Great news for all those people who haven’t played the original Portal yet, as Valve is making the puzzle game free until September 20, 2011. The full game is available for both PC and Mac users through Steam.
According to GameSpot, the company has launched a new initiative called Learn with Portals which encourages teachers to use the game for different educational purposes. This site states that: “One of the biggest challenges in teaching science, technology, engineering, and math is capturing the students’ imaginations long enough for them to see all of the possibilities that lie ahead.” “Using interactive tools like the Portal series to draw them in makes physics, math, logic, spatial reasoning, probability, and problem solving interesting, cool, and fun, which gets us one step closer to our goal: engaged, thoughtful kids!” the company wrote on the site.
Portal originally came out in 2007 as part of the Orange Box and it quickly became a huge success as it allowed players to create portals to solve multiple puzzles. The hilarious Artificial Intelligence, tongue-in-cheek humor, highly satisfying gameplay and unique physics made Portal one of the best games of the last decade.
For more information about the game read my review.