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This new version of GENESIA is inspired from the game of the same name I created twenty years ago on Amiga 500. GENESIA, named Ultimate Domain in the USA, is a turn based strategic game that received the « Tilt d’or » in 1993 for the best strategic game facing the challengers of the time such as « Dune 2 » and « Starlord ».


GENESIA’s programming has been entirely re-thought and re-written according to Objective C, whilst maintaining the philosophy and original title of the game. 


GENESIA is not an easy game. Contrary to « Gameplay » where everything is pre-cooked and where your hand is being held to redirect you every two minutes, here there is no tutorial obligating you to do this or that in order to advance.

In GENESIA, there are no mind blowing special effects. I preferred to keep my focus on the deepness and interest of the game.


One year is divided into four seasons and each season corresponds to one round in the game. In the beginning of each round, little time is given to you to elaborate your strategies and distribute your orders, before passing to your opponent’s hand.

You can do what you want at any given moment whenever you feel the need to. Being quick or slow isn’t a problem, at any given moment the situations can permute and a well played hand can change the unravelling of the round. A situation that seems completely hopeless to you can, armed with patience and strategy, turn around to your favor.


GENESIA isn’t a simple race against time. You will always have several ways to do what must be done, and step by step, you will sharpen your tactics. To achieve victory, you will have to develop your economy’s politics and accumulate resources that will enable you to recruit soldiers to find as fast as you can gems of NEORT.


To evolve in GENESIA, you will have to act as harmoniously as possible. Several crafts are at your disposal to build this New World : farmers, lumberjacks, blacksmiths, carpenters, soldiers... But all of this won’t be done easily for other Governors are striving just as you, on other territories. It’s your economy’s development, your military force and technological advancement that will lead you to the term of your engagement.

As in every society, your people aspire to happiness and have their own lives. They work, pay taxes, get married, have children, age... and are even subject to diseases.

• Flowers favor the presence of pollinating insects, the tree roots stabilize the grounds, and vegetation develops accordingly to the natural environment.
• The sea, the rain, the storms, the snow melts, drinking water wells influence the groundwater.
• The seasons have a direct impact on the exploitation of the natural resources.


This new version is the first stone to building an empire that we can create together. It will take time and GENESIA will evolve during the following months. I already have dozens of ideas I would like to incorporate to make GENESIA the most complete, interesting turn based strategic game there is.


• A Strategy and Management turn based game in a living world.
• Playable, up to three players on the same iPad or against the artificial intelligence.
• A procedural universe: two rounds never look alike, for hundreds of hours of gaming.
• A deepness and attention to detail unprecedented on iPad : form armies and conquer foreign provinces : soldiers, bowmen, horsemen, champions, bards, cannoneers and hot air balloon pilots are under your commands. Your architects have the blueprints for dozens of constructions.

What's New

Version 1.1.6

• NEW JOB, THE GARDENER : settlers learned the art of gardening.

• Protect the natural environment.

• Plant flowers and watch the trees grow !

• The new varieties of flowers have a greater impact on the natural environment.

• The destruction of a road will no longer cause discontent of the people.

Author's note: please give me your feedback directly to the Blog or by selecting "About GENESIA" in the game menu. Do not forget to vote on the App Store, thank you.



• Adding two additional save locations.

• Soldiers, bowmen and cannoneers are now available in both men and women.

• Soldiers, bowmen and cannoneers have a new design and are now animated.



• Bards are now available in both men and women.

• Bards have a new design and are now animated.

• Improved performances for the new iPad.



• NEW: Try the free version of GENESIA (GENESIA LITE is now available on the Apple store).

• Adding a tip to help understand the important role of morale in battle.

• The quantity of food claimed by the King during the war effort was reduced.

• Added a link to become a fan of Genesia on Facebook.



• The "Multiplayer" menu has been improved (still playable up to 3 players on the same iPAD).

• It is no longer required to assign crafts every spring.



