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A First-Person Puzzler That Blends Sci-Fi and Lovecraftian Horror

Frogwares, known mostly for their Sherlock Holmes brand of adventure games, brings us Magrunner: Dark Pulse, a first-person action-physics puzzler-platformer hybrid with the tagline "Technology Meets Cthulhu." Huh.


Magrunner takes place in 2050, where you, a space explorer hopeful named Dax, start out in a training facility meant to teach you how to use the Magtech glove. This useful piece of technology lets you charge various items in the environment, letting you solve the puzzles the facility throws at you using the power of magnetism. Also, there's... well. I'll let the game speak for itself:

However, you will soon understand that the training facility you have entered is hiding a darker secret…. The high-tech installation that houses the training program quickly descends into a foreign, perilous parallel universe: the world of the Cthulhu Mythos, a strange land filled with sanity-shattering creatures imagined by H.P. Lovecraft.

In this dangerous world, your skills will be tested more than ever. Do not falter, for your very life is at stake… and the fate of mankind is in your hands.


Okay, that actually does sound pretty cool. Magrunner: Dark Pulse comes to PC via Steam today. Releases for Xbox 360 and PS3 via Xbox Live and PlayStation Network will follow in September.

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"Technology meets Cthulhu"?

You mean, Cthulhu Tech..?