Master Of Magnetism: Teslagrad Released

Teslagrad is not an open world survival game. Not quite every game coming out over the last two weeks has been an open world early access survival thing, but a herd of the blighters recently galloped onto Steam. If you peer through a set of binoculars, you’ll be able to see them, running through a procedurally generated valley and chipping away at the voxels. Don’t look too closely at Rust though, unless you want to see lots of bare naked bums and willies.

But Teslagrad is not an open world survival game. It’s a puzzle-platformer and an exceedingly handsome one. Out on Steam now, there’s 20% off the £6.99 price tag for the next couple of days and a demo is available. John was rubbish at the demo.

Time permitting, I’ll try to play through this at some point in the next few days. However, as the dread chimney-infiltrator approaches, time is shorter than Richard Parker’s* straw.

*Poe, not Martel


  1. mechabuddha says:

    I’ve played through the first three bosses, and it’s pretty fun. Not as puzzle-y as I’d hoped, it’s definitely more of a platformer. The bosses can get a little annoying, too. They’re pretty much deadly puzzles, but if you die, you have to do the whole thing over again. That being said, I still really like this game. Blinking from platform to platform is pretty fun. The style is beautiful, and I really like the puppet shows that explain the backstory. Also, it has the coolest mechanical bird monster since Lighthouse.

  2. Pinga says:

    Looks very attractive.

    • RedViv says:

      I am alternating currently between wondering why I seem to have missed the earlier report on this, and coiling up in excitement over it.

      • Jahnz says:

        It Hertz me that I can never think of a good pun for any of the pun threads.

        • Geebs says:

          You certainly ohmed this pun thread

        • The Random One says:

          Keep at it even if you find some resistance – pun threads can be a polarizing topic.

    • Antlia says:

      I might buy it just to ensure the Maxwell-being of the developers.

  3. Obstfelder says:

    also, there is a new trailer out that has fresher footage: link to

  4. bstard says:

    Nice chello.

  5. Swanny says:

    I really with this was done in metriodvania style. That said, i’ll be picking it up soon, when I have a bit more time.

  6. PopeRatzo says:

    From what I can tell, every game released these days is “early access”.

    • CobraLad says:

      Yeah, year ago it was called beta. You had to pay and beg people to play your game.

    • Awesumo says:

      Yes, it’s so that they can release their games without the fear of bad reviews interfering with their sales bantar.

  7. Awesumo says:

    The Rust devs got in quite a bit of trouble with Steam for all the Spore-nography that Users were posting and sharing all over Steam community sites.

  8. Damien Stark says:

    “Teslagrad is not an open world survival game.”

    Of course not silly, this is 2013. It must be a roguelike MOBA.

  9. XhomeB says:

    It’s $7.99 on GOG, which is a better deal.
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