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Augmented reality Portal is one of the greatest gaming videos on the internet

The greatest AR/VR video we have ever seen.


Phillip Tracy

Internet Culture

Published Feb 6, 2017   Updated May 25, 2021, 1:36 am CDT

A game developer brought Valve’s beloved video game Portal to life using a Microsoft HoloLens developer kit.

Kenny W shared a video on Reddit that shows him shooting augmented reality portals into actual walls using a holographic portal gun. What happens next is just about the most incredible virtual-anything we’ve ever seen: 

The Portal Gun places a Weighted Companion Cube into one portal, which gets spit out of a secondary portal onto a different real-world location. It miraculously interacts with its physical surroundings, for example, the virtual cube falls down human-made steps, lands perfectly on top of a kitchen table, and slams against a wall.

The AR project also mimics the gameplay elements that put Portal alongside the most innovative puzzle games ever created. One of the most mesmerizing is when Kenny W shoots a portal onto the ceiling of a room, and another on the floor directly underneath. He placed the cube into the floor portal where it proceeded to drop down from the ceiling and continue a never-ending free fall.

The developer edition for Microsoft HoloLens is available for $3,000. That may seem like a lot of money, but if it lets you play Portal in real life, well, that’s priceless.

H/T The Next Web

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*First Published: Feb 6, 2017, 2:36 pm CST