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Rain Games 2D Puzzle Platformer Teslagrad Officially Launches

2d puzzle platformer teslagrad Officially Launches in linux gaming news

Teslagrad, an exciting 2D puzzle #platformer with hints of action elements, has just been officially released on PC, Mac, and Linux. The Norwegian-based indie developer #RainGames presents this very unique platformer, where you play as a Teslamancer uncovering the secrets of the tyrannical king and a conspiracy that’s been forgotten for years. By utilizing magnetism and other electro-magnetic powers and skills, you seek to discover the secrets within the Tesla Tower.

The developers announced that it will be released on the PC, Mac, Linux, PS3, and Wii U. The game has a long list of great features that is sure to entice platformer-enthusiasts.

Features

  • Plenty of complex puzzles have been created to keep players busy when playing Teslagrad. Players will have to wrack their brains in order to manipulate the environment by using their magnetic powers.
  • The 2D hand-drawn surroundings provide an endless landscape for players to immerse themselves in. Exploring the Tesla Tower will provide access to new items to improve your gameplay experience.
  • Visual storytelling is a major focal point in Teslagrad. Instead of throwing walls of text or having a narrator speak incessantly during cut scenes, Teslagrad boasts a visual narrative style, allowing players the chance to see the full story instead of hearing it or reading it.
  • The game has no loading screens, cutscenes, or GUIs. Teslagrad focuses on the player and the gaming experience they have with it, which means it’s you and the game the whole time, no disruptions.

The game was just released on Steam, Desura.com, and GOG.com. The PS3 and Wii U versions of Teslagrad will be released in 2014. Pick up this great game for $7.99 USD at one of the sites listed above, a 20% discount from its original price. This promotion will only last for a week so grab it while it’s hot!

Teslagrad release coming to Linux, Mac, and PC next week

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Teslagrad, the sidescroller #puzzle – #platformer with “metroidvania touches and a deep inclination towards magnetism and electricity,” from Rain Games will be released next week on Linux, Mac, and PC through #Steam and other digital distribution outlets.

The game will run you $9.99 in North America and €8.99/£6.99 in Europe.

The game contains a non-linear world with over 100 hand-drawn environments depicting a steampunk-inspired vision of old Europe. Players step into the shoes of a young boy who suddenly finds himself “embroiled in a long-forgotten conspiracy, involving the despotic king who has ruled the nation with an iron fist for several years.”

Here’s a list of features:

  • Complex puzzles: Put your sense of logic to the test and cleverly manipulate the world around you using electricity and magnetism, the lifeblood of the game. Puzzles will range from “pff, that wasn’t so bad” to keyboard-smashing, controller-chewing frustration.
  • Explore: Make your way through rich 2D hand-drawn surroundings as you journey into — and beyond— Tesla Tower, as you discover and use amazing new items.
  • Visual storytelling: Tired of all those words in your video games? Have no fear, Teslagrad features not a single snippet of text or squeak of dialogue. Everything is purely visual, and the entire story is told through what you see (and sometimes what you don’t see).
  • Steampunk powered: Discover a dystopic and mind-blowing rainy-and-brainy setting, presenting a steampunk vision of an old Europe-inspired new world.
  • Old-school boss fights: Use your skills and wits to overcome the 5 incredible final bosses eager to demagnetize you.
  • No disruptions: That means no loading screens, no GUI, no cutscenes. Just the game and you.
  • Mesmerizing soundtrack: Awesome mix of classical orchestra, with a touch of Russian inspiration and a myriad of metal bit and electrical stuff.

Teslagrad will be soon available for PS3 and Wii U and more news regarding these platforms is expected in early 2014.

Teslagrad Demo For Windows, Mac OSX and Linux Now Available

Rain Games has released a demo of its delightful upcoming puzzle platformer Teslagrad on PC, Mac and Linux.

This evocative adventure stars a young Nikolai Tesla-eque lad who uses magnetic and electric powers to explore a haunting tower full of deranged machinery and monsters. The colourful backgrounds, expressive movements, and focus on puzzles over combat recalls a mix of Braid and Limbo, and having played the half-hour demo, that comparison seems rather apt.

Like Limbo, and more recently Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Teslagrad contains no words and conveys its story entirely through visuals. Its art style puts me in mind of several Guillermo Del Toro’s films with a beguiling mixture of organic and scientific monstrosities fleshing out a derelict war-ravaged compound. It looks fantastic with smooth animations and lavish setpieces, and more than that, it’s fun.

