App description: Gene Effect takes place in the not so distant future. Mankind explores space using an ancient technology found in an abandoned alien ore mine on Mars. We are now capable of exploiting resources from foreign planets. One day a mining vessel is missing on the planet Kratoss. What starts as a simple rescue mission turns into the discovery of a secret that threatens the existence of mankind.

Gameplay:

Gene Effect is a side scrolling action-adventure. Explore ancient alien mines on the planet Kratoss. Collect resources on your way through deep mines and fight against natural phenomena, biological threats and mechanical devices. You can solve optional puzzles that unlock hidden areas containing relicts, artifacts and other goodies.

Upgrade your ship with artifacts and experience an epic story that unfolds using multiple, interweaved storylines.

Enjoy Gene Effect over and over again with randomized level content, 3 difficulty levels and different play styles.

Features:

- controller support
- three different difficulty modes that increase the challenge
- find hidden artifacts to upgrade your ship
- 6 different trophies including score, time and skill based rewards
- statistical overview with interesting facts like overall progress, total playtime, travel distance and many more
- solve optional puzzles and discover secret places
- interactive environments with dangerous traps and tons of destructible objects
- randomly generated level content for varying and dynamic gameplay
- outstanding visuals using dynamic lighting and real physics
- unlock 25 music tracks and listen to them with an integrated music player

Visit us: http://www.GeneEffect.com

Join us on: http://www.facebook.com/GeneEffect



slidetoPlay 4/4 award:"MUST HAVE"
"Gene Effect is great. The levels are huge, the story is compelling, the presentation is spectacular, and the gameplay while not without problems is engaging and fun. Gene Effect is highly recommended for anyone looking for a good sci-fi adventure."

148apps.com
"Its one of the most impressively presented iOS games Ive played to date, and clearly a lot of work has gone into making it so visually appealing."

TheAppShack 5/5 stars
"Lightstorm3D has definitely shown that they know exactly what it takes to make an amazingly immersive, incredibly depthy game with Gene Effect. The story, gameplay, graphics, controls, music, everything about the game really stands out as top-notch."

iPhoneGamerUK 5/5 stars
"Seriously right off the bat you dont even need to read this review, you simply need to hit the download button for this game as it is my favourite game this year so far."

iPlayApps.de Award: 8
"Gene Effect is a little iOS-Jewel."

App Spy.com "Good"
"Gene Effect does offer an engaging experience with a lot of content, and we here at AppSpy give it our recommendation."

AppSparkle.com 5/5 stars
"Highly recommended!"

TouchArcade by Niss Campbell
"Its a completionists dream, with level trophies for speed, careful navigation, and overall score"

iFanzine.com by Sean Koch
"Once things pick up about four levels in, Gene provides a satisfying break from the action extravaganzas weve come to associate with sci-fi games."

iReviewt.com A-

APP OF THE DAY - GameRadar.de

Sanuku's comments:






05-04-2012, 08:08 AM
#2
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Minneapolis, USA
Posts: 3,659
The gameplay trailer makes this look fantastic. Definitely looking forward to hearing feedback from those who try this out.

05-04-2012, 08:37 AM
#3
This reminds me of Waking Mars Really eager to hear impressions too

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05-04-2012, 08:41 AM
#4
so far... WOW. The animation for the ship looks great. Right when I started moving, I was VERY impressed. The environments look fantastic... the controls are great...

The only thing I wish it was... is Universal. Or that there was an HD version. Right now, I'm only on the second training mission (about a minute into the game... hehe) - but I'm fairly impressed with the controls, graphics, and animations so far.

I'll leave more impressions later on... but it's looking bright. =o)

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05-04-2012, 08:49 AM
#5
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 608
Vids make this look really interesting !
Digging the soundtrack, too.

But no HD means no go for me.
So sad.
05-04-2012, 08:50 AM
#6
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Originally Posted by sladeums View Post
Vids make this look really interesting !
Digging the soundtrack, too.

But no HD means no go for me.
So sad.
Are you talking about Retina?
05-04-2012, 08:51 AM
#7
Quote:
Originally Posted by sladeums View Post
Vids make this look really interesting !
Digging the soundtrack, too.

But no HD means no go for me.
So sad.
damn shame, you're missin out.


I e-mailed the developers, and they said that a "free iPad upgrade and new options" are in the works. So it should wind up being Universal. =oD

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05-04-2012, 08:56 AM
#8
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 608
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sanuku View Post
Are you talking about Retina?
No, I just mean not having to play at an ugly pixelated 2x on my iPad 2.

Graphics look pretty good, I'd hate to have to see them ruined ballooned up on my iPad.
edit: my bad if I'm misusing the vernacular ... if more appropriate, I guess I should say, 'no Universal, no buy' for me (?)


Quote:
Originally Posted by syntheticvoid View Post
damn shame, you're missin out.


I e-mailed the developers, and they said that a "free iPad upgrade and new options" are in the works. So it should wind up being Universal. =oD
Will keep an eye on it then.
thanks!

Last edited by sladeums; 05-04-2012 at 09:20 AM.
05-04-2012, 09:02 AM
#9
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Italy
Posts: 2,283
I *LOVED* Waking Mars and this seems great too but....is there a story to follow?
Is there an ending?
I read random environments....what does it mean?
Do you have just to collect things to pass a level?

Seems wonderful tough...looking forward for more impressions.

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