Imagine – you’re the last robot still functional. Your friends are scattered throughout ruins, disabled and lost, and you must make your way to each one to reactivate them. This is the premise of Magnetic By Nature, a “platformer without platforms” from Tripleslash Studios. Successfully funded on Kickstarter, the game was feted at the 2013 Utah Game Wars competition as both Best Developed Game and Audience Choice. Now the developers are looking for player support to bring it to Steam.
As the last remaining robot, it’s a challenge to move through the different kinds of terrain. Luckily for you, there are magnets all over the place, and your robotic body is, of course, made of metal. You must utilize these magnets in an innovative way to propel yourself through more than 120 levels of the dangerous, fragmented world. The game is designed for PC, Mac, and Linux, and you have your choice to control the game solely with the keyboard or with a combination of keyboard and mouse. Not keen on either of those options? Hook up the controller from your Xbox 360 – the game is compatible with that too.
Beating the game will unlock the special “hell zone” that will test your faculties in the extreme! For speedrunners, beating the base game will also unlock a special mode designed to appeal to your particular interest. International cross-platform leaderboards let you compare your achievements with those of other players, indulging your competitive side.
The developers, Tripleslash Studios, are a ten-person team who originally came together as senior-year schoolmates in the Entertainment Arts and Engineering program at the University of Utah. Based in Salt Lake City, they work to create unique community-driven games for players everywhere. Magnetic By Nature was their senior capstone project, and gamers and industry professionals alike have since praised it at GDC and other conventions.
Help Magnetic By Nature come to Steam by supporting the Greenlight campaign here. You can also read about the successful, concluded Kickstarter campaign, and be sure to check out Tripleslash Studios on Facebook and/or Twitter for more exciting announcements.