Mac And PC Users Can Now Create Their Own Portal 2 Test Chambers

Test chamber puzzle addicts can now put their creative passion and design skills to use, thanks to Valve‘s latest Portal 2 update. The company just announced that the game’s Perpetual Testing Initiative is now available, introducing an easy-to-use creation system, which will also allow for community level sharing. It’s seemingly exclusive to the PC/Mac versions of said 2011 Game of the Year contender.

To find out more, take a look at the following press release. Then, it’ll be time to find out if you can trump GLaDOS with your mind-bending designs.

Portal 2 Perpetual Testing Initiative Starts Now

May 7, 2012 — Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Half-Life and Counter-Strike) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced the arrival of the free Portal 2 update titled “Perpetual Testing Initiative.”

Available now for PC and Mac, The “Perpetual Testing Initiative” allows players to easily create, share, and play Portal 2 puzzles. The Initiative comes with a simplified Puzzle Maker that allows that creation of mind-bending puzzles without ever leaving the game.

The Puzzle Maker can directly publish maps to the Steam Workshop where users can browse, vote on, and select to play them. Selected puzzles will automatically be downloaded and installed inside Portal 2.

Portal 2 holds a Metacritic score of 95% and has been awarded numerous Game of Year awards. It features expansive single and cooperative multiplayer game modes.

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