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The Final Hours Of Portal 2 – New iPad App

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The Final Hour of Portal 2 takes you deep within the top-secret offices of Valve, creators of Half-Life, for an unvarnished look at the creative process behind the new video game Portal 2. Journalist Geoff Keighley was granted unprecedented "fly on the wall" access to Valve over the past three years to create this staggering 15,000 word multimedia experience. From the hush-hush Portal prequel that was shelved to the last minute scramble to complete the game’s story, The Final Hours of Portal 2 is a gripping and dramatic story brought to life by exclusive photos, videos, interviews, interactive experiences, and other surprises.

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In The Final Hours of Portal 2 you’ll step inside the offices of Valve in Seattle to experience the development of Portal 2 first hand. Journalist Geoff Keighley chronicles the creation of this new game and reveals never-before-told details that will be a must-read for any fan of Valve. The 15,000 word story is complemented by dozens of photos, interactive diagrams and multimedia features, plus interviews with Valve founder Gabe Newell and actor Stephen Merchant (the voice of Wheatley)

In the Final Hours of Portal 2 Valve reveals:

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        That Portal 2 actually began as a prequel to the first game. Hear the surprising details of the story and see the art that was scrapped.

        The Directed Design Experiments created after Half-Life 2: Episode 2, including video of a never-before-disclosed project, Two Bots, One Wrench.

        How the story of Portal 2 evolved during development. See images and read surprising details.

        How it worked with Jonathan Coulton to create "Want You Gone," the closing song to the game.

Interactive Highlights include:

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        Play with portals in an interactive diagram where you learn how portals work.

        360 degree panorama photos of the Valve office and design labs.

        Listen to the songs that inspired the Portal 2 development team.

        Hear Jonathan Coulton’s Portal 2 song in various stages of development.

        Puppet Wheatley in an interactive experience

        Destroy Aperture Science by wiping your fingers over the screen.

        Interact with fans and voice your opinion via polls and a feedback form.

This app is available now for $1.99 – you can download it here.

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
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Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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