Scheduled release date:
TBA 2014

There are few games that equally challenge the mind and the dexterity. The intriguing 2D puzzle/platformer from Rain Games, Teslagrad , may fit the bill, provided patience is one of your primary virtues. Reviews for the game (which released for PC and Mac last week) indicate a potentially high – and frustrating – level of difficulty, but those who prove diligent will be rewarded. Besides, it might be worth the irritation to play something so uniquely compelling. With a gorgeous design and some ingeniously designed puzzles, this one has oodles of potential.

As you might expect, the story won’t take up much of your time. You play as a young boy who is mysteriously on the run; a bunch of big nasty men are after him, but we’re not sure why. The boy ends up in what appears to be an abandoned tower, only to find out that it’s loaded with high-tech experiments. Each room you enter is a puzzle in and of itself, and you’ll be required to safely traverse the dangers each room has to offer; it’ll be important to settle on an appropriate plan of attack. As for the rest of the story, it’s told via simple yet charming puppet shows.