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.