One of the most unexpected game mashups ever will be released on December 20 for Android and other platforms. Bridge Constructor Portal will blend the gameplay of creating physics-accurate bridges with the wacky sci-fi setting of the hugely popular Portal puzzle games.
Developed by ClockStone Software, in collaboration with Portal creator Valve, the game itself will be published by Headup Games for PC, Mac, Linux, and iOS in addition to Android. Game console versions are due in 2018. This will be the first Portal-related game that has been released for mobile platforms.
The rather brief press release didn’t offer much in terms of details for Bridge Constructor Portal, saying only that it will merge the different materials and physical laws from the offices of Portal’s Aperture Labs with the Bridge Constructor gameplay. The three screenshots that were release give some sort of idea of what to expect. It looks like players will have to get across some very complicated bridge puzzles, using different elements from Portal, including the dimension warping Portals themselves, along with laser bridges and traps, colored goo that makes you move faster, and more.
Of course, it would not be a Portal game without the evil-yet-polite AI GLaDOS taunting your efforts. Based on the teaser trailer, “she” will be in full effect in Bridge Constructor Portal. It’s likely that she will tell you there’s a cake somewhere on your bridge building journey, but it’s almost certainly a lie.
Headup Games has not yet revealed a price for Bridge Constructor Portal, but we don’t expect it to be all that expensive.
So, who’s excited? Would you like to see Valve bring its two main Portal games over to Android at some point? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.