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Posts tagged “3AM Games”

Feature: How do they work?

Magrunner: Dark Pulse review

There are some games I can see coming from over the horizon. The glow of burgeoning hype - and sometimes the glow of special novelty, or sheer awesome - is so bright that you just can't miss them. Other games, hmm, they pretty much have to be on the same street before I spot them. Whether they will then turn my head as they pass,…

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Feature: "Everything goes better with Cthulhu!"

Interview: 3AM Explain Magrunner – Dark Pulse

As the first-person puzzler genre consolidates its form following the genre-cracking aftershocks of Portal, there are now a number of pretenders insisting that they are far more than mere footnotes to the Valve masterpiece. One of these is 3AM's Magrunner: Dark Pulse, which throws its first-person tools into the terrifying maw of a Cthulhu mythos story set in a physics-warping magnetic future. With the game…

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What The Cthuck? It R’Lyeh Is A Magrunner Trailer

'A Bit Portalish' is a genre that I have in my head. It's not brimming with games, but there are a few interesting ones in there nonetheless. The most interesting of all is Magrunner: Dark Pulse, a game that ran the gamut of crowd-funding acceptance or rejection and came out with a pile of money. How did it part people from their money? By taking…

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Magrunner Devs Craft Their Game With Love

Magrunner Dark Pulse is one of my favourite crowd-sourcing pitches: a first-person puzzler set in the future, only with Cthulhu Mythos. They explain: "In the near future of 2050, a handful of brilliant young citizens are chosen by the Gruckezber Corporation to enter the Magtech deep space exploration training program. What begins as the opportunity of a lifetime soon descends into madness and cosmic horror!"…

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Magrunner Mixes Blade Runner, Portal, And… Cthulhu?

At the very least, I have to give 3AM Games credit for fearlessly dumping all their favorite things into a blender and hoping for the best. Last time I did that, I got a runny soup of pumpkin pie, ice cream, and the collected works of Robert Heinlein. 3AM, though, is calling its thematic Frankenstein monster Magrunner, describing it as "a first-person action puzzle game…

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