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Teslagrad 2’s Steam Next Fest Demo Has Me Feeling Guilty About Teslagrad

I'm ashamed to admit that Teslagrad has been sitting on the hard drive of various PlayStations for years, and I've never played it… but looking at Teslagrad 2 makes me think it might be time!

Teslagrad 2 Strikes Steam Next Fest with Electrifying Demo

Official key art revealed ahead of spring launch across all consoles  
Walnut Creek, Calif. (Jan. 17, 2023) – Ten years and 2+ million sales later, lightning has struck twice. Teslagrad 2, the long-awaited sequel to indie hit Teslagrad, will be in players’ hands for the first time with a demo at Steam Next Fest: 2023 (Feb. 6-13). To celebrate the announcement, publisher Modus Games and developer Rain Games are proud to unveil the still-hot-from-the-oven official key art of the stunning new title. Teslagrad 2 will be launching this spring on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One.

Teslagrad 2 key art.

“I have spent these last years of development dreaming of magnetic powers and steampunk Vikings,” said Peter Wingaard Meldahl, CEO of Rain Games and the lead on the project. “I am very happy with Teslagrad 2 as a sequel and am excited for players to get their hands on it this coming month through the demo!”
Fans of the Teslagrad universe will regain the familiar feeling of wonder and glee at the satisfying traversal and world at display, but they are sure to be surprised, as well. After a decade of new thoughts, ideas and lessons Rain has acquired since the release of the original title, the world has grown and changed, making the game as accessible to new players as to returning.
Teslagrad 2 stars Lumina, a hero known to players familiar with Rain's earlier title World to the West. We last saw her on an airship traveling home, and Teslagrad 2 picks up after she is shot down in an uncharted land. Lumina’s journey will see her harness the forgotten art of Teslamancy: wielding electromagnetic abilities to solve perplexing physics-based puzzles as she explores winding caves and industrial chambers, outwitting the mysterious enemies and traps awaiting her.     The game’s hand-drawn visuals use pastels and muted tones to bring vistas of untamed nature to life, as well as steampunk visions of Old Europe inspired by Scandinavian culture and folklore. Lumina’s command of Teslamancy makes traversing Teslagrad 2’s somber environments feel exhilarating and empowering, allowing players to manipulate realistic physics and unique powers to overcome obstacles and survive surreal dangers.

Wishlist now on Steam and play the magnetic demo beginning Feb. 6, 2023, here:

2022 Announcement Trailer:

For full details on Teslagrad 2, visit Rain Games’ website at and follow @RainGames on Twitter. For the latest on Modus Games’ full lineup, visit its official site or chat with the team in their Discord server at

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