Transistor, from the Makers of Bastion

A new sci-fi themed RPG beat em up from Supergiant Games!

One of Those GamesA while back I had a few of my friends buzzing about Bastion. I'd heard of it, seen screenshots and videos, but the game never seemed too special to me. I mean yeah, it looked nice, and hitting stuff look alright. But I never understood what truly made the game so special to have all my friends flipping out whenever I mentioned I hadn't played it yet. Fast forward a few months, and a Steam sale dropped onto my lap, giving me a chance to try it out. I walked away having played an amazing game with satisfyingly deep combat, a gorgeous art style, and some of the best sound work I've heard in a long time. var adunit_index = 4000; if ((adunit_index != 1000 & adunit_index != 1001) || (adunit_index == 1000 && device_category != 'MOBILE') || (adunit_index == 1001 && device_category == 'MOBILE')) { if (active_ad_units_pw[adunit_index] != undefined) { console.log('Dyn Unit Legacy PW', active_ad_units_pw[adunit_index], adunit_index); googletag.cmd.push(function(){ var adunit_index = 4000; if (typeof(pubwise) != 'undefined' & pubwise.enabled === true) { console.log('Dyn PW'); pubwise.que.push(function(){ pubwise.renderAd('div-sjr-4000'); }); } else { console.log('Dyn Direct'); googletag.display('div-sjr-4000'); googletag.pubads().refresh([gptadslots['div-sjr-4000']]); } //googletag.pubads().refresh([gptadslots['div-sjr-4000']]); }); } } And Now, There's TransistorTransistor is shaping up to be another solid game from Supergiant. There is so much for me to like from the trailer alone. The gorgeous and colorful noir art style, the crazy robotic enemies, and the musical focus with the main character being a gorgeous singer. The sword, the enemies types, and what little story elements have been dropped are making me ask all kinds of questions about the game, and I can't wait to have them answered. Transistor has a release date set for Early 2014, and I'm anxious as heck to get my hands on it!

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A freelance crimefighter and player of VIDYA GAEMS, currently sweating like a pig in the Arizona desert.

Published Apr. 2nd 2013
  • Amy White
    Former Editor in Chief
    We have an interview with the composer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI1ZeUq2oDk

    I playtested Transistor at PAX and cannot wait for it's release. Can't say enough about how nice the Supergiant team is - everyone we talked to there was amazing. They even let us playtest after the show because they knew we were tied up at the GameSkinny booth. Truly a talented, kind group of folks.
  • Rothalack
    Master O' Bugs
    God Tier doesn't even give it justice haha.
  • Jeremy
    Columnist
    I know the feel, their music director is God Tier.
  • Rothalack
    Master O' Bugs
    Just the song gives me chills. They didn't have to do anything else for this trailer, just the song. I don't know how they do it!!

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