Monthly Archives: April 2011
here’s my group’s organization Coding jokes hacks Development Narbuncular Drop to Portal Logic Physics Puzzles level plans Characters (audio and screen shot) (You, GLaDOS, Cubes, Turrets, Dead Guy) Diegetic World (Graphics (surface texture), Typography, Ambient noise) Story (Timeline, Aperture Science) Interface Platform controls Marketing outside materials (Orange … Continue reading
My group thought that it would be kind of cool to arrange the exhibits in a manner similar to the gameplay of Portal. So, consistent with the 19 Test Chambers of the game, I tried to come up with 19 … Continue reading
Portal Fan Art
Here’s a website that is fan based and has a lot of different fan made art about Portal that was cool to look at.
If Mario Had a Portal Gun…
Goofs in Portal
This is n unrelated post that anyone who has played tetris will find interesting: http://www.gudmagazine.com/games/heaven/
Portal in college
It should come to no surprise that you can analyze portal in a class in college but we’re not the only ones doing it. Apparently all students going into Wabash College in Indiana have portal included in their required reading. … Continue reading
Response to Portal, Sound, and Music
It is true that the portal sounds really make the game what it is, particularly GLaDOS and her conniving, insane ramblings. One particular thing I want to focus on is the way the sounds set the mood or tone of … Continue reading
Seeker- Most deserving of a sequel
I found a website, called Gamecola, that gives out awards to new games annually. In 2007, Portal won several awards, including: Best new character: GlaDOS, Most Innovative, and Most deserving of a sequel. Mission: accomplished.
Seeker: History of Aperture Science
This is a really humorous history of the Aperture Science Laboratory written by Portal’s creators. Good to know their sense of humor carries past GLaDOS’s witty remarks. http://www.gameinformer.com:80/b/features/archive/2010/03/24/aperture-science_3a00_-a-history.aspx
On University Libraries Starting Videogame Collections
The Chronicle of Higher Education has an interesting article on academic libraries starting to build videogame collections: http://chronicle.com/article/Video-Game-Rooms-Become-the/127229/ …Would love to see Mason start something like this…
Portal and Procedural Rhetoric
One of the first things I noticed about Portal is the way Chell (the main character) is shepherded throughout the various levels by GLaDOS. While at first this makes sense in the context of the testing center, once Chell (spoiler) … Continue reading
Just watched on the news that playstation was seriously hacked since last Wednesday and has already started to affect the 70 million users worldwide. User passwords, credit card information, and more was accessed and possibly stolen. CRAZY! (any Playstation users … Continue reading
Possible Approaches to Portal (from whiteboard)
Feminism in Portal
http://www.gamepro.com/article/features/218960/portal-s-glados-as-feminist-icon/ Here’s an interesting article on the female roles in Portal. It goes into detail about Glados and who she represents in society.