Geneshift is a GTA-inspired battle royale where each round lasts only two minutes. Use explosive vehicles, miniguns, invisibility, and more to outplay friends in tactical online combat. Then unlock powerful abilities as you blast through the online co-op campaign.

Battle Royale Turbo:
Be the last man standing in the new Battle Royale mode. Each round only lasts 2 minutes!

Online Coop Campaign:
Play solo or with up to 4 friends online to save the world from a zombie outbreak.

Multiplayer Combat:
Battle online in game modes such as Conquest, Deathmatch and Capture the Flag.

Speedruns & Leaderboards:
Compete on leaderboards for the fastest time, least damage, or most cash earned.

20+ Brutal Weapons:
Fire pistols, shotguns, snipers, explosives... or save up for the deadly superweapons.

30+ Tactical Skills:
Unlock tactical skills such as Invisibility, Teleportation, Force Fields and Plasma Ball.

Crazy Vehicles:
Ride with allies to do drive-by shootings, detonate car bombs and run enemies over.

Chemical Base Building:
Build a chemical empire to sell weapons, warp across the map, and spy on enemies.

Ranked PvP Servers:
Compete in ranked servers with an ELO rating system and advanced lag compensation.

User Generated Maps:
Create maps with the built-in map editor. Earn credits whenever your maps are played.

Cosmetic Unlocks:
Unlock awesome cosmetic items such as capes, glowing bullets, lightsabers, and more!

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Geneshift 1.13: Battle Royale Duos!

Everything is better with a friend. Just one ally is all you need to get that magical splash of teamwork - and that is exactly what this new version does! This version introduces a new server type for Battle Royals called "Duos", where you play with a friend in a 2v2v2v2v2. First team to 30 points wins!

I added this after noticing that friends were playing together in FFA and purposefully not killing eachother. Up until they were the final 2, that is, then they had to stab eachother in the back. Now however you can share a victory condition and truly have your buddies back.

You will share vision with eachother, see eachother's chemicals, and can heal eachother too. The game will automatically pair human players together, but you can choose a specific ally in-game by holding ALT. If you pair up with a bot you can even control them by pinging into the map!

You no longer need to turn on your buddy if you reach the final two

Updated Trailer

Check out this updated trailer introducing the new mode. It shows off the new looting mechanic, the beautiful orbital drops, and the shrinking circle of death!

Barrier Replaced with Healing

The barrier that protected you when you held CTRL has been removed and replaced with the Self Repair healing skill. That is to say, holding CTRL will now heal you instead of merely reducing incoming damage! Because of this change I have reworked and replaced a few skills that depended on the old barrier mechanic.

This is a pretty big change and might make a few skills unbalanced.. but it's a necessary fix that makes the game more elegant and easier to play. One less key to remember, right? This is the benefit of getting new players into the game and listening to their feedback - they point out glaring issues that had gone unnoticed by me this whole time.

Knifing in mid-air at the start of a new round.

Bunch of Feedback & Polishing

I've also done a bunch of polishing based on feedback on the new Battle Royale mode. You can now pick up loot while driving a car. Bots are signifcantly smarter, including hunting as a pack in the new Duos mode. I've removed any Pay2Win restrictions on demo users, making for a fair playing field. You can now increase the amount of phase shifts with the new light shifting skill. Lots of fun!

Escaping the circle as it destroys everything in it's path.

Marketing & Whats Next

In general, it's been a pretty good 2 weeks for Geneshift since Battle Royale was launched. We've had articles written on Rock Paper Shotgun, PC Gamer, and a 33k upvoted post on reddit! Geneshift was even featured here on IndieDB (thanks guys!)

New players seem to really enjoy the Battle Royale mode, and with their valuable feedback this version really polishes everything up. I'm now ready to get start emailing streamers and youtubers and reach a wider audience. Stay tuned!

Looting for weapons

Onwards and upwards!

Some Handy Links

Geneshift releases Battle Royale Turbo mode!

Geneshift releases Battle Royale Turbo mode!


Geneshift version 1.12 introduces the new Battle Royale Turbo game mode, where each round only lasts two minutes!

After 9 years, Geneshift can finally be played vs bots!

After 9 years, Geneshift can finally be played vs bots!


After 9 years of dev, Geneshift's multiplayer is finally playable with smart, human-like bots!

Geneshift v1.10: Campaign Finished!

Geneshift v1.10: Campaign Finished!

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After 1 year in Early Access and 9 years of total development, Geneshift version 1.10 has released and finally completes the singleplayer campaign.

Geneshift launches on Steam 23rd May 2017

Geneshift launches on Steam 23rd May 2017

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Geneshift is coming to Steam! It will launch on May 23rd, 2017, and be available on PC and Linux. You also have a new youtube trailer to check out!

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Geneshift v1.13: Battle Royale

Geneshift v1.13: Battle Royale


This is the free version, which gives access to the multiplayer Battle Royale mode, but not the other modes or the singleplayer campaign. You can buy...




This is the free version, which gives access to the multiplayer, but not singleplayer campaign. You can buy the full singleplayer campaign on Steam. You...

Geneshift Version 1.10

Geneshift Version 1.10

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This is the free version, which gives access to the multiplayer, but not singleplayer campaign. You can buy the full singleplayer campaign on Steam. You...

Geneshift Linux Demo 0.997

Geneshift Linux Demo 0.997


This is the linux demo for v0.997. Check out the singleplayer campaign or hop on select multiplayer servers!

Geneshift Linux 0.996

Geneshift Linux 0.996


Linux Tarball of Geneshift v0.996! This is a demo but has both singleplayer, multiplayer and plenty of content. Get on it!


Awesome :) made a few videos on it, haven't reviewed it as such, just a couple of lets plays. Unfortunately the first video has terrible quality

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