It is one of the most popular Valve games in their selection and now Valve have announced that Portal has made its way to the Steam Linux platform. Portal (1) was released back in 2007 alongside the likes of Team Fortress 2 and Half Life 2 and it is arguably one of their most successful games, although, the majority of Valve’s games seem to be successful and have good gamer followings.
The original Portal game is now available on all Linux distributions that support the Steam for Linux client.
“Portal is a 2007 first-personpuzzle-platformvideo game developed by Valve Corporation. The game 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” says Wikipedia.
Anyone who currently owns a copy of Portal will automatically have a Linux version available when they install and log into the Steam for Linux client on a Linux based system. Anyone that doesn’t have Portal but would like it, for Windows and Linux, can get it from the Steam Store where it is currently £6.99/€6.99/$9.99. My advice would be to wait for a Steam sale if you don’t want to pay that much as Valve games always seem to be on sale.
What are your thoughts on Portal arriving on Linux? Are you happy about this?