Geneshift is a top-down shooter bursting with brutal gunplay and insane vehicle action. Unlock mutant skills and outplay friends in tactical online combat. Then play the co-op campaign to discover unlocks, battle zombies, and as always - save the world.
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Release Date: May 23, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“8 years of community feedback - it's the only way I know. Ever since the demo was released way back in 2009, Geneshift has been developed with the help of its player base. With over 8 years of balancing, testing and player suggestions, Geneshift is ready to go. But I don't want to finish just yet - there's so much cool stuff we can add!

Note: You may have played the demo under its previous names of Subvein or Mutant Factions.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“I thought the game would take 2 years and I'm still going 8 years later... so I'm clearly not good at estimating time. Geneshift is ready, but why stop development so soon? It can become bigger and better with your feedback, so I'll keep working on it for some time.

I know this is vague, so please only buy this game based on how it exists today - not based on how it may exist in the future.”

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

“The core mechanics of Geneshift are done and have been playtested for years now. I'd like to keep that fairly similar. But there's a lot of new content to add. I can't make any specific promises but here are a few ideas often raised by the existing community:

  • More vehicles. Stuff like tanks, motorcycles and ambulances.
  • More weapons. Repair tools, trip-wires and exotic superweapons.
  • More skills. Just think of all the skills in RPG games. Maybe a skill that lets you fly!
  • More chemicals. Specifically meta chemicals to play more advanced mind-games.
  • More game modes. A king of the hill or CS-style detonation mode would be fun.
  • More maps and user-made campaigns. With the editor you can help make them!
  • More cosmetic unlocks. You want hats? I can add hats.

To be clear these are just examples. None of these are promises! A tank has been suggested for years and I'd love to try it out. But if it turns out to be totally unbalanced I won't add it. Again, please only buy this game if you like how it exists today.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Geneshift is fully playable, well balanced and low in bugs. It's already undergone 8 years of community feedback. Thousands of players and posts in the forums have directly shaped this game, with over 40 huge versions improving it since 2009.

All of the features listed in the game description below are already in the game.

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

“Not sure, but the price might rise after the full launch. I believe early adopters should get a better deal as thanks for the support and feedback you provide.”

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

“The same way I've worked for the past 8 years. I'll come up with a fun idea, post it on the forums and see what you guys say. If the community is interested I'll proceed. For each new version we create a balance and bug thread to track everything that needs fixing.

I chat and theorycraft on Discord a lot. Come join! I've read every single post on the forums (all 30,000 of them) and have over 5000 posts of my own discussing balance and new ideas with the community. I'm a one-man team so I'm fairly flexible. No corporate overhead, just you and me holding hands making an awesome game together.

Chat with the community on Discord: https://discord.me/geneshift
Post feedback on the Geneshift Forums: http://geneshift.net/forum
Or on the Steam Forums: http://steamcommunity.com/app/308600/discussions
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Available: May 23

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April 19

New Geneshift Launch Date: May 23rd, 2017!



The Geneshift launch in action. Geneshift will now launch May 23rd, 2017. I've pushed it back from April 27th due to all the feedback you guys have provided. There have been so many great suggestions, but implementing them takes time - and I want to launch the best game possible.

With the new date we'll launch a better game with a bigger community. The demo is available to play and I encourage everyone to download it. Give me more feedback in Discord! Until then I'll keep polishing and sharing the game to make the launch as big and exciting as possible.



And lets be honest... I've been making this game for 8 years - I clearly don't know how to estimate time. But on May 23rd Geneshift will launch as a bigger and better game than ever before. Now grab that demo from the Steam store, hop on Discord and let's play!

Join the Discord Chat: https://discord.me/geneshift

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April 12

Play the Multiplayer Demo Today!

The Geneshift Demo is now available on Steam! Play the full Conquest multiplayer game mode with no restrictions. Just hop on and play for as long as you like. And tell your friends, because demo and full customers can play together! Join the community on Discord too!



For the entire time that Geneshift has been in development the multiplayer has been free. I want to keep it that way. Obviously it's a demo and some features are restricted, such as the campaign and online co-op. But the main multiplayer game mode is free to play for as long as you like. So hop on and enjoy the crazy skills and insane vehicle action today!

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About This Game

Geneshift is a top-down shooter bursting with brutal gunplay and insane vehicle action. Unlock mutant skills and outplay your friends in tactical online combat. Then play the co-op campaign to discover unlocks, battle zombies, and as always - save the world.

Click Download Demo on the right to play multiplayer. It's free with no time limits!




  • 5v5 Multiplayer Combat
    Battle in game modes such as Capture the Flag, Checkpoint Racing and Zombie Survival.
  • 4 Player Co-op Campaign
    Play the story solo or with friends online, and save the world from a mysterious outbreak.
  • Insane Vehicle Action
    Ride with allies to do drive-by shootings, detonate car bombs and capture key objectives.
  • Over 30 Tactical Skills
    Create complex skill builds as you gain experience and permanently level up your mutant.
  • Secret Base Building
    Place hidden chemicals to gain secret benefits, like spying on enemies and teleportation.
  • Leaderboards & Difficulties
    Replay the campaign in 4 difficulty levels and set high scores on various leaderboards.
  • User Generated Maps
    Create maps in the editor and unlock sexy cosmetics whenever your maps are played.

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 8.1, 10
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz processor
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB. OpenGL 2.0+ recommended.
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 256 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Can run at 60+ fps. Requires the internet to save your progress, stats and highscores.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 8.1, 10
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz processor
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024MB. OpenGL 2.0+ recommended.
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 256 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Can run at 60+ fps. Requires the internet to save your progress, stats and highscores.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: 1.2 GHz processor
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256MB. OpenGL 2.0+ recommended.
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 256 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Can run at 60+ fps. Requires the internet to save your progress, stats and highscores.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz processor
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024MB. OpenGL 2.0+ recommended.
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 256 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Can run at 60+ fps. Requires the internet to save your progress, stats and highscores.
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