DreamCatcher's RTS
Product: Genesis Rising
Company: DreamCatcher Interactive
Date: 05/13/2006
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Genesis Rising is a new Real-Time-Strategy that takes you into the far future when the human race has not only taken to the stars but it has all but conquered the entire universe.

With only one galaxy left unclaimed, you are charged with bringing that last territory under the human government. In this distant future, humans have mastered the art of gene-splicing and genetic engineering. There is so much faith in this technology in fact, that instead of using ships made of metal and ore, the human vessels are living creatures specially designed for transport, production, fighting and pretty much any other need you can think of.

Because of this unique form of space travel, humans can modify their ships in mid-battle simply by changing out a few of the ship's genes. If a ship with a lot of heavy firepower but slow speed isn't working quite right, take off a few of the cannons and replace them with speed-boosters.

As you progress through the various campaigns, you will unlock new genetic sequences that will allow your ships to do everything from rapid-fire, to healing other vessels. You can also acquire new genetic codes if an enemy fleet has that information and you have successfully dealt with them.

Genesis Rising isn't all about destroying enemy ships, there is also a level of diplomacy that you can employ while playing the game. Using diplomacy, you can make certain races your allies and, if need-be, call upon them while in the middle of a fight.

The game features 30 different single-player locations to fight in and it also supports a co-op multiplayer mode.

J.R. Nip aka Chris Meyer

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