Early on in Teslagrad you gain a glove that allows you to alter the magnetic charge of several platforms. Instill them with a blue positive charge to make them latch onto red negative-charged surfaces, while giving them the same type of charge will repel them. At it’s simplest you’ll use this to unlock doors, but more often you’ll have to solve more complex puzzles or swap polarities to bounce around the environment and search for secrets (of which there are nine in the demo. Most are well hidden).

It’s a fun power that serves as the crux of Teslagrad, but like any metroidvania, more abilities are introduced as you go – like the Dishonored-esque “blink” which teleports you a few meters forward. Unlike Arkane’s game, you can use this an unlimited number of times and zipping about the environment as an electromagnetic god is certainly amusing. And this is only the beginning.

Based on its first half-hour, Teslagrad leaves a strong first impression, mixing and matching the best elements of platform/puzzler highlights over the last few years and adding its own magnetic spin. My biggest gripe with the demo is that there’s no gamepad support, but chalk that up to me being rubbish, and that won’t be a problem when the final game comes out on PS3 and Wii U this autumn, in addition to PC, Mac and Linux.

Features

Complex puzzles! Put your sense of logic to the test and cleverly manipulate the world around you using electricity and magnetism, the lifeblood of the game. Puzzles will range from “pff, that wasn’t so bad” to keyboard-smashing, controller-chewing frustration.

Explore! Make your way through rich 2D hand-drawn surroundings as you journey into — and beyond—  Tesla Tower, as you discover and use amazing new items.

Visual storytelling! Tired of all those words in your video games? Have no fear, Teslagrad features not a single snippet of text or squeak of dialogue. Everything is purely visual, and the entire story is told through what you see (and sometimes what you don’t see).

Steampunk powered! Discover a dystopic and mind-blowing rainy-and-brainy setting, presenting a steampunk vision of an old Europe-inspired new world.

Old-school boss fights! Use your skills and wits to overcome the 5 incredible final bosses eager to demagnetize you.

No disruptions! That means no loading screens, no GUI, no cutscenes. Just the game and you.

Mesmerizing soundtrack!  Awesome mix of classical orchestra,  with a touch of Russian inspiration and a myriad of metal bit and electrical stuff.

Download the demo from Desura. If you fancy it and have a competitive nature, Rain Games is hosting a speedrunning competition for the demo where the winner will receive a hard copy of the Teslagrad soundtrack signed by the entire dev team. Check out Rain Games’ official site for details.

Rain Games Looking for Linux Alpha Testers Today

Rain Games Looking for Linux Alpha Testers Today

Dear Linux Game News,

Birds are tweeting, Teslagrad’s still doing pretty good on Greenlight, and we’re getting closer and closer to Grand Steam launch! But hey, we are making big steps toward the completion of the other Teslagrad releases too, and that’s the main reason why I write you today. Up to this date the team has been intensively testing the game in many different environments and platforms. The long and productive alpha test stage for the Windows port has really helped us to polish the game, improving it at many different levels. However, Unity —the engine in which Teslagrad is being developed—allow us to easily port it to many different platforms, including Linux. In fact, the very Unity provides that the build works on Ubuntu 10.10 or later.

A latest stable Linux is now available for testing purposes. As we’re trying to get the best regarding the game experience and stability, we’re going to check the performance on some other Ubuntu versions, and other distros as well. That said, we’re glad to announce that up to 50 brave TeslaTesters will be chosen to play the game, with little more to do than enjoying it and eventually sending simple bug reports. We formally invite both you and your great audience to join the Linux beta, and therefore take part on this important and exciting stage of Teslagrad’s development. We at Rain Games would also like to take the ocassion to thank you for the support and passion devoted to our game. You rock!

Application and contact details

Anyone looking to take part, please send an e-mail to [email protected].

More details about Teslagrad can be found here on the Alpha Build page and the Rain Games forum.

Rain Games look forward to getting in touch with you, and collaborate together in order to do our part building a stronger Linux gaming community.

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Teslagrad Announced for Linux, Mac, and Windows; and now the Wii U Gamepad

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Today, Rain Games teslamancer team announced that Teslagrad will be headed to the Wii U, and will launch this fall alongside the PC Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Playstation 3 versions of the game. For those unfamiliar, Teslagrad is a beautiful puzzle platformer with a slight gimmick revolving around electromagnetism.

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From the looks of it, the map and inventory will be displayed, but there is sure to be more announced as the Fall release date gets closer. For now, check out the screenshots below and stay tuned for more updates.

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