Fusion: Genesis is a twin stick space shooter built into an RPG framework. You play as a space mercenary who can run missions for one of the five factions fighting for control of the galaxy. Missions range from exploration, spying, raids, or fetch quests. Persistent characters roll the plot forward, and the story changes depending on your faction.
XP gained through missions and combat gets you ship abilities, and cash allows you to upgrade to a better ship, or improve the one you have with weapons and sentient robo helper drones.
Players can open their game to others for any combination of either co-op play or PvP battles.