Portal linux is a new single player game from Valve. Set in the mysterious Aperture Science Laboratories, Portal linux has been called one of the most innovative new games on the horizon and will offer gamers hours of unique gameplay.
The game is designed to change the way players approach, manipulate, and surmise the possibilities in a given environment; similar to how Half-Life 2’s Gravity Gun innovated new ways to leverage an object in any given situation.
Players must solve physical puzzles and challenges by opening portals to maneuvering objects, and themselves, through space.
Portal linux is an innovative 1st person puzzler that was crafted with the utmost attention to detail. It blends thoughtful puzzle design with a comedic and interesting narrative in a surprisingly effective way that shaped it into an instant classic back when it was released in 2007.
Portal linux is a game enveloped by a stark and sterile tone with the added note that it’s not much of a looker due to an absence of elaborate visual effects rather.. the graphics are in reality more of a tool to push the atmosphere, which is the overbearing feeling that you are a lab rat with no control over your predicament. When looking at the visuals in this light, one realizes that Portal specifically chose this lack of graphical complexity in order to improve the more important aspects of its design, the gameplay and narrative. Because of this, Portal is visually flawless.
Just like virtually every other Valve game, the focus of Portal is its gameplay ashown by the majority of Portal’s emphases being on the expertly crafted puzzling along with the occasional platforming section. The puzzles are done through the quite original use of a portal gun you receive early in the game, which can shoot portals of two colors onto certain (white) surfaces, allowing you and objects to pass through to wherever you have placed the opposite portal. You’ll have to use these portals in a multitude of ways, whether it be to obtain a needed object, defeat obstacles, power a device in order to progress to the next level, etc. This fresh idea combined with the excellent physics results in some pretty great moments; an example being launching yourself through a portal at a fast pace, and then having to carry that momentum into a new portal you’ve made midflight in order to propel yourself at an objective. As for the platforming, it’s pretty much just the standard timed jumping every now and then, onto a platform. All considered the gameplay isn’t very varied, but the puzzling mechanic Portal relies on is both wonderfully ingenious and fun to play around with.
In Portal linux you begin by waking up in a cold and barren room, knowing nothing about your character or why you are where you are. A portal opens soon after being spoken to by a computerized womanly voice, and you are then released into the Aperture Science Facility to do… well, science. You do this science by the way of solving increasingly complex puzzles while being observed by this AI’s robotic voice, and who knows what else, if anything else. The whole way you are taunted by the artificial intelligence (whose name is GLaDOS) in a comedic fashion, but it often hits close to home because her insults are based on your actions, which she previously forced you to commit in order to proceed. This serves to build Portal’s personality, something very few games have, and it’s a real treat that this one does. As to not spoil too much, let’s shift gears. There are many environmental clues and eventually a confirmation through GLaDOS’ dialogue which informs you that Portal takes place in the same world as Half-Life, which opens up one of the biggest cans of worms in gaming history. How closely the two franchises are connected no one knows (because Gaben can’t count to 3), but it’s obviously of some importance to the overarching narrative if it was stated in game. Other than that the story culminates in a celebratory party where you get to eat some cake, which is a great way to end the game and move on to Portal 2. In conclusion, Portal’s narrative is one of science, then comedic relief, which is followed by mystery, and ends in cake; a story any gamer can enjoy.
General Info :-
Interface Language: Multilingual (including Russian)
Game Language: Multilingual (including Russian)
System Requirements :-
OS: Ubuntu 12.04
How to install :-
- Unpack. Play.
Additional Info :-
1. If “Failed to load the launcher” encountered,
2. If “Unable to load module vguimatsurface.so!
A. In the game, run