Atlus Steps In To Publish Kickstarter Adventure Game


Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure is the sixth game in the Tex Murphy series of adventure games starring the detective Tex Murphy. As with previous games in the series, you’ll navigate 3D environments searching for clues and using items to make your way through the game and progress through the story.


Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure started out as a Kickstarter project and managed to rake in nearly $600,000 in contributions—a fair amount more than its $450,000 goal. However, the game’s developers have had another stroke of luck, with Atlus USA having signed on to publish their game worldwide.


Atlus made the announcement this morning, noting that their involvement will help developer Big Finish “more fully develop their vision” for the game. Tesla Effect is slated for release in early 2014 on PC (via Steam) and Mac and will feature full motion video like the adventures games of old.


“The Tex Murphy franchise is definitely much beloved around the Atlus office; a lot of us were playing Tex games before we started our careers in the games industry,” said Bill Alexander, vice president of production and business development.


“Atlus has a great penchant for stepping in to help developers bring their incredible games to market, and we are eager to breathe new life into this classic franchise. We hope that it will bring back fond memories for Tex Murphy fans as well as introduce a new generation of gamers to his one-of-a-kind humor.”


Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.