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!

Please visit the homepage @ for more information, demos & the full version!

Image RSS Feed Latest Screens
Gentrieve 2 Custom Game Options Gentrieve 2 v0.75a Gentrieve 2 v0.75a
Blog RSS Feed Report abuse Latest News: 3089 on sale @ IndieGameStand

1 comment by Phr00t on Jul 7th, 2013

Beat the average and get Gentrieve 2! All purchases over $1 will get you a key redeemable on Desura which will make it much easier to get updates, including the full version!

Thank you everyone for your support & I hope you enjoy my games! If you have any questions, suggestions or love to share, head over to the forums :)

- Phr00t

Media RSS Feed Latest Video
Post comment Comments  (10 - 20 of 117)
mouse13 May 27 2013, 1:36am 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.

+1 vote     reply to comment
Phr00t Creator
Phr00t May 28 2013, 9:40am replied:

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

+1 vote   reply to comment
Orpheusftw Apr 13 2013, 10:06pm 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.

+3 votes     reply to comment
Orpheusftw Apr 13 2013, 5:29am 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.

+2 votes     reply to comment
Phr00t Creator
Phr00t Apr 13 2013, 8:03am replied:

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

+2 votes   reply to comment
Phr00t Creator
Phr00t Apr 11 2013, 10:31pm 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

+3 votes   reply to comment
berarma Jan 26 2013, 6:27am says:

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

0 votes     reply to comment
Phr00t Creator
Phr00t Feb 24 2013, 6:21pm replied:

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

+3 votes   reply to comment
berarma Feb 24 2013, 7:41pm 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?

-1 votes     reply to comment
Phr00t Creator
Phr00t Feb 25 2013, 7:21am 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.

+3 votes   reply to comment
berarma Feb 25 2013, 7:58am 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.

-3 votes     reply to comment
Phr00t Creator
Phr00t Feb 25 2013, 9:13am 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.

+2 votes   reply to comment
Phr00t Creator
Phr00t Feb 25 2013, 11:08am 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.

+3 votes   reply to comment
berarma Feb 25 2013, 6:13pm 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,.

-5 votes     reply to comment
Phr00t Creator
Phr00t Feb 26 2013, 9:01am 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.

+7 votes   reply to comment
Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

Gentrieve 2
Windows, Mac, Linux
Developed By
Send Message
Official Page
Release Date
Released Aug 23, 2012
Game Watch
Track this game
Community Rating



39 votes submitted.

You Say


Ratings closed.

Highest Rated (5 agree) 10/10

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…

Aug 30 2012, 5:27pm by burtz87

First Person Shooter
Single Player

Latest tweets from

It can take up to a few hours for tweets to begin appearing.

Embed Buttons

Promote Gentrieve 2 on your homepage or blog by selecting a button and using the embed code provided (more).

Gentrieve 2 Gentrieve 2
Gentrieve 2
5,468 of 26,448
Last Update
1 year ago
140 members