Discover a world where life is cheap, identities are bought & sold, & a quest for redemption can change the fate of a whole galaxy.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (567 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 26, 2011

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"This is a fine piece of work. It's a Lucas Arts style adventure game set in a Blade-Runner world with all the sci-fi conspiranoia you might want."
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September 10

Gemini Rue now has trading cards!

As the subject title says, Gemini Rue now has trading cards, badges, and emoticons that you can collect and trade. Enjoy!

-Dave & Janet

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About This Game

Azriel Odin, ex-assassin, arrives on the rain-drenched planet of Barracus. When things go horribly wrong, he can only seek help from the very criminals he used to work for.

Meanwhile, across the galaxy, a man called Delta-Six wakes up in a hospital with no memory. Without knowing where to turn or who to trust, he vows to escape before he loses his identity completely.

As fate brings these two closer together, we discover a world where life is cheap, identities are bought and sold, and a quest for redemption can change the fate of a whole galaxy.


Key Features:

  • Over 60 hand-drawn backgrounds
  • A moody, film noir atmosphere
  • Control both Azriel and Delta-Six
  • An innovative investigation system
  • A gripping sci-fi mystery
  • DVD-style commentary track

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 2000, XP or Vista
    • Processor: Pentium or higher
    • Memory: 64 Mb RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 700Mb
    • Video Card: All DirectX compatible video cards
    • DirectX®: 5.0 or Above
    • Sound: All DirectX compatible sound cards
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 22 people (68%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
See You, Space Cowboy...
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
A master-class cyberpunk adventure. A definite essential to add to your collection if you're into point-and-clicks and/or dystoptian sci-fi.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
This game is incredibly fun. It is a point and click so sometimes you need to be patient. There are times I was getting ahead of myself, where I would try to perform actions that are 3 "clicks" away yet. The audio in this game is fantastic. The game is playable without audio, but you really need to hear the voice acting to get the whole experience. Above all though, the story is what keeps me coming back to the game.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
An interesting point and click science fiction game. Like most science fiction the story is a bit convoluted, but its still an interesting story that has you wanting to progress to the next scene. Glad I picked this one up.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Interesting game, really terrible ending. Like, uneducated levels of bad. ♥♥♥♥ing primitive neanderthal bad. Kill the director, then uninstall the game. No point watching any more of it. As far as I'm concerned, the game ended right there.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
A little slow, but still enjoyable.

7/10

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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Excellent sci-noir point and click adventure with a retro pixelart feel. Extremly interestning story telling and compeling characters which have bought this game a well earned spot on among my alltime favorites! Masterpiece!
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Gemini Rue is certainly an interesting experience, if nothing else. It has many faults, such as a ton of backtracking, too many steps required to complete simple actions, and solutions to problems that have no logical cohesion to them. For instance, unless a particular panel in a particular spot looked suspicious to you, you'd have no idea that it was the next step in the progression of gameplay. I found myself repeatedly going to an online walkthrough, as I don't have the time to play games that I used to. Don't get me wrong... there are many smart obstacles and puzzles along the way. There were moments of exhilaration I felt when I figured out the solution using my own intuition. And yet, I found that too many of the solutions were simply based on either super keen observation and/or complete investigation of the environment (repeated). On one occasion the solution was in a completely unrelated section of the environment, which had nothing pointing me toward it whatsoever (I was just supposed to explore all over the place again until I found it). This was just frustrating and tiresome for me. I don't see that as intelligent game design... I see it as a cop out. For the most part, I enjoyed this gameplay experience. The ending was very lacking as well. It provided no real sense of closure to the story. It ended, and I thought "That's it?" Definitely a case of the journey being better than the destination. I do recommend it to people who want an L.A. Noir/Cowboy Bebop-ish detective atmosphere. But for most people, especially people who are really picky about what they spend their time on, I suggest playing another game.
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12.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Fanatstic futuristic point and click adventure. The graphics are very 16-bit-ish, but I relly loved it. The story was well balanced, and the puzzles were not too hard. A great game, worth every dollar. There was not much music going on unfortunatly. And the shoot elements felt unnecessary.
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18.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
With a few subjective changes (I'm not entirely a fan of the combat system), Gemini Rue would be almost exactly the adventure game I want to make. Well-written in all senses--great story, great dialogue, great puzzles. The game DOES glitch a little on occasion when loading a save from the same screen as the save, but it clears up by leaving the room. About the only thing I didn't like was having to open a door AND going through the door being two separate actions.
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29 of 30 people (97%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Rating: 8.5/10
Status: Awesome

