It’s no denying that Portal and Portal 2 were huge successes thanks in part to it’s unique story and puzzle solving aspects. Valve really pushed the boundaries when it came to puzzle games with the Portal series and I really enjoyed those games immensely. It’s no wonder then that I’m drawn to this new game, Magnetic: Cage Closed from Guru Games.
If you check out the trailer below, the game seems to have much in common with Portal in that you use a “gun” to help you manipulate the environmental puzzles to get to your goal. This gun is a magnetic gun that you can use to pull and push metal objects in order to help you activate doors or other barriers and switched. It’s a rather interesting looking game that also seem to have quite a story attached to it.
Hopefully we’ll be able to check this out come March 2015 when it’s scheduled to be released for PS4, Xbox One, and STEAM.
Austin, Texas – January 19, 2015 – The Penny Arcade Expo South this weekend sees the debut of a new breed of puzzler from Guru Games, Magnetic: Cage Closed. Magnetic: Cage Closed will be published by Gambitious Digital Entertainment, who will be hosted by their indie brethren at Devolver Digital in booth 1243. The title is set to launch in March for PC, PlayStation4 and Xbox One for $14.95 for PC with a special edition for $19.95 (http://store.steampowered.com/app/344410).
Magnetic drops players into the role of a prisoner serving time for past crimes in a vast, ever-changing prison with chambers that shift in random patterns. The players are given a special magnetic gun, and are urged on by a sadistic warden controlling the complex. By manipulating and mastering magnetic forces, they must find a way out – but no choice is without consequence in Facility 7, where each chamber offers a unique challenge ranging from classic puzzles to moral choices.
With countless puzzles to solve and a branching storyline, no playthrough is ever the same in Magnetic. The graphically spectacular title will be playable on the show floor all weekend.
Find out more about Magnetic at http://gurugames.se/.