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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 PlayStation 3 Dec 03, 2013 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gamers' Temple, The PlayStation 3 2013 85 out of 100 85
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jun 28, 2013 78 out of 100 78
PC Games (Germany) Windows Jul 26, 2013 75 out of 100 75
Vandal Online Windows Jul 04, 2013 7.5 out of 10 75
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Aug 30, 2013 73 out of 100 73
The Digital Fix Xbox 360 Nov 25, 2013 7 out of 10 70
Edge Windows Jun 25, 2013 6 out of 10 60 Windows Jun 27, 2013 10 out of 20 50
Game Watcher Windows Jul 11, 2013 4 out of 10 40


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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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