The Art of Video Games: “Portal” Exhibition Video
GLaDOS: “Due to mandatory scheduled maintenance, the appropriate chamber for this testing sequence is currently unavailable. It has been replaced with a live fire course designed for military androids. The Enrichment Center apologizes for the inconvenience and wishes you the best of luck.”
NARRATOR: Central to the gameplay is Chell’s Portal Gun, a device that gives her the ability to create a tunnel through space. By shooting portals on different surfaces, Chell can step through one and emerge instantly into another. This results in endlessly challenging and elaborate puzzles for the player to solve, accompanied by GLaDOS’ dark humor.
GLaDOS: “Certain objects may be vital to your success. Do not destroy testing apparatus.”
Portal Ω Valve.
This video is one of 80 displayed in The Art of Video Games exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.