A journey begins... A treacherous tower... Unravel its mysteries! Discover the secrets kept in the long abandoned Tesla Tower! Magnetism and other electromagnetic powers will help you explore a non-linear world of beautiful hand-drawn environments, in a steampunk-inspired vision of old Europe.
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Release Date: Dec 13, 2013

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

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

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

A journey begins... A treacherous tower... Unravel its mysteries!

Discover the secrets kept in the long abandoned Tesla Tower!
Magnetism and other electromagnetic powers will help you explore a non-linear world of beautiful hand-drawn environments, in a steampunk-inspired vision of old Europe. A young boy suddenly finds himself embroiled in a long-forgotten conspiracy, involving a despotic king who rules the nation with an iron fist. 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.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (SP3)
    • Processor: Dual Core 2GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with dedicated memory
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: Dual Core 2GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with dedicated memory
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Dual Core 2GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with 1GB memory
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: Dual Core 2GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with dedicated memory
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Dual Core 2GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with 1GB memory
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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[nBn] Pasqui
( 9.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Teslagrad is a beautiful puzzle platformer, with a very interesting story told solely by images (there's not a single spoken nor written word in the game.) The gameplay is solid, the art is wonderful, and the game itself can get challenging yet never impossible.

The start might be a little confusing, as it does not tell you anything. You start off just running from your home in the town Teslagrad towards the tower, because you're being chased for some reason. Once at the tower you will get your "weapon" and the game actually starts there. Using the power of electricity you will go through the tower to unravel the history of it and Teslagrad, solving electricity based puzzles to progress, finding upgrades to help you further on. Every so often you will come across a theater that will show you more of the story, explaining what is going on and why you're there.

The game is metroidvania style, where you sometimes have to backtrack once you get a new powerup, so you can get objects you couldn't get before. This only is needed a few times though, and most of the game is straightforward. There are hardly any enemies in the overworld, most of it is puzzlebased, but the few bosses you will encounter make up for the lack of enemies and are probably the biggest challenge of the game, besides some of the hidden scrolls you could find.

The achievements are linked to each hidden scroll you can collect, and the 36 scrolls complete the story in a tarot deck style. If you want the full story, you have to find all 36 scrolls, and that will also open up the true ending. Some of these can be very hard to find, or really tricky to obtain.

My main complaint is that the game is too short for me. I would have loved it to be twice as big. I 100% the game in less than 10 hours, so I don't feel like I got the worth out of the full price. But at any discount it becomes worth it to get it, and at 75% off (summer 2016 sale) it's a steal!
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Line Piece
( 14.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
First, Nikola Tesla was the man. I just wanted to point out that fact, considering the game's name and subject.

Teslagrad's art is all hand drawn (or looks it at least), so the whole experience feels organic. The physics are great too, as are the puzzles you have to solve. I loved it; so much in fact, that I'd recommend waiting to buy it until after the sale is over so the studio can get some love and hopefully make more cool stuff.
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Mr. Wapojif
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
I played through this several times on the Wii U and was amazed by it. I simply had to get in on Steam, too, such is my recommendation for Teslagrad!

Rain Games has created a classic Metroidvania title. It's brutally difficult and unforgiving, but it's also imaginative, evocative, unique, and tinged with a Soviet era sadness. The music features elements of Vangelis of Blade Runner fame and, when complemented by the beautiful graphics, it's quite the experience.

