Portal Portable Port Gets First Public Release

Portal Portable Port Gets First Public Release

Aperture Science DS is an unofficial DS port of Valve's smash hit puzzler: Portal.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: the modding and homebrewing community can sometimes create things of beauty and magnificence. This time, GBATemp forum-goers Smealum and Lobo's Aperture Science DS, an unofficial Nintendo DS port of Valve's Portal we saw pop up earlier this year, has received its first public release.

You can download the game for free from Smealum's website, although he states that the game is in a very early alpha stage. "This version is the first public release. It is very buggy and incomplete, but it is mostly playable. It includes 14 levels." Of course, being a homebrew game, you'll need a flash cart to play it.

Flash carts, such as the R4, are most often associated with piracy, and as Nintendo has publicly condemned their sale, it's a very legal gray area to purchase one for homebrew games such as this. Flash carts are illegal to purchase in Australia, the UK and Japan.

The story of Aperture Science DS centers on Doug Rattman, the Aperture scientist responsible for the infamous "The cake is a lie" scribbling, as well as the mysterious person who took care of Chell in between Portal and Portal 2.

There's also a level editor should you wish to flex your creative muscle.

Someone at Valve needs to hire these guys ASAP, and make an official 3DS port using these assets. It's a shame Nintendo doesn't embrace homebrewers and modders the way Valve does.

Source: Aperture Science DS via Joystiq

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There was already an article about it: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/122064-Porter-Ports-Portal-to-Portable

Good to see that it actually has a working release. It looks great.

You actually break the law in those countries by buying a flash cart? How did that happen?

Doom972:
There was already an article about it: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/122064-Porter-Ports-Portal-to-Portable

Good to see that it actually has a working release. It looks great.

You actually break the law in those countries by buying a flash cart? How did that happen?

Thanks! Since that article was written though, he has released a public release. For the flash cart thing, there were a couple of high court rulings against distributors that eventually ruled the carts to be illegal. AFAIK, they are still legal to purchase in the US

You meant "The SECOND Portal Portable Port Got a Public Release", right? Because QUArtal, a PSP version of Portal is out for quite some time, fully functional and yes, it has a map editor.

RT:
You meant "The SECOND Portal Portable Port Got a Public Release", right? Because QUArtal, a PSP version of Portal is out for quite some time, fully functional and yes, it has a map editor.

I never said it was the first portal portable, i just said that it had received its first release. As in the first release of this particular game

RT:
You meant "The SECOND Portal Portable Port Got a Public Release", right? Because QUArtal, a PSP version of Portal is out for quite some time, fully functional and yes, it has a map editor.

I never heard about it until now. Thanks. Downloading it now and I will be playing it on my PSP soon.

This guy should send this to Valve and have it released on the eShop. It'd make a fortune.

I'd say they should release it on Vita if they ever made a handheld Portal, every system has the two analog sticks required for first-person which makes it much less of a pain than using the face buttons, and you could probably put the Source engine from the first Portal on there easily.

I perceive a plethora of players playing this portable portion of portal.

gunny1993:
I perceive a plethora of players playing this portable portion of portal.

Particularly pirates pillaging pilgrim ports.

Steven Bogos:

Doom972:
There was already an article about it: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/122064-Porter-Ports-Portal-to-Portable

Good to see that it actually has a working release. It looks great.

You actually break the law in those countries by buying a flash cart? How did that happen?

Thanks! Since that article was written though, he has released a public release. For the flash cart thing, there were a couple of high court rulings against distributors that eventually ruled the carts to be illegal. AFAIK, they are still legal to purchase in the US

They are not illegal to own or use for NON-Licensed software... Japan has ruled that they are illegal to make though....

OT: This this right here is why I bought an R4I card. That and the ability to get my entire library of games on a single card instead of 50 single carts. Now that I have the E-shop I only use my R4I for homebrews and my back log of games

 

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