Rumors circulated this morning that a countdown clock at the website for Aperture Science, the in game company for Valve’s upcoming Portal sequel would mark the announcement that the game would be released early.
Errr….yes and no.
The good news is that you CAN help get Portal 2 out and the even better news is that all you have to do is play a ton of really awesome indie games to make it happen. Sticking with the theme of needing more computing power to unlock the game early, the AR game’s release is dependent on Steam users playing a series of indie games like Super Meat Boy, The Ball and Amnesia: The Dark Descent. As of this writing, the computer is planning on releasing Portal 2 in about 86 hours. Not soon enough! It’s an easy equation really, more people playing more of these games and Portal 2 comes out even sooner.