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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.
Release Date: Dec 13, 2013
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Teslagrad 1.2 update.

February 27th, 2014

Heya!

Prepare to update, buddies! Here we are again with tons of changes, including a new language, many bugfixes and general improvements. Enjoy :).

Additions

  • Added Turkish translation.
  • Added more visible doors to the map.
Changes.
  • Adjusted map position when inside the tower shaft.
Fixes.
  • Fixed Steam achievements will catch up during game loading.
  • Fixed Steam features works on linux versions.
  • Fixed blinking onto the platform when standing on the ground in 'Guardian'.
  • Fixed controls will no longer break for those who used 'Standard Alt'
    controls.
  • Fixed map outside of the tower area showing only the visited areas.
Improvements.
  • Improved ambiences in the city and waterworks.
  • Improved physics calculation CPU tax for objects that doesn't move.
  • Improved the Oleg boss fight, now is a bit easier to survive.
  • Improved the traversability of the top section of the tower shaft.
  • Improved zoomed out a bit on the map.
  • Updated sounds in the king bossfight.

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Teslagrad 1.1 update.

January 14th, 2014

Hey there!

Finally the dust has settled after launch, and we're glad to come back with our first big update. Featuring improved gamepad recognition (which has been long asked for) new languages, bugfixing, and general improvements. Take a look to the full changelog here.

Additions

  • Added a new controller mapping menu layout with reset buttons.
  • Added another maze level checkpoint.
  • Added arabic language support.
  • Added automatic mandatory creation of a gamepad mapping file.
  • Added automatic mapping for the Xbox 360 Controller, and a few others on many platforms.
  • Added support for generic gamepads with X+Y axis and button0 + button1.
  • Added support for mapping gamepads that have any constantly floored axises.
Changes.
  • Changed each theater area only autostarts once - after that, the player won't need to watch for it.
  • Changed game will open in a very high resolution, or fallback to current.
  • Changed gamepad mappings apply for all connected gamepads, regardless of index.
  • Changed tower shaft is now more open after the orb boss is defeated.
Fixes.
  • Fixed a bug where leaving orbboss and reentering while he is dead would lead to room not blocked.
  • Fixed a bug where the king dying sound would keep playing after the player died.
  • Fixed an orb boss bug due to too early defeat on some hardware.
  • Fixed claws killing the player too easily in the bird boss.
  • Fixed music bug in the art deco area.
  • Fixed saving issues with the orb boss area.
  • Fixed translation of the word 'Resolution' in the menus.
Improvements.
  • Improved ambience music fading in some areas.
  • Improved glyph support on Teslagrad font.
  • Improved graphics in the orb boss room

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Reviews

“Teslagrad is highly rewarding and an ultimately fantastic game.”
Destructoid

“[Teslagrad] understands the golden rule of spinning a good story: Show, Don't Tell.”
IndieGameMag

“The colourful backgrounds, expressive movements, and focus on puzzles over combat recalls a mix of Braid and Limbo.”
Eurogamer

About the Game

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.

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, 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.

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (SP3)
    • Processor: Dual Core 2GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with dedicated memory
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: Dual Core 4GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with 1GB memory
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Processor: Dual Core 2GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with dedicated memory
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Dual Core 2GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with 1GB memory
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Processor: Dual Core 2GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with dedicated memory
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Dual Core 2GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with 1GB memory
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
467 of 477 people (98%) found this review helpful
195 products in account
14 reviews
6.3 hrs on record
Right off the bat, Teslagrad impresses with a wonderful art style and animations that immerses the player in its steampunk world. Rain falls in torrents, molten steel glows ominously in the depths of the tower in which you explore, and electricity crackles and hums. It's a world of mechanical beasts that can destroy you in a moment, of dangerous traps and puzzles, of strange gadgets and weird machinery, and at the heart of this world is you and the Tower

Fleeing into this mysterious Tower, you'll work your way through its many rooms and floors, each offering new and inventive puzzles and obstacles to surmount. The game doesn't waste any time in throwing complex platforming puzzles at you; within the first 30 minutes or so, you'll already be equipped with a gauntlet able to reverse an object's polarity and blink boots that allow you to teleport a short distance. The puzzles and platforming all revolve around utilizing and switching between magnetic fields, causing objects to attract or repel. In this way, you turn platforms into barriers or elevators, move along ceilings or float over gaps, and more. Surviving the challenges require both puzzle solving and tight platforming as you time teleports between moving hazards or switch your own polarity to navigate around electric barriers. Hard to reach batteries offer replay value, as there's usually an optional extra challenge between you and the collectibles.

I'm only about two and half hours in at the moment. If there was one minor flaw, it would be the lack of checkpoints in boss fights. While these fights simply revolve around pattern recognizaton and aren't that lengthy, it can be annoying to die and have to start fighting a boss from the beginning. But the boss fights themselves are fun and varied and use the mechanics in cool ways. Controls are responsive and simple, WASD to move, Space to jump, arrow keys to use your abilities. But from those simple controls, Rain Games has crafted a fun and challenging puzzle platfformer that not only offers exciting gameplay but a fantastic art style as well

I'll update this review as I progress
Posted: December 13th, 2013
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114 of 128 people (89%) found this review helpful
1,140 products in account
2 reviews
1.9 hrs on record
A picture says more then 1000 words and teslagrad does just that, it tells a grand tale through stunning scenery and beautifull music. Teslagrad is a must have for the 2d puzzle platformer fan.
Posted: December 13th, 2013
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80 of 99 people (81%) found this review helpful
8 products in account
1 review
5.7 hrs on record
Awesome artwork, challenging and intellectual gameplay. Love it! Will be among my christmas presents this year :)
Posted: December 13th, 2013
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61 of 72 people (85%) found this review helpful
189 products in account
3 reviews
5.7 hrs on record
This game is great. It's metroidvania like has great visuals great puzzles and a really interesting story told only though visuals like drawings on the walls. I would highly recommend it to anyone who likes puzzle games. Only real problem is later puzzle can be frustrating just becuase they require percision. Also it has great boss battles even thought there is only a couple they are very memorable. I beat the game in about 5 hours bu it has collectables which the game hits at a secret ending if u collect them all. Even though it's kinda short this game in my opinion is well worth it.
Posted: December 13th, 2013
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67 of 87 people (77%) found this review helpful
203 products in account
4 reviews
14.5 hrs on record
A great little indie title, well worth picking up if your a fan of 2D puzzle platformers such as Braid and Limbo. This game has such a beautiful artstyle and great gameplay to keep you occupied for hours.
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Posted: December 13th, 2013
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