Epigenesis is an online multiplayer sports/FPS game in which two sides are locked in a never-ending fight for world domination by playing ball. In this non-lethal ballgame of the future, players leap across platforms suspended high up in the air trying to get a ball located in the middle of the arena and score goals against their...
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11 август

Patch Notes 1.1


Levels:

  • Blocking volumes on some goal posts have been changed
Bug fixes:
  • Railgun not affecting people on the ground.
  • Team select stays on the ground
  • Ping in scoreboard is inaccurate
Other:
  • Network performance improvements

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1 август

Patch 1.0 - Release patch!

HEYOOOOO!
So today we are releasing the 1.0 patch and leaving Early Access. Down under are the patch notes which includes the biggest changes in this patch. Furthermore, if you start up the game during this launch weekend you will get the exclusive Trench Insignia skin for both Omani and Argos. This is a special skin and the promotion will end on SUNDAY THE 3RD 24:00 CEST. We will be playing all night today so come on in and say hi! Cya ingame!


Patch 1.0


General:
- New: In-game store!
Purchase new and exciting skins in our in-game store via mission points! Unlock skins for plants or hats for characters! Each plant has 2 unlockable skins per team and each team has 3 hats each!

- Available plant skins are:
  • Trench Hologram Skin (Argos)
  • Trench Insignia Skin (Argos)
  • Trench Hologram Skin (Omani)
  • Trench Insignia Skin (Omani)

  • Turret Hologram Skin (Argos)
  • Turret Gold Skin (Argos)
  • Turret Hologram Skin (Omani)
  • Turret Iron Skin (Omani)

  • Ramp Hologram Skin (Argos)
  • Ramp Gold Skin (Argos)
  • Ramp Hologram Skin (Omani)
  • Ramp Iron Skin (Omani)

  • Shield Hologram Skin (Argos)
  • Shield Metal Skin (Argos)
  • Shield Hologram Skin (Omani)
  • Shield Water Skin (Omani)

  • Smokescreen Hologram Skin (Argos)
  • Smokescreen Ice Skin (Argos)
  • Smokescreen Hologram Skin (Omani)
  • Smokescreen Lava Skin (Omani)

  • Mortar Hologram Skin (Argos)
  • Mortar Camo Skin (Argos)
  • Mortar Hologram Skin (Omani)
  • Mortar Galaxy Skin (Omani)
Available hats are:
  • Crown (Argos)
  • Wings (Argos)
  • Featherheaddress (Argos)
  • Bandana (Omani)
  • BoxingHeadgear (Omani)
  • Scubagoggles (Omani)
- New: Skin Manager!
Access the Skin Manager from the Main Menu and use it to set which skin to use for each plant, as well as your character’s hat.


Changes:
  • Polished texts on HUD, including but not limited to: End game stats, Score board, Team names and score numbers, respawn text and Main Menu texts.
  • Added more animation to the Mission Popup.
  • Changed the sound played when throwing a ball.
  • Increased acceleration gliding, makes you able to fly further.
  • Changed the sound for hitconfirm.
  • Added 2560x1440 resolution.
  • Added wind sound when moving fast.
  • Added and tweaked ambience in several maps.
  • Updated Splash Screen with logos.

Bug fixes:
  • Turret now has correct animations in singeplayer.
  • Characters now has correct default animations.
  • Now giving correct number of passive buffs when capturing platforms with more than 2 connections.
  • Jumping in mortar goo no longer spawns particles that doesn’t disappear.
  • Smokescreen animation fix, no longer freezes after being planted for the first time.
  • Fixed the bug where the ramp would slow you down instead of speeding you up.
  • Fixed a bug where the plant indicators would freeze on screen if the player died with a seed.
  • Chat window now receives focus properly each time it is opened.
  • Minimap should now be properly displayed at all times.
  • Fixed several bugs with the Mission System.
  • Credits now rolls as usual.

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Относно тази игра

Epigenesis is an online multiplayer sports/FPS game in which two sides are locked in a never-ending fight for world domination by playing ball.

In this non-lethal ballgame of the future, players leap across platforms suspended high up in the air trying to get a ball located in the middle of the arena and score goals against their opponents. Each player carries a gravity cannon capable of pushing enemies (and friends) down from the heights of the arena.

