Portal coming to Android as timed-exclusive for NVIDIA devices

Portal coming to Android as timed-exclusive for NVIDIA devices
Portal is one of the best puzzle games, and really one of the best games overall to come out in recent history. It is a game with great gameplay, superb dark comedy writing, and a ton of personality. And, soon it will also be a game that is available for Android devices. The announcement came from NVIDIA today speaking at the 2014 GPU Technology Conference, which is not a conference usually known for mobile game announcements. 

NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said that Portal will come to the Shield handheld system. NVIDIA is doing the work to create a full port of the game with the aid of Valve. At first, Portal will be exclusive to Android devices running on NVIDIA chipsets, but it won't technically be locked to that hardware. This means that you'll not only be able to pirate the APK when it is released (though we would never condone that), but that there is a chance that Portal will see a wider release later on. 

There is no word yet on when the game will be coming to Android. The only word used was "soon", which doesn't really mean much. There was also no word on pricing for the game. If all goes well, NVIDIA hopes to port more PC games to the Android platform.

source: The Verge

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8 Comments

1. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Ace news

2. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Portal and Portal 2 are two of my favorite games. I'm not sure how well they'll play on a hand held device, but we shall see.

3. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

The cake is a lie!

4. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Portal is awesome, but I think it would be kind of difficult to play on a touchscreen. Some of the puzzles require some fairly precise aiming and timing to accomplish. I'd still love to give it a go though.

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

lol, no joke, even with a full sized monitor and the precision controls of a mouse and keyboard, the games can be hard. I think I would rather play it on the Oculus Rift anyways, though then I might just lose my lunch.

6. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Hell, there was a reason zoom was added in Portal 2 (it was needed in Portal 1). I can't imagine trying to squint and see the far off surfaces I need to hit on a smartphone screen versus a full size laptop screen or TV.

7. linaresx

Posts: 101; Member since: Jun 13, 2013

Still waiting for Narbacular Drop 2. Whatever happened to those guys?

8. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Lol, you're hilarious.

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