If you happen to be a fan of Valve’s Portal game series but you don’t have a copy of the original Portal for Mac or PC, you’ll be happy to know it is absolutely free on Steam until September 20th. Valve is giving away the title as a part of its “Learn with Portals” educational program, hoping to emphasize the role Portal plays on educating gamers in physics and critical thinking skills. Valve’s statement on the program’s goal follows:
One of the biggest challenges in teaching science, technology, engineering, and math is capturing the students’ imaginations long enough for them to see all of the possibilities that lie ahead.
Using interactive tools like the Portal series to draw them in makes physics, math, logic, spatial reasoning, probability, and problem-solving interesting, cool, and fun which gets us one step closer to our goal-engaged, thoughtful kids!
The Portal series is an undoubtedly entertaining and addicting one, no matter what platform you wish to play it on. Whether you’re a hardcore fan or you’ve never even heard of Portal before, there’s nothing to lose in picking up the game completely free of charge while it’s still available.