Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Continuing my obsession with all things Portal

I love the video game Portal.  It is an amazingly fun puzzle game that looks like a first-person shooter.  Your character, Chell, wakes up in an Aperture Science testing facility run by the mad computer GLaDOS.  Using an Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device (a.k.a. a portal gun), you must work your way through a number (potentially fatal) training rooms until you can eventually confront the A.I. herself.

Assuming you defeat GLaDOS, the song Still Alive by Jonathan Coulton is sung for you by the A.I. at the end.  This song is actually what convinced me to purchase Portal in the first place, a decision I do not regret.  There is something amazingly fun and quirky song about this song.  One word I wouldn’t use to describe it is soulful.

Which is why I had to share this soulful rendition of Still Alive by Aya Korem.



Scafloc said...

I have followed Coulton for years, ever since I first heard "Ikea" on indiefeed. To be honest, I didn't think this was his best song ever, but I certainly liked it well enough to play portsl. I am glad I did, because it is one of the best games I have seen in a very, very long time.