When a player scores, he receives a genetically modified super-seed and gets the opportunity to plant it onto a platform to capture it. To win the game you must capture towers and construct a node system from your goal post all the way to your opponents' goal post. If this hasn't happened by the time that the clock reaches zero, the team with the most scores win!

Teamwork, tactics and precision is key to win eternal glory in a game of Epigenesis!

Visit our official website, facebook and twitter for regular updates and news about Epigenesis!

Remember to visit our official youtube channel for more in-depth tutorials on how to play Epigenesis!

New Feature: HATS!


Complete daily missions and earn Mission Points to spend in the store! Get some swag for your favourite team and show it off in-game! No micro-transactions, only cool hats.

Join the Community


Join the growing Epigenesis community, find people to play with on the official Epigenesis Steam forum and reach out to the devs (that's us!) with suggestions and questions. We are organizing tournaments and play sessions on a regular basis. Have questions about the game or just feeling a bit social? Join us on Team Speak 3 at voice.deadsharktriplepunch.com during events!

Remember to join the community driven Epigenesis Community Group EpiGenCG here on Steam to find more people to play with!

What people are saying

"When you see the trailer you’ll understand why it won this year’s Make Something Unreal contest: it looks brill."

- PCGamesN

"It’s just crazy enough to work, and where it wasn’t crazy enough of its own accord, developer Dead Shark Triplepunch (yes, that’s their real name) just added tornadoes. Done and done."
- Rock Paper Shotgun

"Judges praised Epigenesis for its ingenious concept, engaging gameplay and clever use of a scientific concept inspired by the theme for this year’s competition."
- UnrealEngine

Key Features

  • Ball Sport of the Future
    Play a ball as well as a domination 5-on-5 game on top of tall towers and platforms!
  • Fast-paced high-altitude Action
    Equipped with jumping-jets, players will have to time their jumps or suffer steep falls.
  • Non-lethal combat with surgical precision
    All weapons used are non-lethal force-based gear. Push your opponents down from the platforms and boost your friends towards the goal!
  • One-time use pickup abilities
    Tactically use the Grapple, Dash or Shockwave to further advance your goal-scoring conquest!
  • Customize your loadouts
    There are 6 plants with unique abilites as well as 5 different passive stat-boosts for you and your team. Discuss combinations with your team and choose the plants that best fit your playstyle!
  • 6 unique maps
    Play ball on 6 different arenas constructed across the world of Epigenesis, featuring snowy mountains, lush forests and desolate cities!
  • In-game cosmetics shop
    Earn in-game currency by proving your worth in daily missions and spend it on cosmetic items such as Plant skins and Hats!
  • Single-player and bots
    Internet downed or just want to hone your skills? Face-off against the bots of Epigenesis or have them join your multiplayer matches!

