Chell has emerged from a familiar yawning orange gate into a place that looks almost but not quite entirely like Steam for Windows. Yes, Portal has popped up in Steam’s Linux beta – and there’s more than a whiff of a suggestion that its sequel will soon be breaching the gap too.
You can reportedly now buy Portal for £6.99 on the Linux Steam Store – though thanks to a period in which it was free for both PC and Mac a while back, I can’t imagine there’ll be many who don’t own it already. Here’s that excellent trailer made to commemorate the event, for those of you who’ve forgotten it:
As for the sequel? Gearburn report that Portal 2 is visible under the ‘all games’ tab in the store, but is currently greyed out – almost as if waiting for a box in Bellevue’s Valve HQ to be ticked to make it purchasable. We’ll keep one bloodshot eye on that while we go about our weekends.