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Portal 2 Authoring Tools Beta Released 47

Posted by Soulskill
from the contribute-to-science dept.
Valve has announced the beta release of a set of authoring tools for Portal 2, allowing users to create their own puzzles and challenges in the name of science. "The Portal 2 Authoring Tools include versions of the same tools we used to make Portal 2. They'll allow you to create your own singleplayer and co-op maps, new character skins, 3D models, sound effects, and music." The tools are available for free to anyone who owns the PC version of the game.
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Portal 2 Authoring Tools Beta Released

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  • More challenge (Score:4, Insightful)

    by traindirector (1001483) on Thursday May 12, 2011 @02:11AM (#36103588)

    Like you, I really enjoyed the more difficult puzzles in Narbacular Drop and Portal.

    When I finished the story mode in the original Portal, I immediately went on to some of the packed-in challenge chambers and modes for some more complex puzzle solving with portals.

    When I finished the story mode in Portal 2, I looked for the more challenging content and found... nothing. It seemed like quite an oversight at first not to even include a feature like that that was in the original game.

    I get the feeling it's more difficult to create a good puzzle in Portal than in most puzzle games. Here's hoping that the community will quickly fill that gap with some high-quality puzzles.

  • Re:Microsoft (Score:2, Insightful)

    by GameboyRMH (1153867) <<moc.liamg> <ta> <hmryobemag>> on Thursday May 12, 2011 @07:15AM (#36104926) Journal

    Haha shoulda thought of that before you bought a console instead of a PC!

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