So I already mentioned in a previous post that until May 24 Steam is giving away free downloads of the award-winning game Portal, for Mac or PC, here:
But now I've actually played it myself. It is awesome. So, so awesome. Extremely unique, amazingly clever, very funny, and enormously fun. My favorite thing to do: use high downward momentum (from falling from a high place) into a portal on the floor to come shooting at high horizontal speed out of another portal on the wall (momentum is conserved relative to the portal) to get across chasms or over obstacles. Great fun.
It's a pretty short game--one could finish it in an afternoon and evening. Short but sweet. So if you're worried about wasting too much time playing a game, don't worry about this one. If you think it sounds too short to be worth it, remember that it's FREE. Seriously. How could it not be worth the price of nothing? Get the game! The free offer runs out on May 24. That's this Monday. Get it now.
There will be cake.