Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure gets a second trailer

Tuesday, 10th September 2013 14:18 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure has a new video available, and it features just over 8 minutes of Tex Murphy goodness. The sixth installment in the legendary PC adventure game series, will be published by Atlus, and Big Finish Games used Kickstarter to develop the Mac and PC title. It’s slated for release in early 2014.



  1. AngryConsumer

    you take a bunch of nobody actors that cant make a living outta their actor jobs. put them in an obscure pc game nobody have heard of… and ‘wholla’ you have shot the gold goose.. or maybe not, but one think is for sure, its the recipe of disaster.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. TheWulf

    It looks so good!

    This is exactly what Tex Murphy is about, and I’m so glad they didn’t forget. It’s them telling a semi-serious story whilst not taking it serious at all, they’re just having fun with it. It’s corny, it’s cheesy, and it’s relatable. At the same time, it carries that human element that makes the Tex Murphy games so great.

    Even when they’re being “serious,” it’s with a knowing grin. I wish there was more of this, and less of the po-faced, pretentious, and “badass” that’s become so common. According to my personal tastes, the best video games are those that can solicit some kind of emotion. That might sound like I want every game to make me sad, but I don’t. There’s a whole gamut of emotions which games rarely explore any more.

    Joy is a good one. This is why I was so into Saints Row IV, it was such a truly joyful experience. And then there was Gone Home, which was also something of a rollercoaster. Shelter, whilst sad, was at least somewhat memorable.

    I find games which don’t make me feel are… really very forgettable.

    I was grinning throughout most of that, except that Chelsea might be dead. I don’t believe that for a moment! She’d better not be, anyway, as that’s not the kind of story they usually tell. But yeah, for most of it, I was grinning like a loon because it just is so cheesy.

    It’s fun.

    I’ve written many a treatise lately on fun and why I don’t believe mainstream games represent fun any more. This is another one. This game is going to be really fun, just as the old Tex Murphy games were. Because Tex is a really enjoyable, memorable character to be.

    There have been a couple of let downs, lately. Dragon Commander was one of them as it turned its back on what they were originally going to design to create something much more lame and tame. Though there have also been just as many surprises.

    And this looks like it’s going to be one of those games that’s going to stick with me for a while.

    And I hope beyond hope that this isn’t the last Tex Murphy game.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. TheWulf


    That is such a soulless, mainstream way of looking at things. Then again, going by some of your other posts, I’m not at all surprised by this. I think you’ve had your appreciation of fun surgically removed, in favour of a sort of mechanical appreciation of realism and repetitive content.

    Something can be greater than the sum of its parts. And the Tex Murphy games always were.

    Edit: Gah! I can’t not tell you! That’s not how you spell voilà!

    Seeing voilà spelled as ‘woola’ or ‘wolla’ or ‘wholla’ is one of my pet peeves.

    #3 1 year ago

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