THE ULTIMATE IPAD STRATEGY GAME : GENESIA - THE 7 GEMS OF NEORT !
This new version of GENESIA is inspired from the game of the same name I created twenty years ago on Amiga 500. GENESIA, named Ultimate Domain in the USA, is a turn based strategic game that received the « Tilt d’or » in 1993 for the best strategic game facing the challengers of the time such as « Dune 2 » and « Starlord ».
100% REWRITTEN WITH OPTIMIZED TOOLS FOR IPAD 2
GENESIA’s programming has been entirely re-thought and re-written according to Objective C, whilst maintaining the philosophy and original title of the game.
A « BALLSY » GAME DESIGNED FOR PLAYERS HARD TO PLEASE
GENESIA is not an easy game. Contrary to « Gameplay » where everything is pre-cooked and where your hand is being held to redirect you every two minutes, here there is no tutorial obligating you to do this or that in order to advance.
In GENESIA, there are no mind blowing special effects. I preferred to keep my focus on the deepness and interest of the game.
AN « OLD FASHIONED » GAME, WITH REAL « TURN BASED » BITS IN THEM !
One year is divided into four seasons and each season corresponds to one round in the game. In the beginning of each round, little time is given to you to elaborate your strategies and distribute your orders, before passing to your opponent’s hand.
You can do what you want at any given moment whenever you feel the need to. Being quick or slow isn’t a problem, at any given moment the situations can permute and a well played hand can change the unravelling of the round. A situation that seems completely hopeless to you can, armed with patience and strategy, turn around to your favor.
TACTICAL COMBAT, MANAGEMENT, ADVENTURE AND « GEMS » !
GENESIA isn’t a simple race against time. You will always have several ways to do what must be done, and step by step, you will sharpen your tactics. To achieve victory, you will have to develop your economy’s politics and accumulate resources that will enable you to recruit soldiers to find as fast as you can gems of NEORT.
On the other hand, you will have to protect your provinces and consequently establish a defense. You will undergo defeat if all the gems have been collected by one of your opponents or if you have no more provinces under your control.
GENESIA proposes you 3 different game experiences, the challenges to overcome depend on the provinces' area that you decide to administer :
- The « brain boggler » mode is available on hostile provinces of 8x8 allotments : this option is reserved for players in search of challenges. The provinces are small, the resources limited and each action must be thoroughly thought through.
- The « normal » mode is available on provinces of 10x10 allotments : this option offers players well balanced games.
- The provinces of 12x12 allotments are welcoming. The natural resources are more abundant, and life generally more peaceful.
GENESIA « IT’S ALIVE » !
To evolve in GENESIA, you will have to act as harmoniously as possible. Several crafts are at your disposal to build this New World : farmers, lumberjacks, blacksmiths, carpenters, soldiers... But all of this won’t be done easily for other Governors are striving just as you, on other territories. It’s your economy’s development, your military force and technological advancement that will lead you to the term of your engagement.
Each inhabitant of your territory must necessarily own a home.
Your inhabitants morale is their primordial characteristic, it will influence numerous parameters such as : productivity, battle qualities, the wish to found a family, births.
As in every society, your people aspire to happiness and have their own lives. They work, pay taxes, get married, have children, age... and are even subject to diseases.
Once you arrive on GENESIA’s archipelago, you are at the head of a province and of a few inhabitants. They are the first settlers.
- Flowers favor the presence of pollinating insects, the tree roots stabilize the grounds, and vegetation develops accordingly to the natural environment.
- The sea, the rain, the storms, the snow melts, drinking water wells influence the groundwater.
- The seasons have a direct impact on the exploitation of the natural resources.
GENESIA IS YOUR GAME, FOR A LONG TIME
This new version is the first stone to building an empire that we can create together. It will take time and GENESIA will evolve during the following months. I already have dozens of ideas I would like to incorporate to make GENESIA the most complete, interesting turn based strategic game there is.
IN A NUTSHELL
- A Strategy and Management turn based game in a living world.
- Playable, up to three players on the same iPad or against the artificial intelligence.
- A procedural universe: two rounds never look alike, for hundreds of hours of gaming.
- A deepness and attention to detail unprecedented on iPad : form armies and conquer foreign provinces : soldiers, bowmen, horsemen, champions, bards, cannoneers and hot air balloon pilots are under your commands. Order the construction of fields, roads, wells, gardens, storage rooms and warehouses, barracks, taverns, stables, workshops, temples... Your architects have the blueprints for dozens of constructions.