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New review: Games TM (7/10)
Posted on October 10, 2004 at 05:50 by Jon

I haven't read it yet, but a solid 7/10 is the award Games TM has given Evil Genius. Thanks to those who emailed me to tell me.

Forum and site
Posted on October 8, 2004 at 10:11 by Jon

You may be interested to hear that the site and forums have already had more visitors and hits this month than last... and things are still getting busier! Nice one! I hope you are all enjoying Evil Planet...

Competition closed!
Posted on October 8, 2004 at 10:11 by Jon

The competition is now closed - winners will be announced over the weekend. Thanks to those who entered!

New review
Posted on October 7, 2004 at 10:12 by Jon

GameConnect have reviewed EG, giving it a solid 7/10.

Competition - last chance to enter!
Posted on October 7, 2004 at 05:19 by Jon

The competition deadline is 4pm, GMT on Friday - so you have just over 24 hours from when this message was written to get your entries in! You can win signed goodies and maybe even a trip to Elixir - plus it's kinda fun to enter - all you have to do is design a bio, a name and two special abilities for one of our concept henchmen. All the details are here - the competition page.

In-game music mp3's
Posted on October 6, 2004 at 16:53 by Jon

The awesome menu music for Evil Genius has been linked to on the forums, along with another track. I heartily suggest you check it out (download number 1 if any) and see what you are missing if you don't own the game!

Gamespy: Evil Genius boxart is #1
Posted on October 6, 2004 at 07:29 by Jon

Gamespy have recently voted Evil Genius number 1 in their top 10 box art list. They chat about it here. Thanks, shukaka.

New poll
Posted on October 6, 2004 at 05:33 by Jon

About time for a new poll - and as we are getting thousands and thousands of visitors - I want to see thousands and thousands of votes! Go! Vote! Tell everyone what you think about Evil Genius!

New interview with Demis
Posted on October 5, 2004 at 09:54 by Jon

A post release interview with EuroGamer makes a refreshing change from the reviews which have been pouring in. Pleased with the solid reviews and pleased punters, Demis has been chatting about multiplayer, add-ons, patches, sequels and console ports (which I mentioned a few weeks back). Well worth reading, right here.

Up! Down! Up! Down!
Posted on October 4, 2004 at 08:26 by Jon

Yup - something is seriously mixed up with the forums. We are considering doing a full shut-off of the forums for an hour or two to try some database checks... but be sure to know we are delaing with the problem (and have a group of technical support guys on the case at the hosting company too).

EDIT: - Just been up for an hour, then down again. It was hit 5 times a second by you guys - which may be contributing, but major thumbs up for putting up with the site and sticking with Evil Planet. I expect it will continue to be up and down uptil the tech support sort the problems out, so please just bear with us and make the most of uptime!

UPDATE: - all fixed - been up all day. Yay!


Shacknews review
Posted on October 4, 2004 at 08:21 by Jon

A well constructed and generally carefully reviewed write up from ShackNews. They give a final "good" rating.

Richard Joseph interview (music)
Posted on October 4, 2004 at 05:38 by Jon

The audio director for Evil Genius, Republic and a host of other games sits down with Idle Thumbs to chat about his work and inspiration. A good read - be sure to check it out.

Technical or Gameplay problems?
Posted on October 4, 2004 at 02:52 by Jon

If you are having any technical or gameplay problems with the game, why not see if you can sort the problem on the forums. We have some of the official game testers and other members of the dev team who regularly come along to answer questions, so you can be sure to get the best advice...

Just one of those days...
Posted on October 3, 2004 at 12:19 by Jon

Yes, the server has gone down. Again. And this time around, there is nothing I can do about it. When the hosts decide to give it a kick, we'll be back. Until then you and I will have to twidle our thumbs and wait...

UPDATE: I gave tech support a call as soon as their offices were open. Bingo - ten minutes later we have a forum back again.


