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A Fantasy Role-Playing Game For Macintosh and Windows

Shaping Hall

"Low on special effects but high on charm, inventiveness, and depth." - PC Gamer, July, 2002
"A shareware game that the big boys could learn from." - Computer Gaming World
"Varied and intensely immersive gaming experience" - MacWorld

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?

Geneforge is a fantasy role-playing game for Windows and Macintosh. It features fully animated 16-bit graphics, the ability to create your own army of lethal, totally obedient creatures, and a cunning enemy AI with foes who can go on patrols, stalk you, and run for help. Geneforge has a huge and open storyline. You have the freedom to choose your own path and decide how the story will turn out. You can fight the evil overlord or you can join him. You can help the peasants or you can torment them. You can be the bold hero or you can just try to get away. No matter what you choose, Geneforge offers an enormous adventure with plenty of replay value.

Windows system requirements: PC Running Windows 95 or later, DirectX 3 or later, 30 MB free RAM, 25 MB hard drive space, 800x600 screen resolution with 16 bit color.

Macintosh system requirements: OS X 10.3.9 to 10.11, (To run on 10.12 to 10.14 please see Support Page. This game does not work on MacOS 10.15 or later.), 30 MB free RAM, 25 MB hard drive space, 800x600 screen resolution with 32 bit color. Geneforge is Universal and runs natively on Intel Macintoshes.

Download the Geneforge Demo

(Download v1.2 for Macintosh, 12.5 MB)

Download the Geneforge Demo

(Download v1.0.1 for Windows, 11.9 MB)

  • The newest version of Geneforge for Macintosh requires OS X v10.4 or later. If you have an older Macintosh, you might have better luck running version 1.1 (12.6 MB), which will run on a far wider range of machines.
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