Top-down shooter Geneshift is finally available on Steam Early Access! Drive like a maniac with GTA2-style vehicles and MOBA-style skills. Do your worst in insanely fun single-player, online co-op, and PvP modes that harken back to the golden years of PC gaming.
Starting as a GTA2/Diablo mashup, Geneshift eventually evolved into an action extravaganza with enough mutant skills to give Professor Xavier a headache. The turning point came in 2014 when the game was Greenlit on Steam. Solo developer Ben Johnson of Nik Nak Studios decided to quit his day job and go full-time. However, Australia was expensive – so he packed his bags and moved somewhere cheaper: Peru. There, he worked with limited savings until the game was completed; now, after eight years of development, Geneshift has finally reached Steam Early Access.
Geneshift puts you behind the wheel of a number of crazy vehicles, letting you detonate car bombs and fire out windows for drive-by shootings. Play as a mutant and unlock more than 30 tactical skills, such as teleportation, invisibility, and fireballs. Stop a zombie outbreak in the single-player and co-op campaigns – earning cash to level up your character – or face other players in bloody PvP combat. Hop online and play competitively in Conquest, Checkpoint Racing, and Capture the Flag – or compete in leaderboards by speedrunning the campaign as fast as possible.
Feeling more creative than destructive? Make your own sandbox in the built-in level editor. If other people play your level, you’ll unlock special cosmetic items!
Available on Windows and Linux, Geneshift has been featured in a number of outlets – including GameSpot, Siliconera, BluesNews, OnRPG, Twinfinite, and MMOHuts.
Read more about Geneshift and Nik Nak Studios here.