Developed by an independent team called Radiation Blue, Genesis Alpha One gives you the opportunity to explore and reclaim humanity in wide spaces. Let’s look at this game, which offers a different gaming experience for those who love science fiction.
While Genesis Alpha One is a shooter game from a first-person perspective, it contains more than one genre. For example, we do not have a certain main character in the game, the character we played is the captain of the ship, but he is randomly selected from within the crew. If the character that we play dies, it goes forever, and another member of the crew is promoted to captain. If everyone in the crew dies, we’re failing. In this way the game contains the type of roguelike.
Although the game is an FPS game, it has a detailed base setup system in itself. It’s our job to develop the ship that is in charge of Genesis, protect our crew and prevent attacks from outside.
So what’s the Genesis mission? The game is in the near future. The regimes in the world and global capitalism have caused excessive exploitation of resources, and the planet has turned into a garbage heap. Many of the governments have collapsed, people are desperate. The remaining few governments have supported the four big companies to start the Genesis program.
We are witnessing the Genesis ship’s journey in space at Genesis Alpha One. Our mission is quite simple; to find a new home for humanity’s DNA and to prevent the extinction of species. In doing so, we will build our ship, collect resources, attack alien attacks, and jump into a randomly generated universe.
Generally speaking, we can split the game into three different parts; Shipbuilding, discoveries and construction. There’s more than one thing to do inside the ship. You can visit the buildings we have built and speed up the operations there, clean the alien races coming to our ship, I cannot beat the sun of this system and you can jump the ship from there. In the meantime, even if you are the captain, everything on the ship is your responsibility. The energy cores are broken; you can immediately switch to the technical part of the ship and check all the cores individually.
The discoveries in the game are active after building the Hangar. You can also join the discoveries if you want to send someone from your crew. I usually prefer to go myself, too, because only on board the ship can cause claustrophobia. There are also different mysteries that you can find in discoveries. Sometimes you find planets that you haven’t met before (for example, aluminum isn’t something you can find at the beginning) and then you start collecting them on other planets. Sometimes, Arthur C.C Clarke’s famous work 2001: A Space Adventure that resembles the Black Monolith, but for some reason you encounter white structures. These structures can show the knowledge and planets of other races. They are important for the continuation of humanity.
Another advantage of discoveries is the alien life forms that attack the influx. With the Harvester device you have, you can collect the DNAs of alien life forms you have killed and a very important raw material called biomass. I’ll mention the importance of these two later. The planets you land for discoveries are not very different. However, sometimes you descend into completely arid planets, sometimes you go down to planets full of plants. Your goal is not to pick up the raw material and go, but it may be a little more varied.
The building part of Genesis Alpha One includes different buildings, each of which has a very important function. As I mentioned above, when you make a hangar, you can send discovery vehicles to other planets. You can produce greenhouse biomass while you can plant, and you can produce and develop turrets in Workshop section. However, the importance of two buildings in the game is quite high; Tractor Beam and Clone Labs.
The Tractor Beam is a blessing, but it actually looks like a sharp sword on both sides. The main task of this building is to produce raw material from shipwrecks that have been smashed in space. But while doing so, he also draws a mini-mini-alien life-form in the shipwreck to your ship. Even though the monsters in the beginning are harmless, then the situation becomes very difficult. You’re finally looking at it, the Tractor Beam’s all over the place. In the meantime, these life forms take over the bottom of the ship, if there is one attacking you; make sure they have eggs below. A little distressed briefly, but Tractor Beam is your only option to get the item quickly without scouting.
There are different companies to choose from when you start Genesis Alpha One and they can change the way you play. In some elections, weapons can change; some of them have a higher level of skills. However, the main difference, Artifact will help you throughout your task is called items. So it is important that you decide in advance what company you want to go with.
In the game you can reach a detailed help guide and you can get information from the units in the buildings you do. However, the game does not tell you certain things, sometimes there can be trouble. For example, you need to disassemble the raw materials from the discoveries at Refinery. These raw materials should first be moved from the Hangar to the Deposit, but things can be delayed if you hold the Hangar and Deposit long.
The part where you’re commissioning your crews is a bit weird. The game tells you that you can assign someone to the task, but it doesn’t tell you how to do it. That is why I recommend you to pay attention to the keys on the screen, especially in the game. Genesis Alpha One is a game that successfully combines roguelike, FPS and the building system. If you like science fiction, Genesis Alpha One is a successful game with absolutely beautiful details. Although it is not a very user-friendly game, I must say it is a nice experience.