Factsheet

Developer:
Nik Nak Studios
Based in Sydney, Australia

Release date:
May 23rd, 2017 on Steam Early Access

Platforms:
Steam Store

Website:
geneshiftauto.com

Regular Price:

USDFree to Play

Description

Fight with guns and superpowers in this chaotic GTA-inspired battle royale. Do missions and battle cops to level up randomly generated roguelike abilities. Each round lasts only 5 minutes, so you'll have to think fast to create a build that can win the final showdown!

History

Gene Shift Auto has been in development since 2009, first released as a hobby project under the name Subvein. When it was Greenlit in 2014, the sole developer - Ben Johnson of Nik Nak Studios - decided to take the game full-time. Sydney is expensive though, so he quit his job and set off to code in cheap youth hostels around the world, including 18 months living in Peru. This cheaper lifestyle allowed Ben to just scrape by and launch Gene Shift Auto onto Steam Early Access on May 23rd, 2017. Now back in Sydney, Ben is finishing up the game in preparation for the full release.

Features

  • Battle Royale Turbo: Be the last man standing in the new Battle Royale mode, where each round only lasts 5 minutes.
  • Roguelite Survival Mode: Survive 4 increasingly difficult rounds by leveling up randomly generated abilities.
  • Tactical Multiplayer Combat: Fight players or bots online in modes like Capture the Flag, FFA Deathmatch, and Conquest.
  • Insane Vehicle Action: Ride with allies to do drive-by shootings, detonate car bombs and capture key objectives.
  • Over 30 Tactical Skills: Create complex skill builds as you gain experience and permanently level up your mutant.
  • Over 20 Brutal Weapons: Fire pistols, shotguns, snipers, explosives... or save up for the deadly superweapons.
  • Secret Base Building: Place hidden chemicals to gain secret benefits, like selling weapons and teleportation.
  • Deduction and Deception: Find and destroy your enemy's base by observing their movements and spying on them.
  • Competitive Servers: Earn ranks in competitive servers that balance teams with a unique ELO rating system.
  • Cosmetic Unlocks: Unlock awesome cosmetic items such as capes, glowing bullets, lightsabers, and more!

Videos

Gene Shift Auto Trailer YouTube


Images

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Selected Articles

  • "I tried it out some more today and you know what, it's incredibly fun."
    - Liam Dawe, Gaming on Linux
  • "...it sounds about as videogamey as videogames get"
    - Brendan Caldwell, Rock Paper Shotgun
  • "Meet the indie dev who spent two years making a game in youth hostels abroad"
    - Joe Donnelly, PC Gamer
  • "Combining vehicle combat, mutant powers and an huge arsenal of weaponry, Geneshift promises some manic multiplayer fun."
    - Sam Foxall, PCGamesN

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Discord
The official Discord chat: discord.gg.

Twitter
Gene Shift Auto Twitter: twitter.com.


About Nik Nak Studios

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Nik Nak Studios is an Aussie game studio founded by Ben Johnson in 2008. Nik Nak Studios is currently based in Sydney, but as a one man studio has had the pleasure to work from all over the world. All you need is a laptop and a (somewhat) good internet connection!

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