of "lag" * Oh, and a touch of mining and building blocks :)