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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Very Positive (902 reviews) - 90% of the 902 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 13, 2013

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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.”
Eurogamer

“The colourful backgrounds, expressive movements, and focus on puzzles over combat recalls a mix of Braid and Limbo.”
3D Juegos

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
Helpful customer reviews
16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Oh this game.. if only had a narrator' would be awesome!
still 'tis nice Platformer-Puzzle game wih verrrry hard bosses :P (hah! no kidding)

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Clever puzzles but require patience to master your abilities
Beautiful art and fine sountrack
Smooth animation
Magnetic mechanics everywhere!
Free roam in Tesla Tower

Visual representation of the backstory (puppet theaters, and ancient scrolls)
Verrry hard boss fights to the point you might not procceed
Two endings based on how much ancient scrolls you found (some spots are very hard to access)
All achievements are based on how much ancient scrolls you found


Quick tip: re-map to dpad at some spots if you play with a controller


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21 of 29 people (72%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2015
Great game, kinda floaty

AND THE BOSSES MAKE ME WANT TO MURDER MANKIND
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
Teslagrad is an interesting puzzle-platformer based on electromagnetism. The game's story is entirely show, don't tell, which is pretty uncommon and it allows for some player intepration whilst still being straightforward enough to follow. Exploration, finding play rooms and scrolls expands upon the story, which ties the story into the gameplay nicely and makes doing such exploration rewarding. Striking visuals and the shockingly good soundtrack really set the mood, harmoniously matching the tone of the story.

I highly recommend the use of a controller as the keyboard controls are not superb, thankfully everything is rebindable, but even then a controller is much easier to use. As for the gameplay itself, the bulk of it is puzzles, some hard and some easy, most of which focusing on the use of magnetism to progress. The layout of the map is reminiscent of metroid games, and thanks to how they split the areas up, it is easy to backtrack and find missing scrolls. The hardest part of the game for most is probably the 5 bosses, the final boss is considerably challenging, however all the bosses have patterns and it shouldn't be so hard once you figure them out. The bosses do feel dissonant from the rest of the game, some meld well like the 2nd boss, which is the most puzzle like in my opinion, whilst other bosses are more luck/skill based like the 1st and 3rd bosses.

Overall I'd say the game is roughly 5-6 hours long, more for those who want 100% completion. I'd definitely recommend picking this up if you're a fan of puzzle-platformers, just be warned that the bosses are harder than expected.
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2015
A joyous romp with magnetism
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2015
Appealing music, gorgeous art style and unique game mechanics. Although boss fights could be less infuriating and I'd appreciate it if the checkpoints didn't send me back miles before the hard section I keep dying at.
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