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Portal was the first Valve-developed game to be added to the OS X-compatible list of games available on the launch of the Steam client for Mac on May 12, ,  supporting Steam Play, in which players that had bought the game either on a Macintosh or Windows computer could also play it on the alternate system. As part of the promotion, Portal was offered as a free title for any Steam user during the two weeks following the Mac client's launch. Portal: Still Alive was announced as an exclusive Xbox Live Arcade game at the E3 convention, and was released on October 22, He stated that it was debatable whether an owner of The Orange Box should purchase this, as its added levels do not add to the plot.
However, he praised the quality of the new maps included in the game.
It was praised for its unique gameplay and dark , deadpan humor. The game generated a fan following for the Weighted Companion Cube  —even though the cube itself does not talk or act in the game. Fans have created plush  and papercraft versions of the cube and the various turrets,  as well as PC case mods  and models of the Portal cake and portal gun.
Ben Croshaw of Zero Punctuation gave the game a rare entirely positive review, calling it "the most fun you'll have with your PC until they invent a force-feedback codpiece".
Croshaw went on to say: "I went in expecting a slew of interesting portal-based puzzles and that's exactly what I got, but what I wasn't expecting was some of the funniest pitch black humor I've ever heard in a game". He states that, while the game was short, the two- to three-hour length of the game was perfect as the game did not outstay its welcome, and called the ending "balls-tighteningly fantastic", while praising the game as "absolutely sublime from start to finish" adding that he would jam forks in his eyes if he ever praised a game so highly ever again.
Writing for GameSetWatch in , columnist Daniel Johnson pointed out similarities between Portal and Erving Goffman 's essay on dramaturgy , The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life , which equates one's persona to the front and backstage areas of a theater. Portal won the "Action" section for the platform "Modern Windows".
Since its release Portal remains one of the best video games of all time , having been included on several cumulative "Top Games of All Time" lists through The popularity of the game and its characters led Valve to develop merchandise for Portal made available through its online Valve physical merchandise store. Some of the more popular items were the Weighted Companion Cube plush toys and fuzzy dice.
Wolpaw noted they did not expect certain elements of the game to be as popular as they were, while other elements they had expected to become fads were ignored, such as a giant hoop that rolls on-screen during the final scene of the game that the team had named Hoopy. A modding community has developed around Portal , with users creating their own test chambers and other in-game modifications.
This flash version was well received by the community  and the group has since converted it to a map pack for the published game. Swift stated that future Portal developments would depend on the community's reactions, saying, "We're still playing it by ear at this point, figuring out if we want to do multiplayer next, or Portal 2 , or release map packs. Though Portal 2 was originally announced for a Q4 release, the game was released on April 19, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
This article is about the video game. For the game, see Portal interactive novel. For the series, see Portal series. Portal 's box art displays a figure falling into a portal. October 10, WW : May 12, WW : May 2, A representation of how the magnitude of linear momentum is conserved through portals. By jumping into the blue portal, the character is launched out of the orange portal and onto the platform on the right. A more advanced portal technique.
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The character builds up speed using two blue portals, to reach an otherwise unreachable area. The second blue portal is carefully created in mid-air, after exiting the orange portal for the first time, destroying the first blue portal in the process. See also: Critical reception of The Orange Box. See also: Portal 2 and Portal video game series.
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