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Bridge Constructor meets...Portal?!

It’s the mash-up you never knew you wanted: Bridge Constructor Portal.

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A physics puzzle double-whammy! Building bridges is a tricky enough task, but in Bridge Constructor Portal you do it while being taunted by GLaDOS.

The sarcastic AI from developer Valve’s original game, Portal, stars as the host of 60 fiendish challenges. Your job is to shepherd trucks from one side of each chamber to the other, across vats of toxic waste. This involves placing girders to form roads and bracing them against walls so they don't collapse.

Later chambers contain additional threats: security turrets or disintegration beams perhaps. And obstacles, or doors activated by remote switches, often block the route.

There’s a genuine sense of achievement when you figure out which combination of girders, cables, portals, gels and switches will get your lemming-like vehicles through each testing space.

There’s a reference guide to construction techniques included, and it’s hard to imagine anything requiring a grasp of pressure distribution would be this fun. Could you be… learning here?

The first Bridge Constructor game launched in 2012 with Medieval and Stunts variations hitting the App Store since. Taking that concept and setting it in Portal’s quirky sci-fi universe seems like a left-field choice at first, but the result is – in GLaDOS’s own words – a triumph.

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