Tetrapulse download for PC was developed by The Amiable – an independent studio founded by five students from DePaul University located in Chicago: Jorge Murillo, Ricky Roberson, Peter Sheff, David Laskey and David Finseth.
The game is set on a distant planet, which gets attacked by mechanical insects. Bizarre creatures inhabiting it have to stop the intruders and activate a defense system. However, their vitality is the only weapon they have. Formed in an energy stream, it can strike the enemies.
Up to four players can take part in this cooperation-oriented experience (shared screen). Each player assumes the role of one creature and the goals they share are to stop the alien attack and activate four elements of a defense system (using the so-called hearthstone energy tanks), which are located in different regions of the map.
Tetrapulse download for PC is distinguished by its combat-oriented mechanics. The creatures controlled by the players have only one weapon at their disposal, which is the energy stream generated by their bodies. Unfortunately, using the energy drains vitality. However, hearthstones allow the creatures to regenerate their health over time. Thus both teamwork and uniformity in energy use are crucial for success – the players have to make sure that none of the team members gets too weakened.
Tetrapulse download for PC stands out with its simplicity-driven, though aesthetic visuals. Three-dimensional graphics draw the player's attention with intense colors and cel shading applied. Additionally, the experience is accompanied by a dynamic soundtrack.