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Top-down shooter 'Geneshift' has a major update with a new progression system

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Geneshift [Steam, Official Site], the pretty good top-down shooter that has some fun vehicle action was just recently updated with a major rework of the progression system.

Instead of having access to everything as soon as you find it, you now need to actually buy items. This not only gives you a better feel for progression, it also gives in-game money a proper purpose. I actually like these kinds of unlocking systems, they make me feel like I'm really doing something and it does make the game more interesting overall. Instead of being fed everything, you now need to think about what you're buying. Do you save up for something expensive, or quickly buy what you can?

With this finished, the developer says the main systems of the campaign are now finished so they're just polishing it up now.

It's a pretty good shooter, with singleplayer and online multiplayer available. Players can join in on your campaign, or you can jump in online to battle others across various maps. Not many people are playing it online though, which is a bit sad to see.

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PublicNuisance 19 January 2018 at 1:34 pm UTC
Thanks for the info about this game. Hadmn't heard of it at all. Going to check out the demo now. There is a DRM free demo available here:

http://geneshift.net/download.php

Although the game itself is only on Steam at the moment.
lucifertdark 19 January 2018 at 3:27 pm UTC
The controls are a bit odd at times, changing direction doesn't always happen straight away, walking one way down a corridoor will sometimes continue even after I've chosen to go back the other way, hopefully it's either one of the settings I've got wrong or it's something that can & will be fixed in a future patch.

ps This might sound like a stupid question but when do we get the chance to spend the money?


Last edited by lucifertdark at 19 January 2018 at 3:33 pm UTC
bencelot 19 January 2018 at 10:13 pm UTC
Hey Liam, cheers for the article!

lucifertdark, if the moving isn't immediate the only thing I can think of is that you're running the game at a low fps and it's just a bit laggy. Maybe try disable the graphics settings?

As for spending money you can do it in 2 parts:
1) At the end of each level, when the next map loads you'll see a screen with all the items you've discovered and can choose which ones to permanently unlock.
2) In-game, whenever you walk into a checkpoint you can press B to open the buy menu, and then you can choose from all the items you've unlocked.
OLucasZanella 20 January 2018 at 12:49 am UTC
How the hell do you play the demo? It tells me to buy the game and that I can't play singleplayer because I don't have the game. I'm a bit confused. Is the demo the main menu?
lucifertdark 20 January 2018 at 5:32 am UTC
bencelotlucifertdark, if the moving isn't immediate the only thing I can think of is that you're running the game at a low fps and it's just a bit laggy. Maybe try disable the graphics settings?
I have been running it with the highest settings so I'll give that a try & see what happens.

bencelotAs for spending money you can do it in 2 parts:
1) At the end of each level, when the next map loads you'll see a screen with all the items you've discovered and can choose which ones to permanently unlock.
2) In-game, whenever you walk into a checkpoint you can press B to open the buy menu, and then you can choose from all the items you've unlocked.
Brilliant I haven't finished a level yet but passed a few checkpoints. Thanks for the info & the great game.
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