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GOL Cast: Playing With Magnetism in Teslagrad

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Some say that games are a form of art, which is easily believable when you take a look at the graphical style of games these days. This is true especially with many platformers which contain hand-drawn environments and characters, Teslagrad being one of them.

Teslagrad is a puzzle platformer with the focus on electromagnetism, which you must use to get through various obstacles of the Tesla Tower. You are a young boy in the capital city of steampunk-inspired land of Electropia, which has turned into full dystopia with ever-present propaganda posters and guards around every corner.

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I really appreciate these hand-drawn graphics in games, because they really give the game a lot of attitude without having to look absolutely realistic. I liked the style back when I played Bastion and Capsized and I continue to like it with Teslagrad too. The puzzles are also interesting, because usually puzzles focus on other aspects of physics such as gravity but magnetism isn't seen too much in video games.

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I'm a Linux gamer from Finland. I like reading, long walks on the beach, dying repeatedly in roguelikes and ripping and tearing in FPS games. I also sometimes write code and sometimes that includes hobbyist game development.
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HadBabits 29 Dec, 2013
I've been loving this game :) Unfortunately, it crashes when I reach a specific level, but the dev will hopefully work that out with me.
Qantourisc 29 Dec, 2013
You missed the guy following you @06:03 :) see on top of the screen.
Samsai 29 Dec, 2013
Quoting: Quote from QantouriscYou missed the guy following you @06:03 :) see on top of the screen.
I wonder what he might be up to... Gotta play some more and see.
Cool Hero 29 Dec, 2013
looks great, going to buy it.
Apopas 1 Jan, 2014
Anywhere without DRM?
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