Portal, the short but extremely brilliant and critically acclaimed shooter, will be out for the Mac, in addition to the PC release. The confirmation of this news comes via image scans of the latest edition of GameInformer magazine as reported on Macrumours, which features Portal 2 as the cover story.
Since the past couple of days, Valve had been hinting Portal’s imminent release for the Mac via teaser images which closely resemble Apple’s cult advertisements.
The hints were further boosted by a beta version of Steam ( Steam is Valve’s digital delivery and content management platform), which moved away from IE’s rendering engine to a Webkit based rendering engine, dumping the platform specific lockdown. Some enterprising folks had found OS X menu components in the Steam file directory, further providing proof of Portal 2 and Steam heading to the Mac.
For those living under a rock, Portal is an FPS game where the player must solve a series of puzzles by teleporting using what is known as the portal gun. The player is continuously egged-on by a voice-over AI, known as GLaDOS. Upon completion of the puzzles, the user said to be rewarded with a cake .
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