Magnetic by Nature, The Platformer Where You Lug Yourself Around




Magnetic by Nature is a 2D platformer that involves using the power of magnetism to make your way around the game’s stages. Here’s how the developer, Tripleslash Studios, describe the game:


MBN injects the momentum and physics-based gameplay of Portal into a stylish 2D underworld. Combining the grandeur Art Deco style of 1920s architecture with the simple design aesthetics of Limbo and a rich, vibrant pallet, MBN looks like no game you’ve played before. Whether swinging Super Metroid-style or flinging distant magnetized objects, the mechanical protagonist hovers between a crumbling technological present and a hidden biological past.


Run, jump, and dodge.  Vault over burning plasma, swing from sliding bolts, propel yourself along unseen lines of force.  Scale walls or descend into pits.  Squeeze through a maze-like cavern of twisty little passages, magnetically-joined limbs in tow.


That still doesn’t help explain how the game plays, though, so check the trailer at the top of this post out for an immediate idea of how you’ll be playing. Magnetic by Nature is slated for release in Q3 of this year. It’s coming to PC, Mac and Linux.

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.