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Jun 1, 2008 | 2:26 PM EDT
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"In 2008, the largest particle accelerator ever created, the LHC at CERN's particle physics lab in Switzerland, was activated for the first time. The research obtained from this experiment has revolutionized the way we think about science. Un-answered questions that have puzzled man since the dawn of humanity are finally being answered. Are there extra dimensions? What is dark matter? Is time travel possible? Epsilon Experimental Sciences Research Facility aims to discover the potential of this whole new world of science, and you have been appointed as the primary test participant."

Going with what seems to be the current trend, I've made my version of a portal game. The challenges are based around solving tasks using various fictional technologies discovered as the result of the LHC experiment, primarily wormhole manipulation. Other methods include gravity shift, time reversal, and general cognitive dexterity.

I started this a while back and planned on coinciding it with the release of Valve's Portal, which coincidentally was around the same time CERN was planning to activate the particle accelerator. Unfortunately Epsilon still wasn't ready by the time Portal came out and the LHC still hasn't been switched on, so I decided to leave it until now.

Thanks to Geier Arnold for the original soundtrack, and for tirelessly helping out in the beta testing process.

NOTE: If you are experiencing problems with lag while freezing the ball, try turning off the ghost rooms by pressing G.

Reviews


LookAtMeeeeLookAtMeeee

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Fantastic.

That was so fantastic I was disappointed when it finished D:
I loved it, hope more people make games like this.


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MelonSmashrMelonSmashr

Rated 5 / 5 stars

simply amazing!

This game is epic! The graphics are astounding and the Portal-like feel is amazing! BRILLIANT!!



GrimriderGrimrider

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Epic

Seriously. This was perfect. Good music, good gameplay, nice atmosphere, clever puzzles, incredible polish. Worthy of professional, commercially released games. Bravo.



WackoMcGooseWackoMcGoose

Rated 5 / 5 stars

lol, physics!

This is very fun to play, and you were right to try and release it at the same time as Portal's release. The ability to Think With Portals is very helpful in some of the angular reflectance puzzles. And the ending was brilliant. All I could think of was "404 computer hamsters not found" :P

One very important tip to "test participants": In the advanced challenges, if you get stuck, see if you can rewind the ball. Many of the puzzles don't make it explicit that you can use Space-Time Rewind, and it may be exactly what you need to succeed. Oh, and gravity manipulators do NOT return if you rewind!


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dinodudebdinodudeb

Rated 5 / 5 stars

OMG

wow just wow- i can't believe how great of a game this is- i used to think that this one fps was the best game on ng- but this- is just amazing- this is good enough to be a platform game- better than most out rite now- i would seriously consider taking this to a gameing company- and get it copyrited asap


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