Portal 2: The Puzzle Maker.
With the Puzzle Maker, you can create test chambers of all shapes and sizes. It’s incredibly easy to use — jump right in and start making cool stuff. When you’re happy with your work, publish it to the Workshop for your friends. Or even the whole world, to play. Get feedback, gain followers, and build collections of puzzles to break people’s brains. You’re the designer now! Let’s see what you can dream up.
The first look at The Art Of Portal 2 book, available in October.
The book is going to be released by Dark Horse, weighing in at a whopping 184 pages of concept art and vision. The official release date is Halloween 2012, but no price has been specified as of yet. Those at the Emerald City Comic-Con (where the book was announced tonight) were the lucky first to know about the book’s existence in the first place.
Aperture Science“Portal 2 [is] a darkly humorous science fiction … what? Story? Puzzle? Game? ‘Experience’ seems like the best word to use, even though typing that makes me feel like shoving my fist in my mouth to punch my brain from an unexpected angle. The game mechanics of Portal 2 are almost impossible to describe without diagrams, but I’ll try: you wander around a 3D environment trying to escape a series of rooms by firing magic holes on to the walls or floor; holes you can walk or fall through. So if I fire a hole on to the ceiling, and another on to the ground, I can jump through the ground and re-appear falling through the ceiling. This simple dynamic provides the basis for a series of fiendishly clever puzzles you find yourself working through – all of it tied into a humorous narrative that unfolds with more confidence, charm and sophistication than was strictly necessary. And before you whine about the solitary nature of games, it also includes a cooperative two-player mode in which you and a friend play through a parallel game together. The whole thing is stunningly clever and immensely enjoyable. …
Portal 2 is essentially a demented series of puzzles – like being stuck inside a physics-based logic problem designed by the Python team.” - Charlie Brooker
The long awaited Portal & Super Mario Mashup by Stabyouself goes gold:
Two genre defining games from completely different eras: Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. and Valve’s Portal. These two games managed to give Platformers and First-Person Puzzle Games a solid place in the video game world. But what if Nintendo teamed up with Valve and recreated the famous Mario game with Portal gun mechanics?
Here is the Trailer:
Here is the download link:
The features list includes:
- Complete recreation of SMB
- Elements from Portal
- Portal gun that shoots portals
- 4-player simultaneaous coop
- Level Editor that was used to create the levels in the game
- 33 different hats
- Downloadable Mappacks
- Game modifiers for extra fun
Thanks at those guys:
- Maurice Guégan: I’m responsible for pretty much everything about the games, managing site content and designs.
- Sašo Smolej: I’m responsible for keeping site and the server up and running, coding web backend for games and bugtesting.
Stabyourself.net is a two-man studio formed in early 2011 aiming to create enjoyable experiences for anyone to easily get into and enjoy.
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