Free Portal for Everyone! For a Short Time

Written by John Ponio    Friday, 16 September 2011 14:23

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Valve's amazingly popular Portal videogame is now free to own, but only for a short time. Grab it by Tuesday for Mac or for PC before it goes back to costing money. Even if you don't want to download it, why not just have it in your Steam library? It really is an amazing game, and is worth playing through at least once. The press release says:

When we heard the buzz surrounding the new role video games are playing in education, we had to throw our hat in the ring. Today, innovative educators are finding ways to incorporate Portal™ and Portal 2 into their classrooms—helping teach physics and critical-thinking skills. It’s eye-opening to see how video games can be used in amazing and unexpected ways to help educate our next generation.

One of the biggest challenges in teaching science, technology, engineering, and math is capturing the students’ imaginations long enough for them to see all of the possibilities that lie ahead.

Using interactive tools like the Portal series to draw them in makes physics, math, logic, spatial reasoning, probability, and problem-solving interesting, cool, and fun which gets us one step closer to our goal—engaged, thoughtful kids!

Remember, it's only free until Tuesday, so act fast by downloading the game now.