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 @ Gentrieve.wordpress.com for more information, demos & the full version!

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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

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Wadeyboy
Wadeyboy Dec 3 2012, 2:56pm says:

I've just bought the game from Gamers Gate but cannot get the game to work. I get the message "Failed to create display. LWJGL Exception: Failed to set display mode (-2)." My video card is an Nvidia GTX 560 TI and I'm running Windows 7

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Phr00t Creator
Phr00t Dec 3 2012, 8:52pm replied:

What did you have set for your graphics settings when starting the game? Have you tried running in a windowed mode or full screen? For some reason, the engine I am using cannot initiate a 3D window to display the game...

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Wadeyboy
Wadeyboy Dec 6 2012, 9:34pm replied:

Hi,
The settings I've enabled are:
1920x1080, 32bpp, 59hz, 16x, Fullscreen and VSync
Thankyou for your help

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Wadeyboy
Wadeyboy Dec 8 2012, 4:41pm replied:

I tried all of that but still no luck I'm afraid. I still get exactly the same error message

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Xangi
Xangi Dec 8 2012, 11:44pm replied:

Hmm, have you tried a different resolution? Perhaps try windowing it at 1024x768 first, "display mode (-2)" may refer to the resolution.

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Wadeyboy
Wadeyboy Dec 13 2012, 8:40am replied:

I'm afraid that also didn't work. Could it be that my version of Windows 7 is 64 bit? Whatever, it's looking like I've wasted my money. I know it was cheap but that's not the point. If I'm going to give money away, I'd rather it was to charity!

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Wadeyboy
Wadeyboy Dec 14 2012, 7:44am replied:

I've tried that but I'm afraid that didn't work either. But thankyou for trying to help. I've bought a lot of indie games, especially since Gamersgate have been doing all their cheap bundle deals and I've built up quite a collection now (not just indie games but ALL games and I have most of the top rated games, new and old - I'm housebound thru disabilty, so the computer is my lifeline and has stopped me going completely mad!). This is the only one I havent been able to get working!

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Xangi
Xangi Dec 2 2012, 5:11pm says:

Well, I've been gone for a very long time due to excessive amounts of work, but I've recently downloaded v1.11, and I have to say I love it. Every change has only made the game better and more playable (I am sad about my box-fu being nerfed), though I have noticed a few little issues. Firstly, the glow effects seem to be slightly broken. When active, they can often be seen through objects, and also glitch the map so that walls often have black squares in the center of them (I'll post a screenshot in the thread). Also, when you land after a jump, you seem to bounce forward slightly in the direction you were moving before the jump began, which is slightly annoying when yo make a jump moving north, turn during it and go south, then land and end up bouncing slightly north again.

Aside from that, it's great! Though regrettably I'll probably be unable to do the "raceone" challenge due to term projects and exams being due soon.

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Xangi
Xangi Dec 3 2012, 5:53pm replied:

Additionally, when loading a game, the "Door not opened" flash goes above the door icon. Pic here Imgur.com

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Phr00t Creator
Phr00t Dec 3 2012, 8:54pm replied:

That is actually how I originally designed it to look, but then the flash went around the door icon (which I think looks better), but I'm not sure why that happens (or why it reverts sometimes back to drawing over the icon)... another 3D rendering oddity with the engine, I suppose :-P

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Phr00t Creator
Phr00t Dec 2 2012, 9:02pm replied:

The glow effect being seen through walls happens when the walls have some transparency to them (even if it is unnoticeable)... I believe this is a limitation of the jMonkeyEngine glow effect I am using. I'm not entirely sure why the black squares show up on the map, but it is such a small oddity I haven't spent too much time on it (lots of bigger stuff to do!). The bounce-forward effect is from yourself rolling in the air after takeoff... if you jumped left, you'd probably bounce a bit left after landing.

I'll make a shorter contest when I return from my mini-vacation... the "raceone" is a bit long :P

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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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