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Tuesday, December 4, 2001
IMG Previews Geneforge
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Today, IMG previews Geneforge, the unusual new role-playing game from Spiderweb Software:

The three-person company, already well known in the shareware RPG community, is bringing an expansive new one-island world to gamers this winter.

To play Geneforge is to enter a world of magic, adventure and intrigue. The retro-role playing game casts the player as a Shaper. Shaping is the most powerful and secretive school of magic in this electronic universe. Its members have figured out how to create life, and to mold it and program it according to their needs and whims....

Spiderweb president and chief prognosticator Jeff Vogel said creature creation and control was high on his hit parade for Geneforge.

"The basic idea was that I wanted a game where you could make this horde of creatures to serve you, and care for them or let them get slaughtered according to your whim," he said. "That was the germ of the whole idea. I had to think of what sort of people could gain this power, and how they would treat it. And then I thought about how they would interact with the world around them, and, more importantly, how they would interact with the creatures they make. And that's where the plot came from."

Be sure to read the rest of A. J. Van Beest's preview for more information on this fascinating new game.

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