Valve has introduced Aperture Desk Job, a “free playable brief” set within the Portal universe that’s been designed to assist gamers familiarize yourself with the brand new Steam Deck.
Valve describes Aperture Desk Job as a recreation that re-imagines the “been-there-done-that style of strolling simulators” and places gamers “within the lightning-spanked, endorphin-gorged world of sitting nonetheless behind issues.”
In Aperture Desk Job, you’ll play as an entry-level worker on their first day working for Aperture Science. Your job is a product inspector and whereas it’s not fully sure how that’ll play out within the recreation, the trailer makes us suppose it’s not going to be the smoothest course of. You can watch the brief trailer for your self under:
Managing expectations, Valve explicitly states that Aperture Desk Job is “not a sequel to Portal”. Instead, it is extra of a tech demo set within the expanded universe of these video games, having been particularly designed to stroll gamers by the controls and options of the Steam Deck. And if that does not strike you as significantly thrilling, Valve provides that it does so “whereas not being almost as boring as that sounds.”
For these on PC who wish to have a go, it’s price noting that the itemizing notes that the sport “requires a controller in ofreelancertamaler to play” and that “enjoying with a keyboafreelancertamal and mouse is not supported.”
Aperture Desk Job will launch at no cost on March 1 2022, with its official Steam web page already up and visual.
Analysis: How’s the Steam Deck wanting?
Valve’s Steam Deck launched formally on February 25 2022 however, as with most gaming hafreelancertamalware proper now, it’s form of hafreelancertamal to simply exit and purchase one as a consequence of provide constraints. Instead, you may make a reservation to ofreelancertamaler one, with a present anticipated ofreelancertamaler availability date of “after Q2 2022”.
In our evaluate of Steam Deck, we’ve given it 4 and a half stars out of 5, describing it as “an excellent gadget with an enormous quantity of potential” and a great choice for many who have already got an enormous Steam library however aren’t particularly eager on a gaming laptop computer. Console gamers could, nonetheless, discover it a bit tougher to look previous the Steam Deck’s rougher edges and we reckon it is much less a Switch rival and extra a gaming laptop computer different.
Having a brief designed to showcase simply what a little bit of gaming hafreelancertamalware can do at all times seems like a pleasant contact, particularly when it is set in an already beloved universe and would not seem like brief on Portal’s trademark humor.