Justin Lee On December 20, 2006 at 12:40 pm

DreamCatcher Games announces the launch of the new Genesis Rising: The Universal Crusade website and a beta test for the game. Sign up now and join the beta test of this unique space RTS game. We got a hands on demo of the game during E3 2006, be sure to check out the Videos link.

DreamCatcher Games today announced the official launch of the website for its highly-anticipated real-time strategy game Genesis Rising: The Universal Crusade and the Beta Test partnered with GameSpy.

Cross-mixing the best elements of strategy and RPG games, this original, futuristic game takes place in a mysterious universe where organic ships are built using genetic engineering. Players will be able to alter their ships’ DNA on-the-fly and watch them morph in real-time as they gain new and powerful abilities.

Strategy and RPG fans can visit the newly launched website at www.GenesisRisingGame.com to find new screenshots, artwork, videos and details on factions, units, characters and much more!

The application process for the Beta Test begins today, please visit GameSpy’s website at the following link: http://www.fileplanet.com/promotions/genesisrising/index.aspx and sign on as a GameSpy member to take part! The selected applicants will participate in this Multi-Player beta which includes 3 playable factions, an extensive gene tree and a 4 player Death Match Map.

Three thousand years after what is believed to be the arrival of “The Savior” the Human race has conquered most of the Universe. They consider themselves a divine race and aliens as inferior – those that do not obey are punished or destroyed…

Take on the role of Captain Iconah, a battle-hardened fleet commander and a brilliant genetic designer, as you control a fleet of fully customizable organic spaceships in an attempt to takeover the last piece of the galaxy unconquered by the Human race… the Universal Heart, an enigmatic entity that spawned all life and matter in the universe.

Embark on the crusade to conquer the Universal Heart and uncover its secrets!


– Genesis Rising is a space RTS that incorporates the best elements of role-playing games; immersing the player in a rich back story and drawing them into an epic crusade that they won’t soon forget.
– The non-linear single player campaign is comprised of over 30 branching missions that unfold as choices are made based on the actions you take.
– GameSpy Multiplayer featuring 12-player support and many multiplayer maps on which to flex your dominance!
– A co-op mode in which two players can work together and control one fleet!
– All of the 20+ gene-based organid ships in the game can be customized with over 50 different weapons and abilities; giving the player thousands of possible combinations to choose from when constructing a fleet.
– As genes are inserted, ship models will morph in real-time to reflect the choices that you make!
– Expand your genetic capabilities through the invasion of enemy vessels, steal unsuspecting technology and maximize your gene bank’s diversity.
– Change genetic makeup on-the-fly and adjust your approach based on your enemy’s fleet; recycling unused genes to meet any demand.
– Resource gathering, technology upgrades, and combat are refined, making Genesis Rising accessible to even the most novice RTS players.
– The universal resource in the game is blood air, which in addition to genes, can be harvested from the lifeless carcasses of organid ships.
– Many non-player character alien races share the vast emptiness of space with Humankind. Make alliances with other races to secure their support and technology, or purge them completely and take whatever you want!

Genesis Rising: The Universal Crusade is currently in development by Metamorf Studios and is scheduled for release in March 2007. The title has an anticipated ESRB rating of ‘T’ for Teen in North America and 12+ PEGI in Europe. For further information, please visit www.GenesisRisingGame.com.

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