PORTAL Break Down: Pure and Simple Origins!



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PORTAL is one of the best games to come out of nowhere. This begs the question: Where did it come from?! This amazing, genre-changing game –that won more than 30 Best Game of the Year awards– was a student project. In this episode, Lee takes you behind the scenes to reveal the incredible story of how Portal was made!

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23 COMMENTS

  1. Never played Portal. Want to a lot, but just haven't been able too. Also, what do you think about doing a Metroid: Prime video?

  2. Portal 2 came out in 2011? Oh my gosh I remember being so hyped for it's release. I was in 3rd grade when I first played it.

  3. Does anyone have the link to the video that starts around 4:17 that shows the presentation and the team actually getting hired. that seems like a good uplifting happy video.

  4. The first time I heard the phrase "THE CAKE IS A LIE" was in a game called Primary where you are a guy who can change between Primary colours and during one level when you get an upgrade for yellow the level is called "THE CAKE IS A LIE" and as you can imagine yellow is able to put portals down as an upgrade. I also played a 2D flash version of Portal. It was more of a puzzle endless room kinda thing.

  5. I can't imagine how crazy it would be to be the students presenting to Valve. All that staff and then GabeN comes in…

  6. I love these videos. They are always so perfectly paced with stories and info thats fascinating. Not to mention the fact that Furst has an amazing voice. Feel better, man. Can't wait for the next video!

  7. So far there's been 3 Portal related videos on this channel, and only 1 out of those 3 is an episode of Game Theory. I wish there was more, because Portal is probably the 2nd most theorized game in existence. (The 1st is FNaF, of course.)

  8. Nice to see how successful those DigiPen students were with their unique idea. Portal is an amazing game and Portal 2 was too!

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