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Magrunner will put your brain and your reflexes to the test!
Magrunner is an original Action/Reflection game developed by 3AM
Games (Frogwares) for PlayStation Network, Xbox LIVE and PC, based
on the use of physics and magnetism.
Developed on Unreal Engine 3, Magrunner transports players into
the near future, where technology will confront the Cthulhu Mythos
as it was imagined by the author of fantasy novels, H.P. Lovecraft.
The game unveils today 4 exclusive screenshots, taking us in 2050,
at the heart of the Magtech competition, a grand tournament for
which you and 6 other brilliant competitors have been selected.
This tournament, organized to promote a new technology based on
magnetism, puts your reflexes and brain to the test, with simple
yet exciting mechanics: with the Magtech glove, you can load
objects with a positive or negative charge. Two items loaded with
the same charge will attract each other, while two items loaded
with different charges will repel!
With these simple mechanics opens a broad range of
possibilities. Upon mastering them you will be able to progress
along the game, solving puzzles by studying your surroundings,
testing possibilities and analyzing their effects.
However, you will soon understand that the sporting event you
have entered is hiding a darker secret…. Quickly, the
high-tech installations that host the competition will plunge into
a foreign, perilous parallel universe: the world of Cthulhu, a
strange land filled with strange creatures imagined by H.P.
In this dangerous world, your skills will be tested more than
ever. Do not falter, for that your very life is at stake…
and the fate of mankind is in your hands.
About Focus Home Interactive
Founded in 1996, Focus Home Interactive is an independent French
publisher based near Paris, France. Known for the quality,
diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and
distributed original titles that have become benchmark titles
worldwide - such as Blood Bowl, Sherlock Holmes, TrackMania,
Runaway and also Cities XL and Cycling Manager. In 2012, Focus
published ambitious games such as Wargame: European Escalation, the
new real time strategy game from the creators of « R.U.S.E.
»™; Game Of Thrones™, the role-playing game
adapted from the bestseller saga written by George R.R. Martin and
also the official video game of the Tour de France.. The second
half of 2012 will be just as exciting, with the release of The
Testament of Sherlock Holmes for consoles and PC; Of Orcs and Men,
a great roleplaying game featuring Orcs and Goblins; and also RAW
Realms of Ancient War, the thrilling hack’n slash for PSN,
XBLA and PC.
Created in 2000, Frogwares is an independent development studio
specialized in adventure video games and located in Ukraine. Thanks
to a talented team of 45 artists and programmers, Frogwares
realizes quality games to please adventure fans and has alternated
the production of games based upon inquiry and discovery, with high
licenses such as the award-winning Sherlock Holmes, Jules Verne and
now Dracula. The graphic quality, the technical innovation and the
incredible ability to create environments and atmospheres are the
spearheads their titles.