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Three thousand years in the future, mankind has carved a bloody path towards domination of the known universe. Self-proclaimed as a divine race and beyond reproach as a species, they view all alien races as inferior.
Release Date: Mar 20, 2007
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$4.99

About the Game

Three thousand years in the future, mankind has carved a bloody path towards domination of the known universe. Self-proclaimed as a divine race and beyond reproach as a species, they view all alien races as inferior. With fleets of organic starships genetically engineered for war, humanity sets out to conquer the last remaining independent galaxy - The Universal Heart.

As Captain Iconah, you are commissioned to uncover the location and purpose of the Heart. Take command of a living fleet, altering your starship's DNA in real-time as you grant them new and powerful abilities. The Universal Crusade has just begun!

  • Unique space real-time strategy gameplay that immerses you in an epic crusade with a rich back story.
  • Non linear single player campaign comprised of over 30 branching missions.
  • Scalable RTS gameplay: Resource gathering, technology upgrades and combat are scalable for even the most novice RTS players.
  • Co-op mode allows two players to work together and control one fleet!
  • Customize all 20+ gene based organic ships with over 50 different weapons and abilities, giving you thousands of possible combinations to choose from when constructing a fleet.
  • Ship models morph in real time as genes are inserted, reflecting the choices that you make!
  • Make alliances with the many other non-player character alien races to secure their support and technology--or purge their resources!
  • Expand your genetic capabilities by invading enemy vessels, stealing unsuspecting technologies, and maximizing your gene bank's diversity.
  • Gamespy Multiplayer featuring 12-player support and many multiplayer maps on which to flex your dominance!

System Requirements

    Minimum: Windows 2000/XP/XP 64/Vista, 1.5 GHz Intel or equivalent/faster processor, 512 MB of RAM, 2.5 GB of hard disk space, DirectX9.0c or higher, 128 MB GeForce 4 4200 Ti/Radeon 9500, DirectSound compatible sound card, Keyboard and two-button mouse with scroll wheel, Multiplayer: LAN or 56K Internet connection

    Recommended: Windows 2000/XP/XP 64/Vista, 2.5 GHz Intel or equivalent/faster, 1 GB RAM, 2.5 GB of free hard drive space, 256 MB GeForce 6600/Radeon X1600, DirectX 9.0c, DirectSound compatible sound card with 5.1 speaker output, Keyboard and two-button mouse with scroll wheel

Helpful customer reviews
15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
126 products in account
2 reviews
5.1 hrs on record
Here's a game that on the surface is quite interesting; first it's a rts in spaaaaaaace. Points right there,.

Ships are customizable, and the take on how the ships work (read - organic ships, with your main resource being 'blood') is certainly different.

But it all still falls flat; Its buggy - but not unforgivingly so, The cut scenes where juvenile to just plain boring. The ship combat was middling at best and restricted to a 2D plane and missions are nothing to write home about.

In the end the game has many problems easily forgivable on their own but this entire game is just one misstep after another. Get on special or not at all.
Posted: June 2nd, 2014
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
242 products in account
1 review
0.6 hrs on record
got this game thinking wow looks great... waited not long to install.. eager to try it out and BAM! dont bother buying until they fix it, I read each of the pages I found around the net, and on steam to fix it and it will not even work... it is a good job it was under £2 but despite that I still feel robbed... as could have put that money to something that actually works...

so please steam, fix it...

the folder system that is messed up doesn't fix the game when you manually add the folders, and nor does re-validating or removing and reinstalling... trust me I did that too many times now :(

save your cash buy something else....
Posted: January 29th, 2014
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
79 products in account
17 reviews
1.8 hrs on record
avoid this at all costs, even free!!!!!!! developer disappeared and game broken.

love to meet one of the 'brass' from the company just once.
Posted: February 4th, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
39 products in account
1 review
3.9 hrs on record
Don't buy it, it won't start. I get "Cannot obtain procedure: glVertexAttrib2hNV" when I try to get the game to run. I've tried it on Windows 8, Windows 7 and XP.
Posted: January 31st, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
76 products in account
3 reviews
0.7 hrs on record
it is not werking
Posted: January 31st, 2014
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99 of 114 people (87%) found this review helpful
144 products in account
72 reviews
8.4 hrs on record
Let me start by saying that while I do recommend this game, the Steam version has given people some problems; some say they have had errors on trying to launch, which I have not had, and others have said they have had some in-game oddities such as ships not loading, which I did encounter and initially kept me from advancing past the 2nd map.

The steam version is missing a couple of folders. It is silly but adding these empty folders resolves some of the problems such as the ships not loading. Click Read More if needed to see the fix.

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Go to your Steam directory.

In Steam\steamapps\common\Genesis Rising
Create three new folders called 'replay','temp', and 'save' (without quotes)

Then in Steam\steamapps\common\Genesis Rising\data
Create a new folder called 'scripts' (without quotes)
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[Many thanks to Future2012 who originally posted this fix.]

Other than that I didn't get any errors on Win7 64-bit when launching it so I don't know if compatibility mode would help or if it is an OS or driver issue. When I did the above fix I have been able to play through several missions without incident.

All that said, the game itself is really good and has everything from voice acting to cutscenes and a story with some deep religious undertones if you care for that, and if not then you still get to blow lots of stuff up and capture enemy ships and bases. In fact there are countless decisions you get to make about how you want to set up your ships and even which ships you want to take. Moreover I pose that you have likely never played a space game quite like it, as it has elements of RTS thrown in and on top of that your ships are ALIVE and can be genetically modified to suit your desires, and changed on the fly to boot. Plus the music and visuals are quite appealing, so if you can get it to work then it is easily worth $5 or more. Good luck!
Posted: January 3rd, 2014
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