Niche Spotlight – Geneforge 1 – Mutagen

Geneforge 1 – Mutagen

Today’s Niche Spotlight is Geneforge 1 – Mutagen, an old school CRPG by Spiderweb Software.

Geneforge 1 – Mutagen is a modernized remaster of the first Geneforge game, which originally released in 2001. You play as a Shaper, a wizard that wields the power of creation. This power can be used to create an army of creatures that obey your commands.

Use your powers to summon allies to fight for you, or get into the mix yourself with blades or bows. Like most Spiderweb Software games, Geneforge 1 – Mutagen is a completely open-ended RPG experience, allowing you to tackle many of the game’s tasks and quests however you see fit. Form alliances with factions, or crush them with your army of monsters.

You can find the launch trailer below.

Geneforge 1 – Mutagen is available on Windows PC and Mac (both via Spiderweb’s official website, GOG, the Epic Games Store, and Steam).

You can find the rundown (via Steam) below:

Geneforge 1 – Mutagen is a unique, truly open-ended fantasy adventure in a strange, new world. You are one of the Shapers, wizards with the awesome power to create life. Want a tool, a trap, an army? You summon it into existence. You create mighty beasts, and they totally obey you. Usually.

At least, that’s how it’s supposed to be. You have been stranded on a forbidden island, full of the 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.

Geneforge 1 – Mutagen offers unmatched freedom in how you play. 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. Choose between a host of rival factions or just destroy everything. Defeat the final boss, or switch sides and join him. Fight alone with blades, missiles, or magic, or create your own army of custom-made mutant monsters.

Geneforge is an epic fantasy adventure with over eighty zones to explore, 50+ hours of gameplay, and unmatched replayability. Choose from dozens of skills, abilities, and pets to reach a vast array of different endings. The coming rebellion will scorch your continent. Who will win? It will be up to you.

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Frank Streva


Niche Gamer’s resident indie expert. Digs through the Steam new releases so you don’t have to. Massive fan of miniature and board games as well.