Friday, 8 June 2012

The Other Portal

I spent a little too much time running through Portal again, trying to get two achievements, and then getting annoyed that one of them didn't even register, grr, that I didn't get around to coming up with something to post.

In which case, I'll point you to someone else playing Portal. But not Portal as you know it. After Portal came out, it was liked so much, that someone did a Flash version of it (which you can play here). Notably, this is a 2D version of the game.

Valve liked that so much that they turned the 2D game into a 3D map in the original engine! And this is referred to as Portal: Still Alive, released for the X-Box. And, I have to say, it looks far more annoying than the original. It's longer, but also far more fiddly, without the polished feel of the original. Basically... it's a fan mod. There's been more than one of those around for various games. (And a whole platform for them I should look into more some time.)

Here's part one. You can find the complete list on lparchive (including the original game). The guy is rather abrasive, but at least you can see the levels without having to put up with them yourself.


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