Competition
Posted on October 3, 2004 at 04:21 by Jon

The competition I'm hosting has kinda got lost in the recent news, but it's about time to remind you to get your entries in! There are some really great and fun entries already in - I enjoyed spending some time browsing through them this morning. It's especially good to see some people submitting entries which really would work in the full game - and realising that henchmen can do more than just do physical attacks. In case you're confused - the competition asks you to write a bio and think up some special abilities for two prototype henchmen, and there are some awesome prizes on offer. Why not check out our competition page for more info?!

Latest news and reviews...
Posted on October 3, 2004 at 04:14 by Jon

Right - now the forums are fixed and I've stopped pacing up and down like a madman - how about some proper news and so forth!

  • EuroGamer - 7/10. Solid score, and has lots of good stuff to say about the game, but doesn't shy away from the bad point either.

  • Gamers Depot - 4/5. A review from someone who obviuosly likes the game and enthuses about the great bits. Well worth a read!

  • 1up.com - apparantly they have given Evil Genius 7/10, although the site doesn't seem to be loading... I'll link later.

Forums WORKING!
Posted on October 3, 2004 at 03:38 by Jon

Well, that was a stressful start to my holiday, but now, thanks to the lovely hosting company, the forums have been fixed and are working again. My sincere apologies for the problem - now go and make up for lost time and start a'posting!

UPDATE: Still an issue with the polls on the site - this will be dealt with as soon as possible.


Forum update
Posted on October 2, 2004 at 14:01 by Jon

OK - yup, the forums are pretty damn annoying at the moment, huh? At the worse possible time, they decide to go belly-up. The very day I get more hits than ever on the site.

Anyway - good news is the hosting is back, so you can actually get to the forums. Bad news is there is an error in one of the php databases, so reading any messages is a no-no. And I'm on holiday. And the password to myphpadmin (controls the forums) is at work. So what should have been a 30 second "auto-fix" is turning into a bit of a major problem, as I can't get in to check things out, and as it's the weekend, no-one else is around to help out either! Man, forums are a pain in the ass sometimes!

Anyway - let's get back to the good news. This website is up and running for all your info needs. The official forums are also busy. Why not go and sign up at the official forums and do all your chatting there for now - I'll be answering questions where I can and you can get your fill of chatting goodness. Then, when these forums are back up (which, I'm sorry to say, may be any time until Monday morning), I'll email around. You are also welcome to check back regularly.

We have a great community here - easily the largest in "Evil Genius world", and I wanna keep that. The problems are frustrating, annoying - it's not really good enough. I know. But everything will be back working again soon!


Forums Down Again
Posted on October 1, 2004 at 13:29 by WebNutMark

You probably already know, but in case you had not noticed, the forums are down again. We again offer our apologies, but rest assured that we are aware of the problem and have contacted the appropriate people to get it fixed as soon as possible.

While you are waiting for the forums to come back up why not take some time to enter the competition for a chance to win some great prizes? I checked and found that the contest submission part still works correctly (we never got around to moving it from the old servers) so there's no reason not to enter!

UPDATE: We realise this isn't a great situation guys - believe me, we are seriously annoyed with the hosts to whom a lot fo money has been payed for an improved hosting package. Can I point out, however, that sending abusive messages or demands to "get the forums fixed" is bloody annoying and totally unfair. When the forums are working again, you can use them. Until then, we'll all just have to put up with it.


Competition reminder
Posted on October 1, 2004 at 07:32 by Jon

Apologies to regular visitors who will have already read about the cool Evil Planet competition we have here, but as we are getting new visitors every day, I'm gonna have to mention it every day!

We have a bunch of cool prizes, including signed copies of the game and maybe even a trip to Elixir Studios (including lunch with some of the team) if you live in the UK. All other prizes (including maybe some bonus stuff!) are available to anyone around the world, so be sure to enter our easy-peasy competition which requires little more than 5 minutes and a bit of imagination to enter. Get going - and design me a henchman - you may win some really good stuff!

