It’s been about 7 months since the fine folks at Spiderweb Software successfully crowdfunded their latest project, a game called Geneforge 1 – Mutagen. We talked about this one in February, and we told you how this is actually a remastering of a game called Geneforge that Spiderweb originally released way back in 2001. It centered around wizards known as Shapers who could create life at will and then send those creations out to do their bidding for them. All creatures created by the Shapers are expected to obey or be destroyed, but sometimes the creatures end up being a little bit smarter than anyone anticipated, so you’ll need to keep a watchful eye on them lest they turn against you.
As with most of Spiderweb’s games there is a morality angle here, as well as an extremely open-ended path towards victory, whatever you deem victory to even be. As the developers describe Geneforge, “Choose between a host of rival factions. Use magic or your deadly pets to crush your enemies. Or, use trickery, diplomacy, and stealth to win the game without ever attacking a foe. Destroy the final boss, or switch sides and join him. Fight alone or create your own army of custom-made mutant monsters." Here is a brand new trailer showing off Geneforge 1 – Mutagen.
As you can see from that trailer, there is ALL SORTS of cool stuff to do in Geneforge 1 – Mutagen. Also if you’re actually familiar with the original you’ll notice that this version has received quite a nice bump in the visual department while still kicking it rather old school as Spiderweb likes to do. When the game was announced earlier this year, Spiderweb expected that it would take about a year of work to get this new version of Geneforge out the door, and now that we’re at about the halfway mark of that things seem to be right on track, as alongside the release of this new trailer comes news that the remaster is indeed slated to hit in the first quarter of 2021.
Although Spiderweb’s previous release Queen’s Wish launched with a version for the iPhone for the first time in the company’s history, there’s no word on if Geneforge 1 – Mutagen will be iPhone-bound at some point or not. All we do know is that the only confirmed platforms at this point are Steam for the PC and Mac as well as the iPad. The game will cost $19.99 across all platforms, meaning they are NOT playing around with any rinky dink mobile pricing, and if you’re a Steam person you can currently Wishlist it over at its Steam store page. As big Spiderweb fans we’ll be looking forward to getting our hands on Geneforge 1 – Mutagen when it launches early next year.