Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure update shows off 2K graphics

Friday, 28th February 2014 00:51 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure was supposed to have 1080p graphics, but in the latest Kickstarter update the team announced it’s going to support resolutions up to 2048 wide for live-action sequences. In-game graphics will scale to whatever your monitor can handle, apparently. Take a look at the latest graphics in the video through the break.

Atlus is publishing the crowdfunded title, which is expected on Mac and PC before the shine wears off the new year.

Thanks, Blue’s News.



  1. TheWulf

    This just looks better and better. And it’s been a while since I’ve had a cheesy sci-fi noir game. Usually, anything involving a detective can be too seriousfaced for its own good, but Tex has always brought a smile to my face.

    The Pandora Directive… that was such a grand game. An adventure game with choice & consequence, too, leading to different endings. It was groundbreaking at the time and… well, pretty rad.

    Happy about this. And I love how passionate they’ve been about this.

    I think they missed making cheesy, silly sci-fi games, too.

    Good to have you back, Chris. Missed you.

    #1 10 months ago
  2. TheWulf

    You know, I love how the second game dealt with serious subject matter too, despite being less serious. I think that’s one of the reasons I have such a strong, emotional connection with this game. The mutants were (for all intents and purposes) the minority ethnicities and they’d experienced no end of prejudice.

    I’ve mentioned myself that I’m disfigured and… you know, humans aren’t always the nicest creatures. It’s not like I haven’t been treated like a mutant myself. This is why I don’t trust a person unless they’ve felt the bite of discrimination and prejudice for themselves. Sadly, the majority hasn’t. It’s always funny when the average straight, white, cis-gendered guy tries to compare their trifles with actual hardships.

    It reminds me of how I’ve heard, for example, well off people say that ‘money doesn’t buy happiness.’ Well, sure, if you’ve never had to struggle to pay the bills in your life, then you’re going to think that. And if you lack the imagination to be able to empathise with someone in a different position, then you’re not going to understand them.

    So, in general, I don’t have a high opinion of humanity in general. A person has to prove to me that they’ve experienced prejudice and that they’re capable of empathy before I can even begin to trust them. That actually doesn’t apply to a lot of people — instead, most people will lash out at you and call you all sorts of things for even relating something like this.

    Those people are monsters. I believe the colloquial word is sociopathy, or to be even more polite, antisocial personality disorder. This, I think, is more common than we even realise. Especially when we seem to be training ourselves to filter empathy out of our minds and to distance ourselves from people with troubles. Perfect is best, after all.

    So I tend to latch on to any story that actually recognises that sometimes things aren’t the way they appear. I think, as a kid, having a game tell me that the beautiful people could be the monsters, and that the mutants could be respected and admired for their good virtues was something of a paradigm shift. It’s a way of thinking I hadn’t fully theretofore considered.

    So, yeah, I’ll always have a strong attachment to the Tex Murphy games, because they were very unusual in that respect. They had their messages, but they were also light-hearted, fun, and they represented some of the best things about humanity.

    And… well?

    Louie. I’ll never forget Louie. I loved Louie. I hope he’s back in this game. He was really such an awesome, insightful guy.

    #2 10 months ago
  3. Arnvidr

    @TheWulf You’re on a roll today, so much good reading on several stories. Thank you for that.

    Tex Murphy, I wish I knew thee. Have been wanting to play these games since Under A Killing Moon was released. Didn’t have the computer for it back then, but I have since bought all the games on GOG. I fully intend to play through them before this gets released. I’m looking forward to it very much.

    #3 10 months ago

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