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Genesis Rising: The Universal Crusade

Platform(s): PC
Genre: RPG/Action
Publisher: Dreamcatcher
Developer: Metamorf Studios
Release Date: March 1, 2007

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'Genesis Rising: The Universal Crusade' Beta Test Phase 2 Sign-ups

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2006 @ 12:04 p.m. PDT

Genesis Rising: The Universal Crusade is a futuristic 3D game that uses the best elements of RPGs within the context of a fast moving RTS game, set in a mysterious future universe where organic machines are built using genetic engineering.

Testers will be selected based on a variety of criteria which will also include their system specifications. Minimum system requirements to participate in the Beta Test are as follows:

  • OS: Windows® 2000/XP
  • CPU: 1.5 GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD® Athlon™
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Disk Space: 2 GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® 4 Ti 4200, ATI® Radeon® 9500 (or Better)
  • Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0c Compatible
  • DirectX®: 9.0c or Higher
  • CD/DVD-ROM: 8x or Higher
  • Internet: 56 Kbps or Faster Internet Connection (High Speed Is Strongly Recommended)
  • Local Network: TCP/IP Compliant LAN
  • Other: Keyboard/Mouse/Speakers

To fill out an application for this second installment of the Genesis Rising Beta Test please visit:

We thank all the current members of our first Public Beta Test for their valuable contributions to the game and look forward to additional feedback from our new applicants.

Set in a mysterious future universe where organic machines are built using genetic engineering, players in Genesis Rising: The Universal Crusade will take on the role of Captain Iconah, a battle-hardened fleet commander and a brilliant genetic designer. 3000 years after what humans believe was the arrival of “the savior”, there is only one part of the Universe that remains unconquered – it is the galaxy where the Universal Heart, an enigmatic entity that spawned all life and matter into the universe, is hidden. At least, that's what the humans believe…

Embark on an epic quest to explore and conquer the Universal Heart!


  • Revolutionary 3D engine that allows for real-time morphing of gigantic spaceships
  • Unique setting in a world of genetic engineering
  • Modification of organic units on the fly
  • Incredible variety of units and freedom of strategies
  • Cross-genre mix of the best elements from strategy and RPG by means of various gene upgrades
  • Fast-paced, arcade-like gameplay with intense, close-up combat
  • Engaging interactive cinematic sequences with original and charismatic alien races
  • Real-time diplomacy and trade

Genesis Rising: The Universal Crusade has an expected ESRB rating of ‘T’ for Teen in North America and 12+ PEGI in Europe.

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