Tesla: The Weather Man Has A Demo

By Jim Rossignol on April 5th, 2011 at 6:23 pm.

Played by David Bowie
Tesla: The Weather Man is a side-scrolling platformer in which the godfather of electricity must save himself from his arch enemy by using weather manipulation techniques. Hmm, yes, occasionally the developer-supplied description of a game will do: “Use weather control powers to stop Thomas Edison and his army of DC-powered robots! You play as Nikola Tesla after the triumph of alternating current has sent Edison into a violent rage.” There’s a demo.

And a video below, of course.

__________________

« | »

.

15 Comments »

  1. Mr_Initials says:

    Sooo what you are saying is this is a game based on historical fact? Sounds good to me

  2. Berzee says:

    I respect these people with all my heart.

  3. AtkinsSJ says:

    Oh my goodness, I have to own this NOW. I have not felt this way in a loooong time. But Tesla fighting robot dinosaurs with the aid of the Sun and pigeons is a must-buy.

  4. Polysynchronicity says:

    Is that Mark Twain starring in the tutorial dialogue?

  5. bwion says:

    Oh, why must this game be a platformer. I want to play it! (This is not me having disdain for platformers, this is me acknowledging that I have the hand-eye coordination of a potato, and not the sort of potato that gets invited into Portal 2 ARGs).

    I suppose I shall have to live vicariously through other people playing it and posting videos.

  6. Bats says:

    Tesla vs Edison you say? I’m totally on that, Tesla’s the man.

  7. Saiko Kila says:

    If he stopped T.Edison, then Americans would have 50 Hz mains like the normal world. Alas.

  8. Valvarexart says:

    best indie game I played this month

  9. Gabe McGrath says:

    Love that trailer – for a while the art style bothered me, but there was so much beautiful SILLY and interesting mechanics, that I stopped worrying about art and just enjoyed the ride.

    PS: HARNESS THE SUN. FOR JUSTICE.

  10. Torgen says:

    Yes, that’s Sam Clemens as the Narrator, which is curious since I recall that he and Edison were friends.

    Also, I don’t think I could ever make something with a premise as awesome as this.

  11. tomeoftom says:

    Holy shit; yes.