It’s been a little while since we last heard from Rain Games puzzle platformer Teslagrad, but now a release date has arrived, though console gamers will have to be a little more patient.
For those unfamiliar with the game, Teslagrad stars a young boy who finds himself in Tesla Tower, a steampunk-inspired vision of old Europe. Teslagrad is a non-linear game that has more than 100 hand-drawn environments that players can explore as they like, as long as they have the proper tools, which includes control over magnetism and electricity. Teslagrad prides itself over its visual storytelling (the game’s narrative takes place entirely through what players see, not through dialogue boxes or descriptions), its soundtracks, its complex puzzles and its old school boss fights.
Teslagrad is set to release next week on December 13th for Windows, Mac and Linux platforms (via Steam and other distributors) for $9.99 in North America (and €8.99/£6.99 in Europe). The PS3 and Wii U versions are still in development, but won’t be ready until 2014.
For more on the game, you may want to check out my extensive preview of the earlier demo, where I gushed over the game’s visuals, freedom and mechanical versatility. You may also want to check out the two trailers that have been released for the game, and the new screenshots that you can view below.