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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...
Release Date: Nov 1, 2013
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Epigenesis is in Early Access in order to balance out the game as well as making sure all features and maps are enjoyable! Our target audience is hardcore PC gamers who are fans of fast paced shooters such as Quake, Unreal Tournament and Tribes. It is important for us to get feedback from these players throughout development.”

How long will this game be in Early Access?

“Epigenesis will be in Early access until the 1st of August, at which point it will be fully released!”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“At release we'll include an in-game shop with in-game currency earned from performing daily missions. The shop will sell purely cosmetic items.
Currently Epigenesis has 6 maps, 5 of them supports bots. Full bot-support will be included in the final version. We're currently working on in-game shop items as well as a clearer UI to make it easier for new players to get into the game.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Epigenesis is currently in late Beta-stage, meaning that the game is almost feature complete. If you boot up Epigenesis today and play it with your friends you would get a very near-finished feel of the experience we want to give our players. There are still bugs we're ironing out, but there will most likely not be any major changes in the game's gameplay before release.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The Early Access price is 9.99$ / 8.99€ whereas the price for the full version is yet to be determined.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“All community feedback will be greatly appreciated! This includes concerns regarding balancing and features. We're also organizing tournaments, occasionally with prizes!

There will be a launch tournament sponsored by Cooler Master with prizes for all the top three teams! Find more information on our website www.epigenesisthegame.com”
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Patch 0.99

July 28th, 2014

Greetings fierce warriors!

Hope you all are having a great summer! We are only a few days from launch and today we put out an updated containing some juicy stuff, including in-game missions! Missions will give you points that you can spend in the in-game store that will soon be released!

Patch 0.99

  • Added sound for when the ball hits the goalpost. Just so you can hear yourself fail
  • Added “Plant Here” icons on HUD, active when carrying a seed
  • Added an indicator on the HUD that shows which weapon the player is carrying
  • New Team Select Screen implemented
  • Added Missions! These are renewed each day and give you Mission Points which will be spendable in the in-game store (released at launch).

  • Join random team button

  • Added a particle for when a plant is activated
  • Added a particle for when a plant is deactivated
  • Updated Omanis running and idle animations
  • Changed graphics and placement of the Pickup icons on the HUD

Bug fixes:
  • Foliage not spawning in singleplayer has been fixed
  • Foliage slider in options menu now works

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Sign up for the Cooler Master Cup tournament today!

July 21st, 2014

Hello everyone!

We are now taking sign-ups for the Epigenesis release tournament sponsored by Cooler Master! Here is the full prize list:

1st Place: QuickFire XT Blue keyboard valued at 84,90€ and a Sirus C 2.2 Headset valued at 99€
2nd Place: QuickFire XT Blue keyboard valued at 84,90€
3rd Place: Havoc Mouse 49,90€

Teams are comprised of 3 members and each member will get the item(s) on the prize chart should they win! The tournament is held on the 15th - 17th of August.

We are taking a maximum of 24 teams and sign-up closes on the 13th of August, so head over to our sign-up page right now to get your spot!

Sign up here!

Admission is free of charge, due to shipping restrictions the tournament is open to European citizens only. There is no skill requirement for this tournament, anyone of any skill currently living in Europe is eligible to enter!

In other news, we are still hard at work getting the in-game shop ready for launch! It will be released with the game on the 1st of August together with Missions for players to complete in order to get in-game currency. Have any ideas for cool plant or ball skins you want us to make? Type it out in the comments!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and our Website for additional information on what we are up to!

Until next time,
Michael 'Mahkul' Levall

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About the Game

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!

Cooler Master Cup

Click on the image above to get to the sign-up page for the Epigenesis Release Tournament sponsored by Cooler Master! The admission is free and all top three teams get prizes from Cooler Master's PC gaming catalogue. We only take 24 teams and the final sign-up date is the 13th of August, so sign up today to ensure your spot in the tournament! The tournament is open to European citizens of any skill as long as you have a team of three!

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 maps
    Play ball on 6 different arenas constructed across the world of Epigenesis!
  • In-game cosmetics shop (not yet available)
    Earn in-game currency by proving your worth in daily missions and spend it on cosmetic items.
  • Single-player and bots
    Internet downed or just want to hone your skills? Face-off the bots of Epigenesis or have them join your multiplayer matches!

