Geneforge 1 – Mutagen Released

Geneforge 1 – Mutagen is now available, offering the latest fantasy RPG from indie developer Spiderweb Software. The Windows and macOS editions are available through the Epic Games Store,, or Steam, and they promise an iPad version will come later this year. This complete remaster of Geneforge from 2001 was made possible by a Kickstarter that allowed them to expand upon the original. This trailer provides a look at the modernized edition of the game, which still maintains Spiderweb's throwback style, and if you want a hands-on sample, there's a playable demo on the Spiderweb Website. Here's the pitch:
Geneforge 1 – Mutagen is one of the most open-ended role-playing games available. 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.

In Geneforge 1 – Mutagen, enter the world of the Shapers. The Shapers are wizards with the awesome power to create life. Need a servant, or a pet, or a tool, or a mighty beast to fight and die for you? The Shapers create it, and it totally obeys you. Usually.

At least, that's how it's supposed to be. You have been stranded on a forbidden island, full of powerful, lost secrets of your people. Invaders are also here, trying to steal and master your knowledge. Race them for the awesome treasures hidden here. And destroy the thieves. Or join them.