The Geneforge story is finally coming to a close. Last week, Spiderweb Software, Inc., announced the release of Geneforge 5: Overthrow for Macintosh, the final game in the epic, award-winning Geneforge series. This classic-style turn-based RPG dates back to 2002 with the release of the first Geneforge game. Originally for Mac OS Classic, the entire series has been updated to run natively on Mac OS X.
From the original game:
Geneforge is our newest fantasy role-playing game with a science fiction twist. In Geneforge, you are free to choose what your overall goal is, and you can seek after it with your own horde of deadly, mutant monsters.
You are a Shaper, a member of the most powerful and secretive of the magical guilds. You have the power to create life and mold it to serve your own needs. For millennia, your world feared and respected the Shapers above all others. Their creations could go everywhere, do anything, all according to the wishes of the Shapers and no others.
If you need a servant, you simply create it, and it will gladly die for you.
But now the secrets of your people are at risk. Someone dares to try to steal the power of the Shapers and take it for his own. He has committed the ultimate crime: he has captured you, and he will do anything to get you to surrender your secrets.
He would use the power of the Shapers to remake the world. The question is a simple one. Will you fight him? Or join him?
Of course, that was Geneforge 1. The story has now spanned five epic games, and comes to a close in Geneforge 5: Overthrow.
Geneforge 5 is set in the land of the Shapers, a secretive sect of wizards with the ability to create new life to serve them. Then their servants rebelled, and their whole world slid into ruin. Play a lone traveler in this strange land and fight to bring an end to this war. End the reign of the Shapers. Or, if you choose, join them and destroy the rebels once and for all.
The Shapers have the ability to create life in any form they choose. They can make living tools that obey their commands, plants that can flourish in the harshest wasteland, and powerful monsters to crush all who oppose them. The Shapers ruled the known lands, and any who tried to rebel or learn their magical secrets were destroyed.
But then their creations rebelled. Working with humans jealous of their masters, they stole the secrets of the Shapers and created their own armies. They created and unleashed new, even more powerful creations and matched the Shapers in savagery. And now, years into the rebellion, the war has settled into a gruesome stalemate. The lands are scorched, and city after city falls.
The two sides are so delicately balanced that one brave warrior can turn the tide. Will you help the rebels overthrow the Shapers? Will you help the Shapers regain their power, tempted by the incredible rewards they offer? You might be able to end this war. Which side will you choose?
As with the previous games, Geneforge 5: Overthrow has a huge, open storyline, with dozens of different endings and paths to victory. Help the rebels or fight them. Kill your opponents or use stealth and diplomacy. Focus on the storyline or simply seek wealth and carnage. No matter how you play, Geneforge 5 offers an epic adventure with plenty of replay value.
Geneforge 5: Overthrow requires:
- Macintosh running System 10.3.9 or later
- 50 MB free RAM
- 200 MB hard disk space
- 1024×768 screen resolution with 32 bit color (Macintosh)
- Geneforge 5 will run natively on Intel Macintoshes
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