Update: - as a special extra, I have 15 copies of the awesom Republic: the Revolution CD which will be given out as bonus prizes. That means a total prize count of about 30 prizes (several of these prizes will be grouped together, as explained). Awesome!


Evil Genius OUT (world wide)
Posted on October 1, 2004 at 02:32 by Jon

Well - apart from some unlucky countries... Isreal... Australia... but for eveyrone else you can now pick up your copy of Evil Genius in your local store. Hop, skip and jump down there like a little kid at Christmas and get it. And tell your friends to get a copy too!

If you have any problems in any of the missions, why not check out our Island 1 walkthrough.


Reviews!
Posted on October 1, 2004 at 02:01 by Jon

Still coming...

  • Game Revolution - B. A decent review from Game Revolution which comments on some reasonable issues and praises the good bits too. It loves the "awesome style" "and best music ever" but rues the lack of minion control.

  • The Sun - 88%. UK tabloid, The Sun has got in on the review action with the shortest review in the history of the world. A decent score though!

  • PC Gameplay - 81%. Print magazine from Belgium. Pros: - Very addictive, varied gameplay, atmosphere, graphics/humour. Cons: - No multiplayer and a steep learning curve. Thanks, Yves.

  • Euro Gamer - 7/10. A slightly disappointing review from EuroGamer which likes to focus on the bas rather than good and makes a few errors (such as suggesting that every agent needs to be individually tagged, when SHIFT and CTRL short cut keys make this a lot easier). Nevertheless, it is still a solid score.

News bits and pieces
Posted on September 30, 2004 at 02:45 by Jon

For a third day, I'm keeping smaller bits of news in this seperate article.

  • Either I made a mistake, or they updated their scores, but IGN and VE3d are now both giving Evil Genius 7.8/10 rather than 7.3/10, which is positive news.

  • It seems copies of Evil Genius really are making their way into stores now - most American outlets should have the game on the shelves today ready for you to run and grab it! It does seem, however, that the game is jumping off the shelves where it is already available, so get down there quick!

  • Don't forget about the Evil Planet competition! You can win signed copies of the game, posters, and maybe even a trip to Elixir Studios! It's really easy to enter - all we want you to do is design a name, bio and special abilties for one of our henchmen. Click here for all the info.

  • Once again, thanks to all who are sending in news and information regarding places to buy Evil Genius. There are so many useful emails that I really cannot answer every one, but I can say thanks here instead. Cheers!

  • 100,000 unique visitors (250,000 seperate visits [not hits]) since opening, and 1,500,000 forum hits in a week... thanks to everyone who visits!

New Perkins trailer - Traps!
Posted on September 30, 2004 at 02:14 by Jon

The last Perkins trailer has been released, and it's one of my favourites. Right click this direct link and "save target as". It features bumbling Perkins and, of course, his booming general. Watch out for the awesome flamethrower style traps, and some rather cool interrogation devices. A must see!

Reviews!
Posted on September 30, 2004 at 01:52 by Jon

Yup - here they come again...

  • ActionTrip - 84%. A fun and chatty review from ActionTrip which shows bluntly what I've being asking for - a reviewer that actually played the game all the way through. Sure, he finds gameplay issues to fault, but applauds the fun characters, huge gameplay and addictive nature of the game.

  • UGO - A-. UGO have come up with the goods and delivered a decent article which weighs heavily on the good areas of the game, and this comes through in the score. Giving and A+ for presentation, and a B+ for gameplay, this is one of the best scores so far given. Good stuff!

  • Next Level Gaming - 82/100. A chatty and slightly amaturish review from Next Level Gaming which certainly doesn't review the game methodically, but I'm not arguing really. The last paragraph sums it up - "who cares about presentation - it's just fun!"