Teslagrad is a shining example of why Indie games are so magical and that video games can be considered as art. 100% recommended - it's wonderful.
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Broham
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
I really enjoyed this game, it had a good art style, nice gameplay and gameplay mechanics, all of the bosses are pretty hard but very rewarding to beat. But one thing that i thought was a huge flaw of the game was the fact that the little scrolls that you see when playing the game, are extremely important. From my point of view needlessly important. All you know about them is that they have some nice little pictures that im assuming push the plot of the story i never really looked at them very closly. But before the end of the game I assumed they were an optional task when in fact they are one of the most importants mechanics of the game. If you don't pick them up on the first play through you need to go back and find them again in order to actually complete the game. So do I recomend the game? Yes, so long as you understand it comes with a completion discloser.
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DragonElderX9
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
A fun, short steampunk metroidvania(almost) puzzle platformer. Puzzles based around electricity with a few boss fights. Metroidvania style exploration(map and unlocks). It's a bit short and the most obnoxiously frustrating boss, but it's a lot of fun.
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VERDANT
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
i liked it very much. the childish drawings and the graphic. i really dont like these platform games but this one really caught my eye so i decided to try it out. it turned out to be a super game with an addictive gameplay.
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Cyberϟam
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
This game is a ton of fun. A nice break from the mind numbing amount of games i've been playing, all with kind of the same gameplay. I'm like the puzzles and platform style here. Pick this game!
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Vekve
( 8.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
Teslagrad is a very challenging, but great 2D platformer game. The feeling of finally figuring out a hard task is (almost) as rewarding as Dark Souls, and figuring out how and where to use your tools made me think of a magnetic Zelda game. Kinda, sort of. The bosses are a pain. You’ll just have to remember their moves until you’ll get it just right. Thank God there’s only a handful of them. I guarantee you; you are going to die. A lot. This game made me facepalm, laugh, yell, laughing out loud (at myself for being so stupid) and frustrated. I loved it.

The gameplay is alright, but the music, graphics and art are astonishing. There’s no spoken language and the story is told by art, so don’t forget to use your eyes and look around.

I highly recommend this game!
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( 8.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 9
Teslagrad is a very good steampunk 2D platformer with nice art. The puzzles are challenging enough and their number is fairly decent. The only ''negative'' aspect of the game is the size of the main corridor, if you fall all the way down it's faster to just quit and roload the game. Aside from that there was 1 bug with a door not opening but it's easily fixed. I had some lag/dropped frames at time but that was probably on my end.
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mg979
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 4
The game has an undeniable charm, it's first and foremost a visual experience, since art is really well done. The game itself is a puzzle-oriented and jump-based platformer, it would be ok if it weren't for the fact that the game is very non-linear (meaning you often have to back-track around the tower to find a way to progress), with basically no save slots, and in certain spots one wrong jump means you'll waste like ten minutes of gameplay or more. Much hassle to figure out how to get past a certain jumping section, then one wrong jump... and after an endless fall you end up in a room you visited half a hour before. If you at least died for falling from high heights and could repeat the last jump, but no... you'll have to make that half-a-hour trek again. Only if you are a very perseverant fellow and like this kind of games.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
The game has an undeniable charm, it's first and foremost a visual experience, since art is really well done. The game itself is a puzzle-oriented and jump-based platformer, it would be ok if it weren't for the fact that the game is very non-linear (meaning you often have to back-track around the tower to find a way to progress), with basically no save slots, and in certain spots one wrong jump means you'll waste like ten minutes of gameplay or more. Much hassle to figure out how to get past a certain jumping section, then one wrong jump... and after an endless fall you end up in a room you visited half a hour before. If you at least died for falling from high heights and could repeat the last jump, but no... you'll have to make that half-a-hour trek again. Only if you are a very perseverant fellow and like this kind of games.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
This game was absolutely stellar! There were a few weak points with some of the bosses and the final puzzles needed to 100% the game being a bit tricky, but none of it was impossible. solid mechanics and a Metroidvania-like navigation system lend themselves really well to this game. A solid 8/10, for me, at least.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Teslagrad is a beautiful puzzle platformer, with a very interesting story told solely by images (there's not a single spoken nor written word in the game.) The gameplay is solid, the art is wonderful, and the game itself can get challenging yet never impossible.

