Magrunner: Dark Pulse

Magrunner: Dark Pulse is free for 24 hours at the GOG Summer Sale

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If you've been paying attention, you already know that the GOG Summer Sale is in full swing, with big bundles, ridiculously cheap flash sales and other such digital gaming goodness. But right now, and for the next 24 hours, you can snag the first-person puzzle game Magrunner: Dark Pulse for even better than cheap. I'm talkin' 'bout free.


Magrunner: Dark Pulse trailer introduces Cthulhu to technology

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Initially, you'd be forgiven for noticing a whiff of Portal emanating from the trailer for first-person physics puzzler Magrunner: Dark Pulse. That smell quickly dissipates, as the tone shifts towards an extremely earnest brand of psychological horror. This is why you don't put Cthulhu in charge of scientific testing. Honestly, you thought GLaDOS was bad?


First-person puzzler Magrunner: Dark Pulse is Portal by way of the mighty Cthulhu

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Say what you will about Portal 2 - unless it's some nonsense about it being five minutes long - but it sure could have used a few more elder gods knocking about the place. As developers of the similarly Cthulhu-themed Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened, Frogwares (now 3 AM Games) have some experience in this area, and they're putting it to use in a first-person puzzle game that bears more than a passing resemblance to the likes of Portal and Q.U.B.E. In Magrunner: Dark Pulse you're solving puzzles with the aid of a special glove what channels magnetism - however, in addition to beating brainteasers you'll be using it to battle ancient cosmic horrors as well. Now that's what I call multi-purpose. Catch the non-Euclidean trailer after the break.