Evil Genius

PC / Strategy / Release: Sep 28, 2004 / ESRB: T

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Rebellion Brings Evil Genius, Ground Control to GOG

Continuing the recent retro revivals, classic-oriented digital distribution outfit Good Old Games now carries some old Rebellion-published games as part of its catalog.

Massive Entertainment's Ground Control and Elixir Studios' Evil Genius represent the initial offerings, with the strategy games respectively selling for $4.99 and $9.99. Read more »

"Evil Genius is worth it at any price, awesome game. Ground Control is super awesome too, ..."
- Durajim    See all 12 comments


Evil Genius 1.01 Patch

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The first Evil Genius patch has been released, updating the US retail edition to v1.01. Fixes several game bugs, though to completely fix them you need to start a new game instead of loading a saved game. Thanks 3D Gamers.

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"fuck me. i'm in a love hate relationship with this game. right when i was about to get on the ..."
- evilbastard129    See all 10 comments


Evil Genius Q&A

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There's an Evil Genius Q&A on EuroGamer today, talking to Elixir founder Demis Hassabis about this recently released strategy game. Questions are about the board game aspects, comparisons to Dungeon Keeper, the humor aspect, development time and a few other things.

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"#1 - no you're crazy. The date format is different there. :) (dd/mm/yyyy)"
- mitchell_d    See all 8 comments


Evil Genius Competition

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Evil Genius Fan site Evil Planet is hosting an Evil Genius "design a henchman" competition, to celebrate the release of the Elixir Studios world domination game. First place prize is hanging out at the Elixir office for a day / meet the developers (though you'll have to get to London yourself) and you'll get a signed copy of the game and a poster. The first four runner-ups will win just the signed game, and another four can win a poster. More here.

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"is anyone else having trouble getting the demo to run? i keep getting a corrupted version. the ..."
- picklepus    See all 12 comments


Evil Genius Diary

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And also up at GameSpot today is the fifth and final Evil Genius development diary. Producers Pete Gilbert and Adrian Bolton write about the last few days of development.

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Evil Genius Preview

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GameSpot has a new Evil Genius Q&A posted, asking Elixir's Demis Hassabis about the finished product. A preview of the game can be found at Games Domain.

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"After you go through it once, you can skip it by loading the auto save it does."
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Evil Genius Demo

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A playable Evil Genius demo is now available, allowing you try out the new world domination strategy game from Elixir Studios. The 195mb demo comes with a tutorial and an early mission in the game. Evil Genius ships to stores late September. Thanks GameSpot.

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"Demo was pretty cool - cant wait for it to come out Yes yes okay yeah its a ripoff of DK we ..."
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Evil Genius Q&A

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Game Chronicles has an Evil Genius Q&A, asking assistant designer Mike Rosser about the strategy game where you play an evil mastermind bent on world domination. The Elixir Studios game recently went gold and will be in stores late September.

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Evil Genius Preview

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PC.IGN has a new Evil Genius preview, taking a look at the world domination strategy game which recently gold. New media is included as well. Anothe preview can be found at HomeLAN.

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"PC.IGN has a new Evil Genius preview, taking a look at the world domination strategy game which ..."
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Evil Genius Music Interview

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GameZone has the first part of an Evil Genius interview with composer James Hannigan, who answers questions about his work on the recently completed strategy game as well as game music in general.

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Evil Genius Gold / Demo Date

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VU Games has sent along word that Evil Genius has indeed just gone gold. Here's the announcement straight from them including a description and the official website:

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 18, 2004) – Vivendi Universal Games announced today that the PC strategy/simulation game Evil Genius has gone gold and will ship to retail stores worldwide on September 28th.  A trial version of the game will be released on the Internet on Monday, August 30th. More information about Evil Genius can be found at the official website: http://www.howevilareyou.com/. In Evil Genius gamers assume the role of a wicked mastermind bent on achieving global domination through the construction of the ultimate doomsday device.  A tongue-in-cheek take on the 60's spy thriller genre, Evil Genius offers the chance to be the villain and control a secret island fortress complete with powerful (and strangely dressed) henchmen, mindlessly loyal minions and a wide range of hilarious gizmos.

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"*sigh* Another game to anticipate. They could have at least delayed Gone Gold until the same ..."
- spl    See all 21 comments


Evil Genius Movie

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A new Evil Genius movie is now available, offering 1 minute and 25 seconds of footage from the strategy game where you are "a malevolent mastermind bent on achieving global domination". Thanks Blues News.

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"Oh, my! How did I miss this game? It looks like so much fun. This is definitely a buy. I love ..."
- yoonix    See all 4 comments


Evil Genius Preview

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Over at Action Trip you can find an Evil Genius preview, taking a preview build of the Elixir Studios strategy game for a spin.

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"Am I the only one looking forward to this game? It just sounds way too fun.. Sadistic."
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Evil Genius Diary

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The fourth Evil Genius development diary has been posted on GameSpot. This time audio director Richard writes about the creation of sound and music for the game.

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Evil Genius Screenshots

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HomeLAN Fed has posted four new screenshots from Evil Genius, the upcoming Elixir Studios strategy/sim game where you play as a villain.

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"god these are bad.... I was excited about the game till I saw those."
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