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The G.E.C.K. or Garden of Eden Creation Kit is a terraforming device created by Future-Tec, a division of Vault-Tec Corporation, to ease the process of harnessing the post-nuclear wasteland for Vault dwellers.


The newest and most advanced in survival technology, the G.E.C.K. was developed by Stanislaus Braun who served as the director of Vault-Tec's Societal Preservation Program.[1] A fully self-contained terraforming module, it was capable of creating and sustaining life in a post-War environment. The kit included seed and soil supplements, a cold-fusion power generator, matter-energy replicators, atmospheric chemical stabilizers and water purifiers.[1]


The tribals of the town of Arroyo, which was founded by the Vault Dweller, passed down stories of the "Holy GECK" which they came to believe was a sacred, magical item which can change the Wasteland into fertile land again. The Vault technology was also useful above ground, capable of establishing viable new communities in the harsh climate by way of terraforming the wasteland into something far more habitable.[2]

Each Vault was issued two standard G.E.C.K.s as part of the standard inventory package.[3] Some vaults lacked the two issued kits such as Vault 8, of which the extra G.E.C.K. was swapped with Vault 13's surplus water chips.[4]

The G.E.C.K. was instrumental in the creation of Vault City by the former inhabitants of Vault 8.[5] By combining the G.E.C.K. with power from Vault 8's fusion generator, the residents of Vault City were able to erect their settlement's first buildings and generate arable farmland. In addition, after the destruction of the Enclave Oil Rig, the dwellers of Vault 13 rescued from the Oil Rig used a G.E.C.K. to rebuild Arroyo.


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The G.E.C.K. appears in Fallout 2.



  1. 1.0 1.1 Vault 94 terminal entries; G.E.C.K. monitoring station terminal, Introduction to the G.E.C.K.
  2. The Chosen One: "{546}{}{Did I mention Arroyo was founded by my ancestor, the holy Vault Dweller? He made a legendary journey from the south after defeating a great evil. (Puff up chest and stare proudly into the distance.) Now, *I* am the deliverer of my tribe, chosen to search for the holy GECK!}"
    Renesco: "{556}{}{GECK? As in 'Garden of Eden Creation Kit?' Comes with a basic replicator unit, holodisc reader with selections from the library of congress, and a little pen flashlight?}"
    The Chosen One: "{558}{}{Yes! My village is having trouble with crops, and the GECK is needed to restore them. Do you know where I can find one?}"
    (Renesco's dialogue)
  3. Vault City central computer: "{240}{}{From what you can make out in the archives, two GECKs were part of every Vault's standard inventory package. Only one was shipped to Vault 8, however.}"
    (Vault City central computer's dialogue)
  4. Vault City central computer: "{244}{}{Due to a shipping error, it appears Vault 8 received a box of surplus water chips intended for another Vault. The other Vault most likely received Vault 8's second GECK.}"
    (Vault City central computer's dialogue)
  5. The Chosen One: "{127}{}{Ever hear of a GECK?}"
    Slave overseer: "{138}{}{GECK, eh? Back when I was studying Vault tech, I read about those. Supposedly every vault got one and it was supposed to be the first thing used once a vault got opened. They say that's how Shady Sands got its start - from a GECK. That help at all?}"
    The Chosen One: "{139}{}{You studied vault tech? Impressive. Say, I got some more questions for you.}"