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Magrunner: 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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Darkstation Windows Jul 12, 2013 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gamers' Temple, The PlayStation 3 2013 85 out of 100 85
ZTGameDomain Xbox 360 Nov 15, 2013 7.9 out of 10 79
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jun 28, 2013 78 out of 100 78
PC Games (Germany) Windows Jul 26, 2013 75 out of 100 75 Windows Jul 03, 2013 72 out of 100 72
The Digital Fix Xbox 360 Nov 25, 2013 7 out of 10 70
Official UK PlayStation Magazine PlayStation 3 Jan 22, 2014 6 out of 10 60
Game Watcher Windows Jul 11, 2013 4 out of 10 40
Diehard GameFan Windows Aug 07, 2013 Unscored Unscored


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The 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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