Acclaimed puzzle-platformer Teslagrad launched on multiple platforms, including PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Vita, and Wii U. And you know which platform ended up being the most lucrative for developer Rain Games? The Wii U.
Teslagrad developer Rain Games has announced a follow-up to its lauded 2014 metroidvania with World to the West.
Set in the same universe as Teslagrad, World to the West opts for a top-down perspective that's more Zelda than Metroid, though it seems to retain its action puzzler roots and colourful steampunk art style.
This time out players take the role of four characters: Lumina the Teslamancer, Knaus, the orphan from the underworld; Miss Teri the mind-bender and Lord Clonington, a moustachioed strongman. Each has their own unique abilities like Lord Clonington can punch his way through boulders and Miss Teri can possess animals via mind control.
Stylish platform puzzler Teslagrad is coming to PS4 and PS3 on 3rd December in Europe, developer Rain Games has announced.
The Vita port of puzzle platformer Teslagrad launches in the summer, Norwegian developer Rain Games has announced.
A wide blue column of electrical energy shimmers and spirals upwards from the centre of the stratospheric tower in which Teslagrad is set. The building is a forsaken asset left over from some recent European conflict, which is only just drawing to a weary close. The column of energy acts as a both a physical spine - a kind of elevator shaft that leads off towards the tower's labyrinthine network of rooms - and a thematic one: this is a game built around the concepts of magnetism and electricity.
Nikola Tesla, the electrical engineer from whose life and work the game borrows its name and ideas, once built a tower in New York, but this is a different sort of place, more like an electrified castle filled with Castlevania-esque nooks and cellars. The tower rises spectacularly, the centrepiece of an unspecified European capital, which now burns around its foundations in war's ugly afterglow.
Teslagrad is anything but ugly, however. Its expressive hand-drawn art is at times reminiscent of Winsor McCay's Little Nemo, but there's a Scandinavian flourish that adds melancholy to the folksy charm. Crackling bolts of blue electricity and red, sinister droning magnetic fields offset the browns and yellows of the tower's bricks. Creeping bugs, cloying shadow figures and bipedal robot giants patrol its floors, a curiously diverse gallery of squatters in a place whose original function is never made obvious.
Magnetic puzzle-platformer Teslagrad has been dated for release on 13th December on PC, Mac and Linux via Steam and other distributors, developer Rain Games has announced.
Rain Games has released a demo of its delightful upcoming puzzle platformer Teslagrad on PC, Mac and Linux.
UPDATE: Teslagrad has just been announced for Wii U as well, according to developer Rain Games. The Wii version is slated to come out at the same time as the PC, Mac, Linux and PS3 versions in Q4 2013.