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App description: THE ULTIMATE IPAD STRATEGY GAME : GENESIA - THE 7 GEMS OF NEORT !

This new version of GENESIA is inspired from the game of the same name I created twenty years ago on Amiga 500. GENESIA, named Ultimate Domain in the USA, is a turn based strategic game that received the Tilt dor in 1993 for the best strategic game facing the challengers of the time such as Dune 2 and Starlord .

100% REWRITTEN WITH OPTIMIZED TOOLS FOR IPAD 2

GENESIAs programming has been entirely re-thought and re-written according to Objective C, whilst maintaining the philosophy and original title of the game.

A BALLSY GAME DESIGNED FOR PLAYERS HARD TO PLEASE

GENESIA is not an easy game. Contrary to Gameplay where everything is pre-cooked and where your hand is being held to redirect you every two minutes, here there is no tutorial obligating you to do this or that in order to advance.

In GENESIA, there are no mind blowing special effects. I preferred to keep my focus on the deepness and interest of the game.

AN OLD FASHIONED GAME, WITH REAL TURN BASED BITS IN THEM !

One year is divided into four seasons and each season corresponds to one round in the game. In the beginning of each round, little time is given to you to elaborate your strategies and distribute your orders, before passing to your opponents hand.

You can do what you want at any given moment whenever you feel the need to. Being quick or slow isnt a problem, at any given moment the situations can permute and a well played hand can change the unravelling of the round. A situation that seems completely hopeless to you can, armed with patience and strategy, turn around to your favor.

TACTICAL COMBAT, MANAGEMENT, ADVENTURE AND GEMS !

GENESIA isnt a simple race against time. You will always have several ways to do what must be done, and step by step, you will sharpen your tactics. To achieve victory, you will have to develop your economys politics and accumulate resources that will enable you to recruit soldiers to find as fast as you can gems of NEORT.

GENESIA ITS ALIVE !

To evolve in GENESIA, you will have to act as harmoniously as possible. Several crafts are at your disposal to build this New World : farmers, lumberjacks, blacksmiths, carpenters, soldiers... But all of this wont be done easily for other Governors are striving just as you, on other territories. Its your economys development, your military force and technological advancement that will lead you to the term of your engagement.

As in every society, your people aspire to happiness and have their own lives. They work, pay taxes, get married, have children, age... and are even subject to diseases.

Flowers favor the presence of pollinating insects, the tree roots stabilize the grounds, and vegetation develops accordingly to the natural environment.
The sea, the rain, the storms, the snow melts, drinking water wells influence the groundwater.
The seasons have a direct impact on the exploitation of the natural resources.

GENESIA IS YOUR GAME, FOR A LONG TIME

This new version is the first stone to building an empire that we can create together. It will take time and GENESIA will evolve during the following months. I already have dozens of ideas I would like to incorporate to make GENESIA the most complete, interesting turn based strategic game there is.

IN A NUTSHELL

A Strategy and Management turn based game in a living world.
Playable, up to three players on the same iPad or against the artificial intelligence.
A procedural universe: two rounds never look alike, for hundreds of hours of gaming.
A deepness and attention to detail unprecedented on iPad : form armies and conquer foreign provinces : soldiers, bowmen, horsemen, champions, bards, cannoneers and hot air balloon pilots are under your commands. Your architects have the blueprints for dozens of constructions.

goiMot's comments:



http://thomas-zighem.blogspot.com/
08-17-2011, 05:53 PM
#2
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 3,373
*mouth drops*

Looks like I may be picking up more than just iBlast Moki 2HD tonight. Thanks for posting goiMot. Ill leave impressions as soon as I get a chance.

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08-17-2011, 06:04 PM
#3
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: NL
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This game known to you Godson? Looking forward to your impressions...

Mac user since 1988
08-17-2011, 06:08 PM
#4
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,484
I was debating to get it last night, but couldn't find any info on how it plays.
it looks great, and my finger is itching to hit the buy button.

I do hope it's noy like Age of Empires etc.
08-17-2011, 06:14 PM
#5
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: NL
Posts: 505
Found this page on the original Ultimate Domain (released as Genesia in Europe) at Moby Games...

http://www.mobygames.com/game/ultimate-domain

and this glowing review at All Game...

http://www.allgame.com/game.php?id=6192&tab=review

Mac user since 1988

Last edited by funambulist; 08-17-2011 at 06:27 PM. Reason: added another link
08-17-2011, 06:50 PM
#6
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 4,443
This game was excellent, for its time, and I think it probably holds up well.

This is must-buy for me for the nostalgia alone.

Now Playing: Vietnam '65 | .Decluster | BP2Black | Monster Hunter Freedom Unite | Banner Saga | Ultimate General Gettysburg | Papers, Please | SmartGo Kifu | Crowntakers | Brogue | FTL
08-18-2011, 04:52 AM
#7
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: NL
Posts: 505
Never played the original but I bought this late last night and then, despite desperately needing sleep, stayed up until dawn playing. I.e. there is a HUGE just one more turn factor.

Need to play more before I know what I think but so far I'm content with my purchase.

Mac user since 1988
08-18-2011, 05:18 AM
#8
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,474
Wow, this is a trip down the road of nostalgia.

I own a copy of the original enhanced CD-ROM edition of Ultimate Domain on which this game is based.

In fact, I am looking at the CD-ROM case and the disc in front of me RIGHT NOW!

We have now come full circle. I will try out the iOS version for sure.
08-18-2011, 10:30 AM
#9
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,484
Bought it, but don't care for it at all. Unless I don't get it.
I'm putting people on my field, but nothing is happening..
nobody is gathering wood etc.. a Tutorial would have been nice.
everything is red, and no clue what to do..
08-18-2011, 10:40 AM
#10
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Saratoga, CA, USA
Posts: 11,774
Very curious but have 2 questions:

-Is there any sort of score, and more importantly, a Hall of Fame to track your most skillful wins?

-Other than being the key to victory, does possession of the gems grant the player any benefits? Even cooler, do each of the 9 gems have unique effcts?

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