Gentrieve 2 is a "Metroid"-style 3D action game featuring completely random & customizable worlds.

The year is 3080. Mass Generators are creating everything, everywhere. However, thieves often steal Mass Generators in hopes of creating robot armies & fortresses. Thieves are terrible programmers, though, and their creations become uncontrollably hostile & fortresses wildly convoluted.It is your job to clear out these fortresses & return the faulty Mass Generators. Be warned, when the Mass Generator is taken offline, the fortress will soon implode!

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Hello fellow swimmers & good news, Spermination has been updated! Of course, you always want to be shooting with the freshest, so grab the latest either from IndieGameStand or BMT Micro!

v1.4 brings fixes to joystick controls (should hopefully fix looking around on all types of controllers). Oculus Rift updates have also been made -- GUI elements shouldn't overlap incorrectly, among other fixes.

There was a rather large balancing tweak made for v1.0, so if you are running an older version, you really want to update as prices were changed & damage tweaks were made.

Are you a Let's Player who wants to play Spermination? Let me know! Send me an e-mail to phr00t at the usual gmail dot com, and I can hook you up. Here is a video of another fellow gamer enjoying himself:

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Spermination on IndieDB!

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Fight the battle you already won, but never remember. It is you up against 1000 other sperm fighters. Can you beat off your competition and come first?

3089 on sale @ IndieGameStand

3089 on sale @ IndieGameStand

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Pay what you want for 3089 @ IndieGameStand! Beat the average and get Gentrieve 2! This is the cheapest the full version of 3089 will be on sale for!

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The Spring Sun Bundle

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Ignore the springtime sun and grab great IndieRoyale games including: Knytt Underground, The Real Texas, Monday Night Combat, Satazius and Gentrieve 2.

Gentrieve 2 - 50% off & new updates!

Gentrieve 2 - 50% off & new updates!

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Gentrieve 2 is now on sale! 50% off the normal price. Also, Gentrieve 2 has seen some updates thanks to your feedback -- now more of you can enjoy the...

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mouse13 May 27 2013 says:

I like this. It reminds me a lot of metriod. I only played the demo but this would be a fantastic game if there are plenty of new weapons and tools to find AND if you can save the game. I'm not interested in yet another game where you lose all your progress without anything to fall back on if you die.

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Phr00t May 28 2013 replied:

In the full version, you can save your game! All of the items, including weapons, are listed here:

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Orpheusftw Apr 13 2013 says:

A little early confusion isn't such a bad thing. With all of today's hand-holding in games, its nice to have to get accustomed to something on your own again.
Actually, paying close attention to the map probably cleared up more for me than anything else. (If anyone else is new & confused, that would be my best tip for you. The map is extremely comprehensive, and if I'm not mistaken, even indicates where you should go next.)
It may be my favourite game from the bundle, and that says something because there are some great games in that one. It reminds me a little of A Valley Without Wind, in the procedurally-generated-exploration sort of way, and the swimming levels almost feel like playing Descent.
As for the visuals-- I don't doubt some people would call it "ugly", but the graphics are one of my favourite parts. Utterly surreal and ridiculous. Great for when you're in the mood for something completely removed from reality.

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Orpheusftw Apr 13 2013 says:

It's a strange game. It feels like something from the 90s, and I don't fully understand it yet, but so far I REALLY like it.

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Phr00t Apr 13 2013 replied:

Glad you are enjoying it and let me know if I can clear anything up!

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Phr00t Apr 11 2013 says:

Thank you all for visiting & I hope you enjoy this game!

I greatly appreciate being part of the IndieRoyale bundle, where you can get this game cheap along with many other fun games!

Also feel free to check out my other projects: -- 3079 -- 3089

- Phr00t

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berarma Jan 26 2013 says:

Won't work in Debian since it's linked against libc 2.14, Debian uses version 2.13.

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Phr00t Feb 24 2013 replied:

You need to update libc... 2.13 is over two years old.

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berarma Feb 24 2013 replied:

I don't think there's a real need to link against 2.14. Debian is still using 2.13 for their own reasons and updating that lib on our own ain't that easy nor safe. are Windows users forced to be so up to date too? Do they need something less than 3 years old (i.e. Windows 8) to play?

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Phr00t Feb 25 2013 replied:

First, jMonkeyEngine decides to link against 2.14, not me. Second, managing libc versions is just one of the many things Windows users don't have to worry about since they don't have 14425784 flavors of the operating system. Finally, I've had other users with the same problem upgrade libc just fine. It is what it is, either upgrade or you can't play.

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berarma Feb 25 2013 replied:

Ok, if it's jMonkeyEngine's fault then I guess there's nothing you can do about it. That would have been the polite answer.

To the current day the most widely used glibc versions are 2.13 and 2.15, that's 2 flavors, and your game targets another third. While Targetting the oldest one would make it automatically compatible forward. Where are the 14425784 different flavors? I guess you meant the infinite variations of DLL combinations found in Windows. I think your anger is unfounded.

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Phr00t Feb 25 2013 replied:

I develop on 2.15 and have no problems. I've had users in your same situation upgrade to 2.17 with no problems. If you would like jMonkeyEngine to target an older libc version, take it up with them. However, as a fellow linux user, I understand my responsibility in keeping my libraries up to date, even if my distribution doesn't. Finally, expecting things (like games) to run on Linux as easily as they do on Windows is naive.

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Phr00t Feb 25 2013 replied:

Also, I'd like to add -- I'm not trying to be a ****. You have to accept some headaches running Linux, particularly distributions that use outdated libraries. Debian is #6 on, and #1-#5 all use newer libc versions that will work. I admit 14425784 is an exaggeration. Distrowatch lists 319 distributions, although people are free to mix and match libraries as they choose... I can't guarantee Gentrieve 2 will run smoothly on all distributions & all configurations.

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berarma Feb 25 2013 buried:


So I guess you'll screw your Ubuntu 12.04 users soon by forcing them to upgrade to glibc6 2.17, the newest version out. It's good you want to be up to date, but when you're forcing your users to stay on the edge without reason, that's being a ****. I don't have any headaches because of GNU/Linux, but because of some developers not being nice with their users. Like I said, there's no reason to use the latest glibc, unless you want to screw a lot of users. You could have a bigger user-base but you prefer to narrow it down using the latest and coolest glibc version that brings nothing to the table. I'm not new to GNU/Linux, you don't need to tell me where the problem lies, I know it already. And I didn't require you to make the game playable for me, I just warned about it, so enough,.

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Phr00t Feb 26 2013 replied:

For the third time, I don't choose the glibc version. I don't want anyone feeling "screwed." However, I can't guarantee compatibility with all distributions & configurations for many reasons, glibc variations included. Yes, you warned about the problem which is fine, and I told people what they need to do to resolve the issue. Enough was said then.

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Gentrieve 2 is a fascinating experiment in procedural generation. Gameplay is 3D Metroid-style -- a room-based FPS platformer -- but genre is less important here than the ideas the game presents and the mood it effectively sets. In the style of roguelikes and dungeon crawlers, each play-through provides a unique experience through random generation, right down to the texture of the walls. The aesthetic is refined (dark, retro-futuristic) and I'm constantly propelled by my curiosity and eagerness…

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