DescriptionMagrunner: Dark Pulse is a first-person puzzle game set in 2050. The player takes the role of Dax, an elite employee of MagTech Corporation, who is chosen to participate in their space training program. However, since the game also includes horror elements explicitly based on the Cthulhu Mythos, things don't go that well ...
The puzzles are all based on Dax's magnet glove which has the ability to charge level elements either with positive or negative polarity. In contrast to reality, items of the same polarity are attracted and items of opposing polarity do repel each other. When multiple items of the same polarity are chained together, their overall force becomes greater. Those mechanics have to be used in order to reach each level's exit by manipulating the environment. In order to see which elements influence each other, the player can blend in all magnetic fields.
Later in the game, the player is joined by Newton, a robotic dog which sticks to walls and can be used as moveable, chargeable object. The horror elements are restricted to cut-scenes and later levels, in which the player has to dispose of monsters (e.g. by using exploding barrels) to avoid being killed.
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The Press Says
|Darkstation||PlayStation 3||Dec 03, 2013||90|
|Darkstation||Windows||Jul 12, 2013||90|
|Gamers' Temple, The||PlayStation 3||2013||85 out of 100||85|
|Vandal Online||Windows||Jul 04, 2013||7.5 out of 10||75|
|4Players.de||Windows||Jul 03, 2013||72 out of 100||72|
|3D Juegos||PlayStation 3||Nov 07, 2013||7 out of 10||70|
|Gaming Nexus||Xbox 360||Dec 02, 2013||7 out of 10||70|
|Official UK PlayStation Magazine||PlayStation 3||Jan 22, 2014||6 out of 10||60|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Windows||Jun 27, 2013||10 out of 20||50|
|Game Watcher||Windows||Jul 11, 2013||4 out of 10||40|
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|Free on GOG today...||1||Cavalary (5751)
Jun 18, 2014
FundingThe game was successfully funded over the crowdfunding website Ulule. The campaign ended on August 17, 2012 and the developers received €110,744. They originally asked for €100,000.
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- Magrunner: Dark Pulse (official website)
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