Системни изисквания

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.0Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GT600+, Radeon HD 7400+
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Quad Core 2.0Ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 650+, Radeon HD 7750+
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Sound Card
Полезни рецензии от клиенти
2 от 2 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
3.6 изиграни часа
Please buy this game. I love it and almost everyone lese oes too, but it needs more players. It's solid, good looking and hell a lot of fun to play with friends. Every update makes the game slightly better and everything would be perfect if there only was more players.
Публикувани: 12 октомври
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2 от 2 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
1.6 изиграни часа
This game is awesome! It needs more players!
Публикувани: 18 октомври
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1 от 1 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
0.7 изиграни часа
I think the game is pretty awesome. Its fairyl quick to get into and actually a lot of fun! :) even with bots... the only downside currently is... almost no players :( which is sad. The Game itself is so much fun it should deserve more players. :) I hope that it might catch on to more people in the future ;) I will definitely play a bit more here and there and hopefully meet some people on the servers :D but to the DEVS! Great Game I love it!
Публикувани: 17 октомври
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2 от 3 човека (67%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
0.1 изиграни часа
Not my type... and there are no players in it...................
Публикувани: 25 септември
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26 от 30 човека (87%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
7.1 изиграни часа
Great game with great developers, but unfortunately no players :(
Публикувани: 2 август
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14 от 17 човека (82%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
1.8 изиграни часа
Tug of war fast paced arena shooter. You capture balls to play a tug of war game with plants that give you active and passive effects. The controls and weapons are simple but powerful. The tug of war is fun and the fast paced movement is pleasing.
Публикувани: 1 август
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9 от 12 човека (75%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
3.2 изиграни часа
Great game, one of my favourites. I bought this ages ago and you wouldnt believe how much it has changed. The devs are good aswell. i would really recommend that you buy this game!
Публикувани: 2 август
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5 от 5 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
8.0 изиграни часа
If you like fast-paced action but are tired of first person shooters in which one shot is enough to kill you, you'll probably like this game. And if you like parkour and ball games, you'll like it even more. Even the tower defense fans will love this game! The only problem is that it's a multiplayer game and not that many people play it. After all, it's very recent. But that's what bots are for! (multiplayer is still better though)
Публикувани: 2 август
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4 от 4 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
1.2 изиграни часа
Great game. But only one problem. NOBODY PLAYS IT!!!!! It is too good of a game for no one to play it. Cough up 10 bucks people. pls. i cri ervy tmie.
Публикувани: 16 септември
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3 от 3 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
4.4 изиграни часа
This game is flipping awesome, and super fun. I just really wish more people would play this game. Anyways if you have some extra money in your steam wallet BUY THIS GAME. It is totally worth it.


11/10
Публикувани: 18 август
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4 от 5 човека (80%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
0.2 изиграни часа
Рецензия от „Ранен достъп“
Epigenesis is a very fast fps, essesencially ctf. It's obviously still in early access, there are some bugs that i have found and published. Once more players start playing this game, i will play more of it.
Публикувани: 2 май
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3 от 4 човека (75%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
0.5 изиграни часа
Рецензия от „Ранен достъп“
Firstly, it's in fair shape for an early access, and it's had a good update history, so don't be scared away by that. It does start with some wonky graphics settings, but after adjusting them it looks and plays pretty well, and many of the astetics (like the hideous alpha-style menus) will likely be fixed as more polish is added to the game.

Now, onto the game itself. It remindes me a lot of a ball game mode from Unreal Tournament concept wise. It essentially uses shoot mechanics in a hoop and ball game similar to soccer (football), however it leans more heavely on the sports side of the shooter-sports hybrid. It is a high flying, high speed, and it does suffer a bit from a lack of feedback on landings and jump hieghts, but that forces you to pay attention to both the game and the platforms (I'd recomend using the highest FOV settings to help), as falling to your death is a constant threat. There are a lot of deep mechanics and power ups that make this game very strategic and competetive; It probably has the potental to compete with CS:GO's competitive scene.

Over all, I would recomend this to someone who dislikes CoD style shooters but enjoyed the interesting gamemodes from old competitive games like Unreal Tournament, Counter Strike, and Quake Arena.
Публикувани: 3 май
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3 от 4 човека (75%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
287.7 изиграни часа
This is a great game both publicily and competitively. Would recommend to anyone looking for fun and a game to play for hours on end. :D
Публикувани: 16 август
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3 от 4 човека (75%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
0.1 изиграни часа
Рецензия от „Ранен достъп“
Hi i need freinds for steam
Публикувани: 12 юли
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32 от 61 човека (52%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
5.7 изиграни часа
Game is great, community is non-existent
Публикувани: 1 август
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7 от 12 човека (58%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
8.0 изиграни часа
It has hats
Публикувани: 2 август
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1 от 1 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
5.9 изиграни часа
It's hard to play this game because of the lack of other people who play it. But that one time, when you find a server that has 1 or 2 other people on, and you join it, it is some of the best gameplay I ever had. The game has an interesting gamestyle, almost like basketball, but with low gravity, and guns. Something great about this game is that the guns don't actually kill you, they just push you, causing you to fall off the edge. This face-paced game, despite the lack of players, is very fun. I'm almost always smiling, or laughing when playing this game, there just needs to be more people who play it.
Публикувани: 9 септември
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1 от 1 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
11.8 изиграни часа
Great gameplay, awesome devs, and a nice art style. This game should be MUCH more popular than it is. I recommend the devs do more free weekends. During those the servers are almost always full. When theres not a free weekend however, there is not a single person playing 99% of the time. You may catch the occasional 2 people on some russian server. I really really want to recommend you buy this game, but I cant knowing that there is virtually no one playing ever. If you are to find this game on sale and or during a free weekend PLAY IT.
Публикувани: 9 август
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1 от 1 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
0.1 изиграни часа
Рецензия от „Ранен достъп“
much
Публикувани: 14 май
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1 от 1 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
2.3 изиграни часа
Epigenesis presents a promising take on the next few hundred years: no grim future centered entirely on war, no post-apocalyptic earth where Darwinian human instinct has taken over; instead, humanity created the most popular sport in history, some strange hybrid of Basketball, Soccer, and Unreal Tournament. It's also an interesting case for why "e-sports" doesn't necessarily have to conjure up images of multiplayer battle arenas and first-person shooters, but that more traditional (albeit fictional) sports can exist in that space alongside the likes of Dota 2 and Counter-Strike. I really like what Epigenesis represents: it's an innovative take on traditional sports that still provides the adrenaline rush of something like Quake or Unreal Tournament, in a well-produced package that you rarely see in games fresh out of Steam's Early Access.


