Discover a world where life is cheap, identities are bought & sold, & a quest for redemption can change the fate of a whole galaxy.
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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!

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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
59 of 65 people (91%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 6
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Graphics:
+ hand-drawn pixel look in the style of the classic
- Image often, well, just pixelated
- details difficult to see
- graphic quality mediocre

Atmosphere:
+ total retro flair
+ dense sci-apocalyptic atmosphere
+ atmospheric scenes
+ gripping story

Sound:
+ beautiful soundtrack
- the rarely heard
- thin soundscape

Balance:
+ tutorial texts
+ autosave
+ training rooms for shooting
- many, some unnecessary death
- no help functions

Story:
+ exciting and double-track story
+ palpable sense of menace
+ different challenges depending on the scene
- in the final little development

Characters:
+ mostly believable behavior of the protagonists
+ each character (not deleted if any) with their own motivation and individual background
- antagonist somewhat pale

Dialogs:
+ not too sprawling
+ provide useful information
+ with socially critical and philosophical undertones
- but remain very superficial

Puzzles:
+ changing tasks and puzzles designs
+ some alternative solutions
+ most logical
- sometimes but only on "trial and error" method solvable

Game Size:
+ solo playtime around 8 hours
+ replay value thanks to audio commentary and alternative routes
- few scenes

Multiplayer: No Multiplayer

It's amazing what deliver the makers of Gemini Rue here for a professional adventure. It offers everything you would expect from a cyberpunk adventure: A dark sci-fi story authentic style surroundings and criticism of the existing society, even if the restrained resonates here. In addition, similar to the classic Blade Runner varied action sequences. The old-fashioned and directed only at a resolution setting is less important in the heat of gameplay. Because for atmosphere also makes the successful sound and the English voice breathes life into the drawn persons life. For the nostalgia Gemini Rue is anyway a must, for everyone else at least a new experience.

Score: 78 / 100
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43 of 44 people (98%) found this review helpful
9.8 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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14 of 15 people (93%) 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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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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8 of 9 people (89%) 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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19 of 31 people (61%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
See You, Space Cowboy...
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6 of 7 people (86%) 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 4 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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
Great environment, great music, great voice acting.

The story is a bit too predictable IMO, I figured out the ending about half way thru the story. Same old clicle philosophical musing about free will, identity and all that, blah blah blah

Level design can be better, gun fight is okay for a story-oriented puzzle game.

Can be a bit frustrating if you get stuck and don't know what to do, but that's kind of the point for these kind of games.
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5 of 6 people (83%) 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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6 of 8 people (75%) 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
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 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 10
Great point and click, with noir and dystopian themes. Would love to see anyhting from this dev.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 15
Beautiful game. Super good script and voice acting! Epic.
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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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 22
One of the best games and simply the best quest I've played.
  • Immersive and gloomy noir-cyberpunk atmosphere;
  • Pixel but very cozy and stylish graphics;
  • Very interesting plot with awesome twists, I literally finished the game in one breath;
  • Awesome voice acting, especially the main character's voice;
  • logical and obvious puzzles, some of them really made me laugh, like:
    [computer not working]
    [uses his leg on the panel]
    [punches the panel]
    [computer begins to work];
10 out of 10 would recommend anyone who loves noir/cyberpunk setting to buy this game and support the developer.
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3 of 5 people (60%) 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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3 of 5 people (60%) 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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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 29
Point and click adventure, movement feels sometimes wonkey, puzzles sometimes cryptic, but they add a certain charm to the game. There is a great amount of detail in the point-and-click interaction that gives a sense of realism to the world. I wish, however, that they had spent more time deveopping the setting and the characters. This is because the story is full of promise and philosophical intrigue, but falls very short due to the poor delivery that the somewhat shallow,predictable and underdevelopped cast dish out. Still, the story is surprisingly good.

Overall 7/10, in between recommending and not, but slightly skewed to not.
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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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