Public Test Released for Croteam’s Philosophical Puzzler The Talos Principle, plus pre-orders now open on Steam ahead of December 11th release

The critical thinking developers of Croteam and the handsome introverts at Devolver Digital have made a free public test 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. A complete departure for the outlandish action style Croteam is best known for, The Talos Principle is a philosophical first-person puzzle game written by Tom Jubert (FTL, The Swapper) and Jonas Kyratzes (Infinite Ocean) launching December 11th on PC, Mac, Linux priced 34.99 € and Q1 2015 on PlayStation 4 and Android platforms.

Download the tech demo now for free:

Pre-order the game on Steam for a 10% discount:


The public test 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 benchmarking and share if they choose. The 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. The Public Test initiative for The Talos Principle harkens back to 15 years ago when Croteam released “Public Test 1” for Serious Sam, a then unknown game that went on to become a multimillion dollar franchise.

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.

The public test for The Talos Principle follows the recent announcement from Croteam and Devolver Digital for Sigils of Elohim, a free mini-game companion that allows players to unlock items that will help them in game when The Talos Principle launches. Sigils of Elohim is now available across all platforms for free on Steam at and for iTunes and here for Android.

“Benchmark my bank account with some of that delicious gamer cash, nerds,” remarked Fork Parker, CFO of Devolver Digital, when asked for comment.

For more information about The Talos Principle and Sigils of Elohim please visit or follow @Croteam and @DevolverDigital on Twitter. Fans can also visit to join The Talos Principle Steam group and enter to win free downloads of games from Croteam and Devolver Digital.

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