The Gene Machine is a point and click adventure game released in 1996 by Vic Tokai. The game was released for PC (DOS).
The game is set in 1880. You play as a British gentleman named Piers Featherstonehaugh. Together with your Mossop servant, you have to solve the mystery of strange mutations that you learn from the talking cat. To solve the puzzles you will travel the world, talk with people you meet and talking animals. In addition, during your trip you will have to solve dozens of puzzles to which you will need collected items.