Tesla’s Tower: The Wardenclffe Mystery spins a story of how Nikola Tesla conducted an experiment that went horribly wrong many decades ago. The verdict on this experiment or accident still is unclear what happened but it left the world without color or music from the radiation released. Many can’t decide if Tesla was a genius that had nefarious goals in mind or if it was truly a simple accident unplanned and unavoidable. In the aftermath of the experiment Nikola Tesla vanished without a trace. The player takes the role of Marie Tesla a descendant of Nikola Tesla which is also a scientist who continues to search for clues regarding the experiment conundrum. To solve the mystery Marie Tesla will have contact with the past Nikola Tesla using a time travel device to help unravel the truth once and for all.
The player interface and game mechanics provide a hybrid approach of graphical adventure with on screen movement touch points, puzzles and hidden-object search style game play. Objects collected in inventory at the bottom of the screen require the player to drop or drag them onto other items in the scenes to activate or complete needed tasks for progression. Hidden object scenes are somewhat traditional with word objects at the bottom. Some scene objects must be opened, moved or used to finally reveal the object to be found. Objects requiring this function are listed in a different colored text.