PARIS – November 16, 2012 – Magrunner will put your brain and reflexes to the test! Magrunner is an original Action/Puzzle game developed by 3AM Games (Frogwares) for PlayStation Network, Xbox LIVE and PC, based on physics and magnetism.
Developed on Unreal Engine 3, Magrunner transports players into the near future, where technology will confront the Cthulhu Mythos inspired by the works of the author, H.P. Lovecraft. Today, the game unveils 4 exclusive screenshots, taking us to the year 2050, where you and 6 other brilliant competitors have been selected to be in the heart of a grand tournament the Magtech competition. This tournament, organized to promote a new technology based on magnetism, tests your brain and reflexes, 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!
These simple mechanics open a broad range of possibilities. Upon mastering them you will be able to progress along the game by solving puzzles, studying your surroundings, testing possibilities, and analyzing their effects.
However, you will soon understand that the sporting event you have entered hides a darker secret…. Eventually, 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 based on H.P. Lovecraft’s fantasy novels.
In this dangerous world, your skills will be tested more than ever. Do not falter, for 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 will publish 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; The Testament of Sherlock Holmes™ on PC and for the first time ever on consoles; Of Orcs and Men, a great roleplaying game featuring Orcs and Goblins; Confrontation®, the video game adaptation of the famous board game universe by Rackham and also the official video game of Le Tour de France. www.focus-home.com
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.
Erin Fan, TriplePoint for Focus Home Interactive