Owners of the Nvidia Shield handheld games console might be pleased to know that Valve’s iconic PC game, Portal will be launching on the Nvidia Shield console on May 12th 2014.
The arrival of the Portal game on the Nvidia Shield handheld games console also means that Valve and NVIDIA have ported the Source Engine to Android, which is very exciting news.
The Source Engine powers all Valve’s games, including Half-Life 2, Team Fortress 2, as well as Left 4 Dead. Could these also be arriving soon on the Nvidia Shield console and other Android devices in the future?
“Portal is a 2007 first-person puzzle-platform video game developed by Valve Corporation. Portal primarily comprises a series of puzzles that must be solved by teleporting the player’s character and simple objects using “the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device”, a device that can create inter-spatial portals between two flat planes.
The player-character, Chell, is challenged by an artificial intelligence named GLaDOS (Genetic Lifeform and Disk Operating System) to complete each puzzle in the Aperture Science Enrichment Center using the portal gun with the promise of receiving cake when all the puzzles are completed.
The game’s unique physics allows momentum to be retained through portals, requiring creative use of portals to maneuver through the test chambers. This gameplay element is based on a similar concept from the gameNarbacular Drop; many of the team members from the DigiPen Institute of Technologywho worked on Narbacular Drop were hired by Valve for the creation of Portal.”
Source: Android Authority