Seems that Nikola Tesla (A.K.A. The Greatest Geek That Ever Lived, according to Oatmeal) is one of the most prominent sources of inspiration for game developers. Well, him AND his work. His amazing, unbelievable, border-line crazy scientific work. There’s a certain feel to everything Tesla that pop-culture has to offer. Not quite steam-punk, not quite science-fiction. More than just a theme or flavor, not enough to constitute a genre of fiction on its own.
Teslagrad, a beautiful hand-drawn puzzle platformer with astounding musical score, great mind-benders, and very original GUI-less presentation, has just enough to do with Tesla to induce the said feel and earn the right to the first part of it’s title. Exploring a mysterious tower full of weird, almost otherworldly inventions you’ll find yourself drawn deep into the story of a small boy up against all odds in a grim world of injustice and oppression. Many of the images from this intriguing gameworld are bound to stay with you for quite some time.
Hey, this was GDoc for you, back from vacation and happily tumbling away! :-) And the game? I’m mentioning it here, as the devs requested that we put it on a week-long promo. A request we gladly obliged to, as this unknown gem surely deserves much more attention!