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 (590 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
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
It starts off like blade runner or snatcher, the story changes as you move through the game. Voice acting in the game was great, I liked how the voices fit with the characters and how the voice actors express emotions for them. Music in game sounds like it has a touch of vangelis in it mixed with sci fi and infiltration music.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
I was surprised by how Gemini Rue creeps under your skin while you play it, thanks to its brilliant sci-fi story and Blade Runnery atmosphere. It is a very simple old style adventure game, stylistically and gameplay wise, but the plot and the dialogues are well written, puzzles are not too simple but always logical and finally it is a welcome, brief, return to the mythical golden age of the genre (late '80s - first '90s).

Don't expect next-gen graphics or 100 hours of gameplay, and probably you'll hate those shooting sections like I did, together with too much locations' recycling, but I would like to see a Gemini Rue 2 in the future, that's for sure! I hope the author will be able to find the time and the budget to make that happen!

And finally, two thumbs up to Wadjet Eye for finding these little gems in the indie adventure panorama, after Resonance I was striked again, keep it up!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
An awesome cyberpunk adventure. Great story, great sound and looks.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
A mature story, brilliant narrative. Must play for point-and-click and adventure game fans
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Highly recommended for people who like old school adventure games. A little difficult at times but thats what hints are for!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
A terrific demonstration of how adventure games can create experiences like no other genre can.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Good game with very interesting story.
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0 of 13 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Bad game. Not worth any money.
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9.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Good Adventure Game
After finishing this game, I still can't say it was bad or great; just good. I enjoyed it for what it was and didn't feel the story was lacking. The puzzles were challenging at times, and the dialogue was on par.

If you can get it on sale, go for it.
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6.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Played this game year ago, almost forgot how awesome it is.
Yesterday suddenly found and bought it on Steam.
Somehow I knew this was gonna happen.
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6.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Another retro style Adventure game. At least this one has an original and interesting story. Lots of effort and thought went into this title but it's not my cup o tea.
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5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
A great game for the genre. Excellent story, decent voice acting, old-school graphics. A little bit slow-paced, even on the scale of adventure games, but overall gripping.
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23.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
I HIGHLY recommended Gemini Rue for anyone who's looking for an old fashioned point and click adventure, with challenging but fair puzzles, and a fantastic story.

Everything about the game's presentation is absorbing. It has an old film noir, Sci-Fi Blade Runner feel to it with gorgeous artwork that feels retro and fresh at the same time. The premise and feel reminds me of a story straight out of Cowboy Bebop, with twists that anyone paying attention to should enjoy. Voice acting and music (very moody and dark ambiance), was also spot on.

I really found the puzzles engaging as well. A lot of point and click adventure games I have trouble getting into simply because their "gameplay" is either much too easy or just too vague in telling me what I am exactly supposed to be doing. I didn't think Gemini Rue had this problem. There were puzzles that were easy solve, and others I had to think about for long minutes before coming up with an answer. The Easter Eggs and achievements spread throughout the game was also a plus for me.

The only problem I had with the game was the fact that it felt too short, and that after all is said and done, the characters are technically confined to two basic areas throughout the whole game when I wished there had been more to explore... But honestly the game did take me quite a bit of time to beat, and as for the lack of a wider world, I just enjoyed it so much that I didn't want it to end.
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6.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
A cyberpunk noir adventure game, clearly taking pointers from Blade Runner. It has great atmosphere, and is a good game, albeit with janky - and in my opinion, unnecessary - combat scenes.
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34 of 35 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
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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16 of 25 people (64%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
See You, Space Cowboy...
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5 of 5 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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