In Epigenesis, two teams face off in an attempt to plant a ball inside an enemy's goal more times in ten minutes than the opposition across a platformed ravine. The arenas aesthetically resemble something out of Tron but play like something out of Quake. Each player is given a non-lethal laser with two modes: rail (an instant, focused beam which pushes enemies back a small amount) and shot (a mode which fires a missile-like projectile which travels slowly but produces an explosion that pushes back enemies a lot). The gun is a key part of both offense and defense -- pushing an enemy back and causing them to fall off a ledge or preventing them from landing on one in the first place spells instant death, producing a 5-second respawn timer. In addition, hitting an enemy who's in the air with your melee attack sends them straight downward, and if they fail to land on a platform? Splat.

In order to score a goal, a player has to pick up the ball from the middle of the arena, take it to the enemy goal, and toss it in. It's simple, but when presented with power-ups like "smokescreen" (which creates a cloud of smoke over a large area for a few seconds), along with arena-based hazards (like the desert maps' Twister, which pulls players it catches high up into the air), it gets complex and interesting. Upon scoring, a player is given a seed, which they can plant on one of the unoccupied platforms, which in turn spawns a plant, a kind of "turret" which produces effects ranging from firing projectiles which slow enemies, to creating a shield in which players can hide. In addition, each plant provides the entire team with a buff to either jump height or speed. Each player also has a gauntlet called a "meth-glove," whose use is two-fold: the first, called "methylation," allows a player to power up a plant; the other, called "demethylation," allows them to cause an enemy's plant to wither and eventually become inactive. It's here where the strategy of Epigenesis starts to shine: its rules are deceptively easy to learn, but when other humans are thrown into the mix, their collective strategies coalesce into something truly spectacular.

At least, that's what I assume happens.

You see, Epigenesis' community is dead. And when I say "dead," I don't mean "there are a few full servers," I mean there are two or three people playing the multiplayer at any given time. It's disheartening, because playing against the AI only provides a challenge until you're out-thinking and out-pacing them, and with a complete lack of single-player campaign, its appeal only lasts for so long before you're wanting something richer. I only got to play a single match against real people, and it wasn't even a full house -- there were four people (two on each team) with the other six slots filled by AI. I'm sure that if I'd gotten to play more of the multiplayer component I would have enjoyed Epigenesis way more, but unfortunately, that's what often happens with Early Access titles: people play them obsessively for a few weeks or months and move on, and then when the game comes out nobody is still playing it.

THE VERDICT

Epigenesis is a strong case for why e-sports doesn't necessarily have to be entirely composed of the likes of League of Legends and Unreal Tournament. It is, unfortunately, a product of the all-too-common disease I have taken to calling "Early Access Syndrome," in which a game's community is essentially non-existent on official release. I'd stay away unless you're buying the four-pack with the intention to play with other people you know, or are content playing against bots -- not because it's a bad game, but because the community just does not exist.
Публикувани: 10 август
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