If you are a diehard fan of Valve’s Portal franchise, there is a huge chance you are waiting impatiently for the next Portal. However, Valve has expressed no plans of developing the next Portal yet, so if you cannot wait, check out Quantum Conundrum, which is pretty much your next Portal game.
Quantum Conundrum is being developed by Kim Swift, the same person behind the marvel that Portal is, which is why the similarities between two are quite significant. The game is a first person puzzle platformer much like Portal. For those who might take it as a straight clone, might want to change their minds because it is not. The trailer revealed for the game during the E3 tradeshow proves that Quantum Conundrum, although shares some elements of Portal, is not quite like Portal.
Set in a bright and cartoony world, you play as little creature being led around by Professor Fitz Quadwrangle. Much like portal, the professor acts like GlaDos of the game, leading you into test rooms and asking you to solve physics based puzzles.
Quantum Conundrum does not have portals to go in and out through, but it features unique gravity mechanics that lets you shift dimensions. The mechanics let you slow down the time around you and even let you make heavy things light and vice versa.
During the E3 tradeshow we were able to get our hands on a playable demo on the booth of the developers. Through this demo we all agreed that Quantum Conundrum is a very well thought puzzle game just like Portal. The puzzles took some time and were really satisfying to solve. On top of its excellent gameplay, it also shares the same quirky humor from the Portal series. You are being lead by Professor Fitz Quadwrangle, who compliments on every successful move you make.
Quantum Conundrum is set to be released on PC on June 21 through Steam. Additionally console versions will also be made available through Xbox Live and PlayStation Network for their respective consoles. For more information on how the game looks like, check out the video below.