  • Games Domain - 7/10. A short and "matter of fact" review from Yahoo Games Domain on a horrible coloured background. It has some decent points, although I must disagree with their comments about a "clunky interface" and "little replayability" which is not true in my view. There are also misconceptions - they complain about agents using trapdoors, when in fact that is only a gameplay mechanic to ensure you can't lock agents in a room without doors. They do, however, comment on the fun ideas and polish the game has.

  • PC Team - 87%. This review, from French magazine PC team seems to echo all the other French press who love Evil Genius. I'm afraid I don't have a link for you though!

  • Armchair Empire - 8/10. A positive review from ArmChair Empire which makes a good point - get off on the right foot with the game and it's a lot easier! Besides admiring the attention to detail and the music, it says "There’s some trial and error early on that could have sunk the whole game, but the depth and style overcome that stumbling block."

Where is Evil Genius?!
Posted on September 29, 2004 at 09:18 by Jon

I mentioned earlier today that no-one seemed to manage to get a copy of Evil Genius yesterday (official release day). Well, a couple of hours into American "stores opening" times and I am still looking for someone who has a copy of the game!

I expect that the delays were simply due to shipping, but if you manage to pick up a copy of Evil Genius in your local store, could you tell us? Thanks!

Update: - My greatest thanks to the many, many people who emailed me news regarding Evil Genius' release today. Several people registered their disappointment (news of slow shipping was mentioned more than once). Three people have got their copies from various stores, more have been promised theirs tomorrow. Seems that there is nothing you can do but wait (and get in quick - what is around is selling fast). THANKS to all who emailed.


News bits and pieces
Posted on September 29, 2004 at 03:23 by Jon

Like yesterday, I'm dropping smaller bits of news into this single news post to keep things tidy.
  • Don't forget about the Evil Planet competition where you have a chance to win some awesome prizes. There have been some decent entries already - so check out the details and get involved!

  • Shen Yu has released his sales pitch for the ongoing Evil Genius Ultimate Poll! YOu may have got the details through in an email - if not, then don't worry - you can read all the press releases and vote for your favourite right here.

  • GameSpot have apologised for their error in their original review regarding saving, and have posted not only an edited review but an edited video review.

  • The forums have been updated here at Evil Planet - there is now a Help me! section and a full game modding section, both of which look very new and lonely compared to the rest of the forums, so get posting in there!

  • Many forum members here and on the official forums have noted their problems in getting Evil Genius yesterday, which was technically the release date. It is expacted, however, that the game will be available around the US today (yesterday may have actually been a shipping day). Keep looking!

  • Update: WorthPlaying are linking to a 1 minute movie showing interrogation. For anyone who has played the demo, this will be nothing new (it's using the chair), but if you haven't played, then go check it out. Pity it doesn't include the cool MJ impersonations though...

Reviews!
Posted on September 29, 2004 at 02:39 by Jon

They're coming in thick and fast now...
  • IGN - 7.8/10: IGN's article is an interesting read with many good points to say about the game. It laments the gameplay rather, but is knocked over by the presentation, graphics and sound. A decent review.

  • VoodooExtreme - 7.8/10: Voodoo Extreme is a branch of IGN and gives the same score, but it's a completely different review from a different person, hence this link. It's fairly short, but gives good comment on the game in much the same way as the IGN review.

  • GameZone - 8.7/10: In a change to most other reviews, Game Zone marks Evil Genius up for exciting and fun gameplay, giving slightly fewer marks for graphics and music. Overall, however, it's the second highest score so far and is a well written review.

  • Armchair General - 4/5: In probably the most interesting review so far, Armchair General notches up a great little read. It obviously loves the game, giving 5/5 for graphics, 4/5 for all other sections (with only AI coming in at a lowly 2/5). I even get a link! Check it out.

Major site updates
Posted on September 28, 2004 at 03:02 by Jon

It's a pretty busy day today so no waffle - here is the list of new sections added to the site today - all of it is exclusive content. Note there are spoilers in every section.

