Portal 2 Early Release! Play 13 Indie Games to Release Portal 2 Earlier
The countdown timer set by The Aperture Science has expired earlier today without an early Portal 2 release, we all were waiting for. Instead of the release of Portal 2 it is offering the opportunity to participate to the game’s early release, ahead of its scheduled release date on Tuesday.
Interestingly, it is The GLaDOS@Home that is currently tracking the folks playing the 13 games that include the Potato Sack bundle on Steam. When enough players have booted up each of the games, Portal 2 will be released early — or, as the website puts it, “Help release Portal 2 early! Play the 13 indie games in the Potato Sack to reboot GLaDOS.”
If you visit the original countdown site it would smile on you with the following messege and then automatically redirects you to to the GLaDOS@Home site:
09:00 ? Hello again.
09:00 ? I’ve been waiting a long time for this.
09:00 ? I know it’s arriving later than expected.
09:00 ? But I have a message for you:
09:00 ? April Fools.
09:01 ? I’m joking.
09:01 ? Seriously, though:
09:01 ? You’ve been surprisingly competent at
09:01 ? generating electro-chemical energy to jumpstart the system.
09:01 ? But now we need raw computational power
09:02 ? to speed up the reboot process.