The nice folks over at Humble are adding a second round of games to the lastest Jumbo Bundle, and we’re pleased to say that Teslagrad is one of the new featured games!!
We’ve always wanted to see the Teslakid drawn as one of those tiny little humble bundle characters, so we’re pleased to show off this:
We’re joining an impressive bundle of titles like Spintires, Divinity: Dragon Commander, Insurgency, Men of War: Assault Squad GOTY, Abyss Odyssey(Two Pack!),Contagion(Four Pack!), Blackguards 1 & 2, Citizens of Earth, Euro Truck Simulator 2 and A Story About My Uncle, so there’s no reason not to head over to the main Humble Bundle site to check it out!
Teslagrad has the honor of being one of September’s free PS+ offerings, which means that PS+ members gets the PS3 and PS4 version as part of their Instant Game Collection! We hope this means that a lot of people who may not otherwise have played Teslagrad gets a chance to fall in love with it. Check out the rest of September’s PS+ offerings, including Xeodrifter, Super Time Force Ultra, La Mulana, Grow Home, Driveclub and Twisted Metal!
Congrats to our friends at 13AM games on the US launch of Runbow, an amazing 9-player multiplayer platforming racer!
Our Teslamancer kid is one of several “nindie” (that’s nintendo+indie) guest characters, standing shoulder to shoulder with Shovel Knight, Juan & Tostada from Guacamelee, Gunvolt, Hyper Light Drifter, Max from Mutant Mudds, and a score of others, which makes us super happy.
The game is getting insanely good reviews everywher (mostly in the 9-9.5/10 range!!) so go pick it up today if you can!
It’ll be out in Europe as well sometime in September.
It’s been a while since our last update, but that’s because we’ve kept busy!
The Last Teslamancer, (aka “the teslagrad kid”) has taken some time off from us for the summer and so, he’s appearing in the roster of two really excellent ensemble indie games!
first out we have the platforming racer Runbow For Wii U, which has the distinction of being the first ever 9 player (!) local multiplayer game ever made and features an impressive roster of nindie characters such as Shovel Knight, Juan & Tostada of Guacamelee fame, Shovel Knight, Rusty from SteamWorld Dig, Swift Thornebrooke (Sportsball), Scram Kitty (Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails), Bit.Trip’s CommanderVideo & CommandgirlVideo, Gunvolt from Azure Striker Gunvolt, Clone from Stealth Inc, ARID from The Fall, Xeodrifter from Xeodrifter, Princess from Chariot, Max from Mutant Mudds, Drifter from Hyper Light Drifter, and Unity Chan (Unity Japan’s mascot character) alongside the Teslagrad kid. phew!
check out the trailer, and be sure to follow developers @13amgames on twitter and on their homepage!
We’re also joining Super Indie Karts GP, a supremely fun kart racer courrently in early access on PC and Ouya (and who knows where else it might pop up down the line!).
The Teslagrad kid wil be chucking pineapples and doing long jumps alongside characters from Canabalt, Duck Game, Whispering Willows, Fist Of Awesome, Read Only Memories, Lobodestroyo – Canabalt, So Many Me, Toto Temple Deluxe, Aegis Defenders, Adventures Of Pip, Gentlemen Ricochet, A.R.E.S., Holobunnies, Clive’N’Wrench, Shutshimi, CrossCode, Power Drive 2000, Indie Assault, and many more to come-
We even get our very own Teslagrad-themed race track, as you can see in this trailer!
It’s a supremely fun game, so we really recommend checking it out on steam!
Teslagrad is already out for PS3 and PS4 in Japan courtesy of our friends at Square Enix, but we’re happy to say that thanks to Unity Japan and Kakehashi games, We’ve also been able to release it on Wii U overseas! It feels great to see it sitting on the eShop landing page next to huge titles like Xenoblade X!
During the move we recovered a couple folders of notes and scribbles from very early in Teslagrad’s development, here’s a look at a couple of nuggets:
an excerpt from the initial script outline for Teslagrad’s story! This changed a lot as we decided to do completely nonverbal storytelling, so in the end a lot of nuance was cut in favour of more instinctively understandable/ archetype based story beats. A lot of the story work in teslagrad was “how much can we cut/streamline this to make it more understandable without losing the flavour” rather than “how much of the story can we cram in before people get impatient”.
In the end, the amount of behind the scenes, not explicitly stated stuff probably made the ingame world feel richer and more expansive than it would have otherwise!
Early sketches of the king, complete with a list of design inspirations. his outfit was a lot more flash gordon-esque here!
“Martin Kvale is a Game Music composer(Sound Designer) from Oslo, Norway. Having his career taken off within the independent game community and currently traveling around the world collaborating and exploring new sounds, Martin has worked on games such as Among the sleep, Teslagrad, Little big mansion, and so many more.
In this series, Martin shares his views, thoughts and disciplines on Sound design and gives an insight into the independent gaming community.
This is the first part of a series of short films from the Artist profile series covering musicians and creative personnel that strive to achieve their dreams and inspire others with their art.
Produced by Stagewolf Productions
Directed and Edited by JD Lakhiani
DOP: Em Lakhiani
Music by Martin Kvale
We thought we’d take you on a little guided tour to some of teslagrad’s hand-painted environments. First out is a look at the starting environment, the city of Teslagrad!
Teslagrad is the biggest city in Elektropia, a land cut off from and shunned by the rest of the world after an unsuccessful attempt at conquering the nearby nations years ago.
Rumor has it that the nation’s king- once an idealistic and well-regarded leader, now deluded and bitter after years of isolation following his defeat- has grown resentful and paranoid towards his people.
Whole neighbourhoods are mysterously cleared out overnight, and rumors are running rampant as not much information about the state of affairs is available to the population of Elektropia-except for of an abundance of propaganda posters painting the king’s former advisors and associates, the order of the teslamancers, in an extremely negative light.