  • A 4 page modding guide written by the lead programmer, Alex, with tips on how to start modding the final game.
  • A 6 page guide to Island 1 objectives written by myself to ease you into the first island in the game, complete with general gameplay hints and explanations on how to complete objectives and missions.
  • A guide to research giving a huge and fully comprehensive list detailing how to get every item in the game without cheating.
  • An updated cheats page giving official and unofficial cheats for the full game to allow you to enjoy desiging bases without pesky agents!
  • Update: Loads more henchmen and minion bios posted on the characters page (thanks Dennis for the images). This completes this section (aside from a very few missing characters). Traps page has been updated with names of all traps - a few new pictures to come.
  • Update: The trap page has been updated with pictures of three new (and rather awesome) traps.
And there is more to come later today...

Evil Genius released TODAY
Posted on September 28, 2004 at 02:25 by Jon

Yup - if you are lucky enough to live State-side, you will be able to pick up Evil Genius at your local shop today! Go to it - but be sure to come back here and check out all the cool stuff we have lined up...

Competition Time!
Posted on September 28, 2004 at 02:22 by Jon

Yup - to celebrate today's release of Evil Genius, Evil Planet has teamed up with Elixir to offer some awesome prizes. We have loads of signed copies of the game and signed posters to give away, and one lucky winner will get those along with a trip to Elixir Studios to meet the team and see where the game was made (Elixir will pay up to £100 towards travel and accommodation).

All we want you to do is to think up a cool name, background bio and special abilities for one of the two new henchmen Elixir have sent me. Want more details and a chance to enter? It's all here!


News bits and pieces
Posted on September 28, 2004 at 02:03 by Jon

Today will see a lot of news - so the more minor news is going to be placed here to keep things tidy.

  • For those who haven't got the game and want to find out more about the henchmen in the game, check out The Butcher at IGN. There is also a short video of him (use top link to view for free).

  • The Prima Guide for Evil Genius is now out. At around 250 pages long it's incredibly detailed with more stats, explanation, lists, guides and pictures than you can ever need. Check it out if you wish to delve into the very depths of the game but it's by no means an essential purchase as this site has loads of info too!

  • Update: Total Video Games, who did a series of excellant diaries with the team in the months building up to release have released a final Q and A session with the team. The three page article with some of the top guys in the Evil Genius team includes detailed info on traps, the gameplay and choices about the style of game. Well worth a read.

  • Update: www.softxchange.dk, a Dutch store, are selling Evil Genius already, according to sources on the forums who claim to have the game already. The website also has the first view of the back of the box.

  • Update: Gamespot have corrected the error they had on their review regarding saving, with an apology at the end. WarCry have also updated their score for the sound from a 5/10 to 7.5/10, but like Gamespot, have not adjusted their final score.

Reviews!
Posted on September 28, 2004 at 01:53 by Jon

Updates and details of all todays reviews:
  • Gamespot: 7.3/10. Whilst a slightly dissapointing review from a major online source, the Gamespot review is certainly worth a look. Be warned, however, that it has totally incorrect facts such as its comment that manual saves are impossible (when in reality you can save as often as you like). Along with the review is a movie page which has streamable versions of their video review and five new gameplay videos.

  • Gamespy: 4/5. A solid review from Gamespy. It lists the pros as "Art and character design, good game encyclopedia, deep strategy that creates that "just one more turn" sensation" and the cons as "Early mission text can easily frustrate players, problems relaying information, too much micromanagement". An interesting review.

  • Worthplaying: 9/10. An excellant score from WorthPlaying commenting on the excellant music, graphics, depth of gameplay as well as fun. For once, this is a review which doesn't focus on the bad - it focuses on the good points, of which he finds many. Take a look!

  • WarCry: 7.5/10. A slightly disappointing score from WarCry in an otherwise positive and generally well written article. It marks the game down for "not keeping the excellant menu music in the main game" but has reasonably high scores for gameplay, controls, graphics and entertainment.

