The dark humor of Portal is Still Alive on the Nintendo DS

From the blatant copyright infringement department comes Still Alive, a homebrew game for the Nintendo DS that does a good job of capturing the madcap mayhem of the popular Valve game Portal from the PC.


Of course, without the raw horsepower of the PC and modern consoles, French developer “T4ils” have had to cut a few corners in the graphics and presentation of the wall-zapping puzzler for the DS version. Fortunately, the core gameplay appears to be intact — players must make their way through maze-like levels by creating portals on wall surfaces which allow them to teleport around the level.


Here, the goal is no longer simply to make it to the exit, since the infamous cake from the original game has finally deicded to make an appearance. Players must scoop up the pieces of cake scattered throughout stage as an additional challenge before they can make their way to the next level.


Fortunately, despite the changes in gameplay and graphics, the creativity and dark humor of the original Valve release seems to be intact. Some players have even reported difficulty making it past the game’s menu screen, which requires a little bit of creative thinking.


If you think you are up for the challenge, be sure to head over to the developer’s site to download a free copy of the game. If you are not sure how to run homebrew software on your system, be sure and check out our handy DS Homebrew Guide.

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