The start might be a little confusing, as it does not tell you anything. You start off just running from your home in the town Teslagrad towards the tower, because you're being chased for some reason. Once at the tower you will get your "weapon" and the game actually starts there. Using the power of electricity you will go through the tower to unravel the history of it and Teslagrad, solving electricity based puzzles to progress, finding upgrades to help you further on. Every so often you will come across a theater that will show you more of the story, explaining what is going on and why you're there.

The game is metroidvania style, where you sometimes have to backtrack once you get a new powerup, so you can get objects you couldn't get before. This only is needed a few times though, and most of the game is straightforward. There are hardly any enemies in the overworld, most of it is puzzlebased, but the few bosses you will encounter make up for the lack of enemies and are probably the biggest challenge of the game, besides some of the hidden scrolls you could find.

The achievements are linked to each hidden scroll you can collect, and the 36 scrolls complete the story in a tarot deck style. If you want the full story, you have to find all 36 scrolls, and that will also open up the true ending. Some of these can be very hard to find, or really tricky to obtain.

My main complaint is that the game is too short for me. I would have loved it to be twice as big. I 100% the game in less than 10 hours, so I don't feel like I got the worth out of the full price. But at any discount it becomes worth it to get it, and at 75% off (summer 2016 sale) it's a steal!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
I played through this several times on the Wii U and was amazed by it. I simply had to get in on Steam, too, such is my recommendation for Teslagrad!

Rain Games has created a classic Metroidvania title. It's brutally difficult and unforgiving, but it's also imaginative, evocative, unique, and tinged with a Soviet era sadness. The music features elements of Vangelis of Blade Runner fame and, when complemented by the beautiful graphics, it's quite the experience.

Teslagrad is a shining example of why Indie games are so magical and that video games can be considered as art. 100% recommended - it's wonderful.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
First, Nikola Tesla was the man. I just wanted to point out that fact, considering the game's name and subject.

Teslagrad's art is all hand drawn (or looks it at least), so the whole experience feels organic. The physics are great too, as are the puzzles you have to solve. I loved it; so much in fact, that I'd recommend waiting to buy it until after the sale is over so the studio can get some love and hopefully make more cool stuff.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Teslagrad is a very challenging, but great 2D platformer game. The feeling of finally figuring out a hard task is (almost) as rewarding as Dark Souls, and figuring out how and where to use your tools made me think of a magnetic Zelda game. Kinda, sort of. The bosses are a pain. You’ll just have to remember their moves until you’ll get it just right. Thank God there’s only a handful of them. I guarantee you; you are going to die. A lot. This game made me facepalm, laugh, yell, laughing out loud (at myself for being so stupid) and frustrated. I loved it.

The gameplay is alright, but the music, graphics and art are astonishing. There’s no spoken language and the story is told by art, so don’t forget to use your eyes and look around.

I highly recommend this game!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
This game is a ton of fun. A nice break from the mind numbing amount of games i've been playing, all with kind of the same gameplay. I'm like the puzzles and platform style here. Pick this game!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
i liked it very much. the childish drawings and the graphic. i really dont like these platform games but this one really caught my eye so i decided to try it out. it turned out to be a super game with an addictive gameplay.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
A fun, short steampunk metroidvania(almost) puzzle platformer. Puzzles based around electricity with a few boss fights. Metroidvania style exploration(map and unlocks). It's a bit short and the most obnoxiously frustrating boss, but it's a lot of fun.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
I really enjoyed this game, it had a good art style, nice gameplay and gameplay mechanics, all of the bosses are pretty hard but very rewarding to beat. But one thing that i thought was a huge flaw of the game was the fact that the little scrolls that you see when playing the game, are extremely important. From my point of view needlessly important. All you know about them is that they have some nice little pictures that im assuming push the plot of the story i never really looked at them very closly. But before the end of the game I assumed they were an optional task when in fact they are one of the most importants mechanics of the game. If you don't pick them up on the first play through you need to go back and find them again in order to actually complete the game. So do I recomend the game? Yes, so long as you understand it comes with a completion discloser.
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