  • Edge: 7/10. Edge is a UK print magazine, popular with people who like gaming but don't like the comic and colour explosion feel to standard mags. Their reviews are always short but interesting - this being no exception. It comments that the game is a big step up for Elixir and is generally really good fun (aside from a "tacked on" hotel feature and slightly dull mission play style). Positive.

Forum apology
Posted on September 27, 2004 at 12:03 by Jon

When we moved to a new (and paid) server a week ago, it was done in the interests of the community to bring a faster and more responsive forum. The free servers provided by Gamespy were a little tempermental and this move was designed to fix long periods of downtime.

Sadly, this is something we are still seeing. Our forums are busy, for sure, but the traffic is not so great that a normal server coud not handle it. I have complained several times to the new hosting company (now I am paying, I can hopefully demand a better service) but it is still in their hands to get the server back up and running. In the mean time, please accept my apologies for any downtime you may experience, and continue to enjoy the rest of the site.


French reviews: 15/20 and 17/20
Posted on September 27, 2004 at 08:32 by Jon

Two popular French magazines have reviewed Evil Genius. If you speak French, there is a good description of the reviews here. FYI, 17/20 is a hugely impressive score for the magazine ("JeuxVideoMag") so that's excellant news.

Evil Genius released tomorrow!
Posted on September 27, 2004 at 07:50 by Jon

Doesn't time fly... if you live in the States, you can get your grubby mitts on Evil Genius from your local store tomorrow! No more wondering about the game - no more waiting. Just pure gaming goodness :)

Anyway, we'll be having a celebration and I'll be posting a whole raft of cool new stuff about the game, including all the remaining henchmen bios, guides to the game, a essay on modding, a full guide to researching and much more. The forums will also be updated with new places to chat and no doubt the place will be buzzing. Roll on Tuesday!


Preview comments
Posted on September 27, 2004 at 02:26 by Jon

American magazines PCG and PC Gamer (not to be confused with UK verions) have previewed Evil Genius in their latest issues. PC Gamer commented that their "brief taste left [them] wanting more" which bodes well. Nice to seee some magazines with positive comments.

Review: "Screenfun" - B
Posted on September 27, 2004 at 02:24 by Jon

German magazine "Screenfun" has (according to sources on the forum) given Evil Genius a "2", which in standard scoring systems equates to a "B" (in Germany, a "1" is the best score). This is a reasonable grade, with the only bad comments in an other wise positive review concerning the slow play (which other reviews have also picked up on). Weird...

Disappointing review from GMR: 6/10
Posted on September 27, 2004 at 01:53 by Jon

Monthly print mag GMR has recently published its review of Evil Genius, and whilst suggests that the idea and the graphics are cool, lays into the gameplay, claiming it is "boring and slow". As someone who has enjoyed the game for many months during testing, I have no idea what he is talking about, but nevertheless, they are welcome to their opinion. I ask that you check out some other reviews before dismissing the game entirly!

New preview
Posted on September 26, 2004 at 04:32 by Jon

An enjoyable preview from Gamers Hell, commenting on the writer's experiences checking out the game at a recent gaming conference. It remains positive throughout, although doesn't make firm comments about how good the game is overall. Worth reading.

New preview at GameHelp
Posted on September 24, 2004 at 06:36 by Jon

A very enjoyable preview in a rather cool little website (loading screens are pretty nice). The preview itself spreads four pages, commenting in turn on all major areas of the game, giving fairly reasonable reports on the good and the bad (most of which is, pleasingly, good). The final quote summerizes:
Evil Genius may not define any new genre but it is incredibly entertaining with its brilliant satirical wit. I personally couldn’t help drinking a martini after despite the fact that it was the good guy who always got to enjoy those… perhaps its just my predilection for martinis but it felt awfully spy-ish to me. So to summarize it is nothing new or groundbreaking, yet it’s terribly entertaining and as I think I have said many, many times… hilarious (has it been pounded into your brain yet that this game made me laugh?). If I’ve not been clear enough let me put it this way…Evil Genius brings a fresh breathe of life into the RTS realm leaving the gaming industry ‘shaken, not stirred’!

