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Portal 2 draws from the award-winning formula of innovative gameplay, story, and music that earned the original Portal over 70 industry accolades and created a cult following. For more information on Portal 2 click here.
Release Date: May 17, 2011
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Buy Portal 2 - The Final Hours

Portal 2 - The Final Hours is a digital book that takes you deep within the top-secret offices of Valve for an unvarnished look at the creative process behind Portal 2. Now with a free bonus chapter added!

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About the Digital Book

The Final Hours of Portal 2 takes you deep within the top-secret offices of Valve for an unvarnished look at the creative process behind the new video game Portal 2. Journalist Geoff Keighley was granted unprecedented “fly on the wall” access to Valve to create this staggering 15,000 word multimedia experience. From the hush-hush Portal prequel that was shelved to the last minute scramble to complete the game’s story, The Final Hours of Portal 2 is a gripping and dramatic story brought to life by exclusive photos, videos, interviews, interactive experiences, and other surprises.

Key features:

In The Final Hours of Portal 2 Valve reveals:

  • That Portal 2 actually began as a prequel to the first game without portals or GLaDOS.
  • The Directed Design Experiments created after Half-Life 2: Episode 2, including video of a never-before-disclosed project, Two Bots, One Wrench.
  • How the story of Portal 2 evolved during development. See images and read surprising details.
  • How it worked with Jonathan Coulton to create "Want You Gone," the closing song to the game.

Interactive Highlights Include:

  • Play with portals in an interactive diagram where you learn how portals work.
  • 360 degree panorama photos of the Valve office and design labs.
  • Listen to the songs that inspired the Portal 2 development team.
  • Hear Jonathan Coulton's Portal 2 song in various stages of development.
  • Puppet Wheatley in an interactive experience
  • Destroy Aperture Science by wiping your fingers over the screen.
  • Interact with fans and voice your opinion via polls and a feedback form.

About the Game

Portal 2 draws from the award-winning formula of innovative gameplay, story, and music that earned the original Portal over 70 industry accolades and created a cult following. For more information on Portal 2 click here.


PC System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS: • Microsoft® Windows® XP Home, Professional, or Tablet PC Edition with Service Pack 3; Windows Server® 2003 or 2008; Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise (including 64-bit editions) with Service Pack 2; or Windows 7
    • Processor: • 2.33GHz Intel® Pentium® 4, AMD Athlon® 64 2800+, or faster processor
    • Memory: • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS: Mac OS X v10.4.9
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ Duo or faster processor
    • Memory: 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
    • Other Requirements: Adobe Air needs to be installed
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33 of 34 people (97%) found this review helpful
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2 reviews
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First of all, this is no game but a virtual interactive book, and a very good one as a matter of fact.
To everyone who is interested in the behind the scenes of Portal 2, and how a development of a game works at Valve, you're in for one hell of a ride. I absolutely recommend it, it shows the everyday routine of an employee at Valve, some very enlightening points of view on their known delays and some videos plus slideshows too keep you interested while reading. If you read it all calmly and with some attention it will take you a bit less than an hour to go through it all, but I assure you, it's absolutely worth it.
Posted: December 27th, 2013
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Get this if you are a geek about how games are made!
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
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An interesting and provocative look into the development wins and woes behind the critically-acclaimed game Portal 2. The interactive bits are tons of fun, and there's a lot of behind-the-scenes material that really opens your eyes on the game design process, as well as how Valve Software works as a company. Buy this...game?...if you're a fan of Portal 2, a fan of Valve as a company, or if you just want to see what kinds of ideas and practices go into designing and producing a video game.
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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12 of 20 people (60%) found this review helpful
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Awesome book, prefering this to everyone who wants to know how is portal made.
Posted: January 10th, 2014
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
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2.5 hrs on record
This digital book is about the development of Portal 2 and what goes on at Valve it has very interesting info about ideas and concepts during development also stories and struggles of the staff who helped make the great game we know. I would recommend this to Valve and Portal 2 fans
Posted: November 30th, 2013
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