What is it?
A traditional point and click adventure game

The Good:
+ A dark gritty sci fi atmosphere.
+ A great story with good voice acting and dialogue
+ The majority of the puzzles are good and fit the story nicely
+ Fantastic music that fits the atmosphere

The Bad:
- Some of the puzzles require "pixel hunting" May need a walkthrough in some parts
- May be a bit short for some people
- Their is cover based shooting segments in this game and it feels very clunky luckily there isn't a whole lot of them and are relatively easy if you know what you are doing

Conclusion
If you are looking for an old school point and click adventure game than look no further. This game despite its problems had me hooked and I couldn't wait to find out what happens next. Game reminded me of Beneath a steal sky.
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Excellent noir atmosphere, it's full of Blade Runner references, including some Cowboy Bebop aswell. The story catch you in a way that you won't sleep before unravel it all. The scenarios are dark, perfectly made, voiceovers are perfect and the rain... Man, the rain. A bunch of pixel particles falling over my screen never meant so much.

This game could be easily compared to a perfect snowflake. It surrounded by similar ones by each side, appearing to be "one more of the same", it's small, it's fragile, but a careful look will reveal its perfection and uniqueness.

Gemini Rue is a result of only one guy's work and worth every dollar/real/pound/dinar you put in it. Buying it on a sale is a no-brainer. I really mean it.

A masterpiece of its own kind, this point and click adventure has only one flaw, its length. The game is short, very short, like the very nature of the snowflakes from my example, melting into nothing (water, actually :D). So short that makes you beg for more like a guy smashing a door of a Krispy Kreme at 2 AM for one more sugar shot before bed.

I really hope that this great game comes into your library someday.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Outstanding adventure game.

I didn't realise that classic adventure games could be so immersive! I enjoyed latest Telltale work, but I would hardly place them in adventure genre. Gemini Rue on the other hand is a real classic point-and-click adventure game, though you could say that the biggest flaws and offenders of the genre were left out. You won't find any illogical obstacles and puzzles, pixel hunting or absurd item combining.

What you get is a great sci-fi noiresque story, where you are a detective looking for his lost brother on some god-forgotten planet. Later the game opens up and lets you switch between the two main characters, the detective and the missing brother. It really does feel like you're detective, getting dirty and doing the groundwork: asking around, getting true identity of people, searching information about them in database. Top this with action sequences where you can cover and shoot at your enemies and you really get an exceptional adventure game. Voice acting and writing is astounding and the story itself is intriguing and suprising. All of that in a indie game made by the handful of people! I did enjoy the visual style of the game and I think it befits the game, but I guess some people could argue that the resolution is too low.

Overall, superb game, highly recommended. A great reminder that the adventure games are a great way to tell a story and don't have to be obscure and plagued with bizzare puzzles.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Gemini Rue reminds me of the good old days when Lucasarts was dominating the market with Point and Click adventure games. The graphics in the game are exactly the same as the old Lucasarts games. Gemini Rue has great art, interesting story that has many twists and turns and great voice acting and music. Must play for adventure game fans!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
Ok, it's like Monkey Island, but in a urban sci-fi environment.

The story is well-written, and keeps the gamer intrigued, step after step.
The voice acting for each character gives a very enjoyable experience.

This is a must-have in your library (and also a must-play)!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
A satisfying adventure game with excellent writing, pixel art and voice acting. Worth a buy if you like the genre.
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10 of 18 people (56%) found this review helpful
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
I love the atmosphere, music, voice acting, and story presented in this game, but I have come across several bugs that cause the game to crash, at least one of which makes it so I can not continue playing the game. I emailed the developer (his email address is provided in the text manual that can be found in the game's directory) but he just blew me off. I've tried contacting Wadjet Eye Games both via their forums and their contact email, but never heard anything from them.

The developer doesn't care and the publisher doesn't seem to either.

I really want to recommend this game, just as much as I really want to love it, but I can't. These crashes are infuriating and the lack of help from the people behind the game is very off putting.

Save yourself the frustration and money, don't buy this game.

Edit: I was able to fix the crashes using the "ags_shell.dll" file from version 1.0 of the game, with out help from the devs. I still can't recommend buying it until this is fixed officially.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
I enjoyed this game, though I kinda figured out the ending of the story way before I got to it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
Excellent story, awesome atmosphere, reminded me of Beneath a Steel Sky.
It was a blast playing through on the go on Android
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
Loved this game. What made this game great was the sound & music! Right from the beginning, you hear the rain and as you move around the dark and errie music comes in and lets you know that you are playing a somewhat cyberpunk style game like Blade Runner.

I wish there were more games like this.
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