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"The incredible artwork and wordless storytelling style invite those who want to experience a unique narrative, but the difficult action gameplay and tedious exploration for capsules actively work to keep players from that experience." - Destructoid.com
"Teslagrad is an exceptional example of non-verbal storytelling, relying on delightfully smooth animation and clever puzzles to see the player through to the end." - Gamingtrend.com
"Rain Games has made a fun twitch-puzzle platformer that both hits the right nostalgic notes while also carving out its own unique identity. There aren't enough games like this these days and despite its moments of extreme frustration, the game's beauty and charm were always enough to keep me playing." - HookedGamers.com
A journey begins... A treacherous tower... Unravel its mysteries!
Teslagrad is a 2D puzzle platformer with action elements, where magnetism and other electromagnetic powers are the key to go throughout the game, and thereby discover the secrets kept in the long abandoned Tesla Tower. Gain new abilities to explore a non-linear world with more than 100 beautiful hand-drawn environments, in a steampunk-inspired vision of old Europe. You play as 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. Jump into an outstanding adventure told through voiceless storytelling, writing your own part. Armed with ancient Teslamancer technology and your own ingenuity and creativity, your path lies through the decrepit Tesla Tower and beyond.
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, picking up use amazing new items as you go.
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 bits and electrical stuff.
Teslagrad is available for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux.
"It's beautiful minimalist storytelling, and it fits really well with the gameplay proper, which is delightful in more ways than one." Jared Rosen, Indiestatik.
A game you will want to loveElfangorax | Feb. 4, 2014 | See all Elfangorax's reviews »
The environments, music, and visual storytelling of Teslagrad are absolutely beautiful. Most of the puzzles are also very well integrated into the flow of the game, rarely feeling contrived. The only issue I encountered was that, unfortunately, some of them do.
The majority of the puzzles are quite straightforward -- neither dull nor hair-pull-outingly difficult -- but occasionally the player will encounter a sudden spike in complexity and/or precision requirement, which will swiftly diminish again until the next spike. Had the difficulty gradually increased over the course of the game, it would have felt much more comfortable; as is, these much harder puzzles stand out awkwardly from the rest and do quite a number on the player's immersion.
Frustrating thought that may be, I can do naught but recommend Teslagrad. It is not flawless, but its shortfalls are mere cracks in an otherwise shining veneer.