System Requirements

    • 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
    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
51 of 68 people (75%) found this review helpful
88 products in account
7 reviews
8.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
So I really liked this game when it first came out. One of my friends got a 4-pack during the free weekend and we all played a few hours. 3 days later the community was dead and there was nobody on any of the servers. I've been thinking about why this happened.

First of all, the player has only 3 weapons- the projectile weapon (rocket launcher), the railgun (sniper weapon), and melee. Out of the 6 plants that players can plant on captured platforms, only the turret and the ramp are useful in most situations. This severely limits the player's playstyle and makes the overall game less interesting.

Secondly, because the three combat options are hitting a fast moving enemy with your fist while moving very fast, shooting a fast moving enemy with a projectile weapon with a tiny area of effect, or sniping a fast moving enemy without any sort of scope there will be a huge skill gap. New players will have a very hard time actually doing anything, so they won't want to stick around. The only way to get better is to practice.

This brings me to my third point; you can't practice because there is nobody to practice against. Most of the time, there are zero players on. The only time anyone is on is for the weekly dev game and the occasional password-protected tournament match.

Also, a lot of the maps aren't much fun to play. The only good maps are the ones with ball spawn areas that are much lower than the goals. Putting the ball spawn lower down makes it easily accessible from multiple routes, making it harder to camp the ball. It also makes it easier to defend because the ball carrier has to climb all the way up to the goal. On a flat map, one team gets to the ball first, camps there, and can easily hold off the other team while they send one player to zip across the map with a powerup and score instantly over and over again.

To the devs- I still think this game is very promising. If you can update it to make it more diverse and suitable for multiple playstyles and narrow the skill gap, then get it featured on the store frontpage with a sale you might be able to build a lasting player base.
Posted: March 17th, 2014
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
49 products in account
2 reviews
1.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
This game is awesome. If anyone has played Halo Reach, Halo 3 or even just watched Red VS Blue, chances are you will ahve memories of Grifball. This is Grifball on steroids. This is everything you wanted out of Grifball. This is the Grifball standalone. But dont just think of this game as Grifball, this game has more potential than your mother ever thought you had. This game is early access so there are some bugs and some things to be improved such as including East and West US dedicated servers (This is being worked in but is hard as the game is based out of Europe). When people hear "Early Access Game" they think not ready or not enjoyable or possibly not even interesting. This proves those people wrong. The amasing thing about this game being Early Access is that it can only get better and go up from here.
Posted: February 1st, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
112 products in account
10 reviews
1.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Interesting game. I honestly can't really think of anything to say other than a basketball mix up with tribes. This game is really fun to play and if you're a fan of air control and fast gameplay, pick this one up. It's pretty impressive!

Only cons are that I personally was only able to find a hand-full of servers... But once I was able to start playing and got a hang of it, it was really fun to play!
Posted: January 30th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
306 products in account
14 reviews
2.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Fast paced precision oriented fun, good graphics, not laggy @ all. (highest ping I saw was from Britain and it was 30) If you like playing as demoman or soldier in TF2 this is your kind of game. Friendly community played 4 maps, first map I was getting my bearings and after I figured out most of the basics everything else just fell in place. Simple but fun, might accually invest in this if more people start playing, only 4 servers and 10 people on ATM.
Posted: January 31st, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
74 products in account
2 reviews
4.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
This game... It's so good, it's bad xD
First of all i had trouble finding a server, because all of them we're full.
Then i heard someone talking about about rubberbanding, which i didn't have any trouble with. There are a small amout of reviews that say that they can't even start the game. Had no problem with that, either.
The gameplay is FENOMENAL!!! It's the most fun with a shooter i've had in a while, and i played Quake III the other day...
There are some bugs, like you get blocked sometimes when you jump, but nothing gamebreaking.
Overall, good experience. You're gonna have a good time playong, i guarantee it.
Posted: February 2nd, 2014
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107 of 138 people (78%) found this review helpful
226 products in account
5 reviews
2.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Amazing twitchy game. The game is based on bringing an orb from the center of the map and throwing it in the other teams goal, located several platforms away. Doing so gives you a seed which you plant on the platforms to provide powerups. All players are provided a rifle which propels players shot, both teammates and enemies, which, when used properly, leads to an very interesting gameplay.

The developers are very forward sometimes join games in progress, which is nice and helps make the small community better. The only negative is the small community, which is something I hope goes away over time!
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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Winner of Make Something Unreal Live 2013
Game of the Year Swedish Game Awards 2013
Game Concept Challenge Winner 2013