Evil Genius on X-Box?
Posted on September 23, 2004 at 07:19 by Jon

In a recent preview on Pro G (not exactly a gaming site I know too well, but looks OK) there is a very interesting paragraph:
"While the game isn’t set for release until the start of October, an expansion pack is almost a certainty and Evil Genius 2 seems to be a possibility, depending on sales. At the moment the game is PC only, but we were told that the game is running on Xbox hardware. It appears that the games visual interface is the big problem when considering a port to a console. If the developers can port this successfully to the limited Xbox controller, an Xbox version of the game is very likely."
It seems that Evil Genius could be heading down the console route then. With an expansion pack in the works (not confirmed, but as the quote suggests, highly likely), a possible sequel and ports to other platforms, it seems Elixir has something big on their hands. Let's hope that sales don't dissapoint!

Review: C&VG (84%)
Posted on September 22, 2004 at 09:55 by Jon

A shortened version of the recent PC Zone review in this month's UK version highlights the good and the (occasionally picky) bad in Evil Genius, giving it (like the magazine) a decent 84% (from a magazine which gave The Sims 2 only 82%!). Check it out.

New henchman bio on IGN
Posted on September 22, 2004 at 01:46 by Jon

Thanks, Rubby Ducky, for pointing to towards IGN's latest henchman bio featuring mad scientist Dr Neurocide. It's ther same as the other articles, explaining her background and special abilities, with a load of screenshots and a neat new movie of her to download (non subscribers use top download spot).

Bonus content CD released
Posted on September 21, 2004 at 09:28 by Jon

You may have trouble getting your hands on a copy, as it seems to only be available in some countries and at certain stores (GAME in the UK, for example), but if you can get it, you'll be sure to enjoy it. It will hopefully be available on this site soon after release, but for now here is the CD content list:
  • Playable demo (almost identical to downloadable version)
  • Extra content for the game (1 extra henchman, 1 extra object, 1 extra trap)
  • A video with bonus content previewed
  • An Evil Genius screensaver
  • A bunch of new screenshots
  • A comic featuring the new (and rather cool) henchman
  • A huge (and utterly stylish) "poster" of the new henchman

New poll
Posted on September 21, 2004 at 08:55 by Jon

About time for a new general poll, methinks, so take a look to your right and get your vote in! Be sure, also, to check out all the old poll results.

Perkins is back - new trailer!
Posted on September 21, 2004 at 04:46 by Jon

We can't get enough of Perkins and his grouchy general in these trailers for Evil Genius, and the third trailer to be released (but apparantly the fourth in the series, as it is named "4") is as good as ever. It's a little quiet to start with, but gets going with some great one-liners and details on henchmen and their special powers. FilePlanet is the place to go...

New Finnish fan site
Posted on September 20, 2004 at 10:17 by Jon

A new Evil Genius fansite has opened its doors, and a nice neat little one it is too. Unfortunatly, you'll have to speak Finnish to understand it, but feel free to check it out anyway. Welcome to the community, TohtoriNo.com!

Ultimate Poll: Alexis
Posted on September 20, 2004 at 10:16 by Jon

As a minion wannabee, which evil mastermind would you wish to follow? Evil Max? Sultry Alexis? Or perhaps mysterious Shen Yu? Well, last week Max released his press release detailing why you should join him and this week it's Alexis' turn. Check out my Ultimate Poll page for links to both press releases and decide for yourself who to vote for (or whether to wait another week and see Shen Yu's statement)...

Hands-on preview at IC Games
Posted on September 20, 2004 at 09:10 by Jon

IC-Games took the chance to meet up with producer Pete Gilbert at a recent convention and get a demo of Evil Genius. Apart from a minor comment rueing the lack of expected mod and community support, the preview was totally complimentary, focusing especially at the excellant array of sound options and the fun nature of gameplay. It's a good read, so take a look.

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