When Valve Software released their much anticipated physics-based shooter Portal 2 earlier this week, they did so on pretty much every platform that could handle it, including the Mac, PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Unfortunately, despite its beefy A5 processor, the iPad 2 wasn’t on that list… but if you just can’t get enough Portal 2, you can at least download a new app for an exclusive, multimedia behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Valve’s new classic.
Called The Final Hours of Portal 2, the app is primairly a 15,000 word essay on the making of Valve’s much anticipated new game, documented with videos, lots of behind-the-scene pictures and interviews. It’s written by Geoff Keighley, an excellent video game journalist who wrote “The Final Hours of Half-Life,” “The Final Hours of Half-Life 2” and “Knee Deep In A Dream: The Story of Daikatana”. Collectively, these are some of the best example of long-form video games journalism ever, and I anticipate “The Final Hours of Portal 2” will be good company for them.