Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Video Game News › [Joystiq]The indie origins of the Portal 2 'Potato Sack' ARG
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Joystiq]The indie origins of the Portal 2 'Potato Sack' ARG

post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
Quote:
For fans, the recent Portal 2 ARG began with the discovery of unexpected, hidden messages within the "Potato Sack" bundle of indie games. As it happens, the project's development also started with a mysterious missive -- to the developers of those games.

"Dude, it was so rad," Alex Neuse, CEO of Bit.Trip Beat developer Gaijin Games told Joystiq. "[Valve] contacted a bunch of independent developers -- like a whole bunch. They contacted a bunch of us and said, 'Hey, we're thinking of doing something wacky up here at Valve, and we were wondering if you'd be interested in coming up here and talking to us about it.' And that was about it."
More
Nemesis NE-α
(15 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4790k (Devil's Canyon) AsRock Z97 Extreme 4 Visiontek AMD 6990 Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung EVO 840 XSPC Raystorm Windows 8.1 Dell U2311H 1920x1080 IPS 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Dell U2311H 1920x1080 IPS Dell U2311H 1920x1080 IPS Ducky Blue Overclock.net Themed Mechanical Keyb... Corsair Silver 1kw  
CaseMouseAudio
Case Labs TH10 Logitech G502 Logitech 5.1 speakers w/ Onkyo Receiver 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon W3520 i7 4.0ghz EVGA X58 Classified Visiontek 6990 GSkill 6GB DDR3 Pi 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x OCZ Vertex 60GB SSD ; 2x 1TB ; 2x 2TB Samsung BluRay Burner Windows 7 Ultimate 64x 3x Dell U2311H 23" 1080p IPS 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard SilverStone Strider 1000w Modular Power Supply Lian Li V2000 Plus Logitech G9 Gaming Laser Mouse 
Mouse Pad
Cyba Sniper Tracer (Acrylic Glass) 
  hide details  
Reply
Nemesis NE-α
(15 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 4790k (Devil's Canyon) AsRock Z97 Extreme 4 Visiontek AMD 6990 Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung EVO 840 XSPC Raystorm Windows 8.1 Dell U2311H 1920x1080 IPS 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Dell U2311H 1920x1080 IPS Dell U2311H 1920x1080 IPS Ducky Blue Overclock.net Themed Mechanical Keyb... Corsair Silver 1kw  
CaseMouseAudio
Case Labs TH10 Logitech G502 Logitech 5.1 speakers w/ Onkyo Receiver 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon W3520 i7 4.0ghz EVGA X58 Classified Visiontek 6990 GSkill 6GB DDR3 Pi 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x OCZ Vertex 60GB SSD ; 2x 1TB ; 2x 2TB Samsung BluRay Burner Windows 7 Ultimate 64x 3x Dell U2311H 23" 1080p IPS 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard SilverStone Strider 1000w Modular Power Supply Lian Li V2000 Plus Logitech G9 Gaming Laser Mouse 
Mouse Pad
Cyba Sniper Tracer (Acrylic Glass) 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 3
I had fun with the ARG, pretty interesting stuff
Ryzen Build
(15 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 5 1600 MSI B350M Gaming Pro MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 6G 2x8gb G.SKILL Aegis 2400mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
SSD Crucial MX300 275GB Western Digital 1TB Stock Windows 10 Education 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 24EN43 1920x1080p 24" Steelseries Apex 100 Seasonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze NOX Coolbay ZX 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Steelseries Rival 100 Steelseries QCK Gamecom 780 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5 3337U @ 1.8GHz (up to 2.7GHz) NVidia GeForce GT 720M 6GB DDR3 750GB 
OSOSMonitor
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 Debian LG 24EN43 24" 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 @ 2.0 ghz Acer Eiger NVidia GeForce 9600M GT 3 GB DDR2 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
320 GB Western Digital Elements 1TB Laptop cooler Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1 
OSMonitorMouseAudio
Ubuntu 12.10 LG Flatron M227WDP 22" A4Tech XL-747H Trust Soundforce 5.1 
Audio
Pioneer SE-M290 headphones 
  hide details  
Reply
Ryzen Build
(15 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 5 1600 MSI B350M Gaming Pro MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 6G 2x8gb G.SKILL Aegis 2400mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
SSD Crucial MX300 275GB Western Digital 1TB Stock Windows 10 Education 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 24EN43 1920x1080p 24" Steelseries Apex 100 Seasonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze NOX Coolbay ZX 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Steelseries Rival 100 Steelseries QCK Gamecom 780 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5 3337U @ 1.8GHz (up to 2.7GHz) NVidia GeForce GT 720M 6GB DDR3 750GB 
OSOSMonitor
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 Debian LG 24EN43 24" 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 @ 2.0 ghz Acer Eiger NVidia GeForce 9600M GT 3 GB DDR2 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
320 GB Western Digital Elements 1TB Laptop cooler Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1 
OSMonitorMouseAudio
Ubuntu 12.10 LG Flatron M227WDP 22" A4Tech XL-747H Trust Soundforce 5.1 
Audio
Pioneer SE-M290 headphones 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 3
Wait, you mean Valve is only talking to an indie developer and not buying them and rebranding the indie product their own? THE WORLD IS ENDING!!!

This is a nice way to prop up indie developers though, assuming people buy the games to find secrets.
Edited by stargate125645 - 4/25/11 at 9:38am
BladeRunner v3.0
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-5930K @ 4.6GHz Core, 4.4GHz Cache ASUS X99 Sabertooth Sapphire R9 380 Dual-X OC G.Skill TridentZ 32GB DDR4 @ 13-15-13-33-1T 320... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB Noctua NH-D15S Windows 10 Home 64-bit Logitech G910 Orion Spark 
PowerCaseMouse
EVGA SuperNova 1000W T2 NZXT Phantom 820 Black Logitech G5 
  hide details  
Reply
BladeRunner v3.0
(11 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-5930K @ 4.6GHz Core, 4.4GHz Cache ASUS X99 Sabertooth Sapphire R9 380 Dual-X OC G.Skill TridentZ 32GB DDR4 @ 13-15-13-33-1T 320... 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB Noctua NH-D15S Windows 10 Home 64-bit Logitech G910 Orion Spark 
PowerCaseMouse
EVGA SuperNova 1000W T2 NZXT Phantom 820 Black Logitech G5 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Video Game News
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Video Game News › [Joystiq]The indie origins of the Portal 2 'Potato Sack' ARG