Portal, a single player, "single-player first person puzzle-platform sci fi video game" was first developed by Valve Corporation, who first released it as a package called "The Orange Box" to Microsoft and Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2007. The standalone version, available through Steam, which is Valve’s content delivery system through Windows, was released in 2008.
If its rising popularity is any measure, the portal (video games) has really taken the market by storm. It offers a plethora of action and puzzles which you need to solve, with the help of a special hand-held gun that facilitates teleporting the player’s character along with other objects that creates inter-spatial portals. The substance of the game is the competition between a player character called Chell and GLaDOS in solving each puzzle. A cake happens to be the ultimate prize. The game opens with your gun firing a ball into the wall or entrance, when a portal is open, and the second ball is fired into a position to create your exit point for the game. During the game, your gun and all the other objects appearing during the game will assist you in overcoming the obstacles which are present or appear to pop up all the time. The game has a series of levels, which seem to get more difficult as you progress.
The blend of the graphic styles of High-Life with the Half-Line Engine, breaths fire and life into the game, which has been designed primarily to with a view to sharpen your wits and provide relaxation and fun to your mind. The designers of the game have incorporated a sense of humor and comedy to make it both interesting and captivating to the players
The portal, it seems, has not set an individual goal; it is for you to do things as you want and search your own destiny, which adds zest to the game.
The Portal (video games) also provides a running commentary, which, when activated, will explain the nuances of how each effect has been obtained in the game, how each icon was configured and designed, and their original compulsions when doing so. A sequel was released in 2011 with several added advanced features.