Magrunner: Dark Pulse–a game that combines the science fiction setting and FPS physics-based puzzles of Portal with the fantasy horror of H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos–has just launched on PC, and with it also comes a launch trailer that shows off the narrative and gameplay.
Magrunner stars Dax Ward, a smart and talented young man, and one of the few competitors chosen to participate in the Magtech training program at the heart of the Gruckezber Magtech space exploration training facility. Using his Magtech glove, players can power any other Magtech objects with either green or red colored charges. Similarly charged objects attract each other, differently charged onjects repel one another.
Magrunner: Dark Pulse is set in the near future of 2050, and, similar to Portal, the game will have players navigating through training modules, solving platforming puzzles through the use of the Magtech mechanic, and getting through obstacles that consist of cubes, cube transformers, catapults, and more. Getting to the end of each room also requires more than just intellectual and problem-solving skills, but reflexes, with defense turrets and monsters to avoid or destroy. Players will also later rely on Newton, a robotic dog that can be charged and used to overcome obstacles.
The game is also set to release digitally to the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live, though exact dates have not yet been revealed. Check out the screenshots and trailers below for a closer look at the game.