See Magrunner Dark Pulse's Puzzle-Solving In Action - Magrunner Dark Pulse - Xbox 360 - www.GameInformer.com
Switch Lights

The lights are on

What's Happening

Magrunner Dark Pulse

See Magrunner Dark Pulse's Puzzle-Solving In Action

Focus Home Interactive has released new screens and images of Magrunner: Dark Pulse, a downloadable first-person puzzle game that centers on manipulating magnetic fields.

While Magrunner's sterile testing environments are reminiscent of Valve's Portal series, the gameplay mechanics provide their own unique challenges. Players can charge objects with magnetic fields which will repel or attract other objects depending on their polarity. For instance, players can make a makeshift elevator by stacking two crates on top of one another, and charging one with a blue field and the other with a blue – if you stand on the top crate, you'll be propelled into the air until the magnetic fields become out of sync and the crates tumble away from each other. You can get a better idea of how it works in the video below.

Magrunner Dark Pulse comes out on PC, PSN, and XBLA later this year.

Email the author , or follow on , , and .

Comments
  • Cool beans, what systems though?
  • Sounds really cool!

    Seems like there's a small typo though: "players can make a makeshift elevator by stacking two crates on top of one another, and charging one with a blue field and the other with a blue . . ."

    I'm assuming the other color is red?

    Either way, I love the idea, and it sounds like a great puzzle game to keep us busy before Portal 3 comes out in 2020 or so. Just a guess. :)
  • Seems like Valve has created their own little sub-genre of games after Portal. I also remember Quantum Conundrum and another game I think I heard about recently that was also a FP-puzzler, but I can't remember the name.
  • I can't wait to try it out.

  • This looks like it will be fun! If only there were a quirky Narrator to catalogue our adventures, then it would be even better.  

  • I didn't really care much for QC. I thought the prologue to each of the levels was too long, and they did a poor job really letting the mechanics flourish.

    With that said, this game looks like a fresh take on the genre, and I hope it delivers a fun experience.

  • Definitely going to try this; I loved Quantum Conundrum's gravity and time-based puzzles.

  • Looks great, can't wait to try it out. It really makes me wish there were more first person puzzle games on consoles, or that I at least knew about more.

  • Portal with monsters and magnets...

  • Looks really good. I'll buy it for PC, only for the mouse controls and graphics. I think these kinds of games are much more natural with a mouse.

  • neat

  • This looks unique, i like iit.

  • I'm loving how it's almost like a Portal/Qube combo mix.