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Magnetic: Cage Closed developers show first 15 minutes

Magnetic: Cage Closed

Magnets! If you're still not sure how they work, then maybe you should check out this new video from Guru Games, the developers of the upcoming first-person puzzle game Magnetic: Cage Closed. It contains the first 15 minutes of gameplay, and reveals a bit more about where you are, and why you're horsing around with all these blocks and buttons.

The short answer to the latter question (and also the only one the video provides) is that if you don't, you'll die, although I expect the full game will dig deeper into that narrative element, much as Portal slowly revealed its secrets as it progressed. Other Portal similarities are quite obvious, including the use of cubes as a central component of gameplay and a menacing female voice urging the player forward. The "magnetic" angle also reminds me of Magrunner: Dark Pulse, and maybe it's just my imagination but I'm picking up a bit of a BioShock visual vibe, too.

Magnetic: Cage Closed is currently available for pre-order for a slight discount off the regular purchase price of $15. The launch happens on May 26.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.