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Genus is a cross-platform a puzzle game created by Modus Create for the 2018 holiday season. Genus runs on the ODROID GO, macOS and Linux.

How to Play

Genus is a puzzle game where the objective is to match colors in 2x2 patterns. Play until you run out of spaces to place new blocks.

We really hope you enjoy playing this game as much as we enjoyed making it! ❤️


The game's difficulty increases as you progress through levels. There are a total of six stages in the game, each with different backgrounds, songs and color themes.

Here's the button mapping for the ODROID GO.


Keymap for computer-based players:

Global (all screens)

Key(s) Description
Q Quits the game
2 Mute / Unmute audio
3 Move menu cursor down

Main Menu

Key(s) Description
1 Shortcut to enter Options from the main menu
↑ ↓ Move menu cursor
4 RETURN X Z SPACE Select item in the menu

Options Screen

Key(s) Description
1 Exit options

Instructions screens

Key(s) Description
← → Navigate how to play screens


Key(s) Description
← → ↑ ↓ Moves the bocks
Z Rotate the blocks
X SPACE Place blocks on the gameboard

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This project is part of Modus Labs.

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Genus is licensed under GPL v3.


Interested in contributing to Genus? Please see our developing and contributions guidelines.