• The amount of gold seized in player's chests when the King is furious was decreased.

• Correction of spelling errors (if you notice any other mistakes, please contact me).

• Minor bug fixes.

V1.1.0 (major update)


• The King may visit you.

• The King may require a war effort.

• 4 music themes announce the coming of the King.

• Added support sequences to guide new players.

• Crafts management has been completely reprogrammed to assign more precisely the crafts in your provinces.

• Menu options : the maximum length of a game turn are increased from 10 to 30 minutes.

• For consistency, we must now touch the wax seal to close a scroll.

• The provincial boundaries and limits of the bards song have a color that is most visible in the snow.

• The color of certain texts have been changed to better integrate the design of scrolls.

• Rocks may appear in small amounts after the winter even if it did not snow, but without causing a landslide.

• Correction of spelling errors (if you notice any other mistakes, please contact me).



• Adding some texts for understand the function of symbols and icons.

• Adding some descriptions to know the role of building before starting construction.

• Adding a lens quest to understand the role of the temple, the disciples of NEORT and gems (but without revealing the subtleties).

• Adding a button to exit the tips menu : "I would like to know more about GENESIA".

• Movement points of the cannon has been slightly increased and decreased the gold cost.

• The gold cost needed to recruit a champion has been decreased.

• The resources needed to build a hot air balloon were reduced.

• The resources needed to build a stone wall were reduced.

• Improved graphics and icons of some buildings.

• Correction of some spelling errors (if you see others spelling errors, contact me please).

• Minor bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

68 Ratings

68 Ratings

Wonderfully Addictive


A wonderfully addictive turn-based strategy game. I recommend buying the full version so you can do more like building cannons and hot air balloons. Most is learned by trial and error since there are few hints and the manual is very general, frustrating at first but gratifying when you figured it out. It takes time so if you are looking for a fast paced game this might not be for you. I love that each time you embark on a new island the game is different. Scenario: You disembark on an island with some food, water, money and people. Then you build homes, barracks, stables, taverns, fields, wells, etc. You choose what jobs each person has, such as soldier, archer, farmer, horsemen, etc. You can change each role as needed. Ships arrive and fill the homes. There are 2 enemy governors who compete for land and resources. Each person has a morality rating dependent on how well you have managed their resources. This rating affects how well a soldier does in battle, along with age. The size and number of provinces is configurable in the Menu. You can win the "barbaric" way by capturing the enemy provinces or by the "peaceful" way of building a temple and finding the 7 gems around the island. The game is entertaining and in-depth with a strong next-turn factor.

Deepest, most fun strategy game on iPad


This game is truly fantastic and contains by far one of the deepest and most enjoyable playing experiences on the iPad. Fans of The Settlers, Dwarf Fortress, and other PC favorites should feel right at home here. No clamoring for in-app purchases, no annoying mechanics, just pure strategic gameplay that feels right at home on the iPad. I have not encountered any bugs or stability issues, and there is good replayability here--maps are generated randomly every time according to options you decide beforehand. Altering the size of the world, and especially the size of the provinces it contains, can provide good variation for new games.

This is literally the only review I've ever written on the app store. There are plenty of other good games out there, but this is the first truly great one I've played on a mobile device--the first time I've felt strongly enough about a game to review it.

Classic Civilization Sim


This game is so addicting I can't put it down. Just one more turn... Well worth the price. Nothing else to buy. Every game is random and different. Takes a lot of strategy on what to build depending on when settlers arrive, and what the military threat is. Plus weather impacts resources, so you have to keep adjusting each season. Armies can hide and ambush you, so you have to move slowly in pairs. There is a bard that boosts the effectiveness of both citizens and military nearby. A lot of clever thought went into this game. It's classic turn based strategy. Works perfectly on OS6. Played for many hours without a single bug or crash. Game exits and restarts where you left off. Well designed!


Thomas Zighem
45.2 MB
Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, French
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© Copyright 2011 Thomas ZIGHEM


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