Steam for Linux users rejoice! Valve has released a Portal Beta for Linux on Steam
Valve, the company behind Steam and several games on the platform, has released a beta version of their critically acclaimed, physics-based puzzler, Portal, for Linux.
What does this mean for fans of Valve games? Well it shows Valve’s continued dedication to Linux as a gaming platform and the ongoing port of the Source game engine to Linux means any non-Valve games that use it will also benefit. Also, this beta release indicates that it’s very likely that the rest of the Half Life and Portal series may be coming to Linux in the not so distant future.
Download The Portal Beta for Linux
If you don’t have Steam already installed you can do so via the Ubuntu Software Centre
Or directly from Valve:
Or for you command line fans:
wget http://repo.steampowered.com/steam/archive/precise/steam_latest.deb sudo dpkg -i steam_latest.deb && sudo apt-get install -fy
If you already have Steam installed, or have just finished installing and setting it up, you can click the following button to download and install the Portal Beta:
Happy portaling! (Spoiler alert: The cake is a lie.)