This post was authored by Alissa McAloon.
Need more sci-fi puzzlers in your life? Don’t worry, Magrunner: Dark Pulse has you covered.
The game follows Dax, one of seven young geniuses enrolled in the Magtech deep space exploration training program. The kicker? You’ve got a glove that magnetically charges objects. By assigning colors, and thus polarities, to various objects, players must move through test chambers that promise to test both their minds and their reflexes. The trailer released by Focus Interactive today briefly lets us see this game mechanic in action before introducing some good old Lovecraftian armageddon into the mix.
The knee-jerk Portal comparison is hard to resist. Despite similarities, the world of Magrunner really seems to stand on its own. Futuristic atmosphere, unique puzzles, and Elder Gods? Count me in.
Magrunner: Dark Pulse has no official release date yet, but look for it on XBLA, PSN and PC sometime in the future.