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 use miniguns, car bombs, invisibility, and more to blast your way through the online co-op campaign.
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Very Positive (65 reviews) - 100% of the 65 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 23, 2017

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

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: Geneshift used to be called Subvein: Mutant Factions (in case it looks familiar).

Note 2: Even if you can't buy the game, I still want your feedback. So you can download the demo and play the multiplayer for free!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Probably half a year, but it's hard to know for sure - I'm not very good at estimating time. Geneshift is ready, but why stop development so soon? As long as you keep giving me cool ideas I'll keep on adding them.

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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June 27

3 New Skills in v1.02!

Version 1.02 is out with 3 brand new skills. The ideas came from the massive reddit thread I made a few weeks ago asking for skill suggestions. There were some amazing ideas there and I've just added my 3 favorites!



3 New Skills
Physicals get Reverse Fire, allowing you to shoot bullets behind you and cover your rear. Mentals get Mirror Image, which creates a clone of yourself to deceive enemies; and Cybernetic players get Vapor Slide, which makes the floor slippery and lets you move extra fast. They're probably super unbalanced, so please help me test them out and give feedback!

3 New Cash System
This version also includes a big change to the cash system in the campaign, placing a lot more focus on earning kill combos. Underneath the minimap is a miniature leaderboard that shows the highest kill combo earned on a given stage, and gives credit to the player who got it.



New Vehicle Section
From reading reviews the vehicles are everyone's favourite part of the campaign, so I wanted to give more of that. I've added a second car sequence to Laboratory where you fly through a road-block and drive a bunch of dudes over.

Bug & Balance Fixes
As always there are bug and balance fixes. The most notable ones are a rework to Blade Fury's busting mechanic, and Firestorm's explosions are now spread out in a line. Venom has been nerfed along with shotguns. For more details check the changelog in-game or on the forums.

Have fun!

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May 30

Version 1.01 is coming!

Ooo baby, back to coding after a great launch. We've reached the "Very Positive" rating on Steam; the Discord community has hundreds of new members; and we've played some really fun games together. Thanks a million guys!



I also recently got some love on reddit. I asked for skill ideas and received over 4000 responses! This blew my mind and some of the ideas are really awesome. So... lets add them!

3 New Skills
I want to add 3 new skills for next version. The best 3 from the reddit thread. One for each skill tree. If you want to, please browse through the ideas and reply here with links to your favourites.

New Vehicle Section
I want to add a sweet vehicle section to the start of Subway in the campaign as well. From reading reviews the vehicles are everyone's favourite part, so I want to give more of that. The Hornet is a very fun vehicle and I'm going to create a sequence where you're driving along the train tracks firing missiles at Rebels hiding in the vents.

Bug & Balance Fixes
Venom is OP, I know I know! I will be fixing a few of the bugs and balance issues that have been raised in the week since launch. I also want to give a few quality of life improvements such as making the smoke on the Capturer chemical red. Lots of tweaks to look forward to.

Anyway, that's it for now. I don't know how long this will take but I am pumped to do it, because for the past 2 months I have done nothing but send emails and do marketing. Now I get to geek out and add fun stuff again! Woop woop!

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Reviews

“The game's pretty complicated - and that's a good thing.”
PhlyDaily

“Geneshift is the best top-down shooter I have ever played. Ever.”
MMOHuts

“Meet the indie dev who spent two years making a game in youth hostels abroad.”
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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 use miniguns, car bombs, invisibility, and more to blast your way through the online co-op campaign.

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





  • 4 Player Co-op Campaign
    Play the story solo or with friends online and save the world from a mysterious outbreak.
  • 5v5 Multiplayer Combat
    Battle in game modes such as Capture the Flag, Checkpoint Racing and Zombie Survival.
  • Insane Vehicle Action
    Ride with allies to do drive-by shootings, detonate car bombs and capture key objectives.
  • Secret Base Building
    Place hidden chemicals to gain secret benefits like spying on enemies and teleportation.
  • Deception & Deduction
    Play mind games. Discover and destroy enemy chemicals by observing their movements.
  • Over 30 Tactical Skills
    Create complex skill builds as you gain experience and permanently level up your mutant.
  • Over 20 Brutal Weapons
    Fire pistols, shotguns, snipers, explosives... or save cash for the deadly superweapons.
  • Competitive Servers
    Earn ranks in competitive servers that balance teams with a unique ELO rating system.
  • 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: 2.0 GHz dual core processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB. OpenGL 2.0+ recommended.
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 512 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: 2.5 GHz multi core processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024MB. OpenGL 2.0+ recommended.
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 512 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: 2.0 GHz dual core processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB. OpenGL 2.0+ recommended.
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 512 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: 2.5 GHz multi core processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024MB. OpenGL 2.0+ recommended.
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Can run at 60+ fps. Requires the internet to save your progress, stats and highscores.
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