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Magrunner: Dark Pulse

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Description

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 PlayStation 3 Dec 03, 2013 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gaming Nexus Windows Aug 20, 2013 8 out of 10 80
ZTGameDomain Xbox 360 Nov 15, 2013 7.9 out of 10 79
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jun 28, 2013 78 out of 100 78
Vandal Online Windows Jul 04, 2013 7.5 out of 10 75
PC Games (Germany) Windows Jul 26, 2013 75 out of 100 75
The Digital Fix Xbox 360 Nov 25, 2013 7 out of 10 70
Gaming Nexus Xbox 360 Dec 02, 2013 7 out of 10 70
God is a Geek Windows Jul 04, 2013 5 out of 10 50
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Jun 27, 2013 10 out of 20 50

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Funding

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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