Portal: The First Slice

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Portal
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Basic Information
Developer:

Valve

Publisher:
  • Valve Corporation
Distributor:
  • Steam (online)
Engine:

Source Engine

Released:
  • Microsoft Windows:
    • Steam May 8, 2008
Modes:

Singleplayer

Genre:

First-person puzzle/platformer

Ratings:
  • N/A
Requirements:
  • Windows
    • Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000
    • CPU: 1.7 GHz (3.0 GHz recommended)
    • Memory: 512 MB (1 GB recommended)
    • Graphics hardware: Nvidia DirectX 8 video card (Nvidia Direct X 9 video card recommended)
    • Network: Internet Connection

Portal: The First Slice is the demo version of Portal. It is comprised of the first eleven test chambers of the full game.

Availability

The demo was initially released as part of a Steam promotion for Nvidia hardware[1] and ATI [2]on May 8, 2008. If a user purchased Portal after downloading the demo, it would replace The First Slice in their game library. Over time, the demo was made available to all Steam users irrespective of their hardware. The demo was temporarily unavailable during the Portal is Free promotion, before being made available again some time later. It is still downloadable on Steam.

Gallery

References

  1. http://web.archive.org/web/20110804182429/http://www.steampowered.com/nvidia/# Nvidia Steam promotion, Archived
  2. http://web.archive.org/web/20100805110553/http://www.steampowered.com/ati_offer1a/ ATI Steam promotion, Archived