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Swedish developer Guru Games announced a new first-person puzzle game this week, Magnetic: Cage Closed. Slated to launch in March for PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Magnetic imprisons players in a dark labyrinth with a magnet gun, solving environmental puzzles to progress through the industrial facility. The game's announcement trailer gives strong Portal vibes, showing multiple wall and floor switches being activated with the toss of a heavy metal cube. Magnetic: Cage Closed will launch at $14.95 with a special edition slated to cost $19.95. It will be published by Gambitious Digital Entertainment and will be playable at PAX South this weekend.

Guru Games' other project in development is the Oculus Rift-supporting, first-person horror game Medusa's Labyrinth. The developer canceled its Kickstarter project for the game in November after it came to a "standstill." It drummed up 55,805 SEK ($6,824) in support, far short of Guru Games' 2,500,000 SEK ($350,000 USD) goal. Guru Games discussed its failed crowdfunding campaign in a blog, acknowledging that it wanted to time the campaign with the Scandinavian launch of Kickstarter despite spending two weeks "creating a prototype, a card house of a game," before putting "it out there for all to see."
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THERE IS ALWAYS A WAY OUT: GUN-PUZZLER MAGNETIC ANNOUNCED, WILL DEBUT AT PAX SOUTH

Gambitious and Guru Games team up for transformative, intense and visually striking puzzler coming in March to PC, PlayStation4 and Xbox One

Austin, Texas – January 19, 2015 – The Penny Arcade Expo South this weekend sees the debut of a new breed of puzzler from Guru Games, Magnetic: Cage Closed. Magnetic: Cage Closed will be published by Gambitious Digital Entertainment, who will be hosted by their indie brethren at Devolver Digital in booth 1243. The title is set to launch in March for PC, PlayStation4 and Xbox One for $14.95 for PC with a special edition for $19.95 (http://store.steampowered.com/app/344410).

Magnetic drops players into the role of a prisoner serving time for past crimes in a vast, ever-changing prison with chambers that shift in random patterns. The players are given a special magnetic gun, and are urged on by a sadistic warden controlling the complex. By manipulating and mastering magnetic forces, they must find a way out – but no choice is without consequence in Facility 7, where each chamber offers a unique challenge ranging from classic puzzles to moral choices.

With countless puzzles to solve and a branching storyline, no playthrough is ever the same in Magnetic. The graphically spectacular title will be playable on the show floor all weekend.

Find out more about Magnetic at http://gurugames.se/.

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