Valve has revealed some amazing news for all the portal gamers out there, how have made the first Portal game free on Steam. The game will be available on both the PC and Mac versions of the steam platform, up to the 20th of September, Steam released this statement to explain why they have made the first person puzzler free:
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!
If you are a fan of games, this is defiantly worth jumping onto your computer to download the freebie, but remember to do it quick because you only have until the 20th of September, which is next Tuesday.
What do you think? Have you downloaded the free game yet? What do you think about Portal?
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