March 2011

"Portal"

Valve Corporation offers a new way to approach video games. And cake.

 

 

Valve Corporation changed the face of gaming with the Half-Life series and the development of the Source engine. You'd figure that with such an empire, Portal (2007) would've slipped under the radar. It could have, if not for the fact that it is an incredibly unique and staggeringly ingenious offering that does exactly what it says on the label - challenges the conventions of how to approach puzzles in video games.