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Imagine the insanity: Players can create Portal 2 puzzles
Posted on April 26, 2012 by Paige Carlson

Starting May 8th, Valve will release level creation tools for the popular puzzle game Portal 2. The tools are named as the “Perpetual Testing Initiative” and they will be available for both the PC and Mac Steam platforms.

The “Perpetual Testing Initiative” will allow for players to create and share puzzles with others by publishing them to the Steam Workshop. Once there, puzzles can be voted on as well as downloaded for use the next time the game is booted up.  There will be no need to start up a new application for the “Perpetual Testing Initiative” since the content is in-game. Valve said they would release more information about the free downloadable content on their blog.

Portal 2 is the 2011 winner of “Best PC Game” for the Video Game Awards and is a continuation of the previous Portal game. The game sees the return of Chell and GLaDOS as well as the introduction of new characters.

 

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Portal 2 Perpetual Testing Initiative Begins May 8

 

April 26, 2012 -- Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Half-Life and Counter-Strike) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced the free Portal 2 DLC titled "Perpetual Testing Initiative" will be available for the PC and Mac on May 8th.

The "Perpetual Testing Initiative" allows players to easily create, share, and play Portal 2 puzzles. The Initiative comes with a simplified puzzle maker that allows that creation of mind-bending puzzles without ever leaving the game.

The puzzle maker can directly publish maps to the Steam Workshop where users can browse, vote on, and select to play them. Selected puzzles will automatically be downloaded and installed inside Portal 2.

Portal 2 holds a Metacritic score of 95% and has been awarded numerous Game of Year awards. It features expansive single and cooperative multiplayer game modes.

For more information on Portal 2 and its downloadable content, please visit http://www.thinkwithportals.com.

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