Portal the popular first person puzzle platform video game is now avilable for free and that too legally. The game which was huge success on release and was till now a paid video game is now provided for free download via Steam but for limited period only. We recommend our readers to download it as soon as possible as the offer lasts till September 20.
The developers of the game Valve Corporation, have decided to offer the game for free for the Learn With Portal program. The game helps them to hone their skills on various subjects like Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and more.
The game is set in the mysterious Aperture Science Laboratories and by many this game is considered as one of the most innovative game.
The developers have mentioned at their site :
Intrigue. Engage. Inspire.
When we heard the buzz surrounding the new role video games are playing in education, we had to throw our hat in the ring. Today, innovative educators are finding ways to incorporate Portal™ and Portal 2 into their classrooms—helping teach physics and critical-thinking skills. It’s eye-opening to see how video games can be used in amazing and unexpected ways to help educate our next generation.
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!
We had earlier also reported the release of Team Fortress Online for free. This game is also developed by Valve Corporation and is available for Mac and Windows.
The Minimum Requirements for Portal is quite reasonable :
- 1.7GHz processor
- 512MB RAM
- DirectX 9 video card
- Internet connection to be able to play Portal on your PC.