Fan-made portable Portal released

Paul Yan August 27, 2013 - 3:33 am

Two indie devs have created an unofficial homebrew Portal game for the Nintendo DS entitled Aperture Science DS.

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One thing I love about a Portal game hitting handhelds is that I get to say “portable Portal.” That, and the fact that fans have made a playable, mobile version of Valve’s fantastic and lovable portal-shooting game.

Titled Aperture Science DS, the unofficial homebrew project was created by “Lobo” and “smealum” for the original Nintendo DS. According to ASDS’s website, the game  is “very buggy and incomplete,” but is still “mostly playable.”

ASDS, which includes “most of the mechanics found in the original”, features 14 levels, a level editor and even a ”kick-ass though largely incomplete and unpolished menu.“

I think that’s the first time I’ve ever heard of a menu being kick-ass!

Below, you can check out gameplay footage of ASDS. And yes, the kick-ass menu seems to be included.

Overall, the game looks pretty much like Portal, which is great, and I would actually like to see a Portal game with touch controls for smartphones. It seems like it would be a natural fit since you could just tap the screen to shoot a portal. I’m not sure about how other actions like jumping and holding onto objects would work, but I’m sure we can figure that out.

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Paul's gaming obsession may not be great for his social life, but it's great for BeefJack! Some of his favourite games include Super Mario 64, Grand Theft Auto III, and Final Fantasy VII. Social life? Who needs it. View all posts by Paul Yan →

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