Croteam and Devolver Digital have made a free tech demo available to the public today for the upcoming puzzle game, The Talos Principle, which has garnered multiple Best of Show award nominations at Gamescom and E3.
The Talos Principle is described as a philosophical first-person puzzle game written by Tom Jubert (FTL, The Swapper) and Jonas Kyratzes (Infinite Ocean).
The game launches on December 11th on PC, Mac, Linux and Q1 2015 on PS4 and Android platforms.
The tech demo for The Talos Principle consists of four increasingly difficult complete puzzle levels where players will be able to test the range of puzzle mechanics, and run and share benchmarks if they choose.
The tech demo is meant to serve as additional stress and compatibility testing before The Talos Principle launches later this year, and is now available on Steam for a limited time prior to the game’s release.
In The Talos Principle, players assume the role of a sentient artificial intelligence placed within a simulation of humanity’s greatest ruins and linked together through an arcane cathedral.
“Players are tasked with solving a series of increasingly complex puzzles woven into a metaphysical parable about intelligence and meaning in an inevitably doomed world.”